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Tom Cloherty

Tom Cloherty
PHONE: 020 3588 6029


Having enjoyed a variety of roles in the travel industry from working as a travel agent on the high street, being ground crew at Gatwick Airport and also cabin crew for British Airways, I have been lucky enough to globe trot around the world.

My passion now lies in creating luxurious as well as memorable holidays whether it be a tailor made itinerary around the Far East, a honeymoon beach escape in the Caribbean or a fly drive holiday around New England.

Where I have travelled recently

Where I have travelled recently

My most recent holidays have been to the Maldives and also, New York and Barbados on a twin centre holiday. Barbados has all the glitz and glamour you would expect, with world-class restaurants and Sandy Lane, perhaps the finest hotel in the Caribbean.
Most Memorable Experience

Most Memorable Experience

Enjoying sunset cocktails for two on the runway at the Desroches Island in the Seychelles - the ultimate romantic experience! I also love seeing nature so the orang-utans in Borneo were a treat.
My Favourite Destination

My Favourite Destination

This tends to depend on what kind of holiday I am looking for. If it's unashamed luxury and escapism I'm after, then I love the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos and the Seychelles. The Caribbean, as a whole, is one of my favourite places - every island is so different so you can keep on returning and experiencing something new. For the best city break, however long it may be, I return time and time again to New York, Boston and Dubai. New York is and remains a special destination for me, with the best shopping, restaurants and attractions.
My Favourite Accommodation

My Favourite Accommodation

It is really impossible to pick just one hotel so my favourite combination would have to be in the island of St Lucia. Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort is quite simply outstanding. The staff, location, dining and accommodation are all the top of the top. Combined with the elegant rustic design of Boucan by Hotel Chocolat, this is my perfect way to enjoy the island.

Destination Expertise & Hotels Visited

AnguillaCuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa | Viceroy Anguilla
AntiguaBlue Waters Resort & Spa | Carlisle Bay | Curtain Bluff | Galley Bay Resort And Spa | Hermitage Bay | Inn At English Harbour | Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort | Nonsuch Bay | St James's Club & Villas | Sugar Ridge | Verandah Resort and Spa
BarbadosBougainvillea Beach Resort | Cobblers Cove | Colony Club by Elegant Hotels | Coral Reef Club | Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels | Fairmont Royal Pavilion | Little Arches Boutique Hotel | Little Good Harbour | Mango Bay | Ocean Two | Saint Peter's Bay | Sandy Lane | Sea Dream Yacht Club | Tamarind by Elegant Hotels | The Atlantis | The Crane | The House by Elegant Hotels | The Sandpiper | Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels
British Virgin IslandsBitter End Yacht Club | Crystal Clear Yacht Charter | Oil Nut Bay | Peter Island Resort | Rosewood Little Dix Bay
CubaBlau Privilege Cayo Libertad | Blau Varadero | Cayo Levisa | Eurostars Cayo Santa Maria | Hotel Florida | Hotel Raquel | Hotel San Miguel | Hotel Saratoga | Hotel Telegrafo | Hotel Terral | Iberostar Ensenachos | Iberostar Grand Hotel | Iberostar Laguna Azul | Iberostar Parque Central | Iberostar Playa Alameda | Iberostar Tainos | Iberostar Varadero | La Ermita | La Moka | La Union | Marques de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal | Melia Buenavista | Melia Cayo Coco | Melia Cayo Guillermo | Melia Cayo Santa Maria | Melia Cohiba | Melia Las Americas | Melia Las Antillas | Melia Marina Varadero | Melia Peninsula Varadero | Melia Santiago De Cuba | Memories Jibacoa | Palacio de O'Farril | Paradisus Princesa Del Mar | Paradisus Rio de Oro | Paradisus Varadero | Royal Hicacos Resort & Spa | Royalton Cayo Santa Maria | Santa Isabel | Sol Cayo Largo | Sol Rio de Luna y Mares | Star Flyer
DominicaFort Young | Jungle Bay Resort and Spa | Rosalie Bay Resort | Secret Bay
Dominican RepublicDreams La Romana Resort & Spa | Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana | Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana | Zoetry Agua Punta Cana
GrenadaCalabash Grenada | Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa | Spice Island Beach Resort
JamaicaJamaica Inn | Secrets St James Montego Bay | Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay
St BarthsEden Rock | Hotel Christopher
St Kitts & NevisNisbet Plantation Beach Club | Ottley's Plantation Inn
St LuciaAnse Chastanet

ItalyBauer Hotel | Bauer Il Palazzo

Far East
Malaysia Bunga Raya Island Resort | Casa del Mar | Four Seasons Langkawi | Gaya Island Resort | Gayana Eco Resort | Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La | Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa, Langkawi | Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur | Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa | Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort | Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa | The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort | The Danna Langkawi | The Datai Langkawi | Traders Kuala Lumpur

Indian Ocean
MaldivesCocoa Island | Niyama
MauritiusConstance Belle Mare Plage Resort & Villas | Constance Le Prince Maurice | Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa | Hotel 20 Degrees Sud | Le Touessrok | One & Only Le Saint Geran | Paradis Hotel & Golf Club | The Oberoi Mauritius | The Residence Mauritius
SeychellesBanyan Tree Seychelles | Coco de Mer and Black Parrot Suites | Constance Ephelia Resort | Constance Lemuria Resort | Desroches Island | Sainte Anne Resort and Spa

MexicoBanyan Tree Mayakoba | Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun | Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun | Secrets The Vine Cancun | Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya

Middle East
DubaiBanyan Tree Al Wadi | Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach | Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa | One & Only Royal Mirage | Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Resort & Spa

North America
USAGansevoort Park Avenue

Tom Testimonials

A Cook says:

We always book with you because we love all your suggestions and have enjoyed all our previous holidays with you. We feel like we are on holiday from the minute we leave home everything is so well organised and there is no stress. Since travelling with Western & Oriental the service and treatment in our hotels has been exceptional.

