The festive season is fast approaching and, for family offices, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable holiday period requires strategic planning, especially when hiring staff ahead of the holiday season. It’s…
As the rising temperature and lighter evenings show, summer is tantalisingly close, meaning holidays are just around the corner. You can almost smell the salty air and sun tan lotion. As the anticipation of your imminent break from everyday life rises, know that if you haven’t yet hired your household staff you might not get that all-important break you really need. Hiring domestic help for your holiday home will alleviate the stress of keeping things clean, organising childcare, cooking and travel. Your Private PA can of course coordinate this and ensure your household staff work seamlessly together – both at home and abroad.
These are some of the ways you can benefit from private staff in your holiday home:
A Private Chef to cater for your friends and family
Managing the food shopping and cooking a meal is not suited to everyone, especially if you’re hosting a large group on holiday. The benefit of hiring a Private Chef while you’re on holiday ensures that you can enjoy a relaxing day and come back to a perfect evening with friends and family that’s been organised ahead of time. You can arrange a menu alongside the Chef if you prefer, or alternatively let them surprise you with carefully-prepared local ingredients and paired wine, all tailored to your party’s dietary requirements and preferences.
Ensure the house is always guest-ready with a Housekeeper
A Housekeeper, employed either part-time or full-time, can contribute significantly to the comfort of your second home. If they’re employed on a permanent basis, they’ll only need to visit the property a few days each week to ensure that the house is always prepared for guests, no matter how last-minute the trip might be. While you’re staying in the house, you might wish to increase their hours to relieve yourself of any cleaning or laundry burdens too.
A Driver for stress-free travel
A Private Chauffeur can play an instrumental role in easing the travel stresses to and from airports while leaving you safe in the knowledge that you can start unwinding as soon as you take off. If you’re planning on visiting wineries or enjoying long lunches / dinners away from the house, a Chauffeur also means you can relax and enjoy a drink too. If you enjoy driving and have a larger group of people to coordinate, a Private Driver can also help with getting everyone to one venue at the same time.
A Lifestyle Manager to plan your schedule
If you lead a busy life, hire a Lifestyle Manager to organise your trip for you. They will manage any restaurant reservations, outings, events, or appointments and take the stress out of holidaying with a large group. The itinerary can be as flexible or as planned as you wish but it just means all you (and your guests) need to do is turn up and enjoy your break.
A Wellness Instructor to protect your zen
Whether you’re a yogi or a pilates pro, a private instructor will guarantee you stay on track with your practice whilst away from home and leave you feeling even more refreshed and energised on your return home.
Tiger Private sources experienced household staff, uniquely matched to your bespoke requirements. Contact us today for more information.