Cocktail of the Week: Palace Hotel Tokyo Tentadora

By Olivia Cuccaro Tentadora 1.5 oz Bacardi 8 1/2 oz beet juice 3 dashes fresh ginger juice 1 pinch cinnamon powder 1/3 oz fresh lemon juice 1/3 oz sugar syrup To create this cocktail of the week combine ingredients in a cocktail glass and garnish with orange peel. What’s in a name? If this week’s cocktail looks tempting, its title […]

Andy Hayler on What Makes a Great Restaurant

By Andy Hayler This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Food, of course, is a key part of the ingredients that make up an outstanding place to eat, but atmosphere and service are important, too—as is a wonderful view, inside or out. There is no shortage of restaurants: London alone has around 20,000, while Tokyo […]

Experience America’s Cup at Hamilton Princess

By Olivia Cuccaro The yachting event of the year heads to Bermuda this month to kick off the 35th America’s Cup competition. As the official sponsor of the race, Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach club is offering sailing enthusiasts an America’s Cup Match package to get in on the action. Become the ultimate yachting fan with a four-night stay at […]

CEO Simone Gibertoni on Taking Clinique La Prairie Forward

By Lauren Jade Hill Overlooking the shores of Lake Geneva in the mountain town of Montreux, the pioneering medical retreat Clinique La Prairie has found great success in bringing together the science of cell therapy and holistic wellness with the luxury of a five-star hotel and spa. We speak to Clinique La Prairie’s CEO Simone Gibertoni to find out what the future […]

Guide to Cook Islands

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. For an authentic South Pacific experience far from the tourist traps and big chains, look no further than the Cook Islands. These small, unspoiled islands offer a peaceful and low-key escape from the outside world. The locals are friendly and eager to share their culture […]

Patek Philippe Announces US Historic Room in NY

By Olivia Cuccaro As the US approaches 241 years of independence this July, Patek Philippe will showcase the nation’s history through timepieces. The Swiss watchmaker has curated a collection of important timepieces from famous US collectors to be displayed at The Art of Watches Grand Exhibition New York this summer. Beginning July 13, the US Historic Room will be one […]

Chef Thomas Keller on Making the Emotional Connection

By Roberta Naas This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Award-winning chef Thomas Keller is a king in the culinary world. With three Michelin stars for two of his restaurants and long waiting lines at his others,Keller has come to define eating as an emotional connection by offering the finest experience imaginable. And, as he explains […]

Spa of the Week: The Wellness Clinic, Harrods

By Lauren Jade Hill Despite being sprawled across 10,500 sq ft of the fourth floor in Harrods you’d barely know the Knightsbridge department store’s new Wellness Clinic was there as it’s seemingly hidden amid the store’s labyrinth of showrooms and displays. But on entering the spa, the magnitude of this brand new wellness space is immediately clear; said to be […]

Cocktail of the Week: World Whisky Day

By Olivia Cuccaro Single malt, single grain or blended, this Saturday honors whiskies from around the globe. Early distillation in Scotland is just part of the spirit’s rich history – taxation gave rise to moonshine in Great Britain, sour mash revolutionized American bourbon and the Coffey still streamlined whisky production in Ireland and beyond. Take it neat, on the rocks or […]

Interview: Founder of Universal Whisky Experience, Mahesh Patel

Since its launch seven years ago, Universal Whisky Experience has won plaudits for hosting exclusive events in which the world’s most coveted whiskies are opened and tasted under the guidance of celebrity distillers, blenders and whisky brand owners. Taking place over three or four days, these exclusive events unfold in locations around the USA and beyond, with epicurean dinners and whisky […]