January 30, 2015
K Carruthers says:

We had a fantastic time, our hotels were excellent and everything went according to plan. Thank you, Tom Cloherty and everyone at Western & Oriental.

January 22, 2015
W Harris says:

We had such a great time that we're almost tempted to break our rule of never going to the same place twice!

January 17, 2015
Review items:  Melia Cayo Coco    
Mr & Mrs Everson says:

Everything was excellent

January 12, 2015
L Paynter says:

Tom Cloherty was so helpful and booked us a holiday to remember, it was really great & value for money as well, well worth upping our flight & 1st hotel.

December 9, 2014
H Barnes says:

As usual Tom was fantastic when organising everything. Thank you, it was a great holiday. 

November 17, 2014
P Howe says:

As usual all was impeccably arranged, including the transfer from Verona Airport. The hotel was lovely and in a perfect location for exploring Verona.

November 7, 2014
Colin Percival says:

Thank you to all who organised it for us. Tom is, notwithstanding, the absolute best travel agent we have ever dealt with. Beyond professional, patient and knowledgeable, we were left with the feeling that going above and beyond is "the standard" for his customers and were blown away with his service. So well done Tom, and thanks for an outstanding holiday, we'll be in touch shortly about our next trip.

October 22, 2014
Mark Brady says:

I wouldn’t normally find the time to thank somebody that we booked a holiday through. I can only say that the holiday you organised for us was absolutely faultless. From the lounge at Heathrow, the flights and all the transfers were excellent. We were totally spoilt by both hotels. The Banyan Tree upgraded us to a suite and treated us to a bottle of bubbly. The service at the Banyan Tree was exceptional and it was perfectly located. The extras in the club lounge were a really good benefit. The Melati Beach was also special. They also treated us to a bottle of Prosecco and made up the room special for our anniversary, We thought the hotel may have been a little quiet after arriving but it really grew on us. The staff were brilliant, they couldn’t have treated us better. The food at both restaurants was of a very high quality. The All-Inclusive option worked out really well and they did include wine by the glass! Thank you for organising such a good holiday for us. Were so happy, we would like you to look at organising our next holiday in March 2015.

October 13, 2014
Elizabeth Minshaw says:

Thank you again for organising my fantastic holiday! Tom Cloherty is the most friendly, efficient and fun agent I have had the pleasure to deal with. He organised my trip down to a tee and everything went perfectly smoothly with absolutely no problems whatsoever. The Bodyholiday is a dream resort too and I can't wait to go back! Some of my friends who have travelled with other agencies had a few issues but I can't speak highly enough of Tom and Western & Oriental.

September 23, 2014
Review items:  The BodyHoliday    
Guy Riddell says:

A fantastic resort, amazing location directly on the beach - the Sea Grape suites were amazing. Great food, spa and facilities.The service from all of the staff was amazing, within a few days they would all call you by name! Can't wait to return.

July 15, 2014
Emma W says:

Hotel Monaco Chicago was really nice it was clean, comfy and in a good central location. This was recommended to us by Tom. I liked the art deco style. We then went to Montana for a ranch holiday at Lonesome Spur ranch. The accommodation was good, due to being on a ranch you can imagine it will get dirty during your week there. There is no house keeping, but that was not an issue for me. The Ranch is fantastic and so are the people, it is a working ranch so you can really get stuck in. The food was home cooked and have a good standard. I would recommend this holiday to people who don't mind, dirt, being on the go outdoors and that don't need all the frills of a luxury holiday. I had a great time with guests that I met there and the staff on the ranch. We were also driven about to places which was real bonus and allowed us to see more of the area. 

July 14, 2014
Pauline Wincott says:

 Excellent service from start to finish, hotel's couldn't do enough to make our stay perfect, plenty of sunbeds and pool attendents that just appeared to move your umbrella, we can't thank Western & Oriental enough for all their help and support. Thank you for a lovely holiday already booked again for August. 

April 24, 2014
Review items:  Bangkok    
David Pennock says:

Just a brief note to say that our holiday was a great success and the organisation worked perfectly. We were particularly grateful that Western & Oriental was able to get us into the Saratoga in Havana which was a good hotel with excellent service from the staff. All other hotels were excellent and airline connections worked well. You service was also first class.

March 12, 2014
Elaine Smith says:

The hotel suited us completely. The information provided by Tom Cloherty was superb. He had first hand knowledge, which when making enquiries about the hotel was able to answer all of my queries and made me decide to book the hotel.


December 6, 2013
Carl Ryder says:

This was our second visit to Sandy lane so we knew it would be fantastic, which again it was. The service, food and attention to detail was everything we expected.

November 22, 2013
Review items:  Sandy Lane    
Patrick Diamond says:

Just to say thank you for arranging a super trip. Amanpulo was sensational. We were upgraded from a two bed villa to a four bed villa. The private chef and butler service was first class as we're the restaurants when we ventured out.As an island it was truly as your colleague described it. It can hold no more than 100 guests so it feels very exclusive.

We would go back again in the drop of a hat. 4 p's - pristine, private, peaceful and professional. This allied to Filipino staff who were warm and always eager to help makes it a winner in our book.

Well done Tom.

November 5, 2013
Review items:  
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