Our paradigm is based on the wisdom of how to support the productivity and location protection of independently traveling US-friendly dignitaries. We incorporate business-pertinent innovations to mitigate each contradiction within a conundrum of
We are foremost a service for facilitating peaceful progress in the midst of sensitive complexities. There are boutique providers of hospitality for almost every niche, and there are many luxury hotels that offer beautiful facilities. For our client niches, hospitality represents a major theater of critical risks to mitigate. Our provisions of day-to-day hospitality services have some conceptual similarities to cultural attaches needing to perform the mindless trivialities of their OCs, in addition to their serious, intensively complex burdens.
Countersurveillance necessitates a completely different paradigm of hospitality from traditional hotels—with heavy reliance on direct personal service by broadly and deeply skilled professionals. The mass-volume, efficient-procedure, visually prominent structures of traditional hotels are contradictory to location confidentiality and various protections.
There are no standardized inventories of rooms with which an adversary can infiltrate you or your accommodations. The normal ability to exploit vulnerabilities of housekeeping is bypassed, and there is no mechanism for renting an adjacent room. Indeed, there is no reasonable way to track you by name or other means, and there is no simply is no hotel to target.
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We must accept the realistic stance that our elimination of most vulnerabilities is certainly safer than nothing. For example, the sizes and mixes of uses of luxury buildings with condominiums, particularly near the Las Vegas Strip, inevitably includes some common areas, but, even if a client wants to stay in the middle of the action, our methods mitigate most risks. Our Signature and Executive Collection services are structured to support you as an HVI package. A client of ours who upholds anonymity and common-sense careful behaviors would therefore be at the caliber inherently of a hard target—and categorically beyond the concentrated resources of almost any civilian adversary.
In addition to tradecraft protections that we do not advertise, a few mitigating examples of our security pertain to bypassing customary security breaches: 24-hour anonymous room service, private full-service arrival with no front desk, anonymous chauffeuring, and anonymous dry cleaning.
Pretty spas and restaurants that artistically present rabbit food are fashionable vanities, but lives, livelihoods, and families depend on the critical health and strength of leaders in business, important professions, and society. Therefore, like any good Chief of Staff or head of security, we proactively assert and sustain support for you with medical coordination, while carefully compartmentalizing information and circumstances to prevent adversaries from exploiting any downtime or limitations.
Many of the stresses typical of safehouses can be mitigated, but the sources of those stresses are usually ignored by hardened keepers who dismiss matters of comfort as being frivolous. Particularly for our core markets, we have learned the wisdom of the opposite approach, with practical and important benefits.
Safehouses around the world are largely a mix of semi-abandoned government structures, moldy basements of embassies, austerely cramped mobile homes and temporary structures, simple rooms in churches and synagogues, filthy converted barns (not to be confused with Perry's Schoolhouse, home to still-adorable Future Farmers of America), and forsaken slums.
Public media predominantly portrays diplomatic life as lavish and immersed in unrestricted obsequiousness, but that usually only applies to pre-planned, low-risk travel by less than one percent of the highest-budget officials in the world. When a dignitary, HVI, or friendly asset needs to stay in a safehouse while traveling independently, his or her many stresses are normally compounded by the inefficiencies and extreme limitations of amenities and resources. Focus, productivity, and rest are usually dampened by a disconcerting lack of maintenance. There is usually minimal flexibility for productivity needs or preferences for comfort. Ironic to some newcomers of the role description of a safehouse keeper, any housekeeping would usually only be done with begrudging inconsistency by a man whose only good cleaning habits pertain to his firearms. If there is a commissary or other secure on-site market, frozen dinners are often the most pleasant cuisine that is safely and conveniently available, regardless of whether at one's own expense.
Please click here regarding our focus on providing greater real-world security from major threats, without the consumer-level requirements for ID and other simplistic protections of hotels, which were primarily established to prevent towel thefts and similar hotel losses.
