Inspirato is a private destination club founded in January 2011 by destination club pioneers Brent and Brad Handler and their partners Martin Pucher and Brian Corbett.
The luxury vacation solution for discerning travelers seeking a superior alternative to hotels, resorts and online villa rentals, Inspirato provides its members access to a Signature Collection of luxury vacation homes, experiences and VIP offerings. At the heart of the Signature Collection are Inspirato Signature Residences, multimillion-dollar vacation homes fully managed and controlled by Inspirato for the exclusive use of its members. Inspirato members also enjoy unique members-only Signature Experiences all around the world, access to Signature Ticket VIP events, and Signature Stays with iconic hotels and resorts.
Inspirato's uniquely wonderful vacation homes range in size from intimate, one-bedroom cottages to expansive mountain chalets in many of the world's most sought-after destinations, including in the United State, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico and more.
All Inspirato members enjoy the services of a Personal Vacation Advisor and an onsite Destination Concierge as well as daily housekeeping every time they travel to a Signature Residence.
By leasing its vacation properties (rather than owning them), Inspirato is able to keep membership fees significantly lower than many other destination clubs, offer competitive, members-only nightly rates and easily add homes and destinations to the club's portfolio as demand increases.
In March 2013, Inspirato announced a partnership with American Express and the club's new name, “Inspirato with American Express.” The partnership was designed to raise awareness with relevant consumers and provided special benefits to American Express Cardmembers.
In December 2013, Inspirato announced Inspirato and Portico Club (launched by Exclusive Resorts in 2012) had combined, joining the two fastest growing destination clubs in the industry to provide members with increased choice and added flexibility.
Latest funding size
Time since last funding
|about 3 years|
|Millennium Technology Value Partners, CrunchFund, Mark Teixeira, Institutional Venture Partners, W Capital Partners, Access Venture Partners, IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, DAG Ventures|