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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 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2019

By Lauren Hill

World-renowned chefs including Alain Ducasse, Heston Blumenthal and Mauro Colagreco are making their mark in cities across the world this year with an array of exciting new culinary concepts. From London, New York and Paris, to Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong, these are the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2019. Adam Handling Chelsea, London February 2019 With the February opening […]

Monteverdi Tuscany Curates Exclusive New Brunello Journey

By Lauren Hill

The newly expanded and refurbished boutique hotel, Monteverdi, lies within the Unesco World Heritage region of Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, where verdant vineyards blanket the hills. Each February, oenophiles are drawn to this bucolic part of Italy to celebrate the creation of its latest Brunello and Brunello Riserva vintages. At this time, crowds gather in the hilltop town Montalcino for the […]

The Most Anticipated Luxury Hotel Openings of 2019

By Lauren Hill

Find out where you should be heading this year for the most-talked about hotels of the moment. From a vineyard resort in the Napa Valley to a hotel in an ancient Rajasthani fort, these are the most anticipated luxury hotel openings of 2019. The Nautilus, Maldives January 2019 When it opens this month, The Nautilus Maldives will strive to set […]

Winter Spa Retreats for New Year Wellness

By Lauren Hill

Embrace the New Year by setting out on a sublime spa retreat promising greater wellness of both the body and mind.  Residencies with the world’s leading experts and ground-breaking therapies make these the retreats to head to in 2019. Azura Retreats Mozambique Azura Retreats’ two boutique resorts — Azura Benguerra and Azura Quilalea in Mozambique — are encouraging guests to […]

Alain Tsui Appointed Leading Role at Jumeirah Guangzhou

By Lauren Hill

The luxury hotel collection, Jumeirah Group, has appointed hotelier Alain Tsui the regional vice president and general manager of the soon-to-open address, Jumeirah Living Gangzhou. Originally from Hong Kong, Tsui has more than 30 years of experience with luxury hotel brands including Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons in cities across China, Southeast Asia and the United States. Most recently, the […]

Cocktail of the Week: The Parrot, London

By Lauren Hill

Senegal Parrot at The Parrot, London Botanist Gin Italicus Rosolio bergamot liqueur Jasmine syrup Lemon juice Elderflower syrup Dash of Burlesque Bitters Grapefruit essence Following the classic cocktail formula—two parts alcohol, one part sour and one part sweet—combine the Botanist Gin and Italicus Rosolio bergamot liqueur with the jasmine and elderflower syrups, a squeeze of lemon juice and dashes of […]

Borgo Egnazia Announces New Luxury Yacht Voyages

By Lauren Hill

The legendary five-star hotel in Puglia, Borgo Egnazia, has just revealed its latest venture: a curated collection of luxury yacht voyages in some of the most breathtaking parts of the world. The impressive sailing yacht, Imagine, was designed by late British yacht designer and founder of Dubois Naval Architects, Ed Dubois, and its stylish interiors were the work of French […]

Elite Review: Royal Malewane, South Africa

By Lauren Hill

Royal Malewane has been ranked among the world’s most luxurious safari lodges since it opened in 1999, winning a multitude of awards over the years and being placed on numerous best hotels lists. Now benefiting from its recent renovation, the lodge is right at the top of people’s wish-lists, with the upcoming opening of its exclusive new lodge, the Farmstead, […]

ANZ Tower Penthouse, Sydney, Australia

By Lauren Hill

The top floor of a commercial building may not be the obvious choice for a home, but following the completion of ANZ Tower in 2013, the design studio FJMT (Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp) began work on this impressive 43rd-floor penthouse. The ambitious residence won recognition in the 2017 International Design & Architecture Awards. The apartment covers 25,833 sq ft across three […]

Iniala Beach House, Phuket, Thailand

By Lauren Hill

Iniala is one of Phuket’s most distinctive resorts, but the entire estate has just hit the market as a single residence for private use. The property is made up of three individual three-suite villas and an extravagant penthouse with 650 ft of beachfront. Each villa was designed by a different firm, combining influence from traditional Thai architecture with bold contemporary […]