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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 spent two years writing about the world’s most incredible places for Elite Traveler before departing to pursue her freelance dream. She has previously written for Esquire and Food & Travel, among other travel and lifestyle publications.

Jan Hartwig on Atelier Breaking into the Top 100 Restaurants 2019

By Lauren Hill

Jan Hartwig has made quite an impression on Munich’s burgeoning fine-dining scene. The Helmstedt, Germany-born chef arrived at Hotel Bayerischer Hof’s restaurant Atelier in 2014, and was soon awarded a Michelin star, then earned a second star in 2015. The restaurant jumped from two to three stars in the Michelin Guide to Germany 2018. This year, Atelier made its debut […]

Mauro Colagreco on the Risks Behind Mirazur’s Success

By Lauren Hill

It was after working with culinary greats Bernard Loiseau and Alain Ducasse that Italo-Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco decided to open his own restaurant on the Côte d’Azur. Now, Mirazur is among the world’s most highly rated places to eat and one of the highest climbers (80th to 69th) in the Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants this year. This impressive jump […]

Joan Roca on Keeping El Celler de Can Roca at the Top

By Lauren Hill

Joan Roca is a culinary force. In partnership with his brothers, Jordi and Josep, the distinguished chef has made an indelible mark on fine dining, with innovation occurring every day in his kitchen. It’s no surprise, then, that El Celler de Can Roca is an unwavering inclusion in our Top 100 Restaurants. “It’s an important acknowledgment for us,” Roca says, […]

Flying Home: A Jet Interior by Winch Design

To celebrate the launch of our first annual Top Jets in the World feature, we are republishing the best aviation content from our archive. This story originally appeared in the September/October 2017 issue of Elite Traveler. Winch Design, already established as master interior designers in the superyacht world (and having won a number of major awards), have recently created a stunning new […]

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 […]