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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.

Lexus Adventure Arrives at Blackberry Mountain Resort

By Alex Martin

Blackberry Mountain Resort has become the newest member of the Lexus Hotel Partner Program and can now offer guests the chance to experience the all-new Lexus GX in its natural environment. The Lexus Off-Road Adventure allows guests to hone their off-road driving skills while taking in the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. During a 90-minute excursion through a custom-designed […]

The Best Luxury Hotels in Durban

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in an ongoing series, Elite Traveler takes a closer look at the luxury accommodations available in one of South Africa’s greatest cities. Here are the best luxury hotels in Durban. The Oyster Box The Oyster Box is not only one of Durban’s finest hotels but one of South Africa’s. More than that, it is widely considered […]

A First Look at the Exclusive Rolls-Royce Ghost Zenith

By Alex Martin

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars are giving enthusiasts the chance to own a piece of company history with the release of a limited-run Ghost Zenith Collector’s Edition. Following on from the Phantom Zenith project, the Ghost Zenith Collector’s Edition is limited to just 50 examples and will offer more bespoke options than any model since its inception in 2009. The most exclusive of these […]

JetSuiteX Relaunches as JSX for New Campaign

By Alex Martin

JetSuiteX, the sister company of private charter brand JetSuite, has relaunched itself under the new brand name JSX as aims to distinguish itself as a “hop-on jet service”. The new name, an abbreviation of “Joyful, Simple Xperiences,” will spearhead the company’s latest effort to widen the charter jet travel market. Now in its fourth year of operation, JSX has overseen […]

Labotessa Hotel Set to Open in Cape Town

By Alex Martin

The transformation of one of South Africa’s oldest buildings into one of its most exclusive destinations will be completed Monday with the grand opening of the new luxury LABOTESSA Hotel. Set in a historic 17th-century congressional church, LABOTESSA will become the first hotel in Cape Town’s historic Church Square. Every part of the extensive refurbishment has been conceptualized to evoke […]

Gordon & MacPhail Releases Rare Whiskies from Silent Distilleries

By Alex Martin

Renowned whisky hunters Gordon & MacPhail has honored Scotland’s silent distilleries by adding three remarkably rare single malts to its exclusive Private Collection. Two of the three releases come from so-called silent distilleries: Dallas Dhu and St. Magdalene. Both distilleries were established during the Scotch whisky boom of the late 18th and early 19th century but ceased production in 1982. […]

The Best Places to Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week

By Alex Martin

To celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, Elite Traveler takes you on a journey around the world to discover some of the best afternoon teas in the world. Afternoon tea is an age-old institution of British culture, but you do not necessarily have to travel to the United Kingdom to experience the very best finger sandwiches and petit fours. You can now […]

The Best Places to Discover Traditional Spanish Cuisine

By Alex Martin

Traditional Spanish cuisine is celebrated across the world. Few other regions can claim to produce more high-quality ingredients than the Iberian Peninsula, and over the course of generations, the Spanish have put them to fantastic use. The country boasts an impressive 202 Michelin-starred restaurants including 25 two-star and 11 three-star establishments. Some of these are considered to be among the […]

Heritage Review: Elevated Fondue Arrives in London

By Alex Martin

There is usually a good reason why local delicacies stay local, but in the case of Swiss cuisine, the lack of exported eateries is baffling. After all, what’s not to love about a pot of molten cheese, or cooking your own beef fillet? Yet only this summer has London welcomed its first ‘modern Swiss-inspired restaurant’ in the form of Heritage. […]

Priceless by Mastercard Brings Top Restaurants to New York

By Alex Martin

New York’s dining scene is set to welcome three of the world’s most celebrated restaurants with the launch of the ambitious Priceless by Mastercard project. Set in Spring Studios in Tribeca, the three restaurants will be recreated in minute detail from the menus to the spectacular views. The three restaurants selected to take up residency in the studios through the […]