At Lux Voyage, we do not believe in “ready-to-wear” travel.  We choose destination that will inspire you; we select where to stay for the experience and not just the bed; we help you discover a destination behind the scenes; and ensure that you experience it like an insider.

We are driven by the pleasure of connecting with our clients, understanding what they really value and exceeding their expectations.  We work closely with our clients to craft memorable itineraries and manage their journeys to ensure an exceptional experience.  Our Destination Connoisseurs are local gurus who have the contacts, experience and knowledge to give our clients access to those memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that enrich and inspire.

Virgi Schiffino

Virgi Schiffino is Founder and Private Travel Designer of Lux Voyage. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Virgi grew up in a family of foodies and hoteliers. A born entrepreneur, she started her own culinary business at eighteen, while pursuing her law degree.  Virgi went on to obtain a Master’s of Law Degree at Georgetown University and after an extended stint as an international corporate lawyer in New York with thousands of miles of global culinary journeys, she decided to pursue her true passion for food, travel and hospitality.

She and her husband, who is a chef, left the concrete jungle to run her family’s boutique hotel, Casa Bonita Tropical Lodge, an exclusive luxury eco hotel lodge and member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Back in the U.S.,Virgi founded Perfect Bite NYC, a food travel concierge dedicated to creating eatineraries – curated culinary experiences all around the world.  After four years creating experiences for a sophisticated global clientele, Perfect Bite NYC evolved into the full service private travel concierge that Lux Voyage is today.  Virgi lives in Philadelphia, with her husband and two kids.

Lisa Malla

Lisa Malla is Co-Owner and Private Travel Designer of Lux Voyage.  Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Lisa has been a world traveler her whole life.   She was designing custom trips for her own large family all over the world when she got hooked with the entrepreneurial bug.   Her natural passion and drive for planning unforgettable trips lead her to partner with Virgi, her lifelong friend.   Lisa’s specialities include multi-generational and family trips –like a family ancestry trip to Italy, ski trips in Europe and and African safaris.  She’s our resident guru for all things food and wine – be it a European road trip or vineyard hopping in Napa she’s got the insider connections to make your trip extraordinary! Lisa lives in the Dominican Republic with her husband and three boys.  Lisa speaks Italian, French, Spanish, and English.

Kiley Bates-Brennan

Kiley Bates-Brennan is a travel designer and writer at Lux Voyage Travel Design team. Growing up in small town California, Kiley didn’t step foot on an airplane until she was twenty years old. She exited that airplane in Paris and never stopped exploring.

With a background in fashion and public relations, Kiley spent the better part of seventeen years working with up-and-coming designers in New York City. After having her son, her family moved to Philadelphia, where she is thrilled to focus her balance of creativity and organization into bespoke travel design. Her favorite destinations include Syracusa, Sicily, and Cape Town, South Africa.  You can follow her adventures on Instagram: @kileygo.

Kairsten Nitsch

Kairsten Nitsch a travel designer and team coordinator at Lux Voyage. Kairsten grew up extremely close to her European heritage, participating in German language school and traditional folk dance at her local German-American Cultural Center. Since a young age, she has loved to travel and has a special interest in Europe and the Middle East. While living abroad in Vienna, she realized her passion for researching unique destinations, trip planning, and travel logistics. Kairsten lives in Chicago with her boyfriend and numerous houseplants.