Looking for the best moments Miami has to offer? Check out this sample weekend itinerary from KEY Miami Chef Concierge John Janusz
FRIDAY | NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN
A chauffeur will pick you up in a luxury SUV to take you to a swanky restaurant. From there, you will be delivered to one of Miami’s hottest nightclubs where your VIP table awaits. Then, choose to go downtown to one of Miami’s 24-hour weekend nightclubs, or head to a cafe for a late night/early morning bite.
SATURDAY | DOCK AND LUNCH
Dock and grab a fresh, seafood-packed lunch at one of the popular waterside restaurants around Miami, including Seaspice, the Deck at Island Gardens or the River Yacht Club. Later on, enjoy a relaxed yet trendy evening atop one of Miami’s sexy rooftop lounges.
SUNDAY | NIKKI BEACH
Spend the day at Nikki Beach which has been Miami’s top Sunday destination for well over a decade. You will have private cabanas at the exclusive beach club where you can feast from their buffet while the DJ spins. Just on the other side of the dunes lies the Atlantic if you need to cool off with a dip in the ocean.
Ready to unlock the full potential of your next vacation? Turn to Elevated Lifestyle and the experts at KEY Concierge, a luxury, five-star concierge service that matches traveler preferences with the best a destination has to offer.
Elevated Lifestyle welcomes a new, service-oriented partner to the program this April with the introduction of KEY Concierge. KEY offers expert concierge services in 17 cities nationwide (and growing), many among the top travel destinations for Jet Linx clients and savvy travelers nationwide.
“We chose our first markets because these were the top destinations people in the country and abroad were vacationing,” said KEY CEO Kim Shrum. “Since then, we’ve continued to choose markets not only
based on their popularity but also from guest and partner feedback.” KEY continues to expand into the hottest travel destinations, both here in the United States and soon, internationally.
At the heart of KEY is a team of luxury hospitality experts who serve as a local, knowledgeable and trusted resource for travelers looking for personalized attention and an effortless experience – opening doors to what’s new, fun and exclusive. “Our guests know they can have the ultimate experience from the perfect home to the perfect itinerary in all of our destination cities,” noted Shrum.
“Our local concierges also continue to add new and exciting experiences for guests visiting their markets,” Shrum said. “We are also seeing our guests now use KEY in their home city for private events or coordinating special occasions.”
KEY was born from real-world travel experience. After extensive time on the road in her previous job, Shrum recognized a need for qualified, local support when traveling. She often stayed in vacation rentals and needed help with the essentials – groceries, transportation and restaurant reservations. “Having insight and access to the hottest spots in town and the must-see attractions can be priceless,” Shrum said. “KEY was created to fill that need.”
Each city KEY serves features a team of locally-based service experts. These concierges bring to KEY a unique blend of professional experience and knowledge of the local scene. John Janusz, Chef Concierge Miami, began as a hotel Concierge at the luxurious Setai in Miami Beach, and also spent time at the Waldorf Astoria New York as Chef Concierge. “In my spare time, I frequent notable restaurants, historic bars, theater, cinema, and the beach,” he said. “I have always been fascinated with the travel industry and helping people to enjoy their journey.”
Kristin Mahan, Head Concierge for KEY San Diego, spent more than eight years in public relations with a global focus on travel, lifestyle, luxury goods and services. “I’ve developed a keen eye for spotting the best trends,” she said. “As a native San Diegan, I’ve also cultivated a repertoire of the best dining, retail, leisure and outdoor experiences that make our city one of the most sought-after destinations in the world.”
OUR GUESTS KNOW THEY CAN HAVE THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE FROM THE PERFECT HOME TO THE PERFECT ITINERARY IN ALL OF OUR DESTINATION CITIES.Kim Shrum
What can KEY do for you? The KEY team can source the best private accommodations in each KEY city or help to ready your second home for your arrival – a host of services designed to make your arrival hassle free and your experience second to none.
From stocking the shelves with pre-arrival groceries and outfitting the bar with your favorite libations, to securing private chefs for a new dinner experience or private dinner party, your home away from home will feel like just that from the moment you step in the door. KEY’s local market specialists can also secure reservations in the best restaurants and clubs, and provide curated, local experiences that vary by market – from a local wine tasting or beer and BBQ excursion, to private wake surfing lessons or a live music crawl.
Like Jet Linx, KEY Concierge pays close attention to the travel preferences of their guests, and ensures that the information is available to KEY team members in all KEY cities. “With each visit, KEY gathers guest profile information so even when traveling to another city, guest preferences are already established, making it easier to ensure seamless planning,” noted Shrum.
“We look forward to working hand in hand with the experts at KEY to provide a seamless, comprehensive service experience – from travel with Jet Linx to an incredible experience at your destination,” said Missy Kemp, Jet Linx Elevated Lifestyle Concierge. “Their commitment to creating a hassle-free travel experience mirrors our own, and we are confident our clients will find value in the services they provide.”
Enjoy a family-friendly itinerary by the sea and in the air in San Diego.
FRIDAY | BEACH BONFIRE + S’MORES + FAMILY PHOTOS
Step outside your luxury villa onto the sand for your all-inclusive beach bonfire! S’mores, Adirondack chairs, a prelit bonfire and tiki torches will be awaiting your party. Just in time for sunset, a professional photographer will greet you at your bonfire for a beach family photo session. A picnic basket filled with your favorite sandwiches, salads, chips and beverages will be delivered during the photo session.
SATURDAY | SUNSET HOT AIR BALLOON
A private driver will pick you up at 3:30 p.m. for this three and a half hour excursion, where you’ll enjoy San Diego’s famous sunset. Journey over the coastline in your private hot air balloon while sampling a cheese plate, champagne and non-alcoholic beverages.
SUNDAY | OCEAN SAFARI
During this exclusive five-hour expedition aboard a private 40’ yacht, venture offshore for unique up close encounters with various marine animals including mola molas, whales, dolphins, bait balls and kelp patties. The safari is equipped with kayaks and a specialized manta-tow when you want to get even closer. An onboard lunch and snacks of your choice will be provided.