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Luxury North Pole Hotel to Open for One Month Only

Visiting the North Pole was once the pinnacle of polar exploration with only the most experienced and committed adventurers capable of reaching it. Now, anyone with deep enough pockets can spend a comfortable night in this extraordinarily hostile location. In April 2020, a unique hotel will open at the northernmost place in the world for just one month. The North […]

Drink Like a Shogun at Palace Hotel Tokyo

By Alex Martin

Palace Hotel Tokyo is offering guests the opportunity to experience the highest quality tea at the best time of year as part of an exciting collaboration with the specialist tea company Maruyama Nori. Throughout Fall (September-November), The Palace Lounge is offering an afternoon tea presentation featuring creative infusions of Maruyama Nori’s prestigious Jugetsudo line of teas. This will include a […]

Four Seasons Launches Luxury Online Store

By Alex Martin

Four Seasons has launched a new online shopping experience named Four Seasons at Home. The all-new shopping experience gives loyal guests and brand admirers the chance to recreate the plush comforts of a Four Seasons room at home. From the perfect mattress to the softest bedding, the Four Seasons sleep experience is the result of half a century of research […]

Courtyard by Marriott Celebrates Fans in NFL’s 100th Season

By Alex Martin

The 100th season of the NFL began in earnest last week and Courtyard by Marriott, the official hotel of the league, has marked the occasion with the launch of a new initiative aimed at paying tribute its true foundation: the fans. Courtyard by Marriott, which is celebrating its ninth year as the League’s official hotel partner, kicks off the season […]

Palace Elisabeth, Hvar, Croatia’s First Five-Star Hotel, is Open

By Emma Reynolds

Just off the coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea, you will find the island of Hvar. With a population of just under 12,000 people, Hvar is best known for its centuries-old cathedrals (most notably the Hvar Cathedral), turquoise blue water, lavender fields and red-roofed buildings. Despite the superyachts that fill the marina, world-class wine and fresh, seaside fare, Hvar […]

Lexus Adventure Arrives at Blackberry Mountain Resort

By Alex Martin

Blackberry Mountain Resort has become the newest member of the Lexus Hotel Partner Program and can now offer guests the chance to experience the all-new Lexus GX in its natural environment. The Lexus Off-Road Adventure allows guests to hone their off-road driving skills while taking in the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. During a 90-minute excursion through a custom-designed […]

The Best Luxury Hotels in Durban

By Alex Martin

In this latest article in an ongoing series, Elite Traveler takes a closer look at the luxury accommodations available in one of South Africa’s greatest cities. Here are the best luxury hotels in Durban. The Oyster Box The Oyster Box is not only one of Durban’s finest hotels but one of South Africa’s. More than that, it is widely considered […]

Labotessa Hotel Set to Open in Cape Town

By Alex Martin

The transformation of one of South Africa’s oldest buildings into one of its most exclusive destinations will be completed Monday with the grand opening of the new luxury LABOTESSA Hotel. Set in a historic 17th-century congressional church, LABOTESSA will become the first hotel in Cape Town’s historic Church Square. Every part of the extensive refurbishment has been conceptualized to evoke […]

InterContinental Celebrates 200 Hotels with Champagne Art

By Samantha Coles

To commemorate InterContinental Hotel’s 200th opening (you can read about the Shanghai Wonderland here), an installation by mixed-media artist Alexander Hall (also known as Haut de Gamme) has been displayed in select hotels throughout the world. The installation is comprised of 200 hand-painted champagne bottles — fitting for the momentous celebration. Every hanging bottle is unique and inspired by one […]

First Look at the New Lepogo Lodges in South Africa

By Alex Martin

Lepogo Lodges, South Africa’s latest high-end safari experience, will welcome its first guests to the highly-anticipated Noka Camp in September. Set within the 48,000-hectare, malaria-free Lapalala Wilderness Reserve in the Limpopo Province, the new lodges will grant access to a vast wilderness containing Africa’s big five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo). Lepogo will eventually consist of two lodges – […]