Author of seven travel books and creator of his own elite travel club Philippe Kjellgren has launched the app PK’s list, which offers members an exclusive guide to the best hotels in the world and unique benefits such as gift vouchers and hotel upgrades.
Known for having one of the more respected opinions in the travel world, Philippe Kjellgren, known as PK, has built relationships with luxury hoteliers around the world and used his unique eye for detail and invaluable travel experience to launch the elite travel club, PK’s list. Members of his exclusive club, in which membership is by referral only and elite membership is by invitation only, include royal families, dignitaries and celebrities from all over the globe.
PK is now using his years of travel knowledge to create an exclusive travel app, launching May 2018. Members of the new mobile app will have access to not only PK’s private information on luxury hotels worldwide, but also unique travel benefits such as spa credits, hotel upgrades, gift vouchers and even late check-out at certain hotels. .
To ensure booking is a painless and enjoyable process, the app includes a number of thoughtfully compiled lists such as hotels with the biggest bedrooms, the most stunning infinity pools and the best destinations for children. Members can be sure that each one of PK’s recommendations has been approved and checked by PK himself, as he has embarked on an 800 day trip around the world to personally visit each and every hotel that appears on the app. This is in order to vet every listed accommodation using his unique personal travel experience, as well as to determine what ‘money-can’t-buy’ experiences he can provide within the app. PK is also documenting his travels using his increasingly popular Instagram page @pkslist .
Philippe says “being fortunate enough to call this my job and having visited 139 countries and most of the world’s most stunning hotels has allowed me to really hone in on what makes a truly exceptional hotel. Sometimes it can be the heritage and architecture of a hotel, other times the service and experiences they offer, whilst another could simply be the barefoot luxury elements. As a result of my travels, I would say that the following hotels are some of my personal favourites:
- Greenwich Hotel in TriBeCa, New York – a discrete elegant address in New York.
- Esencia, Mexico – a stylish retreat close enough to the fun in Tulum, yet far enough away to relax and unwind.
- Ett Hem, Stockholm – one of the world’s most spectacular boutique hotels.
- Upper House, Hong Kong – for the ultimate service experience.”
Membership to PK’s List travel club, by referral only, is priced at $500 (approx. £370) annually, and in order to provide each member with a personalised experience, membership includes the allocation of each person with a travel expert stationed across the world, giving each member the opportunity to be allocated with their own dedicated advisor. This not only eliminates any time-zone related communication problems, it allows members to feel that they have valuable advice on every aspect of their travel experience. For those seasoned travellers who want to take their membership one step further, elite membership, which is by invitation only, is priced at $10,000 (approx. £7,400) annually. Membership to the app, however, will cost you $100 (approx. £74) per year, and is the perfect travel companion for any time-poor, discerning travellers who want insight into the world’s most luxurious hotels.
PK’s List is available to download in the app store, visit pks-list.com for more information.