About

Passion is at the heart of what we do. Our community is why we do it.

Who We Are

Our teams have been delivering luxury, privacy and adventure in the best destinations around the world for more than a decade. We’ve curated a rare collection of ultra-luxury villas, chalets and estates, and paired them with immersive experiences and thoughtful hospitality to create once-in-a-lifetime adventures — and memories — for our community of travelers. Explore the Cuvée difference.

Who We Are

Our quality and personalization have garnered unparalleled praise from our audience of discerning travelers, who consistently entrust us to host their milestone celebrations, indulgent escapes, and mind and body wellness retreats.

You can trust in our enduring 5 out of 5 star guest satisfaction rating.

Who We Are

Despite our commitment to our guests, we are not a membership. We know your travel needs change. So we invite you to experience the exceptionally tailored guest planning and elevated cultural experiences as often or as seldom as fits your lifestyle.

Who We Are

Ultimately, through our work in travel, we wish to give our guests and their families (the Cuvée community) an opportunity to authentically experience some of life’s greatest treasures — joy, wonder, and carefree ease.

We know you’ll see the difference.

Meet the Team

We’re a group of creators, travelers, philanthropists, and change-makers.

Leadership

Larry Mueller

Founder & CEO

The ultimate visionary, Larry founded Cuvée as a private real estate equity fund in 2006 and has masterminded its evolution to the world's best collection of private villas and homes.

Susan Farrugia

Co-Founder & COO

Susan’s business acumen and analytical strategy have been the driving force behind Cuvée’s extraordinary trajectory over the course of the past decade.

Rita Cuéllar

VP of Operations

Combining a global perspective with an innate understanding of international markets, Rita oversees Cuvée's destination management and operational strategy.

Elizabeth Bhappu Kudla

General Counsel & Chief of Staff

Elizabeth combines her love of travel and meeting new people with her legal background to oversee all legal matters for Cuvée as General Counsel and Chief of Staff.

Irania Martinez

VP of Accounting & Finance

Masterfully unites extensive financial acumen and accounting prowess with refined operational systems for peak effectiveness for both our guests & homeowners.

Morgan Botkin

VP of Global Destination Operations

With over 15 years of global hospitality experience, Morgan has a passion for driving sales and specializes in business development.

Erica Blair

VP of Marketing

Seasoned marketing leader with 15+ years in the ski industry and hospitality, excelling in marketing strategy and performance, driving acquisition success resulting in customer loyalty and growth.

Accounting

Irania Martinez

VP of Accounting & Finance

Masterfully unites extensive financial acumen and accounting prowess with refined operational systems for peak effectiveness for both our guests & homeowners.

Marlene Perez

Senior Accountant

With an affable personality, a love for wine and a knack for numbers, Marlene effortlessly manages the accounting efforts at Cuvée.

Felipe Montoya

Accountant

Felipe brings sixteen years of experience working with financial accounting and holds a high standard in his work and thrives for excellence.

Aleida Hernandez

Accounting Assistant

Channels meticulous attention to detail, quietly impactful presence, and analytical precision behind the scenes, driving the financial backbone of our organization.

Chanthy Thien

Account Receivable Accountant

Chanthy enjoys utilizing her analytical skills and problem solving skills. One of her favorite destinations is Chiang Rai, Thailand with a peaceful and spiritual mountainside.

Legal

Elizabeth Bhappu Kudla

General Counsel & Chief of Staff

Elizabeth combines her love of travel and meeting new people with her legal background to oversee all legal matters for Cuvée as General Counsel and Chief of Staff.

Operations

Andrea Sainz

Operations Manager - Los Cabos

Andrea is a dynamic operations manager, passionate about inspiring and leading teams, known for clear communication, strategic thinking and problem-solving.

Rita Cuéllar

VP of Operations

Combining a global perspective with an innate understanding of international markets, Rita oversees Cuvée's destination management and operational strategy.

Morgan Botkin

VP of Global Destination Operations

With over 15 years of global hospitality experience, Morgan has a passion for driving sales and specializes in business development.

Jonathan Thomas

VP of Global Development

With four decades working in single and multi-family offices, Jonathan has honed his skills as a visionary leader in global business development and philanthropic endeavors.

Andie Ohde

Director of Real Estate

Living in the Vail area since 1984, she is a “go-to” top producer and excels in lifestyle matchmaking along with her expertise in negotiations and trusted connections within the community.

