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The World’s Most Romantic Hotels for Valentine’s Day

By Lauren Hill

Check into a palazzo on Venice’s Grand Canal, rose-filled villa with a view of the Atlas Mountains, or hideaway in California’s verdant wine country. These are the world’s most romantic hotels for Valentine’s Day. Galle Face Hotel, Colombo Sri Lanka Colombo’s legendary grande dame, Galle Face Hotel, combines its heritage and classic elegance with unmistakable Sri Lankan character, a touch […]

The Elite Luxury Guide to Patagonia

By Elite Traveler

By Chris Moss This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. Patagonia, a vast triangle of wilderness straddling southern Argentina and Chile, is beguiling, breathtaking—and can seem overwhelming. Fly over the central steppe and the impression is one of emptiness, aridity — a windswept wasteland. Historic estancias (ranches) provide cozy, characterful lodgings and a window on the […]

Elite Review: &Beyond Benguerra Island, Mozambique

By Lauren Hill

From above, the Bazaruto Archipelago is a spectacle of vivid turquoise ocean and shimmering sandbars, dotted with barely touched islands and flashes of pink flamingos. As you arrive at &Beyond Benguerra Island by helicopter, this mesmerizing sight is your first impression. Benguerra is the second largest of six islands in the protected Bazaruto Archipelago, which lies just off the coast […]

The Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2019

By Lauren Hill

World-renowned chefs including Alain Ducasse, Heston Blumenthal and Mauro Colagreco are making their mark in cities across the world this year with an array of exciting new culinary concepts. From London, New York and Paris, to Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong, these are the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2019. Adam Handling Chelsea, London February 2019 With the February opening […]

The Resort at Paw’s Up Announces WinterFest ’19 Lineup

By Emma Reynolds

Spend a long weekend in the middle of Montana surrounded by nothing other than snow, animals and some of the best chefs on the West Coast at The Resort at Paw’s Up annual WinterFest food and wine festival. From February 15 through 18, partake in cooking demonstrations, tasting and wine pairings with notable chefs from both California who will be […]

Monteverdi Tuscany Curates Exclusive New Brunello Journey

By Lauren Hill

The newly expanded and refurbished boutique hotel, Monteverdi, lies within the Unesco World Heritage region of Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, where verdant vineyards blanket the hills. Each February, oenophiles are drawn to this bucolic part of Italy to celebrate the creation of its latest Brunello and Brunello Riserva vintages. At this time, crowds gather in the hilltop town Montalcino for the […]

The Most Anticipated Luxury Hotel Openings of 2019

By Lauren Hill

Find out where you should be heading this year for the most-talked about hotels of the moment. From a vineyard resort in the Napa Valley to a hotel in an ancient Rajasthani fort, these are the most anticipated luxury hotel openings of 2019. The Nautilus, Maldives January 2019 When it opens this month, The Nautilus Maldives will strive to set […]

Winter Spa Retreats for New Year Wellness

By Lauren Hill

Embrace the New Year by setting out on a sublime spa retreat promising greater wellness of both the body and mind.  Residencies with the world’s leading experts and ground-breaking therapies make these the retreats to head to in 2019. Azura Retreats Mozambique Azura Retreats’ two boutique resorts — Azura Benguerra and Azura Quilalea in Mozambique — are encouraging guests to […]

Inside the New Shimao Wonderland InterContinental in Shanghai

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. When the hotel is called ‘Wonderland’ you can be sure something magical is in store. And you’ll be heading down a rabbit hole of sorts, as the curious S-shaped structure is mostly underground — it was built in an abandoned quarry. The hotel has 15 floors, 14 of which […]

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 […]