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The Value of Booking with Ourisman Travel

You’ll hear us speak about “being VIPed” or receiving “VIP status” when you book your trips with us, but what does that mean exactly?


We are a boutique, privately-owned, and operated travel consultancy affiliated with Brownell Travel (the first travel agency in the US) and Virtuoso, a network of thousands of luxury hotels and tour companies that offer priority VIP services and consideration to our clients. Our goal is to give you the best access and experiences possible by becoming experts in your travel style and leveraging our partnerships with experts in the top luxury travel products and destinations around the world.

Our affiliation with Brownell and Virtuoso provides you with access to exclusive value-added amenities for your hotel stays. These amenities vary per hotel and program and will be communicated to you at the time of booking. For each hotel, we identify the best program to book; whether Virtuoso or another program, and then we’ll ensure you receive the best value and VIP status through our valuable relationships with the hotels we book.

As a client of Ourisman Travel, you can feel confident that our name and reputation are working behind the scenes for you. We greatly value our relationships with our preferred vendors and we know they feel the same towards us! They understand that your happiness is our primary focus and we depend on them to execute your stay perfectly so you can be sure to have the trip of a lifetime, every time.

We have outlined ten of our top amenity programs and what you will receive as a client of Ourisman Travel booking their properties!

Belmond Bellini Club

Membership to the Bellini Club gives Brownell access to generous benefits that we can pass on to our clients to make their travel experiences unique. We receive advance notice of private sales, promotions, and offers before they are published (and potentially sold out).

The invitation-only Bellini Club includes less than 100 agencies worldwide. The exact benefits vary slightly depending on the property but generally, Bellini Club will trump the offerings of Virtuoso. The biggest benefit of booking with a Bellini Club advisor, in our opinion, is a $200 hotel credit when you book a suite!


  • A-la-carte breakfast for 2 daily
  • VIP welcome treats with a local taste
  • Complimentary upgrade based on availability at the time of check-i
  • Hotel or resort credit:
    • US$100 (EUR 90) per room or junior suite per stay
    • US$220 (EUR 200) per suite* per stay
  • Complimentary WI-FI access
  • A US$500 gift voucher when your client books a US$5,000* or more holiday with Belmond

Dorchester Diamond Club

When you book one of the hotels in the Dorchester Collection with a Diamond Club advisor, you access exclusive benefits and the highest VIP status. We work closely with our contact at the property before and throughout your trip to ensure that you have an exceptional travel experience.

Only the top travel agencies in the world are members of the Dorchester Collection Diamond Club. When you travel as an Ourisman Travel guest, be prepared to be dazzled! The biggest benefit of booking with a Diamond Club advisor, in our opinion, is a guaranteed room category upgrade at the time of booking and a full breakfast in any venue!


  • Guest rooms: (Excludes 45 Park Lane, Classic Rooms and Deluxe Terrace Rooms at Hotel Principe di Savoia, and Executive King Rooms at The Dorchester)
    • Guaranteed room upgrade at time of booking, based on availability
    • Room credit of 100 units of local currency once per stay
    • Daily breakfast for two people per bedroom
    • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Junior Suites + Executive King Rooms at The Dorchester: (excludes 45 Park Lane) the same amenities listed above except the room upgrade is subject to availability at the time of arrival
  • Suites + All Accommodations at 45 Park Lane:
    • The same amenities listed above, plus a daily credit of 100 units of local currency per bedroom (For suites with multiple bedrooms, Diamond Club suite benefits will apply to each bedroom)

Four Seasons Preferred Partner

As an Ourisman Travel client, you are privy to the exclusive Four Seasons Preferred Partner program. This means all of the Four Seasons Resorts and Hotels will extend added-value amenities and VIP status for your stay. We have a personal relationship with contacts on-property and priority access for reservations and requests. We work hand-in-hand with our contacts to make sure your stay is memorable and includes these additional Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits. We also carry a Top 30 advisory status for every Four Seasons hotel so we know that our clients are in the best hands wherever they stay.


  • Daily full breakfast for two people per bedroom served in a hotel restaurant or through In-Room Dining
  • Hotel/Resort Credit* (based on room category booked) enriching your clients’ stay with their choice of experience – from spa and dining to recreation:
    • Guest Rooms: USD 100 credit per stay
    • Suites and Specialty Suites: USD 200 credit per stay
    • Private Retreats: USD 200 credit per bedroom per stay
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at the time of check-in
  • Welcome note at check-in

** Amenities do vary slightly based on the property but are often reflective of the above

Your benefits are often combinable with other special offers and promotions from Four Seasons such as “Experience More” and “Stay Longer.” The biggest benefit of booking with a Preferred Partner advisor, in our opinion, is full breakfast including through in-room dining!

