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Leaders in Luxury

Leaders in Luxury will introduce some of the visionaries with a knack for anticipating the needs and wants of today’s elite travelers.

Wolfgang Puck Talks 35 Years Of Chinois on Main

By Arun Kakar

Wolfgang Puck talks to Elite Traveler about staying on the top of the fine dining game and what it’s like to cook for the stars Despite owning over 25 fine dining establishments worldwide, an elite “à la minute” catering division and a product line bearing his name, Wolfgang Puck is not yet content to rest on the laurels of his […]

Elite Traveler Celebrates The Launch Of Our Top 50 Adventures

To celebrate the launch of our March/April issue, Elite Traveler held an exclusive party with a few of our favorite brands. Jewelry and watch collectors, influencers, industry leaders and our readers joined Elite Traveler in celebrating the launch of our Top 50 Adventures at CORE: club. With drinks supplied by Nolet’s Gin, Clase Azul Tequila and Villa Sandi, guests were given the chance […]

Martin Kemp on Interiors, Luxury, and Designing Private Jets

By Sophie Killip

If there’s something that the world’s finest interiors, yachts and private jets have in common, it could be that Martin Kemp designed them. His company, Martin Kemp Design (MKD), is known as a “luxury service brand attracting individuals accustomed to luxury service, or seeking an aspirational lifestyle,” and prides itself on not having a fixed ‘style.’ Instead, MKD embraces the […]

Nobu CEO Trevor Horwell on the Brand’s Evolution

By Lauren Hill

From the moment Nobu Hospitality first stepped into the hotel industry, the brand has seen exceptional success. What’s now a portfolio of eight unique luxury hotels is set to double by 2020. Previously CEO of COMO Investment and COMO Hotels, following a career with Global Hyatt, the CEO of Nobu Hospitality Trevor Horwell is at the heart of this brand’s […]

Richard Mille on Paving his Own Way

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Head of his own eponymous watch brand, Richard Mille has adventure in his soul. Not only did this entrepreneur build one of the most successful independent timepiece firms of the past two decades, but he also pioneered the way to new high-tech watch materials and was the first to […]

Jean-Michel Cousteau on Exploring Earth’s Last Frontier

By Lauren Hill

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The distinguished ocean explorer, environmentalist and film producer talks to Elite Traveler about his life’s mission to nurture his father’s legacy. It’s not especially surprising that Jean-Michel Cousteau, the son of explorer, co-inventor of the Aqua Lung and marine-conservation pioneer Jacques Cousteau, has become such a prominent figure in […]

Sven Lindblad on Conservation through Tourism

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. His father pioneered the concept of expedition cruising over 50 years ago, and Sven Lindblad has been in the family business since 1979. How does the CEO of Lindblad Expeditions—and standard-bearer for adventure travel—feel about the industry’s current boom? In the early 1960s, talking with travelers around a campfire […]

Gemma Paterson of Balvenie on Women in Whisky

By Olivia Cuccaro

What’s the story behind the exclusive $5,000 flight of whisky served at Four Seasons Hotel New York? By now, you may have heard the buzz from collectors and enthusiasts about The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 3, a range of vintage single malts available to sample only at Manhattan’s chic Ty Bar for $1,000 a Glencairn-glass sample. Produced by William Grant […]

Kelly Hoppen: Interior Designer To The Stars

By Dorothy Musariri

Kelly Hoppen MBE is a leading interior designer, entrepreneur, author and TV personality who has worked independently for over 40 years. She shot to fame with a number of big name commissions, including Claridges, Cuixmala and The Puli Hotel and Spa, and was also the woman who designed the homes of celebrities such as the Beckhams, Martin Shaw and Guy […]

Louis-Fabrice Latour on the traditions of Burgundy

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Maison Louis Latour has been producing excellent and unique wines in Burgundy since 1797, and the house has always made it a point of honor to remain family owned. Raj Gill talks to the current custodian, who is the 11th generation of the family to run the business — […]