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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.

Escape Winter in the British Virgin Islands

Swap snow for sand this winter and experience the spirit of the ocean from sunrise to sunset. Get away to the British Virgin Islands – a secret alcove of the Caribbean offering crystal-clear waters that will swirl around and sweep you into a pleasant state of bliss. Stay in luxurious accommodations Renowned for hospitality and authenticity, the British Virgin Isalnds […]

Where to Eat in Shanghai and Hangzhou

By Andy Hayler

Take the high-speed train between Shanghai and Hangzhou to discover the unique food scene of each gastronomic city. Shanghai, with over 24 million inhabitants, is the dynamic business hub of China and the largest city on earth. Not surprisingly it offers a wealth of dining options, from simple neighborhood places selling “xiao long bao” soup dumplings up to a pair […]

Travel Style with Indré Rockefeller

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. After a career in fashion and obtaining an MBA from Stanford University, Indré Rockefeller founded the super-chic luggage company Paravel. In her travels around the world sourcing the coolest new fashion designers, she was disappointed that the luggage she saw was utilitarian and not reflective of the fabulous destinations […]

The Stars of Northern Italy’s Restaurant Scene

By Andy Hayler

The inhabitants of southern Italy refer to those in the north rather disparagingly as “polenta eaters”, but there is a great deal more to the cuisine of northern Italy than that cornmeal staple. Just an hour north of Milan is the region known as the Italian Lakes. As well as being striking beautiful, the numerous lakes in this area are […]

Jason Atherton Opens First Alpine Outpost

By Lauren Hill

In a whirlwind of restaurant openings, acclaimed chef and restaurateur, Jason Atherton, has been busy expanding his restaurant empire – each time, with attention paid to retaining the quality of this Michelin-starred chef’s cuisine along with the restaurant group’s chic interiors and spirited vibe. Each opening is met with a widespread buzz, and this addition is sure to follow suit. […]

The Ultimate Luxury Guide to Phuket

By Elite Traveler

By Lee Cobaj This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The Pearl of the Andaman Sea has lured the glitterati with its wondrous landscape, diamond-white beaches and luxurious accommodations for decades. Located on Thailand’s rugged Andaman coast, surrounded by some of the world’s best diving, Phuket is an island filled with extraordinary yet accessible experiences which […]

St. Regis Launches Asia Pacific Culinary Couture Series

By Lauren Hill

This month, the St. Regis hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific have launched the brand new cultural program, Street Serve & Culinary Couture, celebrating the rich and diverse culinary scenes of each region. The St. Regis hotels in Singapore, Langkawi and Bangkok are first to offer this new program, pairing gourmet gastronomy with rustic dining. Each hotel’s unique program will […]

The Stars of Dublin’s Restaurant Scene

By Andy Hayler

Dublin is an attractive city to visit, manageable in size and so very walkable. It has the idyllic park St Stephens Green, the river Liffey and plenty of architectural gems such as Trinity College and The Wardrobe Tower of Dublin. Tucked away among all this are some fine restaurants, the jewel in the crown being Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud. Since 1981 […]

The Ultimate Luxury Guide to San Diego

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Originally inhabited by the Kumeyaay Native Americans, San Diego violently changed hands  several times throughout history; first by colonizing Spaniards in 1774, then by Mexicans in 1821 during the Mexican War of Independence and finally by early American settlers in 1848, after Alta California joined the United States thanks […]

A First Look at Newly Reopened Necker Island

By Lauren Hill

This week, Richard Branson’s exclusive retreat collection, Virgin Limited Edition, revealed the first images of the newly renovated Necker Island, which reopened last month following its closure due to Hurricane Irma. Guests are being welcomed back to stay in the island’s restored Great House, which now has two new rooms and the additional Balinese-style house, Leha Lo. With this extra […]