Welcome and thank you for your interest in Marchay.
We are building a completely new model in travel, one based on a group of like-minded users joining together to create something fundamentally different and better than what has been available previously.
The initial inspiration came from a group of friends who used to work for large companies but left to start their own businesses in different fields. We all traveled frequently for work and leisure, and wanted to elevate these experiences.
Our solution was to re-create the travel benefits we enjoyed at our old firms (specifically, rates), but enhance it with personalized service, sophistication, curation, a love of travel and discovery, and a connection with other members. This is Marchay.
By coming together our members have benefits ranging from the practical of having proprietary rates and access to luxury hotels and other services, to more meaningfully being part of a platform that knows and understands you, has a person dedicated to you whom you can trust, which is focused exclusively on travel at the highest level, and which is made up of a community of people who travel as you do.
About our name. We started the business while based in Paris, and our name is a phonetic spelling of the French verb marcher, which can mean to work, to go, to move, to walk, or as a noun for “market.” The word has many uses but is generally distilled to a simple ça marche, or “that works for me.”
Similarly, we seek to bring together different elements–members, taste, service, resources, passion, technology, values–to create something simple and wonderful that works for everyone.
The Marchay Team