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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.

Amazónico London Review: The Jungle Comes to Mayfair

By Alex Martin

Amazónico, a rainforest-themed bar and restaurant, arrives in London following notable success in Madrid. Elite Traveler was one of the first to experience the South American-themed sensation in its Mayfair home. It says a lot about a restaurant’s ambition when it parks itself next to the cultural phenomenon that is Sexy Fish. Not only that, Amazónico is taking direct aim […]

Best Luxury New Year’s Eve Celebrations

By Alex Martin

Billions of people across the world will be looking to bring the decade down in fine style on New Year’s Eve. Here, Elite Traveler rounds up the most exclusive and luxurious events happening around the world. The Knickerbocker, New York Nowhere else of earth celebrates the new year like Times Square in New York. The big ball dropping down to […]

Elite Traveler Winter 2019

You had to wait a few more months than usual, but we think the wait is well worth it. No matter what type of trip you are planning, you’ll find the perfect place here. There are spaces large enough to host an entire delegation at the UN in high style; epic mansions and suites with a host of toys and […]

Hotels, Resorts & Spas 2019/20

Where should I travel to next? It’s one of life’s most difficult questions. And reading this issue is not going to make your decisions any easier. And what to wear on your journey? We show you how to look like a local in our fashion pages, whether that’s embracing the boho-chic vibe in St Barths or how to look like […]

Le Bernardin and Restaurant Guy Savoy Top La Liste

By Alex Martin

New York restaurant Le Bernardin has once again topped one of the most thorough restaurant polls in the world, La Liste. Eric Ripert’s legendary eatery was given the same score as three other restaurants to reconfirm its place at the top of fine dining for the second year in a row. Restaurant Guy Savoy (Paris), RyuGin (Tokyo) and Sugalabo (Tokyo), […]

The Best Luxury Train Journeys Through Spain

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in Elite Traveler’s ongoing Spain series, we take a look at the country’s luxury train journeys. From San Sebastian in the north to Cadiz in the south, Spain has a wide variety of must-see sights including architectural marvels and natural wonders. If you have time on your side, a slow and winding train journey through this […]

Kempinski Hotel Bahia Unveils $15m Christmas Tree

By Alex Martin

It may be a long way from the North Pole, but Kempinski Hotel Bahia is going over-the-top festive this year by installing the most expensive Christmas tree you are ever likely to see. The luxury hotel, situated in Marbella, Spain, has partnered with celebrity designer Debbie Wingham to reveal a true showstopper: the world’s most extravagant Christmas tree estimated to […]

Waldorf Astoria DIFC Review: New York Glamour in Dubai

By Alex Martin

Waldorf Astoria opened its third property in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year. The new hotel promised New York glamour and ultimate luxury in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC). Elite Traveler was invited to see whether Waldorf Astoria DIFC has delivered. The 275-room hotel occupies the 18th to 55th floors of the Burj Daman, a […]

A Long Weekend in The Seychelles

By Alex Martin

Of the 115 islands in the Seychelles, just four are inhabited, and the majority are so minute that you have to zoom in on Google Maps just to see them. But these archipelagos dotted throughout the Indian Ocean are utterly spellbinding: volcanic rock dating back hundreds of millions of years; thick, lush rain forest; jagged mountains; granitic boulders; and impossibly […]

The Grill at The Dorchester Revived by Tom Booton

By Alex Martin

The Grill at The Dorchester first opened its doors 88 years ago, making it one of the longest-standing fine dining restaurants in London. But the last decade has been transformative for the city’s food scene. New and exciting concepts appear every week on London’s streets, and The Grill fell out of relevance. Now, it is threatening a comeback with a […]