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Elite Traveler Getaways Europe 2012

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European destination news from top hotels and resorts and a
collection of coveted luxury goods fit for the private jet lifestyle.

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DESTINATION GUIDES

GETAWAY GUIDE TO the MALDIVES

by jennifer sembler

This nation of 1,000-plus islands in the Indian Ocean is the ideal place for world travelers to find equal parts peace and pleasure.

TOP SUITES OF the MALDIVES

From suites on unspoiled white-sand beaches to over-water villas flung far into the ocean, this selection of accommodations will lull you to sleep in aquatic splendor.

Elite Activities

From photo flights and a deep-dive submarine to an exclusive underwater club, the Maldives has fun in the sky and the sea covered.

Dining & Shopping Guide

Follow a spot of luxury buys at hotel boutiques with a plate or two of exotic delicacies prepared with local flair at eateries that go from beachside to 16 feet underwater.

GETAWAY GUIDE TO ROME

by Larry Olmsted

When looking for an urban getaway that combines priceless art, exciting romance and delicious cuisine with the breathtaking scope of ancient history, The Eternal City still reigns supreme.

TOP SUITES OF ROME

 

Catching up on your rest in these lavish suites includes sublime spa treatments, wine-drenched nights on private terraces and sumptuous furnishings that will leave you ready to conquer the world.

Elite Activities

In this city of towering monuments and historical intrigue, the past is a perpetual draw. Equally captivating is the nightlife, dominated by elegant bars that mix romantic ambience with bespoke cocktails.

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Dining & Shopping Guide

La dolce vita has never been sweeter—or sultrier—than when indulging in quintessential Italian cuisine while dressed to impress in runway-ready pieces from our selection of high-end boutiques.

GETAWAY GUIDE TO PARIS

by Larry Olmsted

With a fascinating history, ever-evolving culinary scene and romantic corners around every bend, Paris earns and keeps its stripes as a favorite world capital for tried-and-true reasons.

TOP SUITES OF PARIS

Presidential and imperial suites crowd this extraordinary list that takes five-star living to an inimitably Parisian level of luxury.

Elite Activities

In addition to its arts scene, The City of Light has a plethora of engaging activities—from hot air balloon rides to a private charter cruise on the Seine—that go beyond its cultural institutions.

Dining & Shopping Guide

As is to be expected from the birthplace of haute couture and internationally celebrated cuisine, Paris leads the world in incomparable boutiques and eateries.

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GETAWAY GUIDE TO BEIRUT

by Maya Vandenberg

A former Pearl of the East, Beirut, thanks to a majestic landscape and cultural gems, is once again the Middle East’s hottest spot.

TOP SUITES OF BEIRUT

Rest easy in these lavish sheikh-worthy suites that marry Oriental opulence with contemporary cool.

Elite Activities

Beirut’s cultural offerings from august Islamic architecture to a
high-octane nightlife make for a city worth exploring day and night.

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Dining & Shopping Guide

From tabouleh and tahini to French fare and seafood, Beirut has cuisines to satiate all palates, while shopping ranges from international brands to vintage finds discovered in mile-long souks.