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Alex Martin

Alex Martin

Alex Martin is the web editor at Elite Traveler. Formerly a journalist for the Daily Mail in London, he left the fast-paced world of news to pursue his passion for travel. Alex specializes in restaurant news, motoring and jumps at any chance for adventure. He never shies away from a challenge and regularly competes in marathons and triathlons across the world.

A Look Inside the New Four Seasons Residences in London

By Alex Martin

When the US Naval Forces vacated Twenty Grosvenor Square in 2007, they meticulously cleared the eight-story building to ensure future owners would not stumble across old secrets. The only evidence of its 68-year occupation was a mosaic of the famous crest set securely into the floor. Keen to salvage this tangible piece of heritage, Finchatton, the renowned property development and design […]

Kudadoo Maldives Reveals New Yacht ‘Bella’

By Alex Martin

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island has purchased a state-of-the-art Princess F55 motor yacht to add to its growing list of experiences for guests. Named Bella, the yacht will allow adventurous guests to explore the Maldives in ultimate style. She is available to rent her for half a day, a full day or to undertake a multiple-night private excursion. Visitors wishing to […]

Pangkor Laut Resort Review: A Natural Paradise

By Alex Martin

As I walked into my ocean villa at Pangkor Laut Resort, the first thing that caught the eye was a guide to the island’s wildlife. It reassures me that the monitor lizards that roam the beaches pose no threat despite measuring up to five feet long. It also urges me to lock my door properly because monkeys have become adept […]

The Rubens at The Palace Launches UK’s Most Expensive Tea

By Alex Martin

The Rubens at the Palace has taken inspiration from its regal position next to the home of the royal family by introducing the United Kingdom’s most expensive tea. Situated across the road from Buckingham Palace, the luxury London hotel already offers guests the chance to experience life as a royal with their Royal Afternoon Tea, served in a room that […]

Exclusive Rooftop Bars in Johannesburg

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in the ongoing South Africa series, Elite Traveler selects the five best rooftop bars in Johannesburg. There is nothing quite like sipping on your favorite cocktail while watching the sunset. Johannesburg may lack the dramatic scenery of Cape Town’s Table Mountain or the ocean vistas of Durban, but the cityscape comes alive as the sun drifts […]

A Long Weekend in Lake Como

By Alex Martin

by Peter Clover Long celebrated as a playground for the fashionable elite, Lake Como has historically embraced romantic poets, writers, artists, aristocrats and, more recently, Hollywood heartthrobs into the retreat of its cerulean shores. There are no real nightclubs to speak of, no must-go-to casinos, just calming, infinite water, shades of silver dawn and the gentle sound of shutters sighing […]

Last Drop Distillers Launches 15th Limited Release

By Alex Martin

The Last Drop Distillers has announced the second release in its ongoing exclusive trilogy, the 1969 Glenrothes Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It is just the 15th release from the exclusive spirits company in the last 11 years and follows the 1968 Single Malt Scotch Whisky. It is comprised of just two cask bottlings and is limited to just 271 bottles worldwide. […]

Best Caviar Restaurants for National Caviar Day

By Alex Martin

To celebrate National Caviar Day (July 18), Elite Traveler takes a closer look at five of the best caviar restaurants from around the globe. The global caviar market was worth $854m in 2018 and according to Adroit Market Research, it will be approaching the $1bn mark within the next five years. Few things elude luxury and sophistication more successfully than […]

Four Luxury Walking Breaks in the UK

By Alex Martin

London is one of the most visited destinations in the world, but a growing number of tourists are shunning the hustle and bustle of the city in favor of luxury walking breaks in the UK’s stunning countryside. The island may be famously small, but its vast expanses of undeveloped land and historic trails can transport you from heaving crowds to […]

Belmond Reveals Three New VSOE Grand Suites

By Alex Martin

Belmond has announced plans to introduce three new Grand Suites to the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE) in time for the 2020 season. The new suites have been named Vienna, Prague and Budapest in honor of three iconic European cities that the train visits on its way from London to Venice each year. Launching in time for the first journey of the […]