HOW TRAVELING WITH 700,000 HEURES WORKS
(700000heures.com) is a membership club that gives access to a series of experiencerich trips curated by hotel impresario Thierry Teyssier. Guests will be lodged in private accommodations around the world, from mansions to houseboats. The Puglia, Italy, project, which ran September–October 2018, is based at a single property; others, like
Cambodia (November 2018–April 2019), will encompass two or more accommodations.
Membership in Teyssier's club is available on the website, or guests can book via one of 50 travel agents, including T+L A-List members Local Foreigner (localforeigner. com) and Matueté (matuete.com). You don't need to join 700,000 Heures if you book through an agent, as they pay a fee that gives all their clients membership privileges.
There are four levels of membership, each named after a nomadic tribe. Most members will opt for the most basic,
Awa, which requires a US$2,340 entry fee and an annual fee of US$585 for two people.
All-inclusive daily rates range from US$1,755 to US$2,105 for two people, depending on the destination. Membership fees are deducted from the cost of trips taken, in the form of a 20 percent discount on members' bills when they check out.