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St. Regis Punta Mita Resort Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Having made its debut in 2008, St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is now celebrating its 10th year on the glamorous Riviera Nayarit. This hotel is best known for its attention to detail, with pride taken in every area of the experience it provides, from the hotel’s architecture, surrounding vegetation and the beach it lies alongside to the service and gastronomy. […]

Thomas Flohr on Breaking the Rules

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Rejecting private aviation’s patchwork network of fractional ownership programs and charters,Thomas Flohr, founder and chairman of VistaJet, didn’t initially set out to create a $2.5b global aviation company. But, as he tells Kristen Shirley, once he got started, his customers wouldn’t let him stop. Thomas Flohr wasn’t the first […]

The Ultimate Luxury Guide to Auckland

By Ellie Brade This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Known as the City of Sails thanks to its waterside setting and sheer number of yachts, New Zealand’s biggest city is a cosmopolitan hub that boasts a busy nightlife, world-class food and drink, and a unique culture all its own. Auckland is built around more than […]

181 Fremont Residences

The Residences at 181 Fremont are the most luxurious expression of living San Francisco has ever seen. Residences start at over 500 feet in the sky; many offer unprecedented 360-degree views of the city, bay, Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, and the Pacific Ocean. With a private residential lobby, a full floor of exclusive amenities which includes a wraparound observation […]

Father’s Day Gift Guide

With Father’s Day just around the corner, Elite Traveler has compiled a list of the greatest presents you can gift this year, whether that’s taking the latest Range Rover for a spin on a closed Parisian race track or a groundbreaking underwater drone, there’s something for everyone. Navatics MITO Underwater Drone Straying away from the idea that drones are meant for the […]

Shop the Shoot: Verano en España

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Summer’s casual yet elegant looks are perfect for a walk in the park, especially when it’s in Barcelona’s idyllic Parc de la Cuitadella. Photographer Ben Harries Stylist Kenny Ho Paul Smith midnight silk-jacquard bomber jacket, $1,295, pale blue shirt, $250, gray wool pleated trousers, $650

The Ultimate Luxury Guide to Ibiza

By Peter Clover This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Rife with hedonistic nightspots and mystical yoga retreats, no other destination has maintained its bohemian signature style quite as successfully as Ibiza. A mecca for disco madness and home to some of the best-loved clubs in the world, the Spanish island is also a destination of […]

Roberta Naas on Constant Force

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Watchmakers are an elite group of perfectionists who toil every day to create the most precise timepieces possible. That quest has led to the unveiling of mechanical watches that feature what may be the ultimate precision concept: constant force. While constant force is not a new concept in watchmaking, […]

Grand Velas Los Cabos Launches Chocolate Clam Tasting

The luxurious beachfront resort Grand Velas Los Cabos is set to launch an exciting new culinary offering to give a fresh take on Baja California’s ‘Candy of the Sea’. The AAA Five Diamond resort is showcasing the region’s celebrated chocolate clams through a tasting menu that will be rolled out from June. The clams that take their name from the […]

The Ultimate Luxury Guide to Austin

By Becca Hensley This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. People say that Austin isn’t like the rest of Texas. But the truth is that this capital city, set amid emerald hills and glimmering lakes, is so idiosyncratic it isn’t like any place else—anywhere—period.With a proud outlaw’s outside-the-box vibe, the metropolis harbors hipsters, yogis, sophisticates, tie-wearing […]