About Us 

 

Whilst reading Hotel and Restaurant Management at Oxford Brookes University, Julia spent a year working at the world famous 5 star Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.  This gave her a taste for exceptional service and helped carve her future path.  On returning from Florida, she worked around her studies and helped with the pre-opening, set up and launch of the Westbourne Hotel in Notting Hill.

Upon graduation, Julia worked in the City as a Membership Sales Manager at the prestigious London Capital Club.  After a couple of years in the City Julia was approached to work for the luxury ski specialists, Descent International.  With a passion for skiing (and over 20 years’ experience of it) and a determination to work with the most exclusive companies, it was the perfect job.

Over the next 5 years the company grew from just 5 to 23 chalets across both France and Switzerland.  As a result, Julia's role developed, and included producing the infamous brochures, website development, marketing, managing agency relationships and hosting press trips and celebrity in-resort events.  In addition she was responsible for the sales team and targets and the day to day management of the London office.

Seeing the financial difficulty and resulting fragmentation of chalet operators spread across the luxury ski chalet industry, Julia saw the opportunity to help small companies grow by offering specialist sales and marketing consultancy on a freelance basis.  The company and contacts grew organically and alongside this she was able to use her expert knowledge and experience to match discerning clients with beautiful properties and ensure fantastic holidays.

Julia officially launched Summers & Winters in January 2009 and has worked tirelessly with industry specialists to grow the business since then.  Julia's skills were soon transferred to worldwide properties and private houses, thus providing a year round offering for both private clients and property owners.

Julia Summers

With a young family of her own, Julia really understands the needs and concerns of travelling with children.  This empathy has really helped to grow the bookings for the family market.  Properties are always considered with the smallest travelers in mind and most come with comprehensive lists of equipment, to help the packing process.

Julia has been lucky enough to combine her main passions in life, luxury travel, outstanding service and photography and would like to share these with you.

There is no charge for bookings via Summers & Winters and all advice is impartial.

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements, whether for your personal or professional needs.