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Aug 9, 2022
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JMAK.com

YOU KNOW YOU LAKE IT

No waves, boating galore, and relaxation – we love a lake! – especially J.MAK, who can often be found at AdironMAK, his lakefront cabin in New York's Adirondack mountains. Get a taste of lake life at these J.MAK lakefront partners in Europe and the U.S. Time to get your lake on!

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Aug 1, 2022
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JMAK.com

HIT THE ROAD, MAK!

J.MAK has been hitting the road with all the MAKs in his new Grand Wagoneer for a few Grand American Road Trips. Here are some highlights from East Coast drivable J.MAKers ...

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Jul 26, 2022
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JMAK.com

WHAT'S UP BEACHES?!

J.MAK loves a beach so much, he even made his own! Experience a slice of heaven at these beachfront J.MAK partners (and one with exclusive beach access). Either way, you are set for some chill. You deserve it!

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Jul 12, 2022
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JMAK.com

ISLAND TIME

Nothing relaxes like getting on island time. Stateside or farther-afield, J.MAK has your fantasy island escape for max relaxation.

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Jun 28, 2022
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JMAK.com

THE ALL-AMERICAN SUMMER

July 4th is almost here and a few J.MAK partners still have holiday availability, plus great new Summer activities –– all in the U.S. of A.! Happy 4th, everyone!

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Jun 21, 2022
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JMAK.com

EURO IS DOWN, EUROPE IS UP!

Did you know the Euro is at a 20-year low? So, essentially Europe is on sale! Here are a few offers from our partners to MAK it sweeter.

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Jun 7, 2022
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Travel Weekly

J.MAK on the Travel Weekly Podcast

With the summer travel season now underway, senior editor for hotels Christina Jelski and Jon Makhmaltchi, the founder of the J.Mak Hospitality Group, talk with host Rebecca Tobin about what travelers might encounter when they book their summer plans.

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Jun 7, 2022
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JMAK.com

WHAT'S NEW, PUSSYCAT?

Just like J.MAK never stands still, our partners don't either –– we've got new gardens, new dining options, new accommodations, new decor and a bunch of brand new partners! (And of course, offers ; ). Here's the scoop...

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May 24, 2022
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JMAK.com

WHAT'S YOUR SUMMER PLAN?

GWTP people! It's almost Memorial Day, time to plan for summer! Whether you want beach, city, mountains or out to sea, we've got ideas and offers for you!

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May 17, 2022
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JMAK.com

YES YOU MAY!

A few reasons to get away this spring (like you needed one). Who doesn't love news, offers and bonus commissions? HOORAY!!

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May 2, 2022
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markbrunetz.com

J.MAK ON THE SCANDALABRA PODCAST

In this episode of Scandalabra, Mark Brunetz canvasses the travel industry with hospitality expert Jon Makhmaltchi, the founder of J.MAK Hospitality. Learn firsthand how this million miler along with his extensive network of brand ambassadors worldwide have mastered the art of style and sophistication at every turn.

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Apr 26, 2022
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JMAK.com

WE'VE GOT AVAILABILITY!

Just use our BOOK NOW button on the jmak.com partner page to see availability and pricing in real-time. Now available for Edgewood Tahoe, Relais Christine and all Proper Hotels, with more coming soon! Here's how it works...

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Apr 19, 2022
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JMAK.com

LOVING ON THE EARTH

J.MAK partners have sustainable initiatives that would make Mother Earth proud. Happy Earth Day!

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Apr 12, 2022
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JMAK.com

ART IS LIFE, NO?

Picasso once said: "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls" and the same could be said for traveling. These J.MAK partners will surround you with art and inspiration on your next visit.

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Mar 22, 2022
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JMAK.com

DON'T JUST VISIT, EXPERIENCE

According to Psychologist Rich Walker, new experiences help you retain more positive emotions and minimize negative ones? So guess that means it's time to connect with a J.MAK DMC/experience-maker extraordinaire, stat!

