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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 Sydney

By Elite Traveler

By Kate Springer This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Sitting pretty on the southeast coast of Australia, ever-upbeat Sydney is a vision of sun-kissed glamour. The iconic harbor glows in the afternoon sun, while Bondi Beach buzzes all year long. Even in the cooler winter months, from June to August, the cosmopolitan city revolves around […]

Symphony of the Seas: Experience Ponant’s Latest Vessel

By Theodora Halstead

These days it is becoming increasingly difficult to remain in the moment. When you’re next on vacation, look around and see who is soaking up the atmosphere and who is bent over their phones, oblivious to their surroundings—you’ll likely see more of the latter. Ponant’s latest vessel, Le Lapérouse, tackles this issue by submerging guests in a unique, immersive experience. […]

The Unforgettable Experience of The Little Nell

By Elite Traveler

Aspen’s only five star, five diamond hotel, The Little Nell is known for gracious hospitality, indulgent service and unparalleled access to America’s most famous mountain town. Guests of The Little Nell have the luxury of walking out The Nell’s back door to start their ski day on historic Aspen Mountain, as well as access to once-in-a-lifetime on-mountain experiences. Expert ski […]

Baiersbronn: Germany’s Gastronomic Hotspot

By Andy Hayler

Where is the greatest concentration of Michelin stars on the planet per head of population? Well, it isn’t Tokyo (which has the most 3 star restaurants) or Paris, nor even Kyoto, which has a higher number of stars per person even than Tokyo. Nor is it Bray in Berkshire, despite its pair of 3 star restaurants. In fact the most […]

The Best Winter Retreats from London

By Lauren Hill

As winter sets in, pay a visit to one of the UK’s most celebrated country house hotels. Here’s our pick of the best winter retreats from London. Thyme Gloucestershire Originally a cooking school, then boutique hotel, and now with a newly launched spa, Thyme is a restored manor and farm in the idyllic Cotswold countryside built on a love for […]

Michael Crompton on the Insights of Luxury Travel Intelligence

By Lauren Hill

Earlier this fall, Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) revealed the findings of its annual survey into the world’s best luxury hotel brands. Based on an algorithm covering 118 touch points with weighted scores, each brand is given an accumulative result and ranked alongside one another. The 2018 results placed Aman at the top of a list of 12, followed by Oetker […]

Elite Traveler Hosts Private Yacht Party in Fort Lauderdale

All aboard! On Friday, November 2, Elite Traveler hosted a private cocktail event aboard M/Y Siete from B&B Yacht Charters during the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The event, set in the Las Olas Marina, hosted 60 high-net-worth guests, and was a fun night for readers and yacht enthusiasts to indulge in delicious bits and cocktails and mingle. Elite Traveler and B&B […]

The Three Best Food Cities on Earth

By Andy Hayler

In a world increasingly obsessed by food there is no shortage of locations that would be candidates for the best food city on the planet. In order to come to a reasoned decision you need to take into account many factors, not just how many restaurants there are featured on this or that list. What about the quality of the […]

The World’s Most Breathtaking Ski Suites

By Samantha Coles

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Skiing, heli-skiing, snowboarding or cross-country—whatever your preference, a beautiful, cozy place to unwind after a day on the slopes is a must. We’ve carefully selected the most sublime ski suites, chalets and lodges in the world, from the jagged peaks of the Dolomites to the fresh powders of British […]

Mark Hehir on making Small Maldives Island Co different

By Lauren Hill

Encompassing three distinctly unique island resorts—romantic Huvafen Fushi, family-oriented Amilla Fushi and the lively retro-chic resort Finolhu—Small Maldives Island Co places the focus firmly on giving each place a clear identity and curating the experiences you have there. With the recent relaunch of Huvafen Fushi, we talk to the CEO, Mark Hehir, to find out what it is that makes […]