Elite Traveler January/February 2016


25 Object of desire

The most sought-after new piano in the world

26 Travel

A top concierge shares his New York City secrets

29 Watches

The making of Chopard’s Chinese New Year watch

33 Men’s style

Brightly colored suits (that you can actually wear to the office)


37 Women’s style

New trends: chunky heels and Havana nights

40 Jewelry

Diamond jewelry watches

42 Technology

The best headphones in the world

44 Motoring

Ice-driving with Bentley and inside the Los Angeles motor show

46 Jets

The new $72.8m jet from Bombardier

48 Design

The Dallas hotel that’s attracting the art elite

50 Food & drink

On the Michelin star trail in San Francisco


54 Geoffrey Kent

Founder of Abercrombie  & Kent on his terrifying flight to the final frontier

55 Jonathan Bues

Our watch columnist on a welcome new trend in men’s timepieces

56 Emyr Thomas

Founder of Bon Vivant

on the best martini in London (and it’s not where you might think)

57 Essi Avellan

Finland’s first Master of Wine on Moët & Chandon’s new cuvée

58 Martin Hulbert

Award-winning interior designer on the recipe for a perfect hotel suite

59 Roberta Naas

Our jewelry columnist on the rare appeal of colored diamonds

60 Julia Wheeler

Future of the Middle East real estate market, according to the former BBC Gulf correspondent

61 Ashley W. Simpson

Our fashion columnist reports back from the resort collections


64 Cover story: from Antigua with love

The hottest fashion from the resort collections

74 The 10 most stylish ski lodges

From the Andes to the Alps, a round up of the world’s most glamorous ski chalets

86 The fast and the furious

Ferraris, gambling – and culture. In search of the real Macau

92 Golfing in Melbourne

The challenging courses that are attracting pro golfers to Australia, plus the top five golf resorts around the world

100 Fine dining in Zurich

How Switzerland became the fine-dining capital of the world

106 Elite interview: Sir Rocco Forte

On the continuing success of his family hotel empire

108 The 100 club: dream road trips

Introducing our new reader poll. In this issue: what’s your ultimate road trip?


114 Total guide: Madrid

Where to stay, eat and play; an ultra luxe guide to the capital of Spain

122 Itinerary:


Tailor-made road trips through Yucatán, the Silver Cities, Chichen Itza and beyond

130 Life through a lens: Mumbai

A photographic guide to India’s buzzing capital of color and culture

134 Top suites of the Caribbean

From the rockstar villa in St. Barths to the best villa at Sandy Lane

144 Flight of Fancy: Iceland

Inside the most outrageous banquet venue ever