Con su empresa y club de socios Hideaways, lleva 30 años enseñando cómo y dónde convertir las vacaciones en una experiencia única . . . Read full article.
The Miami Herald
February 8, 2009
Where do couples honeymoon when budgets are tight? . . . From Hideaways International, luxury travel club and site, www.Hideaways.com . . . Read full article.
Mike Thiel laughs when asked about his nickname: "The King of the One Night Stand." He doesn't mind it because it's something he's earned for reasons other than what you may be thinking . . . Read full article.
October 22, 2008
Ever wonder where top executives get together for high-level meetings or corporate retreats? (We don't have to wonder about AIG after its well publicized taxpayer-sponsored shindig a couple of weeks ago.) Well, the folks at Hideaways International have an idea . . . Read full article.
September 28, 2008
Mike Thiel, 63, is founder/president of Hideaways International (www.hideaways.com), a luxury travel company with a travel club. Thiel, of Rye, N.H., has been dubbed "King of the One-Night Stands" because his duties include staying at and inspecting high-end hotels as many as 60 hotels per research trip, four or five trips per year.
Q. Tell us about a "tour from hell" experience.
Believe it or not, with Disney . . . Read full article.
September 14, 2008
Hideaways International is a luxury travel company, and results from its holiday travel poll for the holidays show that most of the members of its travel club still intend to take vacations away from home for the 2008-2009 winter holiday season. THe majority of poll respondents live in North America.
Hideaways International Holiday Travel Poll Results . . . Read full article.
"Obviously, Cancún has become a really big break destination," says Mike Thiel, founder and president of New Hampshire-based Hideaways International. "But that's not to say you can't fly in to Cancún and go to some little enclave to get you way away from the crowds."
When Bill Giles, 60, an advertising executive from Lexington, Ky., wants a vacation, he doesn't look for a resort with a long list of daytime activities and a hopping nightlife. He simply wants sun, surf, and sand--and he does not want to share them.
With that in mind, he and his wife head to Guana Island, a private resort in the British Virgin Islands. Here, no more than 30 guests at a time paying between $700-$3,000 a night share 850 exclusive acres.
"We don't need a lot to take a vacation," says Giles. "By the second or third day, you can feel a change in your central nervous system."
Want to vacation like Giles, as far away as possible from the hustle and bustle of the workaday world? Many people find no better escape than the exclusivity of the most luxurious--and private--beach resorts.
"Those who are living high pressure lives and have to interact with people all day sometimes just want to get away alone with someone special," says Mike Thiel, president of Hideaways Aficionado Club, a club that specializes in luxury travel. Tens of thousands of members have joined since he founded the club in 1979.
"When Hideaways International, highly-regarded luxury travel club, announced its "Bah-humbug Hideaways" for this year-end holiday season,
it picked five tropical resorts...and SeaDream Yacht Club, operator of the twin, mega-yacht cruisers, SeaDream I and II. Hideaways International's
choices for escaping the commercialization of the holidays were: Guana Island, in the Caribbean's British Virgin Islands;
Ikal de Mar on Mexico's Caribbean shoreline; Little Palm Island, Florida; Peter Island, British Virgin Islands; Laluna, resort on the Island of Grenada; and SeaDream Yacht Club."
The Portsmouth Herald
"Fulfilling vacation fantasies[Hideaways] helps tourists travel the world like locals of leisure."
"Hideaways International lists villas on two dozen Caribbean islands and around the world. Booking typically is done directly with villa owners. Hideaways also books getaways at small-scale, high-character hotels and offers members a glossy villa guide and newsletter."
Budget Travel Magazine
"Hotels are for suckers. Rent a place for the week and be a temporary European, enjoying the local rhythms, shopping the markets, and sipping wine on your terrace at sunset. The Specialists: Hideaways
International [has] the widest selection."
State College Magazine
"Hideaways International searches the globe for the most unforgettable getawayswhether youre searching for something casual, casually elegant, or once-in-a-lifetime elegant, [they offer you] something to fulfill your dreams."
The Wall Street Journal
Personal Journal Cover Story, May 2004
"While villa rental long has been popular in places such as Tuscany and Provence, the industry is expanding rapidly across the continent. Hideaways
International Inc., one of the largest vacation-rental companies in the U.S., has added properties in Croatia and Hungary."
"Rent bargain villas or condos. They offer more room, privacy and a homier feel than a hotel room for comparable or even lower prices. Hideaways
International . . . offers discounts on villa rentals."
"Renting a private home abroad can make any tourist feel like a local. Hideaways International provides a large selection of Caribbean properties."
"If you have a large family, you may want to consider renting a vacation home. You'll have more space and privacy, and cut down on the bickering that comes from cramped quarters.
Check out Hideaways International, a travel club that offers villas, condos and suite resorts around the world at a discount."