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.

Kelly Hoppen Designed Spa Revealed for Celebrity Edge

By Lauren Hill

It’s said that when Celebrity Edge, the latest ship to join the Celebrity Cruises fleet, is inaugurated in November it will set a new precedent in luxury modern cruising, with a series of innovations integrated into the on-board experience. Among the ship’s most distinguishing features is its 22,000-sq-ft spa. With world-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen behind its breathtaking design, this is […]

The Ultimate Luxury Guide to Austin

By Becca Hensley This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. People say that Austin isn’t like the rest of Texas. But the truth is that this capital city, set amid emerald hills and glimmering lakes, is so idiosyncratic it isn’t like any place else—anywhere—period.With a proud outlaw’s outside-the-box vibe, the metropolis harbors hipsters, yogis, sophisticates, tie-wearing […]

Shutters on the Beach Celebrates 25 Years With Summer-Long Celebration

Santa Monica-based hotel Shutters on the Beach is celebrating its 25th birthday this year with an all-summer long celebration that includes the Rosé Beach bar (featuring the hotel’s custom rosé in collaboration with Champagne Pommery) and more. The iconic hotel, located on the beach in one of LA’s most popular beachside destinations, blends the coolness of SoCal with modern comfort […]

Private Jet Card Comparisons Launches Jet Card Decider Worksheet

By Emma.Reynolds

Private Jet Card Comparisons, the only buyer’s guide to jet cards not affiliated with jet companies, launched its Jet Card Decider worksheet this May. At no additional cost, current members and new subscribers can now submit a questionnaire and receive a custom recommendation on which program best suits their needs. Any private traveler knows that no two jet cards or […]

Stay at Ruinart’s One-Bedroom Pop-up Hotel in London

By Lauren Hill

This summer, the first champagne house to have been founded, Maison Ruinart, will host a one-bedroom pop-up hotel in Primrose Hill, London. Open for just a limited time in July, the pop-up will see the transformation of a discreet London setting into a creative interpretation of Maison Ruinart that’s been designed in collaboration with creative director Tom Hingston. Named after […]

The Ultimate Island Escape for Stargazing

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. If a private-island resort with only 12 beach villas isn’t private enough for you, spend an evening alone with your beloved on Quissanga Island. This tiny, deserted tropical island off the coast of Mozambique has no electricity, no structures and no running water. There’s just a decadent dinner that […]

The Best Hotel Restaurants in London

By Lauren Hill & Will Grice

For the Elite Traveler the opportunity to stay in a hotel with an amazing restaurant is a special one. Far too many luxury hotels let themselves down at the final hurdle by offering sub-par food, but for those finding themselves jetting off to the English capital we have rounded up 12 of the best hotel restaurants in the city. From […]

The Definitive Luxury Guide to Florence

By Alexandra Cheney This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. During World War II, the Germans bombed every bridge in the Tuscan capital except one: the Ponte Vecchio, which Hitler spared, alleging it too beautiful to destroy. Home to over 600 years of exceptional artistic activity, Florence’s city center was deemed a Unesco World Heritage site […]

See St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort’s $60m Transformation

By Lauren Hill

As The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort emerges from a $60m renovation, the Puerto Rico property is having its finishing touches applied before its only-just-announced October grand reopening. Following the destruction caused by 2017’s hurricanes, the resort underwent a ground-up transformation, with every room and suite, the Plantation House at the heart of the resort, and every space in between, […]

Top Suites of Los Cabos

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Perhaps it’s the sparkling water or its unique where-the-desert-meets-the-sea landscape, but there’s something magical about Los Cabos. Located at the tip of Baja California, Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo have a remarkable pull to visitors, which is perhaps why so many resorts also have residential communities: […]