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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.

Cocktail of the Week: The Macario, Lima Floral

By Lauren Hill

The Macario Cocktail at The Lost Alpaca bar of Lima Floral, London 25 ml Calle 23 Blanco Tequila 25 ml Maker’s Mark Bourbon 50 ml pineapple juice 5 dashes Angostura bitters 25 ml cane sugar 25 ml lime juice ½ teaspoon activated charcoal Dehydrated edible flowers Taking its name from Mexico’s first film to be nominated for an Oscar, Macario […]

Grand Luxury Hotels: A Platform Built on Passion

By Lauren Hill

Ten years after its launch, the family-owned and run luxury hotel collection and concierge Grand Luxury Group is one of the world’s leading luxury hotel reservation sites. The company’s French founding brothers Ivan and Rouslan Lartisien talk to Elite Traveler about building a business on passion and how they’ve succeeded in the ever evolving luxury travel industry. First of all, […]

The New Maldives Island Resorts Focusing on Art

By Lauren Hill

One of this year’s biggest arrivals on the luxury hotel scene was undoubtedly Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi. Although it’s known first and foremost for its idyllic Maldivian setting, and high levels of design, cuisine and personalized service, the feature that set this new arrival apart was the fact it placed itself on the global art map, integrating an underwater […]

Fine Jeweler Shaun Leane on his First Architectural Design

By Lauren Hill

The internationally acclaimed jewelry designer Shaun Leane has long had prominence in the world of fashion and fine jeweler but this month marks the jeweler’s first foray into architecture with the opening of 21 Young Street luxury apartments in London featuring a façade created by the designer – the largest scale commission in the UK to be undertaken by a […]

Louis Vuitton Adds Route 66 to Travel Book Series

By Lauren Hill

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Each publication in the inspired Louis Vuitton Travel Book series is more coffee table book than travel guide, but they each provide vivid insight into a destination as seen through the eyes of a renowned artist. This May saw the launch of four new titles: Rome, Cuba, Prague, and […]

Edinburgh Set to Welcome its First Floating Hotel

By Lauren Hill

Edinburgh’s luxury hotel scene has long been based around an elite collection of historic properties that combine their grand heritage with luxurious modern amenities, but now there’s a new luxury hotel that’s promising to break away from this theme on the horizon. October 2018 will see the launch of the Northern Lighthouse Board ship turned luxury hotel Fingal as its […]

Krug Champagne Announces New Tracks on Tracks Experience

By Lauren Hill

The House of Krug has placed the emphasis on the tie between music and champagne for some time now, introducing the concept of Krug Music Pairings last year. In line with this notion, the champagne house also hosts a series of Krug Encounters combining music, champagne and fine food. The latest in this series, Tracks on Tracks, will be hosted […]

Discover Australia on this New Private Jet Tour

By Lauren Hill

The boutique luxury travel specialist Touring Treasures has just announced the creation of its latest private jet journey – the company’s first ever private jet excursion across Australia. This 21-day trip, which has been named Seamlessly Australia, will take off for the first time this September, with 2019 dates to be announced, taking just eight guests on an extraordinary journey […]

Sen Lin at Grand Velas Riviera Maya Awarded Four Diamonds

A restaurant that celebrates the culinary traditions of northeast and southwest Asia, Sen Lin provides guests at the luxury Yucatan resort Grand Velas Riviera Maya with a more diverse gastronomic experience during their stay, pairing mouthwatering Asian specialties with an indoor-outdoor setting amid the coastline’s tropical forest. Now, the restaurant has further proven its culinary appeal by earning the coveted […]

Cocktail of the Week: Fair Winds Fizz

By Lauren Hill

The Grey Goose Fair Winds Fizz at Island Oyster, Governor’s Island, New York 0.5 oz Orgeat 0.25oz Fassionola 1oz lime juice 1.5oz Grey Goose vodka To create this French cocktail, combine all of the ingredients in a shaker, add pellet ice and give the ingredients a quick swizzle. Strain this into a Collins glass and top with Perrier seltzer. To […]