"There is no question that an independent hotel can benefit from an affiliation with JCR. JCR is credible, reliable and delivers the results we look from a representation company. We appreciate our partnership with JCR, especially knowing that they are very selective with who they represent. It's also always a pleasure to hear from clients how highly they regard JCR."
Deborah Yager Fleming
Vice Chairman & Principal
Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach
"We first met Janine five years ago on a U.S. press trip she led to our previous property, Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco. One of the journalists had expressly sought “to experience a true local Hammam” in this little Berber village in the remote Atlas Mountains. Janine never tired of any challenge, and accompanied the journalist to experience this “authentic custom”.
At the time we did not anticipate that we would need Janine’s professional services for a property millions of miles away in the Caribbean. Le Toiny is a supreme luxury property, with an ADR in excess of US$1,000. As such, we need to ensure only the best representation.
The moment we signed Janine’s Sales & Marketing representation contract for Hotel Le Toiny she has been part of “our team”. Her wealth of experience, her knowledge of the North American travel market, her reactivity, her “fun nature” and openness, have been critical for Hotel Le Toiny regaining, and then edifice upon, its reputation in the travel - & media industry. The great professional network Janine has built up over the years is a testament to her work and recognition. She has been and is an asset for our property."
Dagmar & Guy Lombard
General Managers Hotel Le Toiny, St Barths
"I have known Janine since 2000 and in that time she has proven to be a unique and irreplaceable asset to Virgin Limited Edition. Janine has a wealth of experience and is very well connected both within the US luxury travel market and with the travel press. Her attention to detail, integrity and exclusive knowledge of the industry is second to none; she is a true professional with a bubbly and effervescent personality who I have always enjoyed working with. Janine has always delivered beyond expectation, even in the most challenging circumstances she remains calm and focused. Janine will be a tremendous asset to any company she works with in the future."
Managing Director, Virgin Limited Edition, London
“At the highest end of the travel industry, remaining relevant is a continual challenge – one that requires a fluid knowledge of special properties and experiences as well as the strongest relationships possible with our hotelier partners. Ultimately it’s about people, understanding them, stepping into others’ shoes and anticipating needs. Janine Cifelli and her team are unmatched in the human aspects of our business, so much so that she creates magic in her role as a bridge between me and the suppliers she represents. When I know that Jaj represents a property, regardless of my own relationship with that property, I feel an added sense of protection and access, not just in her ability to give candid, vivid insight that helps me communicate to my clients, but also in her creative flair for problem solving and meeting my clients’ most exacting requests.”
A Luxury Travel Consulting Firm
"Having had a professional relationship with Janine for over 20 years, we find it very interesting when asked to describe this relationship. As Internationally renowned hoteliers and hospitality development consultants, we have found that success comes in large part from the partnerships formed along the way. To trust in the opinion of a well respected peer and have irrevocable faith in their work ethic is priceless. Whether working on a project directly with Janine or checking in for that unbiased sounding board, her integrity, good heart and wealth of experience brings tremendous value to the task at hand. May our work continue to be enriched by the expertise and charm of this consummate professional."
Beverley and Shaun Matthews
Necker Island: Opening General Managers, Aman Resorts: General Managers, Twin Farms: Managing Directors, Hospitality Development Consultants: Proprietors
"In the past decade I have worked with hundreds of individuals in the travel industry, from public relations and communications professionals to sales people and hotel general managers, and few have been as professional and as much of a pleasure to work with as Janine Cifelli. Since I first met her while she was representing Sir Richard Branson's Limited Edition by Virgin hotel portfolio, and South Africa's Ulusaba in particular, I have made it a point to keep Janine at the front of my A-list rolodex. She also has the creativity to get done what others would dismiss as impossible, and even in the most challenging circumstances has never told me something cannot be done. I think this is because she sees the bigger picture. I for one know that whether I need information and assistance about one of Janine's clients or simply an expert worldview, she is the first one I will call."
Contributing Editor, Travel, Cigar Aficionado Magazine Contributing Editor, US Airways Magazine Contributing Editor, Elite Traveler Columnist, USA Today.com
Contributor: Men's Journal, Men's Health, Outside, American Way, New York Magazine, Boston Globe, Ritz Carlton Magazine, Airtran Magazine, Celebrated Living, Citigroup Pursuits, Radisson Voyageur, and many other publications.
"Ms. Cifelli represents properties on two of our recent prime time television programs for the Travel Channel; "Islands for Rent," and "Trista and Ryan's Honeymoon Hotspots." These programs include lengthy profiles of her client's properties; Necker Island and Ulusaba. Throughout both projects, Ms. Cifelli was creative, professional, responsive, and extremely focused on every detail of our production. As a result, we created two highly rated programs for our client and their large international viewer base, and in turn, Ms. Cifelli's clients received comprehensive and positive coverage from the airing of these shows Ms. Cifelli understands both the production business, and quite obviously, the luxury property business, and is unique in her ability to service both equally."
Director of Photography/Producer, CPG
"I have worked with Janine since 2000 and have found her to be a knowledgeable and professional industry colleague who at many times has been a mentor to me. Janine enjoys a high profile within the luxury travel industry and has earned respect from her industry peers. She displays skill, innovation and success across the key areas of sales, marketing and public relations. I always feel that you can best judge an individual or company by how they handle situations when the going gets tough and Janine certainly proved herself someone to be relied upon on these occasions with her positive outlook, flexibility and brilliant problem solving skills. This was often when one of Janine's other key strengths came into play — her extensive network of contacts that includes some of the brightest people in the business. Janine will be a welcome addition to any company she works with."