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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.

Andy Hayler on the Cuisine of Athens

By Andy Hayler Athens is the cradle of western civilization. The iconic rock of Acropolis on which the Parthenon stands, dominating the city, was the site of the first settlement here as far back as 3,000 BC. The history of food in Athens is also lengthy, drawing in influences around Greece, from the hearty stews of Epirus to the rustic […]

Guide to Barcelona

By Peter Clover This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Mention Barcelona and the colors start whirring. Chic, outré design hotels, palm-feathered boulevards, shady squares, glinting cafe chairs, haute couture and the faded beauty of Barceloneta. Sensational restaurants, trendy bars and a cumin-colored beach. No wonder the fashionistas descend here in droves. Barcelona works its […]

Cocktail of the Week: The Loren Sailor’s Delight

By Olivia Cuccaro The Loren Sailor’s Delight 1 oz Black Seal Rum 1 oz Goslings Gold Seal Rum 1 oz Facundo Neo Silver Rum 1 oz pineapple juice 1 oz orange juice 1/2 oz apricot liqueur splash of grenadine  To create this cocktail of the week, combine ingredients including Black Seal Rum, Goslings Gold Seal Rum and Facundo Neo Silver Rum in […]

Krug CEO Margareth Henriquez on Pairing Music with Champagne

By Lauren Jade Hill Since becoming CEO and president of Krug Champagne, Venezuela-born trailblazer Margareth Henriquez has made her mark on the luxury brand by introducing technology and innovations which fully embrace the champagne house’s heritage and wealth of stories. By following in the footsteps of the founder Joseph Krug, Henriquez has succeeded in placing emphasis on Krug’s original vision of linking luxury […]

Sailing with America’s Cup Champions

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Those in search of a once-in-a-lifetime Bahamas experience will find it with the help of Black Tomato, the London-based luxury tour operator known for masterminding insanely over-the-top itineraries around the world. “The Bahamas has always been synonymous with glamour and exclusivity,” says the company’s co-founder Tom Marchant. “And […]

Interview: Emily Freeman of 45 Park Lane

By Lauren Jade Hill Director of operations for Dorchester Collection’s contemporary Mayfair hotel, 45 Park Lane, Emily Freeman, gives us an insight into what distinguishes this luxury hotel and what we can expect to experience there in the coming months, from art showcases to an exclusive pop-up at CUT at 45 Park Lane by chef Wolfgang Puck. What makes 45 […]

Spa of the Week: Spa del Bosque

By Olivia Cuccaro As if its location in a cloud forest didn’t already sound wonderfully serene, Inkaterra El MaPi hotel has opened an organic spa amidst the natural Peruvian landscape. On the hotel’s top floor, Spa del Bosque offers panoramic views of Machu Picchu and its ancient history. High above the lush tropical greenery, Spa del Bosque features four private […]

Uncover the Extraordinary with XO Private

By Lauren Jade Hill It was out of a passion for experiential travel and adventure that Belgium-born, Uganda-raised entrepreneur Yvan Vermeesch originally established XO Private; with the desire to connect luxury travel providers with affluent travelers, Vermeesch set out to create the most inspiring coffee table book available that was published exclusively with luxury travelers in mind. Naming this compilation The […]

Cocktail of the Week: Milestone Carousel

By Olivia Cuccaro Milestone Carousel 1 oz barrel-rested Patrón tequila 2/3 oz Admiral Vernon’s Old J Tiki Fire Rum 1/2 oz Tia Maria .17 oz orgeat syrup 1/3 oz lime juice To create this cocktail of the week, pour all ingredients including Patrón, Admiral Vernon’s Old J Tiki Fire Rum and Tia Maria into a shaker and shake well. Using […]

Looking Ahead: ME Dubai by Meliá Hotels

By Lauren Jade Hill Designed by Zaha Hadid and now under construction, ME Dubai is set to become one of leading luxury hotels in the city, combining a distinct façade with lavish interiors and five-star amenities. Slated to open in 2018, preparations are well underway. We speak to Stefan Viard, the General Manager of ME Dubai, for an insight into […]