The ultimate guide to every major destination, for the elite traveler. Join us as we tour the world’s best hotels, the finest restaurants and all of the world’s leading luxury travel offerings.

The Ultimate Luxury Guide to Auckland

By Ellie Brade This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Known as the City of Sails thanks to its waterside setting and sheer number of yachts, New Zealand’s biggest city is a cosmopolitan hub that boasts a busy nightlife, world-class food and drink, and a unique culture all its own. Auckland is built around more than […]

LAX Debuts Super-Luxe Suites for VIP Travelers

By Emma Reynolds

Airports all over the world are working to redefine the flying experience, focusing on everything from private transfers between terminals to personal high-end security in lounges. Los Angeles International Aiport (LAX) is meeting these demands with The Private Suite, a brand-new, one-of-a-kind private terminal with (seriously) luxurious suites and amenities matching that of a five-star hotel. Forget handling your baggage, […]

Philippe Starck on Designing Axiom Space Hotel’s Interiors

By Lauren Hill

This week Axiom Space, a company that’s endeavoring to build the world’s first commercial space station, announced plans to offer private expeditions to space, with the first trip set to take place as soon as 2020. Ten-day mission will be priced at $55m, with everything you need to embark on the space expedition included, beginning with a 15-week transformational training […]

Cocktail of the Week: The Gloria, Maison St-Germain

By Lauren Hill

The Gloria at Maison St-Germain, Battery Gardens, NYC 0.5 oz St-Germain French elderflower liqueur 0.25 oz Suze herbal liqueur Chilled dry champagne Spray of St-Germain and frankincense essential oil Dehydrated lemon wheel and gold dust to garnish To create the Gloria, combine the St-Germain and Suze in a coupette glass and top the glass up with chilled dry champagne. Spray the […]

Viceroy CEO Bill Walshe on Consistent Hotel Individuality

By Lauren Hill

Following the May opening of Viceroy Los Cabos, a launch that’s been the cause for great excitement owing to its bold architectural design and sublime setting, we speak to the CEO Bill Walshe about his role in leading the brand’s evolution. Since joining Viceroy in 2012, Walshe has brought his global perspective to the hotel group, drawing on his years […]

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit to Host Annual Wellness Getaway

By paying a trip to Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit this September, you’ll have the unique opportunity to join a series of complimentary wellness sessions led by experts in the industry as the resort hosts its annual Wellness Getaway. From the 5th to the 9th September 2018, the resort will hold a variety of sessions in a series of disciplines ranging […]

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Fauchon Prepares to Unveil Luxury Hotel in Paris

By Lauren Hill

Fauchon has been a symbol for fine food since the founder opened his first outlet in 1886, but now the brand is venturing into the world of hospitality with the creation of Fauchon L’hôtel Paris, which is set to open September 1st. Having started its journey on Place de la Madeleine in Paris’s 8th arrondissement, it seems natural that this […]

The Ultimate Luxury Guide to Ibiza

By Peter Clover This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Rife with hedonistic nightspots and mystical yoga retreats, no other destination has maintained its bohemian signature style quite as successfully as Ibiza. A mecca for disco madness and home to some of the best-loved clubs in the world, the Spanish island is also a destination of […]

&Beyond Combines Luxury Travel with Ocean Conservation

By Lauren Hill

The experiential luxury travel company &Beyond has long proven its commitment to conservation with environmental initiatives being led from each of its resorts and lodges across a staggering nine million acres of protected land. Now, the company is turning its attention to conservation of the marine environments its island resorts lie within through Oceans Without Borders, an initiative established in […]

Brand Leader Lisa Holladay on Creating Hotel Identities

By Lauren Hill

Vice president and global brand leader of the Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Lisa Holladay is an indisputable expert on creating hotel identities that give guests a sense of place. What would you say is the greatest impact you’ve had on these brands? From the start, one of the most important goals I had in leading […]