Mallori Scandore

Operations Manager

With a passion for travel that's equaled by a love for numbers Mallori brings an extensive background in property management to ensure Cuvée experiences run smoothly as our Operations Manager.

Shannon Scott

Guest Services Manager

With a love for travel and a passion for curating lifelong memories and relationships, Shannon brings her unparalleled guest service experience to the team.

Marketing

Erica Blair

VP of Marketing

Seasoned marketing leader with 15+ years in the ski industry and hospitality, excelling in marketing strategy and performance, driving acquisition success resulting in customer loyalty and growth.

Doug Bolton

Director of Video Production

With over 25 years in the film industry, Doug has travelled the world producing travel video projects, along the way winning numerous awards including a BAFTA nomination.

Katie Sever

Marketing Associate

Grateful for her travel around the world, Katie’s passion for adventure paired with her enthusiasm for life & love of other cultures inspire her creative work.

Sales

Liam Jenkinson

Director of Guest Relations

Liam is a professional athlete turned sales enthusiast with a passion for helping others achieve their goals.

Erin Lawrence

Guest Relationship Manager

Combining her enthusiasm, passion for creating personal connections, and her lifelong love to travel, Erin will curate a truly bespoke experience for her guests!

Taylor Damon

Global Travel Partner Manager

As a seasoned Sales Manager, Taylor brings 10+ years of experience in the hospitality and travel industry. She consistently demonstrates a commitment to excellence and a passion for luxury travel.

Eva Hamilton

Guest Relationship Manager

Eva arrives to the luxury travel space after spending many years as an educator. Her strong organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills aid to her role as Client Relationship Manager.

Design & Development

Chris Lees

President of Design & Development

A Native of Manchester England, Chris brings a wealth of experience stretching over 35 years with multiple projects at some of most prestigious golf and country clubs in the world.

Jason Fish

Director of Design & Development

Jason discovered a love for travel which fostered a love for architecture. He has managed the logistics, execution and completion of several prestigious clubhouses and sporting venues.

Sean Taylor

Construction Project Manager

A Colorado native and lover of Rocky Mountain adventures, Sean brings our Cuvée villa visions to life with 38 years of construction experience.

Kendall LaCroix

Senior Interior Designer

With experience in many different facets of the industry, and over 13 years of design experience, Kendall enjoys bringing curated designs to life, while embracing all that Cuvee has to offer.

Karlie Edmiston

Interior Designer

Believing every project is unique, Karlie aims to create spaces that are memorable and sophisticated, with a touch of drama.

Ramona Taylor

Design & Development Coordinator

As a core member of the design team, Mona plays a key role in bringing our Cuvée design dreams to life, across our luxury collection.

Experience Curators

Kristen Idzior

Aspen - Director of Guest Experience

After designing unforgettable memories for guests at The Little Nell, Kristen brings over seven years of hospitality experience to the Cuvée team. Kristen enjoys the active Colorado lifestyle and spending time outdoors.

Jimena Yglesias

Aspen - Culinary Director

Originally from Costa Rica, Chef Jimena graduated with a Diplome Culinaire D' Hotelerie Le Cordon Bleu and brought her passion for food & art to Cuvee's Culinary Experiences!

Giuliana Bianco

Aspen - Destination Manager

From Argentina, Giuliana join us with her creativity, organizational skills and wide background in customer service to help guests get a unique experience in one of the most magical destinations at the Rocky Mountains.

Michael Lohr

Aspen - Property Manager

Michael relocated to Aspen from New England ten years ago. His property management experience in Aspen has prepared Michael for best in class property management practices with Cuvée.

Tea Valdez

Aspen - Destination Coordinator

As a Colorado native, Tea was naturally drawn to Aspen's unique blend of natural beauty and vibrant community. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for excellence, she is committed to delivering exceptional service and fostering meaningful experiences.

Valerie Rezentes

Hawaii - Director of Owner Relations

Valerie was born and raised in Hawaii. She gained her experience in estate management as lead property manager at the Four Seasons, Hualalai. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.

Cindy Cacayorin

Hawaii - Operations Manager

Cindy’s work ethic starts with the heart and always being her genuine self. She brings in over 15 years experience of Hawaiian hospitality and luxury property management.

Sergio Castro

Royal Island - Head Chef

Iliana Cueto

Vail - Destination Manager

Anybeth Martinez

Vail - Destination Manager

Venezuelan lawyer by profession, mixologist, wine taster, and international chef, but passionate about hospitality, customer service, good food, and the right moments for attention. Undoubtedly, for the sake of always providing extraordinary attention, being an exceptional hostess.

