Festivity Issue A/W’18 Travel Cover
& Exclusive Interview By Hezra Martinez
“All luxury travel experiences boast similar ideals: excellent service, abounding amenities and lavish accommodations. While they very rarely disappoint, most properties hardly match the level of passion for hospitality found in the Lauren Berger Collection.
Lauren Berger prides herself on offering superb accommodations. Over the years Lauren has cultivated a keen talent for creating elegant, luxurious environments and assembled an impeccable collection of luxury rental properties.
Found in prestigious locations around the world, each home is an expression of Lauren’s meticulous approach to hosting and entertaining. Elegant, lavish, sophisticated and comfortable; these properties were originally intended for Lauren’s closest friends and relatives to utilize and she now extends that privilege to her clients.
As a guest of the Lauren Berger Collection properties, you will develop a personal relationship with the individuals who are ready and waiting to serve you time and time again including Lauren herself. The staff is hand-picked and most of the team has been with her for decades. Every detail and desire is carefully intuited ahead of time and each property offers a plethora of services and privileges.
The gratitude Lauren feels towards the people in her life who have helped bring this dream to fruition – her husband, her family – is manifested in the extreme care and love with which she presents her homes. This graciousness nature is even more evident in her generous hospitality and desire to create a home away from home” for each of her guests. That is why those who select to stay at one of the Lauren Berger Collection consistently choose to return year after year.”
The Exclusive Interview Follows for The 7th Magazine’s Festivity Issue with Lauren Berger:
An Angel with Heavenly Sites, The Lauren Berger Collection.
Why did you decide to develop a company centered around luxury rental properties?
I didn’t decide on developing a company centered around luxury rentals, it happened organically. My husband is one of the top dental implant doctors in the world and was trained by Dr. Raphael Cherchev, known as the godfather of Dental Implantology who worked on the Normandy Day invasion soldiers. After my husband operated on his patients that came to see him from around the world, he would bring them home for us to take care.
The most wonderful thing you can say to a guest is – “Please stay a while”. I am thrilled to say Lauren Berger Collection was born.
The Lauren Berger Collection has various locations, from the Caribbean to Europe, what is the next location you would like to work in? Why?
I would love to be in Sweden & Australia. My husband & I have many friends from there who have truly become family.
What were the initial stages of developing The Lauren Berger Collection? What were some of the hardships you had to overcome? What parts of the process did you enjoy?
But I never gave up.
Your website states, “Lauren treats every guest as an extended family member” why is it important for you to identify your clients as family?
My favorite is my own home in West Hampton. It has been known in town as the “Happy Home”. It’s a home that has made everyone who has ever stayed there feel it’s their very own.
What/who has influenced you the most in your life? How has this inspired your career?
My mother has been my rock. I watched her take care of my family with love and every fiber in her body. She never gave up, She never gave in. My husband who believes the only thing worth living for is people and the relationship you build with them. When you are lucky enough to grow up with the two most important people in your life that you are influenced by, you grow up getting what it takes to have a life like no other.
Where do you envision the Lauren Berger Collection five years from now?