Kate

Kate Melman

Growing up, Kate’s parents were eager to give her cultural experiences that her home in the Midwest couldn’t provide and family travel became a priority. As an adult, Kate values these memories and adventures that bonded her family and educated her beyond what any classroom could teach. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a BA in Literature, Kate moved to Chicago for a career in client services for marketing & technology companies and later, in real estate.

Kate’s experiences advising Fortune 500 clients together with her attention to detail and ability to analyze trends have made travel advisory a natural calling. A perceptive listener, Kate possess great interpersonal skills enabling her to lead clients through the emotional and exciting world of travel. Kate takes great care in curating a complete travel experience for her clients to reduce stress and maximize time away from home. She specializes in dining and one-of-a-kind experiences in unforgettable locations.

Kate, her husband, and their Bernese mountain dog Franklin reside in the Gold Coast. Kate is a board member of Metropolitan Family Services and an active partner member of YPO Chicago Chapter.

Favorite Hotels & Resorts:
Hotel Lutetia (Paris), Soho House Istanbul, Le Sirenuse (Positano), Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc (France), Rosewood Hotel London, Park Hyatt New York, Bill & Coo Coast Suites (Mykonos), Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Capofaro (Aeolian Islands), and the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay.

Recently Visited:
Lisbon, Istanbul, Berlin, Marrakech, Australia, Cote d’Azur, Hawaii, and Amsterdam.

Best Adventures:
Hammam spa in Istanbul. Baking at a community bakery in Marrakech. Boating in Bermuda. Walking along the Berlin Wall. Private zoo tour in Australia. Helicopter tour in Puerto Rico. Bears Game in London.

Bucket List:
A weekend at the Aman Sveti Stefan in Montenegro. Belmond Train through Scottish Highlands. Skiing and spa in the French Alps. Baltic voyage with Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.


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