WHO WE ARE

DESIREE OVERHAGE

Co-Founder & Luxury Travel Advisor

Desiree is passionate about the travel industry and discovering the world in a way that showcases authentic destinations, encouraging travelers to fully immerse themselves in different cultures. She is half German and half Indonesian and has lived and worked in seven countries. With her attention to detail, she curates itineraries to places that are both far and unknown, enabling travelers to experience off-the-beaten-path destinations in ways they never imagined possible. Desiree is a luxury hotel expert and has held several leadership positions across Europe and Asia, working in prestigious establishments like Ritz Paris, Hotel Arts Barcelona, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, and The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo. She has been recognized in the industry several times for her outstanding professional attitude and excellent leadership skills, including the “30 Under 30” award by Travel Agent Central in 2020.

With all the experience she has gained abroad and her great understanding of how the travel business works, Desiree is dedicated to providing the best service experience for her select clients to create the most memorable moments of their lives.

CALVIN KANOHO

Co-Founder & Luxury Travel Advisor

Calvin travels the globe to enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes, and conversations with people in every destination. He loves learning about the history and current events of a location by seeking out scholarly tour guides and local businesses. He supports indigenous peoples and works with travel partners who contribute positively to their community. In 2018 he was recognized as a Trendsetter by Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine.

Raised in Kauai, Calvin began his education and career in the Hawaiian Islands, where he entered the hospitality business. Following a move to California, he worked in hotel operations at multiple locations including management positions with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Since then he has worked as a private estate manager and a consultant at a lifestyle concierge company. His continued fascination with the adventures and the service of specialized vacations led his career into the travel industry full-time. Calvin’s 20 years of service with C-level executives, entrepreneurs, and their family offices make him the go-to expert for luxury travel.

Julia MAREK

Luxury Travel Advisor

Julia’s passion for travel and culture was ignited early on while growing up in Europe. While travelling with her family to numerous foreign destinations, she quickly developed a deep appreciation for the wonders and beauty of this world and the local communities she frequented. 

Born and raised in Germany, she soon discovered her desire to explore the world beyond the European borders. After completing her Bachelor degree in Hospitality Management, Julia began her career as Family Ambassador at the prestigious Plaza Hotel in Manhattan. During her time in New York, she was recognized multiple times for her exceptional leadership. She continued to thrive in various leadership roles across several luxury brands, including Four Seasons and Fairmont. Her clients consisted of high-ranking Executives, Head of States and royal families, whom she managed with grace and enthusiasm.

With her talent of building and fostering relationships, as well as her professional integrity and commitment to excellence, Julia is thrilled to be part of the Inner Circle Travel Team and is eager to create exceptional experiences for her clients that go above and beyond their imagination.

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