The majority of our clients are financiers and executives, and our second largest market consists of high-profile individuals. Regardless of business covers, we would not know—and we deliberately avoid requirements for documentation that could build breadcrumbs for knowing—whether someone possibly works for State, DoD, OGA, or a contractor thereof. Please click here regarding the hypothetical interim use of our services by the US for low-security foreign assets and other friendlies who do not have clearances.
We maintain safehouse concepts of unpredictable, inconsistent locations, with low-profile physical presence. To enable access to business and high-profile clients without compromising clients' confidentiality, we cannot not have security-cleared facilities. Our methods of security are primarily based on the safehouse paradigm of maintaining a low profile, not the fortress paradigm. Please click here for more information about our facilities.
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Hotel rooms, civilian residences, and home guest arrangements usually involve ceaseless vigilance, dangerously awkward interactions, limitations on special resources and services, and variably convoluted procedures outside the home—all of which detract from the productivity, persona of confident leadership, and focus that would be necessary for an executive, dignitary, high-profile individual, or financier to achieve his or her objectives of the trip or interim station.
Most people who work in hospitality never extend the personal risks or sacrifice that are routine for clandestine HVI protection, and most never experience the honor of presenting solace to someone who has endured the profound, largely unrecognized burdens of service and duty in the Western/Israeli IC. We treasure the deep sighs of relief expressed by clients, assets of US interests, family members, dignitaries, and other good people, and we are particularly thrilled when we can provide a pleasant environment that restores a well-deserved sense of joyous R&R.
For clients who are visibly recognizable by the general public, or whose adversaries are sufficiently funded and/or determined to apply HUMINT at the destination, we minimize exposure to the customary common areas of hotels. Hotels are pleasant and convenient venues to sit and people-watch—and that includes adversaries, sensationalist social-media gossips with too much time on their hands, and Paparazzi. A traditional hotel is designed with elements that support hours of unrestrained people-watching and eavesdropping by almost any interested member of the public. Confidential information can be directly learned simply via eavesdropping or feigned conversations (especially against soft-target visitors of yours or by basic tradecraft such as wearing a uniform and carrying a clipboard.)
Many hospitality jobs at hotels are immediately and easily available, with notoriously high turnover and data-only instant background checks. As an employee, there are countless means to manipulate scenarios for access to your driver's license information (or for you to hand it over willingly), for your credit card (not usually for credit card fraud, but instead to be able to manipulate your card issuer for monitoring your card activity), to feign excuses for calls to your room and for informative conversations with you—and, of course, for access to your room. With access to your room, a variety of unnoticeable (even by counterintelligence officers—to the point that a bugsweep would be futile in most environments) wormholes can be perniciously opened.
Amateurs, investment fund consultants, private investigators, Paparazzi, and others reliably obtain room numbers of targets when they stay in hotels. Again, these are merely examples of some of the least sophisticated, lowest potency methods.
Knowing your room number enables a wide variety of simple techniques that are frequently deployed, even amateur adversaries.
Now that you have a basic perspective, common sense would inevitably conjure some additional risks. A few seconds of initial thoughts can enable any amateur to identify vulnerabilities, which leads us to the thesis of this page that professional tradecraft is too effective and too swift for the porousness of customary hospitality. The perpetual effort of trying to plug holes under these conditions would be futile, and would distract you from your primary business objectives. Indeed, the efforts themselves would be self-defeating, drawing self-validating attention that you are a valuable bogey with observable soft-target methods, and would paint a map for adversaries of your vulnerabilities and opportunities.
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Regardless of your method of placing your reservation, or whether you have any special requests, the individualization of each occasion of services necessitates that you please contact Dignitary Discretion no later than the day that you place your reservation.
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Conditions and limitations apply for complimentary services. Separate fees and overriding agreements are required for professional services, meetings, and private offices. Please click here for more information, or please contact us for details regarding your needs, particular packages, and reservation arrangements.
Services and inclusions vary based on the type of service package. In-suite/in-villa services are limited to Executive Luxury and other packages in our Executive Collection. Exclusions apply to specially discounted packages. Please click here for more information.
Advance scheduling is required for on-site services, conference rooms, and private offices. Please contact us for private customization to fulfill your sophisticated needs. We specialize in sensitive complexities.