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: Mandarin Oriental #177 Martini

By Olivia Cuccaro Mandarin Oriental #177 Martini 3 oz Nolet’s Reserve Gin ¼ oz Lillet ½ oz Ketel One Vodka Lemon zest To create our cocktail of the week, pour Nolet’s Reserve Gin into a mixing glass and add ice. Blend Lillet and Ketel One vodka in an atomizer and spray the inside of an Aphrodite coupe. Stir gin 10 times and […]

Where to Stay in Turks and Caicos

By Olivia Cuccaro What better time to escape to Turks and Caicos than the spring? Situated just under 600 miles off the coast of Miami, Turks and Caicos promise vacationers high temperatures and sunshine, with islands and cays offering warm weather on the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you’re into watersports, wildlife watching or spa services, one thing’s for sure […]

Guide to Grand Cayman

By Sunshine Flint This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Grand Cayman, the largest of the three Cayman Islands, is a banker’s paradise (roughly 80 percent of all hedge funds are registered here), but it’s also a natural one. The island’s protected marine areas, coral reefs and national parks make it a haven for endangered […]

Spa of the Week: Borgo Pignano

By Lauren Jade Hill Tucked into Italy’s lush Tuscan countryside, the historic estate of Borgo Pignano lies between the heritage-rich hilltop town San Gimignano and Tuscany’s enticing cities, Siena and Florence. The 750-acre organic estate then encompasses its own hamlet dating back to Etruscan times and a grand 18th century villa. Having been carefully restored, this is now where the boutique […]

Borgo Pignano

Cocktail of the Week: San Clemente Palace Negroni

By Olivia Cuccaro San Clemente Palace Kempinski Negroni 2 oz Bombay Sapphire gin infused with 3 crushed juniper berries 2 oz Carpano Antica Formula vermouth Aperol granita: 1/2 cup Aperol, 3 cups pink grapefruit juice, 6 cups water, 1 cup sugar, 2 strips of grapefruit zest Orange crumble: 2 cups almond flour, 2 cups Flour 00, 1 cup butter, 1 cup […]

Most Global Program Yet Announced for Design Miami/ Basel 2017

By Lauren Jade Hill Design Miami/ is already pegged as the global forum for design, but this year’s Basel edition is set to be the most international yet with 46 galleries lined up, representing the artists and designers of 11 countries; each of these celebrated art fairs brings together influential collectors, gallerists, curators, critics and designers from around the world. Run […]

The World’s Top Hotels, Resorts and Spas

To celebrate the extraordinary properties chosen for our Hotels, Resorts and Spas Luxury Escapes Edition in 2016, we’ve brought together a selection of featured hotels from across the globe. Cheval Blanc St Barth Isle de France, Caribbean Combining West Indian character with southern French style, this resort is considered one of the most sought after in the Caribbean, even earning the […]

KanXuk Blue Maya Opens Eco-Conscious Mexico Resort

By Olivia Cuccaro A tropical getaway can inspire you to turn off and tune out, but a relaxing vacation can still be a responsible one. Just south of tranquil Tulum, the first eco-conscious resort has opened on the Sian Ka’an biosphere coastline, a Unesco World Heritage site. KanXuk Blue Maya Resort is a self-sustaining property striving to limit its environmental […]

Guide to Dubai

By Julia Wheeler This story originally appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. The original and still the most innovative of the Persian Gulf destinations, vibrant Dubai has an energetic drive that’s tough to beat. There’s always somewhere new to try, something special to experience – nothing stands still for long, and visitors reap the advantages of the […]

Aman Launches New Culinary Concept

By Lauren Jade Hill To celebrate the tradition of Japanese washoku cuisine, Aman has launched the new culinary concept, Nama. Pegged as a new culinary chapter for Aman, this new concept will heighten the gastronomic experience guests have at a select few Aman resorts. While a number of the resorts will see the arrival of Nama throughout 2017, the culinary […]