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Grand Velas Los Cabos Takes Wellness to New Heights

By Elite Traveler

In this new health-conscience world, today’s active travels are constantly looking for ways to blend their personal lifestyle with the joys of vacationing. Time is always at a premium and even more so when you are trying to make the most of your time away from home and office. Well, Grand Velas Los Cabos has the answer. Designed to rejuvenate […]

Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season Around the World

By Emma Reynolds

Spring has officially sprung, and with that comes cherry blossom celebrations around the world. We’ve rounded up the best hotels around the world to see the cherry blossoms now through April. Japan From Tokyo to Hokkaido and Hirosaki to Kyoto, Japan is known best for their cherry blossoms, or the Sakura flower. To see these beautiful blooms in complete luxury, join […]

The Ritz-Carlton Berlin Emerges from Renovation

By Lauren Hill

The new-look Ritz-Carlton, Berlin has reopened after a 40 million Euro renovation. The hotel now stands out for its 1920s-inspired design with references to the golden era of German cinema. Resplendent in the gilded glamour of 1920s decor, the hotel is now home to lavish new space for dining and imbibing, refreshed wellness and lounge areas, and sumptuously decorated suites. […]

Brown+Hudson to Host Journey to Chocolate’s Origin

By Lauren Hill

The luxury travel company Brown + Hudson creates entirely bespoke trips to offbeat locations around the world. The latest expedition to be dreamed up by the imaginative team is a small-group journey to the very spot chocolate was first produced over 5,300 years ago. In collaboration with the founders of To’ak — the world’s most coveted, and expensive, chocolate — Brown […]

Passeig de Gourmets, Barcelona’s Gastronomic Festival, is Back

By Emma Reynolds

Back for its second year, Barcelona’s gastronomic festival Passeig de Gourmets is taking over the famed Passeig de Gracia from March 14 through 24 and inviting guests to indulge in the culinary delights of chefs from the neighborhood. Gourmands from near and far will be able to dine at more than 18 of Barcelona’s noteworthy restaurants and experience exclusive wine […]

Edgewood Tahoe Shines in 2019 Preferred Hotels Awards

By Lauren Hill

The beginning of March saw the announcement of the 2019 Preferred Awards of Excellence by independent hotel brand Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Among the hotels recognized was Edgewood Tahoe in Nevada, which was named Preferred Hotel of the Year – United States and Canada. This lakeside property has been a draw since it opened in 1968 as a golf resort. […]

Elite Review: Prana by Atzaro, Indonesia

By Lauren Hill

A voyage through Indonesia’s remote Raja Ampat archipelago is among the most extraordinary journeys you can take by sea. Just off the tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula in West Papua, over 1,500 wild forested islands and cays sit amid cerulean waters home to a kaleidoscope of coral reefs so rich in marine life, they’re thought to have the highest recorded […]

Architect Jean-Michel Gathy Makes his Mark in Sanya

By Lauren Hill

In a prosperous career spanning more than three decades, Jean-Michel Gathy has established himself as one of the world’s most prominent architects of luxury hotels. Now the principal designer of architectural firm Denniston is making his mark on Hainan Island, China. It’s on the island’s most southern point, in the coastal city of Sanya, that Gathy is among those attributed […]

The Most Majestic Monuments in Spain

By Lauren Hill

Travel to historic cities across Spain for insight into the diverse cultural influence that’s made this the country it is today. The most majestic monuments in Spain tell the stories of this fascinating past through their architectural magnificence. Alhambra Palace, Granada One of Spain’s most iconic monuments, this palace and fortress is what brings many travelers to the Andalusian city. […]

A Luxury Travel Guide to Kyoto

By Elite Traveler

By Kate Springer This story originally appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. Established in the 7th century, Kyoto was once the capital of Japan and home of the Imperial family. Today, the city is still considered the epicenter of culture in Japan, boasting more than 1,600 temples, 17 Unesco World Heritage Sites and countless Zen gardens. Though postcard […]