Just a handful of travel agencies worldwide are members of the Four Seasons Preferred Partner Agency program. We are proud to be one of the elite few and in addition, have a seat on the Four Seasons Advisor Council. When you book a Four Seasons resort or hotel with Ourisman Travel, you become a very special guest indeed.

Hyatt Privé

Ourisman Travel is a charter member of Hyatt’s preferred partner program, Hyatt Privé. When you stay at a Park Hyatt, an Andaz hotel, a Grand Hyatt, a Hyatt Regency, or The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Hotels – you can access exclusive benefits and amenities. Varying from unique local recommendations to VIP status, we work closely with you and our Hyatt Privé partners to deliver a truly personalized stay.

The biggest benefit to booking with a Privé advisor, in our opinion, is our Hyatt partners respond to requests for early check-in, late check-out, room upgrade, and connecting rooms within 24 hours of booking so you know exactly what to expect during your stay. Hyatt Privé trumps the offerings of booking with Virtuoso because they offer an upgrade at booking.

Only Hyatt’s top travel agency partners are invited to join Hyatt Privé, and Ourisman Travel is proud to be one of them. The Hyatt Privé program allows us to create an exceptional travel experience for you at Hyatt hotels around the world.


  • Complimentary upgrade, based on availability at booking
  • Priority early check-in and/or late check-out
  • Daily complimentary full breakfast for two
  • $50-$100 property credit per stay
  • Priority for connecting rooms

** Amenities do vary slightly based on the property but are often reflective of the above

Mandarin Oriental Fan Club

Ourisman Travel is a member of the exclusive Mandarin Oriental Fan Club, allowing our clients staying at any of the Mandarin Oriental properties access to benefits and amenities that they cannot acquire when booking online or directly.

We have direct contact information with key staff at each of the properties and can ensure your needs and desires are met. The dedicated ambassador support team at each property is made aware when an Ourisman Travel client is staying with them.

Mandarin Oriental hand-picks select agencies to become members of the Fan Club and we are grateful to be one of them. The Fan Club is an invitation-only program offered to exclusively top travel agencies around the world. Our clients enjoy a tailored, VIP experience at Mandarin Oriental Hotels thanks to the dedicated communication channels combined with the exclusive benefits and amenities.

Mandarin Oriental trumps Virtuoso amenities due to the benefit of Fan Club offering a choice to use your stay credit on Food & Beverage or the Spa. 


  • One category room upgrade, subject to availability at the time of check-in
  • USD 100 Food & Beverage or Spa Credit, per room per stay
  • Daily full breakfast for two persons
  • Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access during stay
  • Dedicated Ambassador team support at each property
  • Priority waitlist clearance

** Amenities do vary slightly based on the property but are often reflective of the above

Marriott Luminous and STARS

As a member of the Marriott International Luminous and STARS programs, Ourisman Travel can access amenities and benefits at over 275 properties around the world. Additionally, we work closely with our on-property contacts to ensure our clients receive the VIP treatment they deserve.

We are a longtime partner of Marriott and its luxury hotel brands. We work closely together to accomplish our common goal of providing a memorable and exceptional experience for our shared guests. Through this program, we have a dedicated Concierge Desk as well as an on-property ambassador. We make sure your unique preferences and needs are taken care of in advance, from dinner reservations to spa appointments to other special requests.

We are honored to be a part of this invitation-only program granting access to exclusive benefits and perks at hotels of the following brands:

Luminous hotels:

  • Autograph Collection Hotels
  • JW Marriott
  • Le Meridien
  • Marriott
  • W Hotels
  • Westin

STARS hotels:

  • St. Regis
  • The Ritz-Carlton
  • Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • The Luxury Collection
  • Bulgari Hotels & Resorts

Although amenities will likely be identical for Luminous and Virtuoso if both programs are offered at a property, Luminous grants higher VIP status at booking. STARS is 100% top priority for potential upgrades, waitlists, and bedding requests in comparison to all other programs. Bedding preference, when requested, is guaranteed for STARS agencies only.

