Created by people like you, for people like you
Through collective ownership of exclusive holiday residences, The Hideaways Club combines luxury property investment with a luxury lifestyle.
Since its inception, The Hideaways Club has grown steadily, largely through the recommendation of existing Members. The private investment Club brings together financial investment and a luxury travel lifestyle, offering multiple second homes without the management hassles of direct proprietorship.
The Hideaways Club was founded in 2006 by Stephen Wise, a former Bain & Company Senior Management Consultant, Helmut Schön, a former Corporate Financier with Merrill Lynch and UBS and Mike Balfour OBE, founder of Fitness First.
Two Property Funds, Classic and City, offer a diverse selection of exquisite villas, chalets and apartments in the world's most sought-after destinations. Membership of The Hideaways Club unlocks more than the properties themselves - Members enjoy the services of a Personal Concierge, in-depth local knowledge and invitation-only Member events.
Our exclusive membership includes like-minded discerning travellers from the worlds of business, finance, sport, media and fashion - all of whom expect high standards and discretion when it comes to their leisure time.
The Hideaways Club recruits its staff as carefully as its Members - every member of our international team is selected for his or her care, knowledge and attention to detail.
There are two Property Investment Funds:
Luxury Villas and Chalets
The first Property Fund consists of spacious four-to-five-bedroom luxury villas and chalets. While these properties are secluded enough to be considered hideaways, they are also within easy reach of the town centre and local attractions. Investment in the Classic Property Fund ranges from £88,000 to £230,000.
Luxury City Apartments
The second Property Fund, includes luxury city apartments located in the heart of some of the world's most vibrant cities. Investment in the City Property Fund ranges from £69,500 to £127,000.
You may invest in either or both Property Funds.
By owning in a Share in the Classic and/or City Property Investment Funds, you are eligible to join The Hideaways Club. As a Member, you will enjoy exclusive access to all properties in the Fund(s) as well as an extended portfolio of villas, chalets and apartments around the world thanks to our affiliations with Banyan Tree, Equity Estates and Exclusive Resorts.
An annual membership fee covers year-round property management and maintenance costs, including all local rates and taxes, cleaning, gardening and the all-important Personal Concierge service. We do the work, so you don't have to.
From beach relaxation to an active ski break or time out on the fairways, we have homes from home to suit the individual tastes of all our Members. The Hideaways Club experience is about more than the property itself.
We want to ensure every stay is as easy, enjoyable, memorable and luxurious as possible. No request is too big or small for your Personal Concierge, whether it's booking you a coveted table at that much-talked-about restaurant, organising a wine tasting at a famed vineyard or arranging for our chef to prepare a homemade dinner for you. We take care of the detail - leaving you to enjoy your stay.
“I do believe The Hideaways Club generates substantial value for the money invested, offering a set of very good and well located villas/chalets around the world. I can safely say that The Hideaways Club has a wonderful operational team on the ground that knows how to delight the guest. ”
“I really appreciated the villa both from a property investment perspective and also the luxury facilities – it ticked all the boxes on both counts. ”
“When we saw the quality and location of the apartments in the City Collection, we were sold. It suited our lifestyle.”
Meet the team behind The Hideaways ClubPrev Next
Poonam joined The Hideaways Club in May 2011, initially as Chief Financial Officer, and has since led and managed an ever increasing range of functions within the business. Poonam brings with her over 15 years of experience in the travel and hospitality sectors gained in various senior financial and commercial roles.
Prior to joining The Hideaways Club, Poonam worked as Finance and Commercial Director at TUI Travel Plc's Specialist Holidays Group, Commercial Finance Director at Opodo Ltd and Finance Director UK&I at Hilton Worldwide. In her past roles, she successfully led a number of strategic and value generating initiatives, both commercially driven and service focused in nature. A Chartered Management Accountant, Poonam has significant leadership and change management experience with multi-site and multi-function teams.
Robin is a Chartered Accountant and Fund Manager who for 15 years managed one of Europe's largest global macro funds. More recently he has become involved as a director and shareholder in a number of businesses which benefit from his commercial and financial background.
Through Maxim Fund Management Limited Robin manages a "family office" fund investing across a broad spectrum of asset classes to deliver low risk stable returns. Robin is also chairman of Latis Homes Limited, which is committed to building low carbon, lifetime homes designed and built to promote sustainable living. Prior to entering the fund management industry Robin practised as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen LLC in London and as a management consultant in Australia. He is also a Trustee of several charities and a former chairman of The Queen's Club where he continues as a Trustee.
Donald is a Leisure sector specialist with a wealth of experience at COO and Operations Director level. With over 30 years' experience at David Lloyd Leisure, UK's Premier Racquets and Fitness Club company, Donald has an outstanding record of leading, motivating and developing operational teams to achieve their maximum potential. At The Hideaways Club as Operations Director, he is responsible for the Operational Teams who control and manage the properties and ensure the Member's experience is to the highest standards. As The Hideaways Club's Property Director, Donald also evaluates and makes recommendations involving the acquisition of properties and oversees construction, major renovations and repairs to ensure all properties are maintained to consistent high quality.
Favourite place to Hideaway? "It has to be one of The Hideaways Club's villas - II Bosco has the diversity of a secluded location within easy reach of cosmopolitan and cultural Florence - the best of both worlds."
