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.

Top Suites: Bangkok

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Bangkok is a city of contrasts where old meets new, and tradition and opportunity thrive. Whether you come to ride in tuk-tuks, haggle at the markets and try world-class street food or to visit important palaces and Buddhist sites, you’ll find the perfect place to […]

Four Seasons Reopens Iconic Surf Club in Florida

By Olivia Cuccaro What was once a warm-weather haunt for the likes of Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor has been restored into a luxury hotel, retaining all of the original glamour of 1930s Miami. In Surfside, Florida, The Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club is now open on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Situated on nine […]

Ted Innes Ker on the Launch of Ossian Experience Provider in Scotland

By Lauren Jade Hill Launched early 2017, Ossian aims to create extraordinary adventures for high-net-worth individuals visiting Scotland. Each of these luxury trips is entirely bespoke, and encompassing experiences only made possible by the founder’s unrivaled access to Scotland’s most exclusive sporting estates and private properties. In each of these locations, guests are then afforded a spectrum of unforgettable experiences, from heli fishing, […]

$25K Taco Debuts at New Grand Velas Los Cabos Resort

World’s most expensive taco made with Kobe beef, Beluga caviar and truffle, served on a gold flake-infused tortilla, complemented by Ley.925 Pasión Azteca Ultra Premium Añejo for additional $150K. The world’s most expensive taco debuts at the new Grand Velas Los Cabos for $25K USD. Available at the resort’s Frida restaurant, the culinary masterpiece includes such premium ingredients as langoustine, […]

Chefs of the Decade – Italy

By Andy Hayler Past Decade Massimo Bottura There is little doubt that Massimo Bottura has a global influence. The articulate chef with an interest in art conjures up modern interpretations of Italian food from his 3 star Michelin restaurant Osteria Francescana in Modena, and in 2016 was ranked number 1 worldwide on the “Top 50 Restaurants list”. Pino Cuttaia Head […]

Cocktail of the Week: W LA Strawberry Cobbler

By Olivia Cuccaro W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills Strawberry Cobbler 2 oz Belvedere vodka 2 strawberries .25 oz fresh simple syrup 1 oz sour mix .02 oz graham cracker To create our Cocktail of the Week, add strawberries into a mixing glass and muddle. Pour vodka, simple syrup and sour mix into the mixing glass. Add ice, shake […]

Chefs of the Decade – Germany

By Andy Hayler Past Decade Harald Wohlfhart The head chef of legendary Schwarzwaldstube in the Black Forest, Harold Wohlfhart not only has held three Michelin stars for decades, but half a dozen chefs who trained with him have gained 3 stars in their own right. Heinz Winkler At one time the youngest ever 3 star Michelin chef at the age […]

Guide to Santorini

By Rachel Howard This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. There’s a good reason why Santorini is one of the world’s must-see destinations. As author Lawrence Durrell said, “the reality is so astonishing that prose and poetry will forever be forced to limp behind.” The landscape is pure drama: a flooded volcanic crater enclosed by towering […]

Spa of the Week: T Spa Grand Hotel Tremezzo

By Olivia Cuccaro If an in-room spa treatment isn’t an opulent enough amenity, how about a full spa that connects directly to your suite? At Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Suite Emilia features a private entrance to the property’s luxurious T Spa overlooking Lake Como. Following a multi-million dollar renovation led by Italian architect Ruggero Venelli, Grand Hotel Tremezzo recently opened an […]

Cocktail of the Week: The Origin Virtual Reality

By Olivia Cuccaro The Origin 50 ml Dalmore 12 single malt whisky 15 ml Merlet cherry liqueur 15 ml sugar syrup 20 ml cherry purée 10 ml fresh grapefruit juice 3 dashes chocolate bitters 30 ml Grand Cru champagne To create our cocktail of the week, using a cocktail shaker, place all ingredients and ice into one half of a cocktail […]