Secret Escapes is an exclusive members-only travel club offering discounted rates on luxury hand-picked hotels and holidays in the UK and abroad. The Company's platform enables members to book four and five star hotels, five-star spa breaks, resorts and tropical beach escapes. Secret Escapes acts as an agent for suppliers, tour operators and hotels featured on the site.

HQLondon, GB
Size (employees)672 (est)
Secret Escapes was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at Secret Escapes

Alex Saint

Alex Saint

Co-Founder & CEO
Tom Valentine

Tom Valentine

Co-Founder & COO
Cian Weeresinghe

Cian Weeresinghe

Chief Marketing Officer
Sebastian Fallert

Sebastian Fallert

Managing Director UK
Lara Pitt

Lara Pitt

Head of Operations
Will Fawcett

Will Fawcett

Chief Financial Planning & Commercial Officer
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Secret Escapes Office Locations

Secret Escapes has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
120 Holborn
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Secret Escapes Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Secret Escapes total Funding

$251.8 m

Secret Escapes latest funding size

$67.96 m

Time since last funding

2 months ago

Secret Escapes investors

Secret Escapes's latest funding round in July 2018 was reported to be $68 m. In total, Secret Escapes has raised $251.8 m. Secret Escapes's latest valuation is reported to be £209.5 m.
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Secret Escapes Revenue

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Secret Escapes's revenue was reported to be £48.75 m in FY, 2016 which is a 57.8% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

48.7 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

40.3 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(20.5 m)

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

(19.9 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(20.4 m)

Market valuation

209.5 m

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

10.7 m
  • Source: Company Filings
GBPFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


3.6 m11.6 m20.4 m30.9 m48.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

1.1 m2.2 m3.3 m5.2 m8.4 m

Gross profit

2.5 m9.4 m17.1 m25.6 m40.3 m
GBPFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


2.5 m4.7 m4.2 m4.2 m21.8 m10.7 m

Accounts Receivable

482.4 k680.5 k1.9 m2 m2.6 m4.2 m

Current Assets

2.9 m6 m7.6 m8.4 m28.3 m19.5 m


25.7 k72.5 k87.2 k373 k1.1 m1.3 m
GBPFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(5.5 m)(3.5 m)(15 m)(21.6 m)(20.5 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(3.7 m)(466.2 k)(6.4 m)(14 m)(10.7 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

6 m1.3 k8.5 m33.1 m44 k

Net Change in Cash

2.2 m(515.5 k)(4 k)17.6 m(11.1 m)
GBPY, 2016


137.4 k

Financial Leverage

-3.2 x
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Secret Escapes Operating Metrics

Jul, 2017


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Secret Escapes Revenue Breakdown

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Secret Escapes revenue breakdown by business segment: 95.0% from Commissions from Hotels and Tour Operators and 5.0% from Other

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Secret Escapes Online and Social Media Presence

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Secret Escapes News and Updates

Luxury travel service Secret Escapes raises £83 million in equity and debt

Luxury travel club Secret Escapes has raised £83 million in both equity and debt funding led by Temasek with participation from Idinvest Partners and the debt portion of the round coming from Silicon Valley Bank. News about the funding round first surfaced late last week with reports that the compan…

Secret Escapes raises $111 million to grow its luxury holiday marketplace through acquisitions

Secret Escapes, a members-only travel club for discounted luxury holidays, has closed a $111 million series D funding round led by Singapore-based investment firm Temasek, with participation from France’s Idinvest Partners. Founded out of London in 2010 and launched a year later, Secret Escapes offe…

Secret Escapes handed keys for further expansion with $111m funding

London-based travel startup Secret Escapes has raised $111m (£83m) in its latest funding round.  The membership-based online travel booking platform now plans to ramp up its international expansion drive, eyeing acquisitions as it grows. "The cash injection of $111 million will enable Secret E…

Secret Escapes racks up $111 mln

London-based Secret Escapes, a luxury hotel flash deals site, has raised $111 million in Series D equity and debt funding. Temasek led the equity round with participation from return backer Indinvest Partners while Silicon Valley Bank provided the debt facility.
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