Luxury Vacation Planning For Families

Luxury family vacations travel advisor Robin Hutson is affiliated with a Virtuoso Member agency.
Robin Hutson, founder of
Luxe Recess

I’m Robin, and in addition to publishing hotel reviews since 2014, I am a luxury family travel agent. Luxe Recess has helped thousands of families choose the right hotels for them from our honest reviews. But booking with us is even better!


You can’t VIP yourself, so let me do it! If I book your accommodations at hotels, I am able to pass along several complimentary perks at the leading resorts like the Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Rosewood, Hyatt, or Waldorf-Astoria. These amenities include resort credits, free breakfasts, as well as upgrades and early and late check out based on availability.

Additionally, there has never been a more critical time to have an advocate on your side should hiccups occur. And hiccups occur these days!

Our Services

Our client list is currently full. As the world continues to open up, I am fully committed to serving my clients’ thirst for travel, but I encourage you to join our waitlist in the form below to help with you with summer plans and beyond. If you already know where you would like to go and stay, you have options!

Know where you want to go?

First, you can book your own hotel stay while benefitting from our VIP amenities through our Virtuoso page. You can receive my included amenities and my advocacy on your behalf should something come up. You’ll find client favorites like the Wequassett, Sea Island, Acqualina, Inn By The Sea, and over a thousand more luxury hotels from around the world.

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to secure accommodations at a Four Seasons, Hyatt, or Bonvoy property listed on the Virtuoso site or a Disney Cruise, you can complete this form for your vacation, because the Virtuoso site will not work, or because I can book your hotel room with a better preferred partner amenities.

I’m thrilled to help you plan incredible memories for you and your family.

Our fees are listed at the bottom of this page.

Testimonials from Clients

I had high hopes for the conversation given the quality of your website, and the call exceeded my expectations.”

“I wanted to thank you again for everything you did to make our vacation a huge, delightful and relaxing success. From negotiating the rates and perks to invaluable advice and support. I cannot tell you what a relief it was to know I could email and that you were on top of guest relations to make it right for us. I can’t wait to plan another trip together – though this one will be hard to beat! (We may just repeat it again next year!)”

“It’s been so wonderful to start to work with you. I told you how great the Four Seasons was with me when they didn’t need to be. But you have been even better. You have gone above and beyond in both your actions on my behalf and in sharing your wisdom. You have a client for life. When this pandemic is over, oh, the places we will go.”

“It is very evident you love what you do by how you made a dream come true for all of us.  We look forward to planning the next trip with you.”

“I just wanted to say thank you again for all of your help and guidance! We had an AMAZING vacation (not a ‘trip’ but a proper vacation for once) and just adored the hotel. Thank you for arranging everything, we couldn’t be happier and won’t hesitate to recommend you to friends!” —Amy

“Robin, I wanted to reach out b/c everything went so smoothly. Multiple times I said, “this has Robin written all over it” b/c there were details in our trip that were SO well thought out. Off the top of my head, the rooms! Wow! I feel like you hand selected those rooms. The welcome baskets, the breakfasts (so nice getting all that) & resort credits. I can’t thank you enough. We had a blast & you were so helpful!! You’re the best!”

Travel Planning Fees

Planning and Cancellation Fees

What’s Free?

If you know where you want to book, there is no fee. If you just need me to book a hotel room, a standalone VIP tour, or a specific cruise, or if you’d like me to take over a reservation you have booked in order to get my included amenities for your trip, there is no fee for booking. 

Trip Proposals

  • If you request that I present travel options for you, there is a fee. Clients will pay a proposal fee of $250, which includes one round of revisions.
  • Additional charges may apply based on size of group (More than 8 travelers – $125) or required expediency (Less than 30 days – $125).
  • If a client requests new dates or destinations beyond this, the supplemental fee for the proposal is $125.
  • If you thought you had a straightforward booking, but I ended up researching several options, the proposal fee of $250 will apply.
  • All proposal fees are nonrefundable.

Orlando Fees

  • All trips to the Orlando theme parks have a $250 planning fee. Additional charges may apply based on size of group or required expediency.
  • Any changes to Disney park tickets will incur a $125 fee. (Clients can change their tickets directly with Disney for no fee).

Cancellation Fees charged by Luxe Recess

The following bookings will incur a $100 cancellation fee per confirmation number. These fees are independent from any that the travel band charges.

  • Theme park packages at Disney or Universal
  • Star Wars Resort
  • Cruises
  • Group Tours (like Tauck, Abercrombie & Kent, and Adventures by Disney)
  • Trips where Luxe Recess booked tours and activities and accommodations on your behalf

VIP Membership

I’m working on an annual membership that replaces all of these fees for the year. If your family takes 3 or more trips a year, this will be the best option with many special perks included! I’m currently building this invitation-only membership.  

My greatest motivation is to help you find joy, connection, and relaxation on your travels. 

Luxe Recess in an independent contractor of Travel Experts, a Virtuoso agency, with the largest network of screened luxury travel brands and services to book for you.