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.

Alain Tsui Appointed Leading Role at Jumeirah Guangzhou

By Lauren Hill

The luxury hotel collection, Jumeirah Group, has appointed hotelier Alain Tsui the regional vice president and general manager of the soon-to-open address, Jumeirah Living Gangzhou. Originally from Hong Kong, Tsui has more than 30 years of experience with luxury hotel brands including Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons in cities across China, Southeast Asia and the United States. Most recently, the […]

The Elite Luxury Guide to Mustique

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. Few places on Earth hold the same mystique (sorry) as Mustique. When you tell people you’re going, you’ll receive either a blank stare or a look of intense jealousy. One of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets, the island was purpose-built as a playground for the rich and famous, far from […]

Borgo Egnazia Announces New Luxury Yacht Voyages

By Lauren Hill

The legendary five-star hotel in Puglia, Borgo Egnazia, has just revealed its latest venture: a curated collection of luxury yacht voyages in some of the most breathtaking parts of the world. The impressive sailing yacht, Imagine, was designed by late British yacht designer and founder of Dubois Naval Architects, Ed Dubois, and its stylish interiors were the work of French […]

Elite Review: Royal Malewane, South Africa

By Lauren Hill

Royal Malewane has been ranked among the world’s most luxurious safari lodges since it opened in 1999, winning a multitude of awards over the years and being placed on numerous best hotels lists. Now benefiting from its recent renovation, the lodge is right at the top of people’s wish-lists, with the upcoming opening of its exclusive new lodge, the Farmstead, […]

Nobu Hotel Epiphany Palo Alto Launches Napa Valley Tour

By Emma Reynolds

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. It’s no secret that Chef Nobu Matsuhisa loves his Napa Valley-sourced wine. His 38 restaurants and eight hotels (with eight opening soon) serve wine he personally sources from the famed California region. As Napa Valley rebuilds after the devastating 2017 wildfires, there’s no better time to visit the region […]

The New Private Yacht Excursion to Isla Contoy

By Lauren Hill

The AAA Five Diamond resort, Grand Velas Riviera Maya, has just launched the latest addition to its series of exclusive experiences. Now, guests at the luxury resort have the chance to visit the small protected island, Isla Contoy, on a private yacht journey with seafood lunch and champagne. Also known as La Isla de Los Pajaros (the island of birds), Isla […]

Inside the New Hôtel de Berri, Paris

By Lauren Hill

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. When a hotel opens in Paris, it needs to be pretty special to stand out. Hôtel de Berri does just that. Behind a deceptively understated facade, just off the Champs-Élysées, maximalist interiors house an extraordinary collection of sculptures, paintings and antiques. The 1970s office building sits on a storied […]

The World’s Best Places to Eat in January

By Lauren Hill

Get the best possible start to 2019 by seeking out the world’s best culinary experiences taking place in January. This month offers a spectrum of gastronomic events, from food festivals in Switzerland and the United States to a pop-up in the Maldives. The Marlborough Lodge New Zealand Having just emerged from the third phase of its major renovation, Marlborough Lodge […]

Skye to Savanna: The Extraordinary Private Jet Journey

By Lauren Hill

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. For an unforgettable adventure this spring, head to South Africa aboard the lavishly outfitted Boeing 777 Crystal Skye. Fly in the company of Tuscan winemaker Salvatore Ferragamo to taste Chianti from his estate, Il Borro, at 35,000 ft, then embark on an incredible South African safari at two Singita […]

Grand Velas Los Cabos Takes Award for Architecture and Design

By Lauren Hill

Named the top resort in Latin America in the World Biennial of Interior Design and Landscaping 2018-2019, Grand Velas Los Cabos is winning recognition for its exceptional architecture and interiors. And this isn’t the first time the resort has won such an accolade; Grand Velas Los Cabos was also celebrated for excellence in design at the 2017 Ibero-American Biennial CIDI […]