Hospitality Awards 2019 Page 111 Whilst Exclusive Private Villas pride themselves on a very bespoke approach, which lends itself perfectly to corporate demands, one of the key drivers of their huge success is the ability to offer brand consistency across all their properties. As a result, a stay at an Exclusive Private Villas home can quite literally have the same look, feel and strong brand essence as another. In this way, Kerrie has sought to ‘raise the bar’ in the luxury private villa market as she explains. “Customers don’t really want to arrive at their villa not knowing what level of quality to expect from the home, so we pay a huge amount of attention to consistency of our product – from toiletries, to WIFI to the cleanliness of the pool, we feel it’s really important to ensure that our customers only get pleasant surprises” . It can be no surprise then, all things considered, that the first year of business saw the company grow by 400% in terms of inventory and -in 2020- they have ambitious plans to grow this even further. “In 2020 we are planning to grow our destination base even further which will see our inventory grow. Throughout it all our focus continues to be on large cities which could potentially include London, Sydney and Los Angeles in the near future.” In her closing comments Kerrie moves to discuss the importance of the company and their continued efforts to provide true excellence in the luxury sphere. “Luxury and corporate travel is much more than simply choosing a destination and selecting a property. The demands we see day to day mean that much of our focus is helping the clients not only select a perfect property for their event, for example, but equally helping them plan their stay, helping them plan their catering and helping them ensure a smooth and successful business trip. This is one of the main reasons we are seeing so much repeat business from our existing clients and it is these very clients who are providing the testimonials to our new clients who we welcome on board every day”. Company: Exclusive Private Villas Ltd Name: Kerrie Potts, Founder and CEO Address: Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom Website: Telephone: UK: +44 203 965 2355 / US: +1 407 219 9330