Luxury? There’s an App for That
On the brink of 2016, it seems like there’s an app for everything. Need some help moving around the furniture in your home? Done. Has the radio made a comeback in app form? It sure has. The world is truly at our fingertips. And luxury is no different. These apps may not be for everyone, but it’s hard to argue their wow-factor.
LUXE is an on-demand valet service that is available in a number of different cities. The premise is simple: You don’t hire the car, you use your own. You hire the driver who then will meet you at your chosen location to hand over the keys for them to park in one of Luxe’s secure lots. Just give 15 minutes notice and they’ll bring it back to you. Order the extra service and get it refueled and washed while you’re doing your Christmas shopping.
Think of JetSmarter as the “Uber” of private jets. Basically, you’re buying a seat on a private jet instead of potentially dealing with crying babies and uncomfortable seats. Members get free flights and can enjoy complimentary helicopter rides to and from New York metro area airports and Manhattan (at your beck and call, we might add). Booking is quite easy: pay through the app, kick back, relax, and enjoy a full-service travel concierge with personalized catering.
DUFL is a personal travel valet that simplifies business travel by shipping, cleaning and storing your business attire. It allows frequent business travelers the freedom to roam untethered. Their secure, sophisticated platform delivers your bag where and when you need it. With each use your clothing is cleaned the way you like it, stored in your virtual closet, and prepared for your next trip. James Bond would approve.
Zeel provides same-day, in-home massages, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, from the very best in the industry. Choose between a variety of massages like Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, or even a couples massage. You can also tell Zeel if you prefer a male or female therapist. Select the place and time—with as little as an hour’s notice. It will confirm in minutes via text with your massage therapist’s photo, bio, and arrival time. Zeel . . . because everyone deserves a little me time.
Y.CO is your go-to app for all things yachting. The app provides users with up-to-date information on a vast selection of luxury super yachts available for sale and to charter worldwide (along with crew and management). They’re all about offering unparalleled experiences on the water. Y.CO says “If you can imagine it, we can achieve it”.
Luxury Retreats is more or less the luxury “Airbnb” of the world. It can sometimes feel sketchy renting online, but Luxury Retreats goes the extra mile. They have a global team of 150+ travel enthusiasts and partners that hand-pick and personally inspect every villa. Key destinations even include a “24Seven” concierge to wait on you hand and foot.
With these apps, you can experience the lap of luxury without the hassle. Go from your yacht in the Mediterranean to a grandeur villa in Monaco with the touch of a button. Don’t you just love technology?