Experiencing Eleven Experience

Courtesy Eleven Experience

Luxury properties geared toward the adventurous—yet discerning—traveler.

Chad Pike—a 41-year-old senior managing director and vice chairman of Blackstone Europe—came up empty in his search for the ultimate vacation, so (naturally) he created his own. Eleven Experience, his new collection of global luxury properties, caters to people like him: Thrill-seekers who want the rush of adventure without sacrificing all the amenities of a five-star resort. Already, the flagship in Crested Butte, Colorado, has drawn guests whose idea of luxury is spending hours shredding through snow before a fireside dinner customized by a personal chef; three new properties, one in the English countryside, another in the French Alps and a third in the Bahamas, will follow this year. Packages start at $12,500 a night for ten; 866-479-4677; elevenexperience.com.