With a host of high-profile openings planned for 2017, Luxury London has pinpointed Quintessentially as one of the world's leading concierge services, helping its Members with everything from VIP party access to arranging a last-minute babysitter...
"Of course, the 21st-century concierge does a lot more than organise the sort of nights out where your Champagne comes served with a side of fireworks. Ben Elliot co-founded what is now London's best-known concierge, Quintessentially Lifestyle, in Soho in the year 2000. Today, his company has five global hubs and offices in more than 60 international cities. Here, representatives are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Quintessentially prides itself on 'specialising in extreme service, from the elite to the impossible'. Ben elaborates: "We've organised lunch on an iceberg; We've closed the Sydney Harbour Bridge for a member to propose at the top of it; we secured Elton John to sing at a wedding; we've sourced 20 Pierrot-style artworks for one member's wife within one week – the list goes on."
In terms of frequency, restaurant reservations remain Quintessentially's number one request, accounting for around 40 per cent of enquiries – but business is changing. "In the early days, we were renowned for our nightlife and event access. While we remain as strong as ever in these areas, our membership base has grown up, and so have we. We're now able to help with experiential travel, introductions to influential people, philanthropy and education – the important things in life as well as the fun things."
Quintessentially Co-Founder Ben Elliot: "We deal with lots of different types of people from CEO's, royalty to students and housewives. We also work with a wide range of brands which currently include Facebook, HSBC and Aston Martin. Their requirements range from brand activations, intimate dinners and large scale launches all around the world."
"Our dedicated private events team
work with non-members on their private parties and weddings throughout the year. Requests can range from a small housewarming party to a wedding abroad – all of our clients receive the same level of care."
As one of London's most well-connected men, Quintessentially's Co-Founder Ben Elliot uncovers a few of his London favourites ...
The bar at The Connaught
The Wolseley and The Delaunay
Annabel's, an old-school favourite – perfect for after dinner drinks
The Beaumont in Mayfair
What's London's best kept secret?
5 Hertford Street
Which openings should we be most excited about in 2017?
The New Annabel's on Berkeley Square will be a big one.
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