Welcome

Thank you for joining us on our Passages Journey!

My name is Sari Freeman, and I am the founder and CEO of Passages of Distinction. I’ve been thrilled to be at the helm of this company for over 20 years, and have made it my life’s work.

Here at Passages of Distinction, we are passionate about creating meaningful travel experiences. We aim to do this by curating an exclusive collection of privately owned hotels and destination management companies that you can trust to deliver excellence.  Each of our amazing Collection members are hand picked and vetted to ensure the finest quality and service.

Our lens is that of an experienced and discerning traveler. Each of our privately owned hotels offer their own unique spirit and an authentic sense of place, all while creating a rare at-home atmosphere in some of the world’s most desired destinations. Our DMC’s create stunning exclusive experiences that unlock the true essence of their destinations. For those looking to make travel dreams a reality,  you can trust that our members will be just what you’re looking for.

We return from all of our journeys inspired and transformed. Our hope is that you will be too!

SARI FREEMAN
Founder and CEO of Passages of Distinction



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What’s New

New Hotel Partner: St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas

Perched along the northeast shoreline of Crete, St. Nicolas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas is a peaceful oasis designed to blend seamlessly with its rugged natural landscape. Almost like stepping into a small Cretan village, the secluded resort is lined with low stone walls, olive trees, and gardens growing fresh herbs that you can smell as you walk past.

Emily in Palais Royal: The New Package from Grand Hotel du Palais Royal

Sari Freeman was on the road again this past December following ILTM Cannes, starting off with a visit to the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal and the very first tour of the hotel’s “Emily in Palais Royal” TV show tour!

CIRE Travel Blog: The A-B-C’s of DMCs

Our friends at CIRE Travel have featured our five DMCs in our recent guest blog post, The A-B-C’s of DMCs. We cover what a DMC is, what to look for in a DMC, and go into our incredible DMC partners!

Latest News

" I have worked with Sari Freeman for 20 years, and Passages of Distinction is by far one of the best representation companies in the business. Sari has curated the best luxury independent hotels around the world as well as destination management companies that go above and beyond to make me look like a star to my clients. "


-Eric Hrubant, CIRE Travel
" Passages of Distinction is a prestigious company representing some of the most unique hotels in the world. Our agents know that Sari and her team will help in any way they can to make sure our clients have a memorable visit at any of their properties. "


-Martin Rapp, Senior Vice-President of Leisure Sales, USA, Altour
" Sari is one of the most dedicated and passionate influencers in the luxury travel industry with deep connections and committed followers who look to her for guidance in placing their clients at the world’s greatest privately managed hotels and resorts. "


-Jack Ezon, Founder & Managing Partner, EMBARK Beyond
" Passages of Distinction has represented our Parisian boutique hotels for many years. Sari Freeman and her team are the best ambassadors to promote the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal and the Grand Powers on the North American market. Their determination, contacts and knowledge of the travel industry contribute to the success of our hotels and help us to achieve goals such as being member of the major consortia Virtuoso and Signature "


-Séverine Greault, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing, Hotel Grand Powers & Grand Hotel du Palais Royal