George joined The Hideaways Club in May 2014 bringing with him over 15 years' marketing experience in the travel, entertainment and membership sectors. Prior to joining The Hideaways Club, George held strategic marketing roles in companies and organisations such as VisitBritain, Capital Radio and WEXAS Travel. George is responsible for raising the profile of The Hideaways Club internationally as well as delivering service excellence to the growing number of Members.
Having lived for some years in Germany and Croatia, George is a keen traveller and loves exploring new destinations as well as revisiting old favourites. His best Hideaway would have to be enjoying the fruits of the wine regions of Tuscany and South Africa - where Il Bosco and Villa Steenberg make the perfect combination for both summer and winter escapes.
George has looked after the private travel of families, corporations and High Net Worth Individuals for the last 6 years working in private aviation and luxury ski property.
Prior to joining The Hideaways Club, George was involved in a new shared ownership and membership club for private turboprop aircraft. Before this, George worked as a private travel consultant advising clients on the top luxury ski properties across the Alps. George grew up in Devon and has an MA in Biological Sciences from Oxford. He is a keen tennis player and golfer and plays cricket for Wimbledon.
George is based in the London office and is always happy to arrange a meeting or have an informal chat over a glass of wine.
Favourite place to Hideaway?
Somewhere new. With The Hideaways Club you have so many places to discover, with the advantages of a consistent standard of property, an experienced support team, and a concierge who knows you and your family. You get a sense of adventure but with total peace of mind.
Carmen has made a mission to improve HNWI's life style experience through her career since 2003, by working with a number of business in the luxury sector, which has given her a wealth of very relevant sales experience.
In October 2016, Carmen joined The Hideaways Club, previously having worked at VistaJet, Execujet and Mexjet, where she built a strong reputation in the Private Aviation Industry, as Vice President of Program Sales, Charter Manager Europe and Marketing & Sales Development Manager respectively.
The passion for traveling to stunning properties around the globe, comes from her time at Small Luxury Hotels of the world, where she was appointed to develop Partnerships with likeminded brands all across Europe.
Carmen is a Mexican national and her academic background holds a Marketing Degree and Masters Degree in Commercial Direction and Sales.
David has many years' experience in property sales as well as in the hospitality and fine wine sectors, most recently involved in Membership sales in an high end fractional project in Mayfair.
He likes nothing better than having a group of close friends round for a home-cooked 4 course supper with a different wine with each course. His favourite thing is making people laugh; his friends would describe him as extrovert. He enjoys watching rugby and cricket and is looking forward to teaching his daughter to ski later this season.
Favourite place to hideaway, rural France possibly the Alps.
Tom has extensive experience of residential and commercial real estate, with a proven track record of delivering quality service to HNWIs and guiding them through the buying, selling and investment process. Tom has lived in France and travelled extensively throughout his life.
Before joining The Hideaways Club, Tom worked for a large corporate real estate agent in Chelsea, and has also been involved with a privately held commercial property company. Tom was born and raised in Chelsea and holds a BA in French and Business from King's College London.
Tom loves to travel, and is keen on all types of sport, especially golf, which he plays at Sunningdale. He is aiming to play all of the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World. Tom is based in our London office and is always available for an informal chat or meeting over a coffee, glass of wine, or round of golf.
Favourite Place to Hideaway?
There are so many choices! A chalet in the Alps to ski, a villa in Portugal with the family or somewhere further afield like Mauritius. Being able to relax knowing that you're going to a top class property with a concierge available to help is a huge benefit.
Karl joined The Hideaways Club in April 2014 bringing with him 15 years' finance experience gained in the Banking and Audit sectors. Prior to joining The Hideaways Club, he worked as Financial Controller at Barclays Bank PLC for both Gibraltar and Cyprus branches.
Karl is a Certified Chartered Accountant and is based at our Head Office in Gibraltar.
Colin is a Chartered Accountant and has been with The Hideaways Club since its inception in 2007. Colin is responsible for ensuring that the Property Funds are compliant with local regulation in each jurisdiction of ownership.
Favourite place to Hideaway?
"My favourite place to Hideaway is The Hideaways Club's Dar Hasnaa villa in Morocco."
Diana has extensive legal experience in the financial sector. Prior to joining The Hideaways Club in 2011, she worked as Associate Director at Barclays Bank PLC (London) for 8 years, and among others as a senior funds derivatives lawyer. Diana is the in-house Legal Counsel at The Hideaways Club responsible for providing legal advice in all areas, in particular funds and regulatory. Diana also has a strong academic background including a Ph.D. in Law from the University of Cambridge.
Favourite place to Hideaway?
"A yacht in the middle of the ocean or hiking in the middle of the mountains are the perfect places to Hideaway."
Natalia joined The Hideaways Club team in November 2016. She has held a number of PA/EA positions, previously at a luxury hairdressing brand where she supported the founding Directors and managed the brand's participation at some high profile events such as London Fashion Week and Vogue Festival. She has a BA (Hons) Degree in Psychology and a Diploma in Event Management.
Favourite place to hideaway? "I absolutely love Koh Samui, Thailand. From relaxing on the beach to hopping on a scooter to explore the secret lagoons and beautiful waterfalls, it's never the same from one day to the next. The dining scene on the island is amazing too, Tree Tops is the most romantic setting."
Best Supporting Service 2013
Best Destination Club 2012
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