Luminous Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability 
  • Early check-in/late check-out, based on availability
  • Breakfast for 2 guests per room daily
  • Complimentary indigenous welcome amenities
  • Complimentary daily Wi-Fi
  • Enhanced amenity at only some hotels: $100 hotel credit, once per stay

**Amenities do vary slightly based on the property but are often reflective of the above

STARS Amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability 
  • Noon early check-in/4 pm late check-out, based upon request before arrival and on availability
  • Complimentary full or continental breakfast daily for up to 2 people per room
  • $100 hotel credit, once per stay
  • Personalized complimentary welcome amenity, activity, or service
  • Complimentary internet

** Amenities do vary slightly based on the property but are often reflective of the above

Oetker Pearl Partner

Our affiliation with Brownell Travel, a member of the invitation-only Oetker Collection’s Pearl Partner program, allows us to offer exclusive amenities at each of the 12 Oetker Collection’s luxury hotels and resorts.


  • Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom
  • Access to the best room available in the category booked
  • One category room upgrade guaranteed at the time of booking, based on availability (applicable up to certain room or suite categories, depending on each property)
  • Priority access to a courtesy car, where applicable
  • Spa or food & beverage credit of 100€; credit increased to 200€ for two nights or more:
    • Spa credit: Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Le Bristol Paris, The Woodward, Jumby Bay Island
    • Food & Beverage credit: Hotel du Cap, L’Apogée Courchevel, Château Saint-Martin, Eden Rock – St Barths, Palácio Tangará, Hotel La Palma
    • Food & Beverage or Spa credit: The Lanesborough

Peninsula Pen Club

As a member of the PenClub, we offer exclusive benefits and amenities to clients who stay at any of The Peninsula Hotels. You receive the ultimate VIP experience that is not available by booking online or direct. Our contacts at each property work closely with us to ensure that your stay is exceptional.

The PenClub is an invitation-only program offered to a handful of top travel agencies around the world. Ourisman Travel clients enjoy a tailored, VIP experience at the Peninsula Hotels thanks to the dedicated communication channels combined with the exclusive benefits and amenities. The biggest benefit of booking with a Pen Club advisor, in our opinion, is PEN time!


  • “Peninsula Time (PEN time)” – truly flexible 24-hour check-in and check-out times
  • Complimentary daily breakfast for two
  • Room upgrade upon arrival, based on availability
  • Exclusive hotel amenities depending on the property, like a $100 food and beverage credit

Shangri-La Luxury Circle

Ourisman Travel is a primary member of Shangri-La’s Luxury Circle preferred partner program. This grants our clients access to exclusive benefits and amenities at Shangri-La hotels and resorts around the world. We work closely with our dedicated contacts at each property to ensure you receive personalized service and VIP status – something you can’t find online no matter how hard you search.

As a member of The Luxury Circle, we cherish our relationship with each property and we receive advance notice of any promotions and exclusive specials for advisors in The Luxury Circle. Shangri-La aims to create a sense of peace and a feeling of home when travelers arrive. The level of service is consistent across the 90+ hotels and resorts around the world, anticipating guests’ needs and paying care to even the smallest detail.

The biggest benefit of being a member of Luxury Circle, in our opinion, is the opportunity of a room category upgrade at the time of booking!


  • Upgrade to the next room type category at the time of booking, subject to availability 
  • Hotel credit of USD50 or 10% of average daily room rate, whichever is higher (once per stay)
  • Complimentary full breakfast for two, including in-room dining
  • Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability
  • A strict no-walk policy and a priority waitlist clearance in sold-out hotels


Virtuoso is the leading global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel. As an agency affiliated with Virtuoso, we partner with over 1,800 of the world’s best companies to offer to best experiences and travel opportunities. Being part of an elite affiliation such as this allows us to offer firsthand expertise and global connections to craft unique trips including experiences, special values, complimentary perks, VIP treatment, and rare access.

As a Virtuoso-affiliated agency, we are able to elevate every trip. We know how to get the best value for your time and money and thanks to our global connections we lean hard into three pillars of sustainability in travel: celebrate the culture, support the economy, and protect the planet. Virtuoso also provides our clients with the ease of booking small trips on their own while still benefiting from Virtuoso Amenities via the Virtuoso Booking Tool!

We can’t wait to help you book your next trip! To get started, email us at [email protected] or submit a Travel Request Form on our website.

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