Leaders in Luxury

Leaders in Luxury will introduce some of the visionaries with a knack for anticipating the needs and wants of today’s elite travelers.

Jack Nicklaus on the Important Things in Life

By Roberta Naas

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Long ago nicknamed the Golden Bear, JackNicklaus, the now-77-year-old retired pro golfer, is widely recognized as one of the greatest of all time. Today he has a leading role in several businesses and in the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation. At the recent Presidents Cup,Nicklaus shared his thoughts on […]

Arturo Lomeli of Clase Azul on Tequila’s Magic

By Olivia Cuccaro

Gazing at the tequila shelf of a backlit bar, there’s one bottle that is nearly impossible to miss. It presents itself as a work of art, with an eye-catching edge over even the most intricate crystal decanters. The aesthetic appeal of Clase Azul tequila comes from its elongated, curved shape with a hand-painted motif and silver bell topper, but this […]

Matthew Girling on Collecting Jewelry at Auction

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Bonhams is the world’s fastest-growing auction house. Its global CEO and group head of jewelry, Matthew Girling, talks about why now is a good time to start collecting. Whenever I’m speaking at a dinner, the first question people ask me when they learn I’m the CEO of Bonhams is: […]

Patrick Rasquinet on La Prairie’s Pioneering Position

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. During a 30th anniversary celebration of its Skin Caviar moisturizer, La Prairie president and CEO Patrick Rasquinet speaks to Kristen Shirley about the challenges of balancing the company’s rich heritage while remaining a global pioneer in the beauty business and why La Prairie will never introduce a product geared […]

Maurice Hennessy on Family and Original XO Cognac

By Olivia Cuccaro

In the world of luxury, there are few houses as iconic as Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, or LVMH. The ‘H’ represents what has come to be arguably the most recognizable cognac in the world, so much so that songs are written about it and artists champ at the bit to impart their creativity on the decanter. As the eighth generation […]

James McKay on Citizenship by Investment

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Recognizing a gap in reliable information in the citizenship by investment industry, James McKay developed the CBI Index — a guide that provides accurate, up-to-date and unbiased data on all 12 current citizenship by investment programs. Citizenship by investment is a burgeoning industry that involves making a contribution to […]

Elite Traveler Celebrates Ultimate Gift Guide at Bonhams

On Thursday, November 30, Elite Traveler and renowned auction house Bonhams hosted an evening of cocktails with the Mexico Tourism Board to celebrate the Elite Collection: Ultimate Gift Guide. Jewelry and watch collectors, influencers, industry leaders and our readers joined Elite Traveler in celebrating the November/December issue at Bonhams New York on Madison Avenue.  The party was hosted by Matthew Girling, Global CEO […]

Paulo Bacchi, CEO of Artefacto, on Brazilian Design

By Olivia Cuccaro

Artefacto is a well-known name among interior designers and residents of the Miami area, but its roots are all Brazilian. Born out of São Paulo, the luxury furnishings and design firm evokes elements of its native country, such as natural materials and an organic color palette, in the sleek, high-end pieces that have found their way into the most luxurious […]

Nicolas Bos on Bringing Fairy Tales to Life

By Roberta Naas

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Holding the dual role of CEO and creative director of Van Cleef & Arpels, one of the world’s most respected jewelry and watch houses, is no easy feat, but as Roberta Naas discovers, Nicolas Bos does it with finesse. Incredibly passionate about jewelry, gemstones and craftsmanship, Nicolas Bos exudes […]

Andrea Scherz on the Evolution of Gstaad Palace

By Lauren Hill

With its illustrious history, grand facade and vantage point overlooking Gstaad, this palace hotel is one of Switzerland’s most iconic places to stay and one of the nation’s only remaining family owned and run luxury hotels. Having grown up with the hotel and since made his mark on the luxury property as general manager, Andrea Scherz is the third generation […]