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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.

Bentley Release Centenary Opus to Celebrate 100th Year

By Alex Martin

Bentley Motors will celebrate its centenary year with the release of a stunning Opus book that tells the story of its rich heritage in minute detail. The luxury car company was founded in January 1919 and in that time has produced a number of iconic models from Le Mans-winning race cars of the 1920s to the road-going GT Continental. Behind […]

Bentley Centenary Opus

Five of the Best Golf Courses in South Africa

By Alex Martin

In this latest story in an ongoing series, Elite Traveler takes a look at five of the best golf courses in South Africa. From the nine-time major winner Gary Player to the former world No 1 Ernie Els, South Africa has produced some of the best golfers the world has ever seen. But golf is not just an export in […]

Best Golf Courses in South Africa

The Best Fine Dining Restaurants in South Africa

By Alex Martin

In the latest installment in our ongoing South Africa series, Elite Traveler celebrates the rapidly growing fine-dining scene. Here, we take a closer look at five of the best restaurants in South Africa. The Michelin Guide has yet to stretch to South Africa, but the fine dining scene in its major cities is unquestionably on the rise. The country’s unique […]

Rolls-Royce to Auction Bespoke Phantom at Sotheby’s

By Alex Martin

Sotheby’s will auction a bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantom to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the historic meeting between Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce. Their chance encounter at the Midland Hotel in Machester, UK lead to the birth of the most influential luxury car brand in the world. An exclusive dinner at Sotheby’s in New York marked the occasion earlier this […]

A Look Inside the New Cheval Blanc Saint-Tropez

By Alex Martin

Cheval Blanc Saint-Tropez will add to the Cote d’Azur’s luxury hotel landscape this week following an extensive multi-million dollar transformation. The new hotel opens on May 16 and will become the fourth Cheval Blanc Maison alongside Courchevel (France), Randheli (Maldives), and Saint-Barth (Caribbean). The property was deliberately downsized to just 30 rooms and suites to allow for grander rooms and a […]

The Most Exclusive Safari Lodges in South Africa

By Alex Martin

Elite Traveler brings you the latest feature in our ongoing series. Here, we take a look at the five luxury safari lodges in South Africa. South Africa is an incredibly diverse country with distinct ecosystems. The sprawling metropolis of Cape Town offers lush beaches and crystal-clear waters and the West Cape produces some of the best wine in the world. […]

The Most Exclusive Champions League Final Experience

By Alex Martin

Tottenham and Liverpool overcame incredible odds to reach the final of the Champions League, Europe’s most illustrious soccer competition. Liverpool completed one of the greatest European comebacks of all time with a stunning display against Barcelona before Tottenham equaled the feat against Ajax the very next day. The two Premier League teams will now face each other at the Wanda […]

Aston Martin Vanquish Zegato Headlines Bonhams Sale

By Alex Martin

The Bonhams Aston Martin Sale is the go-to auction for anyone hoping to get their hands on their legendary classic cars, but a new model is likely to steal the show in 2019. The leading Aston Martin and Lagonda auction hosts its 20th edition at the stunning Wormsley Estate in Buckinghamshire on May 19, in conjunction with the Aston Martin Owners […]

The 5 Best Restaurants in Durban

By Alex Martin

Continuing our coverage of South Africa, Elite Traveler brings you an essential guide to the best restaurants in Durban. South Africa’s coastal city of Durban has spent a generation in the shadow of Cape Town and Johannesburg, but the city has experienced a dramatic rise in popularity following the World Cup in 2010. With African, Indian and colonial influences as well […]

VIP Guide to the Best Music Festivals in Spain

Few countries know how to host a music festival better than Spain. This summer, some of the biggest artists in the world, from DJs to rock legends, will perform in front of huge crowds across the Iberian nation. To celebrate the return of the festival season, Elite Traveler brings you a VIP guide to six of the best music festivals […]