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Mar 15, 2022
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JMAK.com

NORTHWEST PASSAGE

Travel to the land of lush forests, ranchers, bison, geysers and the world's first national park (that's right, the WORLD'S first) — the great American Northwest! Spring is the perfect time to visit J.MAK sister properties Sage Lodge in Montana and the Lodge at St. Edward Park in Washington.

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Mar 14, 2022
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The Points Guy

In a post-pandemic world, will working from home be a boon for business travel?

After two years of remote work and return-to-office dates pushed back several times due to COVID-19 surges and variants, many companies are finally getting ready to return to the office this month. However, what that return to work looks like will likely be very different than office life before the pandemic, and since the working-from-home culture took root.

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Mar 10, 2022
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JMAK.com

WHO RUNS THE WORLD?

Celebrating the many leading ladies of J.MAK this month — from GMs to Founders, Owners and Designers (and our very own MEG.KE, peP.R and BON.E)— we have some pretty impressive women in our midst. We hope you get to know these Hospitality Personalities, this Women's History Month and beyond!

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Mar 3, 2022
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JMAK.com

MAKE A SPLASH!

Indoor, outdoor, rooftop and more, take a deep dive into these fab J.MAK partner pools. And, with one exception, you can swim all year long! MAKnificient!

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Feb 22, 2022
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JMAK.com

THE WORLD IS READY FOR YOUR RETURN

We have a few ideas for your next adventure, whether near or far away, we've got a J.MAK partner for you. And remember, as someone wise (not J.MAK!) once said: "Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer!"

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Feb 14, 2022
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Insider Travel Report

Meg Kelley Joins J.MAK Hospitality

J.MAK Hospitality taps Meg Kelley to be part of its sales team. J.MAK HOSPITALITY represents some luxury boutique hotels, villa collections, destination management companies, and private aviation companies.

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Feb 14, 2022
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JMAK.com

GO FOR THE GOLD AND HIT THE SLOPES!

Olympics got you inspired? Good news: Several J.MAK partners are close to famous ski areas, and a few little-known ones, too. Plus, get 4th night free, air credit, bonus commissions and more.

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Feb 8, 2022
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JMAK.com

VALENTINE'S DAY PLANS?

Romance... relaxation... show tunes! Look no further than J.MAK to treat your sweetie.

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Feb 3, 2022
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JMAK.com

GO (SOUTH)WEST YOUNG (WO)MAN!

And manifest your destiny with the best of the Southwest, like peP.R just did.! Dry out with mountains, canyons, mesas, deserts, at some pretty great J.MAK partners (with special offers!). March and April are some of the most beautiful months to visit the arid states. Might just turn you into a Southwest snowbird.

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Feb 1, 2022
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JMAK.com

J.MAK Welcomes TRUE COLOMBIA TRAVEL AND CANNÚA!

J.MAK Hospitality welcomes True Colombia Travel and Cannua to the J.MAK platform.

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Jan 31, 2022
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Travel Weekly

Making human connections with a robot

J.MAK Hospitality founder Jon Makhmaltchi knows how to connect with agents -- even when he's not at their events in person.

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Jan 18, 2022
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JMAK.com

HOME SWEET (SOMEONE ELSE'S) HOME!

Hunker down for winter – in someone else's habitat! J.MAK partners have been expanding their villa/chateau/cottage/dream home collections. Here are some new options in our portfolio.

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Jan 18, 2022
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Insider Travel Report

J.MAK Hospitality Offers 10 Hotel Booking Trends for 2022

J.Mak Hospitality, which offers consulting services to hotels and other luxury travel clients and marketing services to help them link with the travel agency trade, polled its hotel and travel partners for their insights on how travel changed last year as well as their projections for what’s to come in luxury travel in 2022.

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Jan 12, 2022
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JMAK.com

Away with Sir.J: Dolce Vita Style!

Sir.J here, still in bliss from not one but two trips to Italia last year. The sweet life it is... especially after a year hiatus, nothing was more dolce than the chance to return to Italy and most excitingly, to explore some new parts of the country I had yet to visit! Here's a little recap from my point of view: la vita è bella!!

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Dec 28, 2021
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JMAK.com

12 DAYS OF MAK.MAS

ON THE 1ST DAY OF MAK.MAS, J.MAK shared with you 12 fun facts about our J.MAK partners!

