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.

Ole Sivertsen on New Luxury Brand, PRIVA by Global Eagle

During the Monaco Yacht Show we sat down with Global Eagle’s Senior Vice President of Maritime Ole Sivertsen to talk about their newly established luxury brand, PRIVA by Global Eagle. Established in order to bring the at-home experience to customers whether on land at their private villa or island, at sea on their yacht, or in the air on board their private […]

Bob Seidel of Alerion Aviation on Future Trends

By Lauren Hill

Private jet provider Alerion Aviation facilitates an exceptional level of travel in all corners of the world, while striving to keep ahead of the latest innovations and changing expectations. The company’s CEO Bob Seidel talks to us about the evolution of private aviation and what trends we can expect to see going forward. How do you feel private aviation has […]

Jess Latimer On What Makes a Luxury Hotel

By Will Grice

Cape View Clifton is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and idyllic places to stay in all of South Africa. Overlooking the Cape Town cliff side, the hotel focuses on offering guests a place to stay where home comforts are key. Owned and run by Jess Latimer, a born and bred South African now living in London, the […]

Nota Bene Co-Founder Anthony Lassman on Luxury Travel

By Lauren Hill

Founded and run by the husband and wife team, Anthony and Elaine Lassman, the bespoke travel consultancy Nota Bene Global draws on the Lassmans’ passion for discovery of the world’s most extraordinary places at the highest level. As every minute detail is taken care of, each trip they create ensures fluidity and luxury in even the world’s most remote destinations. […]

Jean-Christophe Babin on Leading a Diverse Company

By Roberta Naas This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Heading up one of the world’s foremost luxury brands is no easy task, especially when that brand’s portfolio spans five different product categories, including hotels. However, Roberta Naas finds that Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bulgari, has risen to the challenge, and is steering the company on […]

Silvio Denz on The Art of Living

By Katherine Houston From an early age, Swiss entrepreneur Silvio Denz has been exposed to fine art and craftsmanship through the family fragrance and cosmetics business. His father was also well known for his extensive art collection and love of fine wines. Studies in finance and marketing in Switzerland and the US aided his knowledge of entrepreneurship and a natural […]

Philippe Brown of Brown+Hudson on Traveling Differently

By Lauren Jade Hill When you leave your travel plans in a tour operator’s hands, it’s not often you get the chance to meet Desmond Tutu or set out on a private tour of Iceland with a James Bond producer. But this is exactly the kind of experience Brown + Hudson provides, having meticulously created each person’s bespoke itinerary based […]

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Elite Traveler Celebrates Top 50 Watches at Wempe

On Thursday, September 28, Elite Traveler hosted an evening of cocktails with renowned New York watch retailer Wempe to celebrate the Elite Collection Top 50 Watches. Watch collectors, influencers, industry leaders and our readers joined Elite Traveler in toasting the September/October issue at the Fifth Avenue flagship.  The party was hosted by Ruediger Albers, President of Wempe USA, and Kristen Shirley, Luxury Editorial Director of Elite Traveler. […]

Director of Blending Sandy Hyslop on Royal Salute’s Whisky Legacy

By Lauren Jade Hill The director of blending for Royal Salute, Sandy Hyslop, talks to Elite Traveler about his role in creating new blends for the prestigious Scotch whisky brand, the responsibility he holds in continuing the distillery’s legacy and the latest product to look out for in time for the festive season. What led to you becoming director of […]

Chris Burch on Making a Difference

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Lauren Holmes speaks to Chris Burch, CEO of Burch Creative Capital, about his new venture in Indonesia, making a connection with his workforce and giving something back to the communities in which his businesses thrive. It’s Saturday night at Nihi Sumba Island, the world-class lodge set on the remote […]