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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.

Alberto Galassi on Manning the Helm at Ferretti Group

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.  Keeping up with the changing trends of yacht ownership is no easy task. Alberto Galassi draws on his years of experience as a yacht owner to ensure Ferretti Group stays ahead of the curve. Though I was 10 years old, I clearly remember when my father brought home our […]

Aurel Bacs on the Romance of Vintage Watches

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Responsible for many recent record-breaking auctions, Aurel Bacs, senior consultant to Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo, tells Elite Traveler why he thinks watch collecting is undergoing a Renaissance. Dear watch collectors — quo vadis? If I knew where you were going, I wouldn’t be writing these lines, […]

Radha Arora of Rosewood Hotels on True Luxury Today

By Lauren Hill

Since becoming president of Rosewood Hotels and Resorts in 2011, Radha Arora has focused on developing the presence of this collection of luxury properties on a global scale, but throughout this gradual expansion the emphasis has always remained the same, staying true to the brand’s Sense of Place philosophy. In an interview with Elite Traveler, Arora gives insight into what’s […]

Will Bolsover of Natural World Safaris on Nature’s Value

By Lauren Hill

Founding his own company out of a passion for the natural world, Will Bolsover has proven his commitment to the celebration and protection of wildlife and the environment it’s in. We talk to the dedicated conservationist, traveler and company founder about the principles that drive Natural World Safaris forward. How did you first go about setting up Natural World Safaris? […]

Ian Callum on the Discipline of Design

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. As director of design for Jaguar, IanCallum is the first in and last out of every vehicle the manufacturer creates. Shaping the brand’s aesthetic for the last two decades earned Callum five honorary doctorates, aswell as recognizable status as a titan of design in the motoring world. On the […]

Nick Newbury of Original Travel on Life-Changing Journeys

By Lauren Hill

As the London-based luxury travel company Original Travel expands into the United States, launching hundreds of adventurous new itineraries, we talk to the company’s co-founder Nick Newbury about transformative travel experiences and how he himself went from working in investing banking to curating these life-changing journeys. How did you go from investment banking to starting a travel company? Through my […]

Jim Dixon on the Evolution of Flying Homes

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Head of aviation at Winch Design, Jim Dixon, is leading the way in delivering bespoke interiors for private jets. From a concealed library to a hidden champagne cooler, Winch Design’s creations look and feel just like home, albeit 40,000ft in the air. By embracing private aviation’s golden era of […]

Trish Goff on Responsible Philanthropy

By Elite Traveler

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Supermodel turned real-estate broker Trish Goff has harnessed the power of the fashion industry and social media to create a campaign, #knotonmyplanet, that combats African elephant poaching and the ivory crisis. So far, it has raised over $3m for the Elephant Crisis Fund. Here, Goff explains her work and […]

Jan Tibaldi on Leading One&Only Reethi Rah Forward

By Lauren Hill

In April of this year, Jan Tibaldi took the reins as new general manager of One&Only Reethi Rah, one of the Maldives most legendary resorts having remained at the top of luxury hotel rankings since it opened in 2005. In an interview with Elite Traveler, Tibaldi talks about the island’s unique appeal, the importance that’s being placed on environmental sustainability […]

Andre Fu on Expressing Cultures through Architectural Design

By Lauren Hill

As one of Asia’s most celebrated hotel designers, Andre Fu has received worldwide attention for his collaborations with fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton and Cos, and luxury hotel projects, which have most recently include the spa of Villa La Coste in Provence and the soon-to-be-completed Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. Opening at the end of August, this new luxury hotel in […]