How do UHNWIs secure last-minute tickets to sold-out concerts, passes to the Oscars after party, museum tours before the doors open? A tailored luxury concierge service is the answer
Scoring all-access passes to esteemed events, getting your hands on a certain art piece, and managing and maintaining that celebrity-esque lifestyle can all be attributed to great connections, or “wasta,” as we like to call it here in the UAE. If you would rather not reach out to personal contacts for each and every request, sign up to a luxury concierge service and reap the benefits. Most of these companies offer a designated contact that act as your personal assistant, via an app, WhatsApp, or a phone call. We narrowed down some of the world’s most renowned services to save you the time and hassle.
PARNASSUS LUXURY TRAVEL
Founded by Theo Osborne, this luxury concierge service is best known for its travel-related options. For a membership fee of just Euro 50,000, Theo’s team promise to deliver literally any request under the sun. Need a last-minute private jet? Done. Meet-and-greet passes at the Oscars? Check. As long as it’s not a political request, the team are ready to go the extra mile. parnassustravel.com
Zurich-based Galvano Concierge is an international lifestyle company that specialises in high-end concierge services. Some of the impressive services on offer are last-minute reservations to Michelin-star restaurants, fully booked clubs in St Tropez, private jet and chartered yacht bookings. The exclusive members-only lifestyle service offers various tiers of the membership, however, the one you want is the Galvano Privilege Membership that gives you access to the global circle and elite roster of HNWIs and UHNWIs. galvano-concierge.com
This global concierge service has played host to Fortune 500 CEO’s, celebrities, UHNWI families, and corporate companies. Members are given 24/7 customer care service and have interpreters for those who speak Russian, French and English. AssistAnt covers everything from airport VIP transfers, to sending clients the perfect gift, arranging laundry service, office cleaning, and party and event planning, to name a few services. You can even book your holiday from start to finish with private tours, first-class tickets, and unique experiences. assist-ant.com
Spearheaded by Stephanie Hall, this concierge service is more of her personal little black book – which you can gain access to as well. The three dedicated divisions cater to corporates, luxe services and children. What sets NOW Concierge apart from others is that it’s a pay-per-request lifestyle service, where you can get everything from a bespoke itinerary for a client’s trip to Dubai, to relocation services. Hailed by GQ magazine as one of the ‘top super fixers globally,’ Stephanie can literally cater to every request. Some of her biggest achievements have been organising tickets to attend football world cups, tracking down rare beluga sturgeon caviar from the Caspian Sea for clients in Abu Dhabi, and sourcing camel caretakers for the royal family. Take your pick from the four: Now Luxe (for sold-out tickets, hotspot reservations, hidden gems); Now Kids (for children’s birthday parties, super tutors, nannies and wellbeing treatments); Now Little Black Book (to access secret art galleries, locate the best event venue and find the most authentic curry in town); and Now Corporate in partnership with Nth Degree for events and client relations. Contact +9714 344 3952