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Dec 21, 2021
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JMAK.com

OUR GIFT TO YOU

OLD SAINT MAK IS COMING TO TOWN, and he'd like to gift you a copy of MAK.AZINE 2022 highlighting our fabulous partners!

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Dec 15, 2021
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JMAK.com

HOW WILL YOU TRAVEL IN 2022?

We polled our partners for their insights on how travel changed last year and their projections for what’s to come in luxury travel in 2022. Read on for our 10 MAK.Facts for 2022...

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Dec 7, 2021
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JMAK.com

WINTER OFFERS FROM MAISONS AND HOTELS SIBUET

Big news this season at Maisons et Hôtels Sibuet - an all-white renovation at Hotel Mont Blanc, a charming new chalet in the Alps, and stunning new villa in Provence - plus a few special offers. Très bon!

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Nov 30, 2021
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JMAK.com

WORK WITH ME, PEOPLE!

Interested in booking a J.MAK partner? Loop us in and you'll be rewarded, handsomely! Just ask the J.MAK PERSONALITIES OF THE WEEK!

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Nov 23, 2021
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JMAK.com

FESTIVE US by J.MAK

Travel is back! And festive is filling up. Snag a spot at one of these J.MAK HOSPITALITY partners for some holiday fun, before it's too late.

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Nov 11, 2021
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JMAK.com

J.MAK on the Commercial Free Podcast

Listen to J.MAK on the Commercial Free Podcast with Steve Brennan. Jon discusses his start in travel, why travel advisors are so essential, and why we all need to get to know the "Junes" of the world.

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Nov 9, 2021
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JMAK.com

THE BRIDGE & TUNNEL by J.MAK!

There must be 1000s of bridges in the world — and you can trust J.MAK to bring you to the best. For a town + country experience, pair some J.MAK partners, and why not throw in a ferry and a tunnel, too!

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Nov 2, 2021
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JMAK.com

Away with Sir.J: the Greek and Croatian Way!

Sir.J here, continuing on with my European adventures! Summer along the Med (more specifically, the Aegean and Adriatic) is about as good as it gets: fresh seafood, crystal clear waters, all mixed with a dash of local culture. After keeping it local last summer, I couldn't have been happier to be back on the continent enjoying the summer sun this year.

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Oct 19, 2021
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JMAK.com

JMAK Wins 2021 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

You couldn't travel, so we came to you! Thanks to all who joined our MAK.MOBILE tour in 2020-2021. We're proud to report we won a Gold Award in the 2021 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards for our innovation!

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Sep 29, 2021
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JMAK.com

DMC? YEAH, YOU KNOW ME!

J.MAK knows that you can't know a place until you've tasted, learned, experienced, FELT IT from the locals. And our DMC partners have ALL THE CONNECTIONS for you. In Israel, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Croatia... leave it to them.

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Sep 23, 2021
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JMAK.com

Away with Sir.J: in the U.K.!

Sir.J here, just returned from my first trip to Europe since the pandemic started... what a treat to return! First stop on my hop across the pond was the U.K. to visit several new partners: St. James's Hotel & Club in Mayfair, Beaverbrook Town Home in Chelsea, and Beaverbrook in Surrey.

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Sep 9, 2021
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JMAK.com

J.MAK IS MAKING IT RAIN!

OMG!! Bonus Commissions from these awesome J.MAK partners (plus a few exclusive offers), because, hey, you deserve it! HOORAY!! LUVYA!!

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Sep 1, 2021
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JMAK.com

J.MAK Welcomes our first partner in India!

Founded in the year 2000, the Worldwide Adventures team lives by the fundamental practices of luxury, simplicity, and transparency. Each journey has been thoughtfully curated to ensure that clients experience the best each destination has to offer.

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Aug 30, 2021
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JMAK.com

J.MAK welcomes BEAVERBROOK TOWN HOUSE

The Beaverbrook Town House is a new boutique luxury hotel in the heart of London's Chelsea neighborhood, and sister hotel to Beaverbrook in Surrey. The property's two beautifully restored Georgian townhouses are home to 14 suites, each styled and named after celebrated London theatres, a Japanese restaurant and a vibrant bar.

