ELITE Member Hotels

Services for ELITE Member Hotels:

  • Direct sales appointments to the top travel 1,000 Virtuoso, Signature, Ensemble and AMEX affiliated travel offices in the United States and Canada – with an emphasis on high-end leisure business, entertainment travel and corporate executive travel.
  • In-house food presentations in the top 5% of travel companies in the U.S.
  • Develop relationships with the top travel influencers and top producing travel consultants.
  • Introduction to the 150+ lifestyle managers from 350+ A & B-List Hollywood celebrities.
  • Develop relationships with the top 25 travel companies specializing in entertainment travel.
  • Direct sales appointments to the top honeymoon specialists.
  • Account identification, qualification and solicitation of new and prospective clients.
  • Monthly sales reports (including contact details from every travel agency owner, manager and travel consultant visited).
  • Dedicated web page with hotel description, photo gallery, and packages/promotions segment.
  • Handle VIP requests from existing and new travel agency accounts.
  • Participation in The Wedding Library Bridal Show (sponsored by Martha Stewart) with a focus on wedding destination and honeymoon business.
  • Introduce member hotels to the Groups & Meetings Departments of the upscale travel companies visited.
  • Arrange special contracts (assist with inclusion into the preferred hotel programs) with the “BIG 5” travel companies.
  • Develop synergy with tourist offices and online reservations companies.
  • Organize sales itineraries and personally escort hoteliers on sales appointments.
  • Arrange travel agency owners’ lunches and dinners.
  • Host multiple showcases and road shows for the top travel agency owners, managers and travel consultants.
  • Host sales promotional event at the Ocean Reef Club (the most exclusive private club in the United States with 4,500 members, including 350 of the CEOs from the FORTUNE 500).
  • Host a reception for the lifestyle managers from the Hollywood celebrities, with a focus on vacation business.
  • Host 10-15 dinners for travel agency owners, managers and travel consultants.
  • Host dinners for the top travel agency owners during VIRTUOSO WEEK in Las Vegas.
  • Monthly newsletter, Elite Insider, with a distribution to 12,500 travel agency owners, managers, travel consultants and other travel-related personnel.
  • Press release and e-Promotions (distribution = 12,500)
  • Social Media advertising through FaceBook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.
  • Customized sales and marketing strategies.
  • Create new collateral pieces that are cost-effective, valuable selling tools for the luxury travel industry.
  • Quarterly market analysis to determine future sales and marketing strategies – provide information regarding marketing trends and sales opportunities.
  • Attend monthly PROST luncheons dedicated to the top travel agents in the greater Los Angeles area.
  • Attend any major trade show or industry event in the United States.
  • Listing on Elite literature (business card and portfolio flyer).
  • Access to the Elite Global Marketing Alliance and the first-ever ‘a-la-carte menu’ of sales, marketing and PR services for luxury hotels and resorts.
  • Organize and participate in familiarization trips for top travel-related decision makers.
  • Organize individual site inspections for upscale travel agents.
  • Distribution of hotel collateral to travel agencies, meeting and incentive companies and corporate travel offices via personal sales visits and direct mailings.
  • Personal site inspection and hotel consultation.


  • Leaders in North American luxury hotel representation (sales and marketing).
  • Thoroughly experienced, knowledgeable and educated team of professionals.
  • Highly dedicated and passionate team of forward, “out-of-the-box” thinkers.
  • Results-oriented professional team specializing in multi-tasking and problem-solving activities.
  • Excellent, long-standing relationships with the top travel companies and travel influencers.
  • Full and continuous market coverage with offices in New York and Los Angeles – direct sales appointments to the top 1,000 Virtuoso, Signature, Ensemble and American Express travel companies.
  • Successful business model with a balance of personal sales activities (direct sales appointments, hosting of dinners, etc.) and new technologies.
  • Unique and effective marketing events (Ocean Reef Club Culinary Weekend Sales Promotion, hosted receptions for the estate managers and personal assistants (lifestyle managers) of the A & B-List celebrities of Hollywood, etc.).
  • Access to the first-ever ‘a-la-carte menu’ of sales, marketing and public relations services within some of the most viable global markets.
  • The most cost-effective new business concept for sales, marketing and PR services as it relates to the luxury travel industry – Global Marketing Alliance.
  • The Schwab family cumulatively represents more than 100 years of luxury hotel experience.
  • Founder, George D. Schwab, is a pioneer in the luxury hotel industry, having opened and managed eight FOUR SEASONS Hotels (including the first two Four Seasons hotels in the United States).
  • George D. Schwab held the position of Chief Site Inspector for The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. for more than 10 years.
  • Gregory Schwab, President & CEO, was raised in the business and has balanced years of luxury hotel experience with an MBA (double masters) in International Marketing and Business (including a specialization in Operations Management).
  • Gregory Schwab held a sales management position at LHW for seven years, responsible for the top accounts of the company.
  • Unsurpassed hotel presentations in the top travel companies across the United States and Canada.
  • Known throughout the industry as hosting some of the top marketing events such as travel agent showcases, receptions and dinners.
  • Customized sales and marketing strategies for each member hotel. Ability to quickly manipulate sales and marketing strategies based upon an ever-changing economy.
  • Experts in hotel grand openings.
  • Unique perspective of the luxury hotel business with a family that lived in luxury hotels for over 30 years.
  • We love what we do and we are very good at it!

ELITE Hotel Consulting:

Elite Managing Partner, George Schwab – an internationally recognized hotelier and hospitality industry expert – also provides consulting services through GDS Hotel Consulting & Development.

Contact Us:

Contact Gregory Schwab for more information about representation with Elite International Luxury Hotel Representation.