About Chic Locations

Experience the world with Chic Locations!

 

We might be a new name to you, but Chic Locations has a wealth of experience. We are known travel personalities, both in the UK and overseas. We are highly respected for our professionalism, originality and have a genuine desire and passion to provide our clients with something unique.

We fully understand that real value can be the opposite to low cost and we have selected hotels that satisfy our mutually demanding criteria, rather than just a budget.

We are boutique not only in our hotel preference but also in the service we provide.

We are proud to be considered a Luxury Boutique Operator – the emphasis is on flexibility and quality – with our arrangements crafted to a certain style, rather than something less enduring. Our clients usually create the right impression, in their general sense of style, something that many hotels actually comment upon and rather like!

All of our chosen hotels are regarded as the very best in their region

Many are frequent award winners on the international stage. Several will already be known to you, but we have many more that we are delighted to be introducing to the UK for the first time.

We are based in Wimbledon Village, an area known for its individuality with numerous boutique shops, restaurants and café culture. Our location sums up our approach rather well.

We aim to provide our clients with friendly, informative and totally flexible experience. Proudly rejecting corporate ubiquity in favour of something that can be tailored to your personal requirements.

We are fortunate in operating at the top end of travel, and our clients tend to be more value-conscious than price sensitive.

We are not committed financially to any destination or resort. Equally, we are not linked to any geographical area through our name, so we can be totally unbiased in our suggestions.

We are able to discuss holidays that offer the opportunity of individual experiences, rather than a one size fits all, call centre, negative system attitude.

We know that you have many travel options, but we think you will find our approach and in particular are very candid and informative style, delightfully refreshing. We want you to make informed holiday decisions and we are here to assist.

Use our expertise to design something that suits your desires perfectly. We hope you enjoy reading our website. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our fantastic CHIC Locations.

Meet Our Passionate Team

Marie-Helene Rodriguez

25 years in travel, starting as a resort representative in the Caribbean, before rapidly progressing to become Regional Director for Puerto Rico, first in North America before moving to their European office in Madrid. She gained Hotel experience with The Sands Casino Group and Sunswept Resorts in St Lucia & Grenada, before joining Tropical Locations. Moved to WO Travel upon acquisition where she became General Manager of several brands, including Tropical, Kids in the Med and Harlequin. Founder member & Partner in Chic Locations. As you would expect from a French – Spanish – Lebanese background, MH is totally passionate about service and quality.

Darshi Chohan

16 years in travel, all with specialist tour operators. Starting with Pearls of the Orient, then Simply Tropix before being part of the original team at Tropical Locations. Moved across to WO Travel upon acquisition of Tropical Locations and consistently became one of their most valued and treasured staff. Joined David & Marie-Helene to form Chic Locations where she continues to entice clients and agents with her knowledge and passion for quality and value..

 

David Kevan

An industry veteran, yet still with a passion to discover new hotels and destinations, and a surprising trendsetter. Many years of experience, and regarded by many to have almost “Guru“ status given his encyclopaedic knowledge of the travel industry. Although sitting cross-legged for any length of time is now a challenge. Practical resort experience as a representative in the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean, a graphic design company in Singapore, and a founder member of some of the best-known specialist tour operators, including Tradewinds, Simply Tropix, Tropical Locations and now, probably his best, Chic Locations.

 

Sue Pryde

Another long-term travel professional, with over 20 years of tour operating experience, mainly to the Far East. Particularly knowledgeable on Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and in Malaysia the states of Sabah & Sarawak. And with a great personal affection for Burma (Myanmar), even before it became popular. In addition, Sue has practical sailing experience in the Mediterranean, and was one of a two-person crew from Greece to the UK via The Azores!

And behind the scenes:

And Carla Pinto, our financial controller. All the way from Porto, but now residing in London. Wonderfully accurate, to the finest decimal point

Family Holidays, Beach Retreats, Hide & Chic Getaways

 

Click for Booking Terms, Price Guides & Flight Information

All price guides are Per Person Sharing Double Room (Entry level), based on travel between May and/or June when prices are generally at their lowest and include promotional offers.

Supplements will probably apply at other times, particularly mid-summer in the Med, and for rooms and/or transfers arranged for single travellers.

For example, the Caribbean and Indian Ocean prices for winter can be approximately double the May – June level and about 50% more in Asia.

For the Mediterranean & Canary IslandsCaribbeanArabia and the Indian Ocean (except Sri Lanka) price guides generally include airfare and transfers.

*For Sri Lanka and Far East we show a per person per night hotel guide, excluding air fare, as arrangements tend to be individually tailored multi-centre itineraries.

Please refer to Travel Advice on our home page or look at www.fco.gov.uk as the Foreign Office may have issued specific destination information on safety and terrorism.

 

Click for our CHIC Locations Booking Terms & Conditions PDF

All of the holidays arranged by Chic Locations are fully bonded for your financial protection, with our
ABTA bond securing accommodation/land only holidays, and our ATOL licence (number 6389) protecting air inclusive holidays.