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Aug 24, 2021
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JMAK.com

SUMMER ON CAPE COD by J.MAK

Team J.MAK recently checked in at Cape Cod's most beautiful address to report on what makes this resort such a New England icon. 2020 and 2021 were record summers, and leisure sales records, for CBI, a resort with a 107-year history! Proof that it just keeps getting better.

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Aug 17, 2021
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JMAK.com

HIT THE ROAD, MAKs!

Leave the car home! Try out a sweet ride at these partner properties with loaner cars and auto-focused events that let you hit the open road where the scenery is stunning. And you won't get even one "are we there yet?" Promise.

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Aug 12, 2021
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JMAK.com

WELL, WELL, WELL by J.MAK

August is National Wellness Month — and health and wellness is on everyone's mind right now. While J.MAK gets training, Sir.J spas it at Zemi Beach House, and peP.R. gets centered on the beach — we've got a few ideas for how you might nourish and flourish this summer.

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Jul 22, 2021
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JMAK.com

MANCATIONS by J.MAK!

Going rugged in the Southwest, tasting the terroir in Bordeaux, or framing a fantastic shot in the Sonoran Desert... no matter what manly activity you're into - seize the day and take that vacay!

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Jul 9, 2021
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JMAK.com

BEACH, PLEASE by J.MAK!!

It's been a year. In need of sun, sand and a fruity cocktail? us, too. #JMAKSGOTYOURBACK at beaches all over the world - and in your backyard. Take a look for some inspiration (and special offers)...

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Apr 19, 2021
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Insider Travel Report

Insider Travel: How J.MAK Has Taken His Hotel Consulting Business On The Road

Jon Makhmaltchi, founder of J. MAK Hospitality, talks with James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report about how he reacted to the pandemic crisis by taking his hospitality consulting business, where he helps hotels better connect with travel advisors, on the road in a customized van that he drives around the country.

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Mar 26, 2021
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Hoteliers Web

Carrie Culpepper joined J.MAK HOSPITALITY

J.MAK HOSPITALITY announces the addition of Carrie Culpepper, who will lead Public Relations and Content Marketing strategies for the brand and its partners in the luxury hospitality arena. J.MAK HOSPITALITY represents some of the world's finest luxury boutique hotels, villa collections, destination management companies, and private aviation companies.

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Feb 25, 2021
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Insider Travel Report

Insider People: Discover Who’s Moving in Hotels This Week

J.MAK Hospitality has hired Carrie Culpepper to lead public relations and content marketing strategies for the brand and its partners in the luxury hospitality arena, including luxury boutique hotels, villa collections, destination management companies, and private aviation companies.

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Feb 23, 2021
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J.MAK Hospitality expands its mix of services adding Carrie Culpepper to lead Public Relations

J.MAK HOSPITALITY announces the addition of Carrie Culpepper, who will lead Public Relations and Content Marketing strategies for the brand and its partners in the luxury hospitality arena. J.MAK HOSPITALITY represents some of the world’s finest luxury boutique hotels, villa collections, destination management companies, and private aviation companies.

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Feb 4, 2021
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Travel Weekly

Covid-19 is likely fueling dreams about luxury vacations that are -- literally -- out of this world.

Axiom has also partnered with luxury travel company Roman & Erica to offer 10-day, $55 million trips for civilians. And J.MAK Hospitality recently joined the effort to sell those packages through advisors; the company says that while the first trip is sold out, there are still two seats available for an April 2022 mission.

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Dec 11, 2020
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Travel Weekly

Hotel rep has RV, will travel to stay in touch with advisors

The pandemic has made it difficult to safely hold in-person meetings, which the travel industry has thrived on in the past, but one hotel representative has found an innovative solution: Buy a custom Winnebago camper and drive it around the country, holding meetings for advisors at the properties he represents and sometimes even in advisors' driveways.

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May 12, 2020
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Travelworks

Travelworks | Season21: Voices of Clarity.

