The ultimate guide to every major destination, for the elite traveler. Join us as we tour the world’s best hotels, the finest restaurants and all of the world’s leading luxury travel offerings.

Four Irresistible Cocktails to Travel For

By Olivia Cuccaro

This story originally appeared in the Elite Traveler Luxury Escapes Edition 2017/2018. Whether lazing on the beach listening to lapping waves or tucked away by the fireplace, the right cocktail can turn a great moment into a perfect one. When the flavors evoke the destination itself and the mixologist uses local ingredients, it adds to the sense of place and creates a […]

Azure Spa: A Beautiful Addition To Alphonse Island

By Dorothy Musariri

The recently launched Azure Spa, Alphonse Island, combines a stunning backdrop with a variety of massages, facials, beauty treatments, and therapies using oils inspired by the island itself. Experienced therapists will only use 100 per cent, carefully selected, locally produced and organic Yi-King products. These are classified according to each guest’s Master Element, which is determined by their date of […]

Cocktail of the Week: PDT Hong Kong

By Olivia Cuccaro

Bad Hunter at PDT, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong 1.5 oz Chivas Regal 12 whisky 1 oz Fernet Hunter 1/2 oz lemon juice 1/4 oz ‘dragon eye’ syrup 1 oz Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut champagne To create this cocktail of the week, simmer 32 oz simple syrup with 8 oz longan fruit (also known as ‘dragon eye’) over […]

The Ultimate Luxury Festival Guide

By Dorothy Musariri

When you think of festivals your mind might jump to portaloos, muddy fields and warm cups of beer, but with Elite Traveler’s luxury festival guide, you can expect yachts, king-size beds, 24-hour room service and Michelin-starred chefs. Anchored – Mediterranean June 7th – 12th 2018 Climb aboard the Vision of the Seas cruise ship for the Anchored music festival, hosted […]

The Ultimate Way to Chase the Northern Lights

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Iceland’s Thrihnukagigur (roughly translated to ‘three peaks crater’) volcano, on the center of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, last erupted over 4,000 years ago. Today, the inside of Thrihnukagigur is a vast solidified-magma chamber with a floor area the size of three basketball courts and a height nearly three times that […]

Spa of the Week: St. Regis Iridium Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro

Just last year, the St. Regis portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts expanded with the addition of a new oasis: St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. Set over the blue-green waters of the Indian Ocean, the idyllic property is home to a 19,913-sq-ft wellness sanctuary. With the calm ocean breeze blowing through sliding-glass doors and views of the stunning sea setting […]

The Biggest Hotel Transformations of 2018

By Lauren Hill

Each year brings with it a number of highly anticipated hotel openings and 2018 is certainly no exception. But among this year’s grand openings, it’s some of those making a return that stand out the most, with renovation projects and major upgrades that promise an even more luxurious stay. These are the biggest hotel transformations of 2018. Raffles Singapore SINGAPORE […]

Elite Traveler Has Partnered With Tourism Australia

As any of our readers will tell you – Elite Traveler is dedicated to providing new and exciting inspiration for the most luxurious escapes on the planet, which is why we are excited to announce our partnership with Tourism Australia. Focusing on bringing you news about the greatest adventures you can have down under, our partnership with Tourism Australia will […]

Guide to Lisbon

By Irvina Lew This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Lisbon’s delights are best seen from the maze of cobblestone streets in the ancient Alfama district, where Islamic towers dating from the Moorish invasion of 711 top the ancient Roman walls surrounding the medieval São Jorge castle. Here, red-tile-roofed buildings fronted with hand-painted, blue-and-white azulejo tiles […]

Luxury Escapes for Valentine’s Day

By Lauren Hill

Make this Valentine’s Day the most memorable yet by setting out on a journey to one of the world’s most romantic settings. From breath-taking grandeur in Patagonia to the exhilaration of Botswana’s environment and Paris’s timeless appeal, these are the most romantic luxury escapes for Valentine’s Day 2018. Romance in Patagonia The enormity of the pasture, forest, mountains and sky […]