Travel in Style to Niseko with Afini

A winter wonderland on Japan’s rural, northernmost island of Hokkaido, sophisticated Niseko is actually a collection of four distinct, world-class ski resorts on the southeast face of Mount Annupuri. International visitors feel exceptionally welcome here with English-speaking access on the slopes and in the charming villages. While Niseko’s legendary powder gets most of the attention, families will find enticements off […]

Chef Holland’s Guest Appearance at The Nai Harn

Having attracted a long line of VIPs, from Hollywood stars to dignitaries, The Nai Harn is among Thailand’s most iconic hotels. Situated on the edge of Nai Harn beach in southern Phuket, the luxury resort overlooks the peaceful golden shores of this crescent bay. Naturally, the hotel’s plush interiors and dining venues make the most of these blissful views.  And it’s […]

Will Holland

Spa of the Week: Gondwana Bush Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro Even the most adventurous travelers need a place to unwind. Tucked away along a footpath on a South African game reserve, Gondwana Bush Spa is a sanctuary in the wild. Situated on Gondwana Game Reserve’s 26,000 acres, the tented bush spa contrasts a breathtaking safari setting with relaxing signature services. The spa features both individual and couple’s […]

Interview: The Set Hotels CEO, Stephen Alden

Encompassing Hotel Café Royal in London, Amsterdam’s Conservatorium, and the soon to be opened Lvtetia in Paris, The Set Hotels takes great pride in combining authenticity and heritage with a focus to create the ‘modern grand hotels’ of our time. The Set Hotel group’s CEO Stephen Alden gives us an insight into how he has shaped this luxury hotel brand. How […]

Stephen Alden

Cocktail of the Week: MGM Nellie Blossom

By Olivia Cuccaro Nellie Blossom 2 dashes of orange bitters 1 1⁄2 oz Grey Goose vodka 1 oz Tazo cherry blossom tea 1⁄2 oz pomegranate juice 1⁄2 oz fresh lemon juice 1 oz Chandon sparkling wine 1⁄2 oz rose syrup (cook 16 oz water, 16 oz sugar, 12 rose petals and 1 tsp rose blossom water in a saucepan on […]

Elite Traveler Launches Top 100 Hotels in the World

The wait is finally over – the Top 100 Hotels in the world have officially been launched. From relaxing in an open-air bathroom in the midst of a Botswana-based safari, to admiring Big Sur’s clear night sky with the help of a hotel’s in-house astronomer, there has never been a more exciting time to launch our Elite Traveler Top 100 Hotels […]

Beyond Luxury at London Craft Week

By Lauren Jade Hill Back this year for its third edition, London Craft Week is bringing together artists, designers and makers from the international art world to showcase their skills and creativity. With the vision of taking visitors ‘beyond luxury’, the week-long event will highlight the craftsmanship behind handmade products. Taking place in venues across the capital from the 3rd […]

London Craft Week

The Best Places to Travel in Portugal

By Lauren Jade Hill Sprawling vineyards, a pristine coastline and towns steeped in history have long drawn visitors to Portugal. And along with the nation’s unique culture and celebrated gastronomy, recent years have seen the arrival of chic new luxury hotels, which champion the country’s greatest attributes. We take a look at the best places to travel in Portugal for a […]

Best Places to Travel in Portugal

Mountain Homes in Switzerland

By Lauren Jade Hill Switzerland has long been home to some of the most exclusive addresses, from dynamic cities Zurich and Geneva, to picturesque Lake Lucerne. Some of the most desirable locations lie within the mountains, where a contemporary take on traditional chalets is met with sweeping mountain views and immediate access to some of the world’s most renowned ski […]

Mountain Homes in Switzerland

Interview: Chef Raffaele of Belmond Hotel Caruso

By Lauren Jade Hill Positioned on the cliffs of Ravello on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, the former 11th-century palace of Belmond Hotel Caruso has a remarkably scenic setting amid cliff-side terraced gardens, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. These views can be taken in from the outdoor infinity pool, or from the hotel’s covered terrace, which is where diners spill out onto from the […]

Belmond Hotel Caruso