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Cocktail of the Week: Nektar, Shangri-La Hotel Paris

By Lauren Hill

Nektar at Le Bar Botaniste, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris 5cl Cognac Martell Premier Assemblage infused with beeswax 2cl Inula viscosa honey 3cl mead 1.5cl fresh lemon juice A few drops of red propolis Fresh poppy pollen To create this cocktail, combine the beeswax-infused Cognac Martell Premier Assemblage, honey, mead and fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake, strain and pour […]

Guide to Belize

By Alexandra Cheney This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Though the running joke for locals is that the country was once a prime vacation spot for pirates (think more Captain Jack Sparrow than Captain Phillips), Belize’s greatest treasure is its intense natural beauty. The decor in even the most high-end of Belizean accommodations is simple […]

Elite Review: Bulgari Hotel London

A stone’s throw from Harrods and Harvey Nichols and perched on the edge of Hyde Park, Bulgari Hotel London is perfectly positioned in the city’s most exclusive area. Despite being so close to the action, the hotel is a soothing respite (especially if you’ve been out shopping) with sleek, moody interiors, an exceptional spa and gym and Alain Ducasse’s second […]

Bulgari Hotel London

Cocktail of the Week: The Venetian Long Road

By Lauren Hill

The Long Road at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa 5 oz vermouth rosso 75 oz Silk Road spiced campari 5 oz Batavia arrack 1 Spritz of benzoin resin mist Ingredients for Silk Road spiced campari: 750 ml campari 4 ground turmeric (scant ¼ tsp) 1g black pepper (about 14 peppercorns) 1g cloves (about 14) 1g allspice To create this […]

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers New Wildlife Experience

The AAA Five Diamond resort Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has just launched a new wildlife experience, giving you the opportunity to discover the native wildlife species of this region. You’ll now be able to get up close to these species on guided tours of Estero del Salado, a protected urban estuary that’s made up of mangrove and marsh vegetation. This […]

Four Seasons Announces New Island Resort in Belize

By Lauren Hill

This spring, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts announced plans for the development of Caye Chapel, a private island that’s right by the Unesco World Heritage barrier reef system off the coast of Belize. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the 280-acre island will be home to a Four Seasons Resort and collection of lavish private residences. Four Seasons is collaborating with […]

Guide to Montenegro

By Jane Foster This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. With its soaring mountains and sublime coastline bordered by the deep-blue Adriatic, tiny Montenegro is adored by yachtsmen and adventure-sports enthusiasts. The National Tourism Organization of Montenegro’s motto is “Wild Beauty,” and indeed the country’s unspoiled nature and sparkling-clean sea are major draws. Add to this […]

Three Expedition Cruises to Extraordinary Locations

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. THE ARCTIC Le Boreal, Abercrombie & Kent Travel the entire Northwest Passage from Greenland to Alaska—tracing the steps of Roald Amundsen, the first person to successfully make the journey in 1906—aboard the exclusively chartered Le Boreal from luxury cruise line Ponant. During the trip, you’ll see giant icebergs and […]

Cocktail of the Week: The Royal Wedding

By Olivia Cuccaro

The Royal Wedding 1 oz Cazadores Blanco Tequila 1 oz St-Germain infused with Kaffir lime 3/4 oz Noilly Prat Original Dry vermouth 1/4 oz of fresh lime juice 5 dashes chartreuse To create this cocktail of the week infuse St-Germain with Kaffir lime. Combine St-Germain, Cazadores Blanco Tequila,  Noilly Prat Original Dry vermouth, fresh lime juice and chartreuse in a […]

Hotels Celebrating the Cherry Blossom in Washington, DC

By Lauren Hill

Savor the cherry blossom season in Washington, DC by being a part of the celebrations at the city’s most luxurious hotels. While peak bloom dates have been predicted for Easter weekend, festivities will carry on to mid-April, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the season. Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC Located within walking distance of Washington, DC’s National Cherry […]