Planning a trip soon? Not sure where to start? We recommend starting with H Luxury Travel, a modern, boutique, travel company dedicated to providing clients with extraordinary experiences. Led by travel advisor Julie Ann Hargett, H Luxury Travel was recently named a Top 2023 Travel Specialist by Condé Nast Traveler.
We recently sat down with Julie Ann to discuss luxury travel, planning, and her latest Condé Nast Traveler coveted recognition.
Here’s the interview.
Q: Congratulations on being named a ‘Top 2023 Travel Specialist’ by Condé Nast Traveler. Can you tell us more about this?
Julie Ann: We are thrilled to have been named a Top 2023 Travel Specialist by the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler! This accolade reflects our commitment to providing exceptional travel experiences.
As a Top 2023 Travel Specialist, we’re inspired to continue pushing the boundaries of extraordinary travel. Our success stems from our dedication to personalized itineraries and a deep understanding of our clients’ desires. Our extensive network of local experts and partners allows us to offer unique, insider experiences that create unforgettable journeys.
We promise to seek new destinations, curate innovative itineraries, and deliver impeccable service. We are excited to continue sharing our passion for travel.
Q: For our readers who aren’t familiar with your travel agency, can you share more about the services your offer and the founding of your agency?
Julie Ann: Absolutely! I’m Julie Ann Hargett, the founder of H Luxury Travel. With years of experience in the travel industry as a dedicated travel advisor, I wanted to create a travel agency that catered to families like mine who cherished exploring the world together. Traveling with my sons and husband has always been a source of joy for me, and I wanted to extend that joy to other families by curating exceptional experiences. That’s how H Luxury Travel came to life.
At H Luxury Travel, we understand that luxury is a personal concept, unique to each individual. That’s why we are committed to custom-tailoring travel experiences that resonate with our clients’ desires and interests. Whether it’s an exclusive wine tasting in Bordeaux, a breathtaking suite with an ocean view, an enchanting overwater bungalow, access to coveted backstage passes, or simply a seamless and hassle-free trip, we are here to make it happen.
Our goal is to create experiences that go beyond the ordinary and generate a lifetime of cherished memories. As a full-service luxury travel agency, we leave no stone unturned in making the most of your travel plans. We collaborate with you to understand your vision and preferences, ensuring that every aspect of your journey is meticulously planned and executed. It’s our mission to make your travel dreams come true.
So, whether you’re seeking a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or a rejuvenating escape, H Luxury Travel is here to turn your travel aspirations into reality. With us, you can expect impeccable service, attention to detail, and a dedication to creating remarkable experiences that will stay with you forever.
Q: Most of us are familiar with different websites that offer low rates for traveling. Can you let our readers know some of the benefits of working with H Luxury Travel?
Julie Ann: Ooh, our favorite question! When booking your trip through us, you’ll benefit from the partnerships we have set up with more than 1,800 hotels and travel providers around the world, including the Virtuoso consortia, Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Belmond Bellini Club, Rosewood Elite, Marriott STARS/LUMINOUS and many more.
Say hello to room upgrades, complimentary breakfasts, resort and spa credits, and, last but definitely not least, you’ll get all of this for the best available rate.
But traveling with us goes well beyond that. We put serious time and airline mileage into visiting these properties in person so we can give you the up-to-date intel on your destination. We also maintain close relationships with hotel management so you’re treated like the VIP you are, from the moment you arrive.
Q: I love hearing that you guys actually visit these places in-person. So you guys are the one’s actually booking the trip?
Julie Ann: At H Luxury Travel we believe nothing replaces the human connection – we are human (with feelings and everything!). We use technology to communicate, organize information and manage the sales process but, when it comes to organizing the best possible trip for each traveler, we believe that you can’t replace a real connection with a travel expert. We know our partners personally and they know us! Robots don’t get you like we do and Google can’t VIP you!
Q: Tell us about your advisors. What role do they play in this process?
Julie Ann: We make your travel a seamless experience from start to return, no unpacking help just yet! We take the time to learn your preferences and narrow down your destination and accommodation options to find the best fit for you and your family, specifically. And we curate our community for true expertise. Our job is to make sure your next trip is precisely tailored to your taste, vacation style and budget, of course.
Q: Do you offer a best price guarantee?
Julie Ann: Hotels are required to offer price parity, but occasionally you may see a different rate from an online travel agency than the one advertised on the hotel’s website. That happens very rarely but, when it does, we do our best (e.g. contact the property directly) to ensure the property honors the same price.
Q: What type of travel should our readers book with H Luxury Travel?
Julie Ann: We book all types. Hotels, resort vacations, safaris, city breaks, vacation home rentals, once-in-a-lifetime adventures, weekend escapes, we do it all. We have clients we only book their hotesl all year long beacuse they want the extra perks of booking with us but they do not like tours, some clients WANT IT ALL, and we are here for it.
Either way – if we can’t book it we’ll let you know and we will lead you in the direction of someone who can – our goal is to be a service to you.
End of interview.
Contact H Luxury Travel today and let them craft the perfect journey for you. Together, embark on a remarkable adventure that won’t soon be forgotten.
Affiliated with Gifted Travel Network, a Virtuoso member, and a preferred partner of many top luxury hotel brands, H Luxury Travel has the leverage to guarantee their clients the best rates along with added value in the form of preferred amenities and VIP perks. Imagine room upgrades that elevate the stay, complimentary daily breakfast to start the day right, early check-in and late check-out for a seamless experience, and even resort credits to enhance the time on-site. H Luxury Travel believes in delivering not only luxury but also exceptional value to their clients.
“Through H Luxury Travel, I aim to bring families together through the magic of travel. Whether it’s exploring new cultures, discovering awe-inspiring destinations, or simply creating a stress-free getaway, I want to provide impeccable, remarkable experiences no matter the journey. Every family deserves to make lifelong memories together.”
– Julie Ann Hargett.