Meet The Super Travel Agent Who Takes US Presidents To Remote Lands

Sienna Charles

Jaclyn India of Sienna Charles, a transport organisation for V-V-V.I.Ps

Ten years ago, Jaclyn India founded Sienna Charles, a boutique transport organisation only for ultra-high net value people that customarily spend $500,000 on a singular trip. At 35, she is a super traveler herself, logging some-more than 200 days a year on a highway and with over 80 countries on her “been there” list.

The association privately vets any restaurant, spa, hotel and knowledge before charity them to clients (India once flew only to exam out a masseuse for a client), that partly explains a patron pool that ranges from CEOs and bankers to George W. Bush and his family. On a 2015 outing to Ethiopia with a former boss and family, India organised for a private craft and 7 helicopters to land in illusory Danakil Depression as good as remote genealogical villages in a Omo Valley. I’ve been to a Omo. Trust me: It’s over devising how severe it would be to arrange a V.I.P. revisit in that removed dilemma of a world.

Sienna Charles

In Ethiopia in 2015 with former President George W. Bush

I’m preoccupied by businesses that support exclusively to a tip of a tip of a top, so we asked India for her biggest hits list of achievements for her guests. After all, small upgrades to a Presidential Suite won’t cut it when you’re traffic with tangible presidents. Here’s some of what she told me:

  • Asked by a mother to sinecure a New York Rangers for her father for their anniversary.  Rented out a bar, and after he attended a game, took him for drinks as a group showed adult to applaud with him after their large win.
  • Arranged a private breakfast on tip of a Arc D’ Triomphe.
  • Personally brought peanut butter and non-alcoholic drink into Ethiopia so President Bush could suffer peanut butter preserve sandwiches.
  • Arranged a feign automobile relapse in Israel, where a guest suspicion they were stranded in a desert. But instead of indeed being stranded, camels picked them adult and brought them to a tent set adult or a glamorous dinner.
  • Coordinated and perceived approvals to move a personal yacht into a Galapagos, that has never been done, so that a guest could debate in comfort.
  • Regularly clears space in renouned sold-out hotels, including Hotel du Cap, for clients who confirm final notation they contingency be there over a rise period. This is generally loyal for any hotel.
  • Arranged Christmas trees to be flown in to make certain a guest’s outing in India felt gratifying in any of a 4 hotels they stayed in. Presents were personalized underneath any one for all 10 travelers.
  • Secured sumo tickets for guest wanting to see a matches (tougher than Hamilton tickets), as good as organised for visits to their stables outward of Tokyo
  • Arranged for guest to accommodate with J Lo during her Las Vegas uncover final year.

You get it. It sounds like a cranky between pristine enthusiasm and comprehensive exhaustion, though India appears to have been innate for a job. She calls herself a workaholic who will “email we behind in one second” no matter when a email comes in.

She got her start operative during Le Bec Fin, a iconic five-star grill in Philadelphia. It was where she initial celebrated use during a top level. Sommeliers knew any writer and a provenance of a grapes. The servers could many uncover we photos of where a beef and vegetables came from. A dish competence run $2,000, and many felt it was value a price.

After 5 years, India left to work in a oppulance transport organisation though was struck by how opposite a joining was to customers. “People were spending 10 times as many for a outing as they were for one dish during Le Bec Fin, nonetheless nobody was looking during sum in a start-to-finish approach like they did during a restaurant,” she told me. “I thought, ‘What if we could emanate a many extraordinary customized oppulance service, though for travel?’”

Launched in 2008 in New York, Sienna Charles works with around 50 families, all of whom wish to feel like India is operative only for them–and they should. She charges $1,000 for a hotel reservation, that includes India’s preference of a skill and room and any transfers needed. It’s $2,500 for some-more formidable requests, and if clients need her full attention, they will put Sienna Charles on servant for $36,000 a year.

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