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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Things to do in Brisbane

By Lauren Jade Hill As the capital of the Australian state of Queensland, Brisbane bubbles over with activities, culture and entertainment, bringing together the appeal of its location on the Brisbane River, amid a landscape of pristine beaches, vineyards, forest and mountains, with the draw of a thriving cultural and arts scene, and a wealth of restaurants and bars. Get […]

Things to do in Canberra

By Lauren Jade Hill Canberra is often overlooked by travelers in favor of sister cities Sydney and Melbourne, but as the capital of Australia the city is indisputably a cultural hub as well as a gateway to vineyards, forest and nature reserves with the shores of Lake Burley Griffin to savor too. With so much to discover here, we take […]

Guide to Amsterdam

By Rob Crossan This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Its days as the world’s greatest port city may be centuries past and its reputation as a center for backpacker hedonism may be abating, many would say thankfully. But, at a pace akin to the languid flow of the canals that traverse Amsterdam, so the […]

Cannes Film Festival Celebrates 70th Birthday

By Samantha Coles This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film festival, and we visited in the run-up to the event when the town known for decadence and glamour is at its most exciting. Where to stay Bastide Provencal It’s only right that during Cannes Film Festival, you would stay in an iconic French movie star’s villa. Brigitte Bardot’s […]

Spa of the Week: Lanesborough Club & Spa

By Lauren Jade Hill In its privileged position at the point Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and Mayfair meet, The Lanesborough is considered one of London’s grandest hotels, celebrated for its Regency architecture and decadent interiors as well as its exemplary service. And now with the completion of the exclusive Lanesborough Club & Spa, luxury travelers have another reason to come here. Having opening its […]