Jorden Johnson

Hawaii - Director of Operations

With over 25 years of experience in hospitality, real estate, and VIP services, Jorden is a dedicated professional based in Hawaii. With a passion for providing luxury services, Jorden is committed to ensuring every guest receives an extraordinary experience during their vacation. Through creating lasting memories, fostering happiness, and building long-lasting relationships, Jorden strives to exceed expectations and create unforgettable moments for all guests.

Katie Kreidle

Hawaii - Destination Manager

As a multifaceted professional with a deep-seated passion for the outdoors and a fervent belief in the transformative power of human connection, Katie has dedicated her career to curating immersive experiences that enrich people’s wellbeing. With a background in hosting wellness retreats and a wealth of expertise in management, hospitality and event planning, she is committed to facilitating meaningful experiences and empowering individuals to embrace a life of fulfillment and purpose.

Francesco Barone

Italy - General Manager

Francesco’s amore for Cuvée is infallibly and lovingly demonstrated by taking care of our Cuvée villas in Italy as if they were his own and caring for our guests as if they were his dear friends, which so many of them become.

Laura Barone

Italy - Destination Coordinator

Laura passionately embraces the uniqueness of Cuvée, channeling her creative flair, love of gastronomy, and travel. Guests with Laura benefit from an exceptional experience in Italy, reflecting her genuine passion, delivered with both cheerfulness and meticulous attention to detail.

Mark Vargas

Italy - Destination Coordinator

Having called Italy home for 15 years, Mark, a hospitality enthusiast with a keen eye for detail, finds passion in living authentically. A lover of the great outdoors and sports like basketball and surfing, he embraces La Dolce Vita, relishing the natural delights of Italy's cuisine and wines.

Willy Antonucci

St. Barth - Destination Manager

With two decades in the Parisian luxury hotel industry, Willy brings exceptional skills in service and a mastery of French "savoir vivre." Having spent five years in Saint Barthélemy, he now joyfully serves as the villa manager, concierge, and butler for Cuvée. Willy enjoys being the unique contact for guests, anticipating needs, and orchestrating events with high standards while demonstrating keen listening skills, humility, and discretion.

Manuel Rodriguez

Vail - Destination Manager

Manuel enters the luxury travel adventure with more than 10 years of hospitality and business experience with the goal to exceed the highest guest expectations.

Shannon Scott

Royal Island - Destination Manager

With a love for travel and a passion for curating lifelong memories and relationships, Shannon brings her unparalleled guest service experience to the team.

Lisa Nielsen

Telluride - Destination Manager

As a 20-year inhabitant of Telluride, Lisa’s happy place is at the top of Telluride mountain. A master of the San Miguel county real estate and rental industry, Lisa has been inside nearly every home in the region. Dog mom to Scooter and Willie, she’s our resident Telluride expert, always living, working, and playing on and around the mountain.

Cristina Estrada

Mexico - Destination Manager

With a deep knowledge of the exquisite natural wonders of Los Cabos and Punta Mita, Cristina delights each of her guests with an unparalleled experience. Her vibrancy and attentive nature deliver a stay of crafted hospitality just as memorable as the breathtaking seascape.

Dream Beyond a Vacation Rental

The Collection: Both Rare & Boutique

For over a decade, we’ve painstakingly curated an exclusively owned and managed collection of only the finest homes in the world’s most celebrated destinations. We expertly assess architecture, design, technology, and views, selecting nothing but the truly spectacular to bear our golden mark.

The Curators: Our Experience Artisans

The beating heart of Cuvée, our dedicated Experience Curators are intimately connected to our cherished guests and global locales. Bringing your experience to life and cultivating extraordinary moments, they evoke the spirit of what it means to Stay Cuvée.

The Experience: Authentically Personalized

Ordinary experiences are not for us, or for you. Rise over Tuscany in a helicopter originating from our Cuvée-designed and lovingly restored 16th-Century Farmhouse or float with sea turtles in uncharted St. Barts coves

The Praise: 4.96 Out of 5 Stars, Always

With nearly 100% of surveys collected, we unfailingly garner the highest rating in the industry from our audience of discerning guests.

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Recognition

Town & Country

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Daily Mail

Vanessa Hudgens proves to be the perfect model as she strikes a pose in gorgeous BTS snaps from Cabo San Lucas photoshoot for her organic cactus water brand

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Forbes

Is The Naples Winter Wine Festival The World’s Best Charity Wine Auction?

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