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.

Dom Pérignon Dining at St. Regis Princeville

By Olivia Cuccaro At Elite Traveler, we find that the best dining experiences involve at least a little champagne. Partnering with the prestigious house of Dom Pérignon, St. Regis Princeville is bringing the ultimate champagne dinner to Hawaii in a new private dining experience this summer. The most exclusive offering from St. Regis Princeville, the resort’s Royal Dinner is an […]

Spa of the Week: Spa Montage Palmetto Bluff

By Tenley Satre Spa Montage is set in a picture-perfect Southern setting along the May River in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina. Surrounded by tranquil waterways and towering oaks trees draped in Spanish moss, the natural beauty instantly creates a feeling of calm, which extends into Spa Montage. A soothing palette of coastal colors and antique pine floors are balanced with beautiful […]

Celebrating 50 Years of Hôtel Byblos in Saint-Tropez

By Lauren Jade Hill This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. While Saint-Tropez had long attracted artists, it was here amid the rolling countryside, golden beaches and vineyards of the Côte d’Azur that Brigitte Bardot became a star in the 1956 movie And God Created Woman, spurring the fishing village’s transformation into a coastal enclave for […]

On the Riviera with Four Seasons

By Kristen Shirley This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Have you been dreaming of lazy summer days spent wandering through tiny Italian villages, sampling the best balsamic vinegars, Parmigiano Reggiano, Barolo and Chianti wines straight from the source? Or perhaps you’d prefer the glamorous resort life, strolling through the streets of Monaco and sunning in Portofino? […]

Enchanted Place: Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle

By Samantha Coles This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. “I just don’t know how you’re going to put all this into words,” muses Alan Grant, Skibo Castle’s affable host. We’re in philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s grand dining hall for a hosted dinner party, where members of the club don their glad rags (or kilts) and sit […]

Fiona Thompson of Richmond International on Exceptional Hotel Design

By Lauren Jade Hill As we launch the Elite Collection, Top 100 Suites 2017, we speak to Fiona Thompson, principal of hospitality design consultancy Richmond International. Having designed the interiors of five star hotels such as The Langham in London and Chicago, and a number of Four Seasons properties, the interiors specialist is a verifiable authority in successful luxury hotel […]

The Elite Collection Top 100 Suites Revealed

In the latest issue of Elite Traveler, we’ve left no stone unturned in seeking out the world’s most extraordinary places to stay and present to you a carefully curated list of Top 100 Suites. From secluded islands in the tropics to idyllic mountain settings and some of the world’s most exciting cities, each of these hotels and resorts lies within […]

Spa of the Week: Shore Club Dune Spa

By Olivia Cuccaro At this week’s spa, find your center in a tranquil cottage overlooking the sparkling waters of Turks and Caicos. Opened in December 2016, The Shore Club has unveiled its luxurious Dune Spa, featuring eight rooms and three wellness cottages. With soothing names like Moonshadow, Sundancers and Sea Breeze, the three wellness cottages are accessed via a peaceful, […]

Ritz-Carlton Announces Bespoke Yacht and Cruise Experiences

By Olivia Cuccaro What do you get when you combine the glamour of a luxury hotel with the adventure of a cruise? The Ritz-Carlton is taking to the seas for its latest venture, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. With lavish hotels, resorts and residences around the globe, The Ritz-Carlton has announced plans to expand its luxury empire to the cruise industry. […]

Private Island Escapes: Top 10

By Lauren Jade Hill This story originally appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Hidden in the world’s most blissful archipelagos, these exclusive-use private island retreats promise beguiling beauty and unparalleled seclusion. The Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse MAINE, USA Positioned on one of the two rocky Cuckolds Islands off the Maine coast, this lighthouse played an integral maritime role […]