"Best:" Exclusive, Quintess, Solstice
Would you choose a destination club simply because it was named "Best of the Best" by the luxury-goods magazine Robb Report? Of course not. Still, it is undoubtedly a good selling point for Exclusive Resorts (best "full-size" club), Quintess ("mid-sized") and Solstice ("boutique") to advertise in looking for new members. The Best of the Best June 2008 issue notes that instead of 10 properties promised a year ago, Solstice winds up with 14 (including one at Villa Dolce in Florence, shown above) plus a 90-foot yacht, for its 92 members. By comparison Quintess has 425 members at over 80 homes, while Exclusive has a whopping 350 homes and more than 3,000 members.