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Spa of the Week: Portopiccolo Spa by Bakel

By Emma Reynolds

Located along the North Adriatic Sea in Italy, Portopiccolo is a charming village full of karst-stone buildings, luxury hotels, and red-roofed homes, all with incredible views over the sparkling Gulf of Trieste. Portopiccolo is well known as a beach town and has a marina and yacht club, restaurants and bars, shopping and luxury villas. While travelers visit for an indulgent […]

Experiencing the Fluenz Spanish Immersion Language School

By Becca Hensley

In Mexico City’s leafy, upscale Polanco neighborhood, I’ve walked off my lunch of mushroom tacos with a ramble down Avenida Presidente Masaryk, the Rodeo Drive of this thriving capital. En route, on ample sidewalks, I’ve dodged electric scooters helmed by men in suits, moved aside for dog walkers leading extravagantly adorned canines, and eavesdropped on the conversations of chic, gabbing […]

Kempinski Hotel Bahia Unveils $15m Christmas Tree

By Alex Martin

It may be a long way from the North Pole, but Kempinski Hotel Bahia is going over-the-top festive this year by installing the most expensive Christmas tree you are ever likely to see. The luxury hotel, situated in Marbella, Spain, has partnered with celebrity designer Debbie Wingham to reveal a true showstopper: the world’s most extravagant Christmas tree estimated to […]

Waldorf Astoria DIFC Review: New York Glamour in Dubai

By Alex Martin

Waldorf Astoria opened its third property in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year. The new hotel promised New York glamour and ultimate luxury in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC). Elite Traveler was invited to see whether Waldorf Astoria DIFC has delivered. The 275-room hotel occupies the 18th to 55th floors of the Burj Daman, a […]

A Long Weekend in The Seychelles

By Alex Martin

Of the 115 islands in the Seychelles, just four are inhabited, and the majority are so minute that you have to zoom in on Google Maps just to see them. But these archipelagos dotted throughout the Indian Ocean are utterly spellbinding: volcanic rock dating back hundreds of millions of years; thick, lush rain forest; jagged mountains; granitic boulders; and impossibly […]

The Grill at The Dorchester Revived by Tom Booton

By Alex Martin

The Grill at The Dorchester first opened its doors 88 years ago, making it one of the longest-standing fine dining restaurants in London. But the last decade has been transformative for the city’s food scene. New and exciting concepts appear every week on London’s streets, and The Grill fell out of relevance. Now, it is threatening a comeback with a […]

The Langham Launches Sugarplum Suite Package

By Alex Martin

The Langham Hotel in New York has created an over-the-top luxury experience perfect for those who love to indulge their sweet tooth over the holiday season. On offer throughout December, The Sugarplum Suite at The Langham will see the Presidential Suite (Penthouses also available) transformed into a luxurious candy store. Guests will arrive in a scene of wall-to-wall candy jars […]

Luxury Jewelry Crafted From Alternative Metals

By Kristen Shirley & Emma Reynolds

Not all that glitters is gold. Artists use alternative lightweight and durable metals, such as titanium, aluminum and rhodium, to craft intricate shapes. Add tanzanite, white diamonds and sapphires to create a bewitching sparkle. Above: Vhernier Blue Velvet necklace in blue titanium with a 30.71-carat tanzanite and 13.94 carats diamonds, $246,300, Vhernier in New York, +1 646 343 9551, vhernier.com […]

The Best Restaurants For December

By Alex Martin

This time of year is defined by family meals and home-based celebrations, but there are still a number of exciting new restaurants worthy of a trip this winter. In our guide to the Best Restaurants for December, we travel to New York, San Francisco, Miami and London to explore new openings, reimagined menus and a Michelin-star-studded pop-up. In New York, […]

Getting to Know Skincare Expert Teresa Tarmey

By Elite Traveler

With over two decades in the industry, Teresa Tarmey is one of the world’s leading skincare experts. She includes supermodels and A-list actresses amongst her clientele who pay upwards of $360 per hour for a signature facial from her London atelier. In a quickfire Q&A with Elite Traveler, Teresa reveals why she got into skincare, her biggest achievements to date […]