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.


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 & Partner

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.

Irania Martinez

VP of Accounting & Finance

Our resident financial guru, Irania expertly blends her vast knowledge of financial management and accounting with sophisticated operational systems and efficiencies.

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.

Elizabeth Bhappu Kudla

General Counsel & Chief of Staff

Lizzie 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.


Aleida Hernandez

Accounting Assistant

Currently a junior at MSU Denver seeking a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and expecting to graduate in Spring of 2024.

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.

Felipe Montoya


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

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.


Gina Hoover

Manager of Corporate Affairs & Paralegal

Gina’s passion for art, food, and travel teams perfectly with Cuvee’s mission to provide exceptional luxury travel opportunities within the corporate team.


Cindy Cacayorin

Operations Manager, Hawaii

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.

Jorden Johnson

Director of Operations, Hawaii

Jorden entered the luxury travel space after spending her career in real estate remodeling homes. She has a background as a luxury concierge and in VIP services.

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.

Michael Lohr

Property Manager, Aspen Collection

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.

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.

Valerie Rezentes

Director of Owner Relations, Hawaii

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.


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.

Julia McDonald

Director of Marketing

Often found traveling with her camera, Julia's passion for storytelling and enthusiasm for the Cuvée repertoire shine through in the marketing campaigns that she helps bring to life.

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


James Huzella

Director of Sales

With a decade-long immersion in real estate and client relations, James is driven by his commitment to catalyzing growth and exceeding client expectations.

Erin Lawrence

Client 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! No detail overlooked and lifelong memo

Travis Avila

Client Relationship Manager

With his love for travel and his talent for cultivating relationships, Travis is committed to ensuring each client's experience with Cuvée is nothing short of exceptional.

Eva Hamilton

Client 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.

Liam Jenkinson

Client Relationship Manager

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

Lilianna Parker

Client Relationship Manager

With 13 years of sales experience, Lili combines her attention to detail and love of travel to provide the best experience for her clients.

Design & Development

Karlie Edmiston

Interior Designer

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

Jason Fish

Cuvée Design & Development Director

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.

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.

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.

Experience Curators

Jamie Leahy

Aspen - Destination Manager

Born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley, there is nothing more fulfilling than sharing the secret adventures of the beautiful place that I call home. I find excitement in curating unique and memorable experiences for guests. When I am not in the office you can find me hiking, skiing, exploring the outdoors, or spending time with my family.

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.

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.

Paul Browske

Aspen - Director of Owner Relations

Paul brings his experiences in construction and hospitality to manage property portfolios and build lasting relationships.

Gianna Nunez

Aspen - Senior Destination Manager

As a Colorado native, I knew I’d found my forever home, once I arrived in Aspen. Beyond snowboarding in the winter, and backpacking during the summer, my favorite part of our beloved valley is the opportunity to always try new things!

Hoku Lai

Hawaii - Destination Manager

With a warm Aloha and the expert Hula of a former competitive dancer, Hoku’s vivacious spirit and genuine nature combine to create truly authentic and personalized Hawaiian experiences. And, wait until you taste her world-famous Hibiscus Bellini, which she’ll greet you with upon arrival.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Criseida Estrada

Mexico - Destination Manager

With her genuine smile and willingness to enhance every guest experience, Cris brings all new meaning to the Baja. You’ll love her affable spirit and bright personality which go hand-in-hand to delivery flawless service to every Cuvée guest in Los Cabos.

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.

Silvia Fernandez

Mexico - General Manager

When it comes to our Cuvée guests in Los Cabos, Silvia dreams big. She goes the extra mile for every guest, in the form of added and thoughtful touches to brighten your Baja day. Whether it’s a personalized welcome for a birthday celebration or surprise entertainment to punctuate a beachside dinner, you’ll love the meaningful way Silvia coordinates every stay.

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.

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.

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.

Carley Ewert

Telluride - Destination Manager

An integrator by profession and adventure junkie by choice, Carley marries her project management skills and obsession with experiential design to provide world-class customer service.

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.

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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