At J.MAK, we specialize in connecting independently operated hotels and operators with luxury travel advisors. No doubt we have already started to see change and will continue to as we begin to recover. There is room on the advisor side to be placing fees for their services so that they are not solely reliant on commissions should bookings cancel. On the operator side, there will have to be new consideration for deposits, how those funds are spent and when, as well as a revisit of cancellation policies and fees. 

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Apr 16, 2020
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Travel-Fest.com

Jeff Sirota: Making travel dreams come true

Where hospitality meets personality – J.MAK is a brand that emphasises the importance of relationships, social media, constant activity, and success.

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Feb 19, 2020
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AFAR

How to Find the Perfect Hotel for All Seasons

To discover unique hotels with personality—at any time of year—here’s where to look. It takes more than Insta-inspiring views and high thread counts to become part of the exclusive hotel portfolio at J.MAK.

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Jan 3, 2020
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Greek Travel Pages

Interview – Christos Gkekas: BlueVillas Offers Greece’s Best ‘Luxury Concept’

They say that a big idea can be a result of just a simple conversation and that was exactly the case of BlueVillas – The Luxury Concept, a company dedicated to creating authentic experiences and memories in Greece through luxury villa rentals.

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Sep 18, 2019
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Tablet Hotels

The INSIDER // A Moment with Jon Makhmaltchi

We recently sat down with someone who’s no stranger to many of you: Jon Makhmaltchi, a longtime friend of Tablet who helped introduce Tablet PRO to the travel agency community. A native New Yorker, he began his hospitality journey on the West Coast, working in some of the country’s best-known luxury properties, then for nearly ten years as the VP of Worldwide Sales & Development for Small Luxury Hotels of the World, splitting his time between Los Angeles and New York.

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Aug 15, 2019
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AFAR

12 Questions With J.MAK (!)

J.MAK is both the name of one of the biggest hotel representation firms in the travel industry and the nickname of the man behind the brand: Jon Makhmaltchi.

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Jun 1, 2019
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Resident Magazine

J.MAK Making Waves in the Travel Industry

He might be a native New Yorker living in the same apartment he grew up in — with a 3,000 square foot terrace it's not hard to see why — but Jon Makhmaltchi is a jet setting globe trotter who his taken his J.MAK Hospitality brand to new heights.

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Apr 2, 2019
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Skift.com

Travel Advisors Serving LGBTQ Travelers Must Know All the Nuances

Travel advisors serving the LGBTQ community need to be familiar with norms and laws affecting their clients in destinations around the globe. That doesn't mean banning every unfriendly destination, but does require knowing how to deal with them.

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Sep 25, 2018
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Luxury Travel Advisor

J.MAK Hospitality Adds Former Virtuoso Advisor, Jeff Sirota

Earlier this month, J.MAK Hospitality announced Jeff Sirota (now known as Sir.J) as the newest member of its team. Sir.J will extend his in-depth knowledge and network to J.MAK Hospitality’s clientele of global jetsetters.

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Jun 1, 2017
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Tablet Hotels

A Moment with Jon Makhmaltchi

We recently sat down with someone who’s no stranger to many of you: Jon Makhmaltchi, a longtime friend of Tablet who helped introduce Tablet PRO to the travel agency community.

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Mar 9, 2016
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SmartFlyer.com

J.MAK Hospitality Featured in SmartFlyer

J.Mak Hospitality is a brand that emphasizes the importance of relationships, social media, constant activity, and most importantly success.

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Dec 25, 2015
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USAToday.com

21 travel hacks for awesome adventures

We asked a team of travel experts to weigh in on the world’s seven most-common trip concerns — from the unfriendly skies to food poisoning — and gathered real-life hacks so you’ll never need a vacation from your vacation again.

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Aug 21, 2015
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Departures.com

Jon Makhmaltchi of J.Mak's Rhinebeck, New York

Travel adviser J.Mak shares his favorite places to eat, drink, and stay in Rhinebeck, New York—from where to find the perfect nightcap, the most spectacular views, the best steak au poivre, and more.

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Mar 23, 2015
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JohnnyJet.com

Travel Style: Jon D Makhmaltchi

Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without.

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