Gloria is an industry-recognized, award-winning travel advisor and passionate about new experiences, inspiring clients, and hotel openings.

Over the past decade, Gloria has been creating memorable travel experiences for her clients; planning travel with a unique, creative, and stylish approach, and always adding personal touches. Gloria prides herself on focusing on the finer details, including spreadsheets, technology, food, fashion, people, beautiful things, and landscapes that take her breath away.

After being exposed to some of the most incredible travel experiences in this world, she became a self-professed travel expert. She believes that amazing architecture, inspiring design, memorable customer service, and a bed to melt into, can make all the difference to experiencing travel.

Gloria has served on the Virtuoso pre-opening board for Rosewood Hong Kong and JOALI Being in the Maldives, allowing her to bring her knowledge in luxury travel to the table.

What has been your most memorable travel experience to date?

Almost bumping into an elephant while staying at Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka! I walked out of my luxury tent to the pool and spotted this beautiful elephant heading my way. The staff told me to return to my tent and stay there until he passed. I then watched him gracefully walk past, through my floor-to-ceiling tent window–it was magic! From there we tracked him again while in the care of their field guides.

What destination or hotels do you go back to again and again?

I am obsessed with those Maldives blues! It is a destination I have both honeymooned in and travelled to with friends. There’s nothing quite like the luxury of the resorts there and how truly unique they are. When I’m there, I wake up every morning to watch the spectacular sunrise–of course, the sunsets are just as good. The water is truly out of this world; not only are there fifty shades of blue and there is something about the ocean that instantly calms me.

Travel Tip

  • Always travel with a cotton or cashmere scarf–you can use it as a blanket on the plane, as a shawl when it gets cooler, a sarong when poolside, or even a picnic blanket when you want to take a moment and sit down.