By: Kat Bein By: Kat Bein | June 27, 2022 | Lifestyle
So you’re looking to book a luxury vacation with all the concierge services of a five-star hotel and creature comforts of a private villa? Do you want to spread out with friends and family, make use of the kitchen and private pool, but prefer not to hurry and do the dishes or prep the house for a proper cleaning on your way out the door?
You might be in the market for a home from A.M.A. Selections.
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Building off the model of home rental services including Airbnb and Vrbo, A.M.A. Selections is a new platform that allows guests private use of a full-scale villa in some of the most elite locations around Europe, and it offers all the ease-of-use of a travel agent.
“We’re thrilled to be launching A.M.A Selections’ new platform after 12 months of research and development,” co-founder Mariek Anselme is quoted in a press release. “While the short-term rental space has rapidly evolved in recent years with the likes of Airbnb, its high-end sector has remained largely untouched. A.M.A Selections has reimagined the booking experience for the luxury traveler, presenting a first for the industry—a bespoke booking platform that meets the exacting standards of the high net worth client.”
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A.M.A. began in 2014 as a boutique travel agency holiday rental company servicing the French Riviera. Now, it internalizes those lessons and expands to offer bookings across the European continent, accessible via a web platform similar to sites travelers already know and love.
Unlike other platforms, A.M.A. Selections vets each bookable home to meet a rigorous set of standards, and all the properties are professionally managed to ensure a high standard of service across locations. The platform currently features properties in more than 1,000 locations across Europe, including the French Alps, Mykonos, Ibiza, Amalfi and Capri, and more.
Bookings come with a full-time digital concierge who can set you up with Michelin star dinner reservations, private chef visits, transportation and excursions in the area. All experiences are private, as opposed to tourist group excursions you might find on other platforms. A.M.A. Selections also offers guests editorial content customized to their destination, so you can learn about your adventure before you take it.
“Organization is key when tailoring a guest stay,” co-founder Andrea Saliu is quoted. “With previous instances of over 100 emails exchanged per client for a seven-night stay, we made it a priority to reimagine the way our guests and our team communicate.”
“We believe our guest’s experience begins the moment they visit our website,” Anselme continues, “which is why we’ve designed the A.M.A Selections platform to be a destination in itself.”
Learn more about A.M.A. Selections and see where the platform can take you at amaselections.com.
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Photography by: Courtesy of A.M.A. Selections