Classic Elegance

Prestigious accommodation in Canada: luxury hotels, exclusive rates, complimentary amenities

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Julia Kostina

I enjoy serving with hotel accommodation the connoisseurs of luxury travel from everywhere around the globe. Also my professional connections are widely international. I spend big deal of my time traveling and visiting these beautiful hotels myself, getting to know personally every room and suite, and - even more important - building close-knit relations with the best hoteliers of the world, wonderful hosts and hostesses of your future stays.

Through the years of mingling in the cream of the cream of luxury travel crowd, I've got to know personally most of industry captains. Many of them became dear friends of mine. I'm strong believer that personal connections rule luxury travel business and rise quality of travel beyond the best clients' expectation. That's where real luxury starts. Personal touch makes difference, and it gets even more precious modern days when so many things get impersonal.

My professional knowledge and connections are based on 20+ years experience in luxury travel business, including 10+ fruitful years in association with Renshaw Travel & Cruise Concepts, the oldest travel establishment in Vancouver, Canada.

Our professional achievements are quite a few: the first in Canada Member of Virtuoso, the only one on Canadian West Coast Preferred Partner of Four Seasons, Belmond (Orient-Express) Bellini Club Member, Dorchester Diamond Club Member, Starwood Luxury Privileges Member, Peninsula Hotels PenClub Member etc. - each of these significant recognitions in travel industry means VIP treatment for our clients in the most luxurious hotels of the world. We have direct access to the key people, best room inventory, complimentary room upgrades, exclusive promotional rates, special perks and amenities which are simply not available through any other source.

As a part of Virtuoso, most respected net of travel specialists worldwide, Renshaw Travel is automatically placed in the top 1% of travel agencies. The affiliation with Virtuoso represents decades of destination expertise, tremendous connections everywhere around the globe, and the superb luxury travel product to offer.

I have degree in architecture and I do love interior design... But... well... I like traveling even better. As a consequence I drastically changed my career in 1994 and, since that time, have been working as a travel advisor, specializing in luxury F.I.T. and - more specifically - in luxury hotel accommodation. Yet, it is not surprising that my architectural background leaves a mark on my lifestyle and on everything I do in travel industry.

My best expert knowledge lays in the beautiful lands of Italy where hospitality business was brought to the level of art, and where demanding traveller still can find one of the very last worlds' bastions of true la dolce vita - priceless skill to live life with gusto and chic. I know Italy by heart, and I’ve got fantastic experience of living in its different parts as a local. So I also did in Spain and Portugal.

Please keep in mind I'm one of those eccentric travel advisors who are pleased to work 24 hours 7 days a week, and do not hesitate to e-mail me even if time of the day doesn't look appropriate for travel inquiries. Doesn’t matter in which part of the world you catch me, I always have my office with me, and I keep connected with my clients and vendors.

Wishing you many wonderful travels,
Warm regards,