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Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill

After spending a number of years in Singapore and Japan, Lauren returned to London, where she became deputy editor at Hg2 travel publishers. She now writes about the world’s most incredible places for Elite Traveler. She has previously written for Esquire and Food & Travel, among other travel and lifestyle publications.

The Ritz-Carlton Berlin Emerges from Renovation

By Lauren Hill

The new-look Ritz-Carlton, Berlin has reopened after a 40 million Euro renovation. The hotel now stands out for its 1920s-inspired design with references to the golden era of German cinema. Resplendent in the gilded glamour of 1920s decor, the hotel is now home to lavish new space for dining and imbibing, refreshed wellness and lounge areas, and sumptuously decorated suites. […]

Brown+Hudson to Host Journey to Chocolate’s Origin

By Lauren Hill

The luxury travel company Brown + Hudson creates entirely bespoke trips to offbeat locations around the world. The latest expedition to be dreamed up by the imaginative team is a small-group journey to the very spot chocolate was first produced over 5,300 years ago. In collaboration with the founders of To’ak — the world’s most coveted, and expensive, chocolate — Brown […]

Cocktail of the Week: Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey

By Lauren Hill

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend with Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey cocktails created by Joaquín Símo of Pouring Ribbons in New York City. Crossing Currents 2 oz Knappogue Castle 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey 0.75 oz Contratto Bianco 1 tsp Kalani Coconut Liqueur 1 dash Angostura Bitters To make this cocktail yourself, combine all ingredients, stir and strain into […]

Edgewood Tahoe Shines in 2019 Preferred Hotels Awards

By Lauren Hill

The beginning of March saw the announcement of the 2019 Preferred Awards of Excellence by independent hotel brand Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Among the hotels recognized was Edgewood Tahoe in Nevada, which was named Preferred Hotel of the Year – United States and Canada. This lakeside property has been a draw since it opened in 1968 as a golf resort. […]

Elite Review: Prana by Atzaro, Indonesia

By Lauren Hill

A voyage through Indonesia’s remote Raja Ampat archipelago is among the most extraordinary journeys you can take by sea. Just off the tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula in West Papua, over 1,500 wild forested islands and cays sit amid cerulean waters home to a kaleidoscope of coral reefs so rich in marine life, they’re thought to have the highest recorded […]

Architect Jean-Michel Gathy Makes his Mark in Sanya

By Lauren Hill

In a prosperous career spanning more than three decades, Jean-Michel Gathy has established himself as one of the world’s most prominent architects of luxury hotels. Now the principal designer of architectural firm Denniston is making his mark on Hainan Island, China. It’s on the island’s most southern point, in the coastal city of Sanya, that Gathy is among those attributed […]

The Most Majestic Monuments in Spain

By Lauren Hill

Travel to historic cities across Spain for insight into the diverse cultural influence that’s made this the country it is today. The most majestic monuments in Spain tell the stories of this fascinating past through their architectural magnificence. Alhambra Palace, Granada One of Spain’s most iconic monuments, this palace and fortress is what brings many travelers to the Andalusian city. […]

Seabourn to Host Immersive New Wellness Cruises

By Lauren Hill

The luxury cruise line Seabourn has announced plans to host two new wellness cruises. The first will depart from Athens in November 2019 before following ancient trade routes to Dubai. The second, departing in February 2020, will then travel from Auckland to Sydney, taking in New Zealand’s most enticing destinations and points of Australia’s East Coast in-between. Each wellness cruise […]

Cocktail of the Week: Blue Door, The Savoy

By Lauren Hill

Blue Door at The Savoy, London 40ml Portobello Road Gin 30ml Fino Sherry 10ml Orange oleo saccharum 5ml Crème de Cacao Noir 4 dashes walnut bitters Blue chocolate paint and ice To create this cocktail, simply combine the ingredients and stir, before adding a touch of blue chocolate paint to the side of your glass and adding a block of […]

Marcio Kogan Apartment, Francesc Macià 10, Barcelona, Spain

By Lauren Hill

The 1960s-listed office block turned luxury residential building, Francesc Macià 10, is the work of developer Squircle Capital and Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan’s design firm Studio MK27. The whole development is yet to reach completion, but the developers unveiled this third-floor apartment last year, giving a glimpse of what else is to come. Jointly designed by Marcio Kogan and the […]