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Elite Traveler Spring 2020

9th March 2020 // By Elite Traveler

Today’s travelers have been there, done that. Now, they are looking for experiences like no other.

So we have scoured the globe to find the most heart-pumping and unique trips out there. Welcome to our first-ever Ultimate Experiences issue. Whether you’re looking to take a dip in the pristine waters of an Alaskan glacier or charter a megayacht and sail to remote islands, you will find plenty of inspiration here.

If you love long drives, head straight to our Motoring pages, where we detail the best new Grand Tourers. Prefer to fly? We introduce you to Aman’s new private jet. By sea? We look at a groundbreaking yacht design and Sea Cloud Cruises, which sails classic, three-masted ships around the world.

And what to wear on your exotic jaunts? The Style section will outfit you for a safari, a trip on the high seas or a tropical beach vacation. We also round up the best watches for diving, flying and exploring, so you can be sure your watch is up to whatever challenge you take it on.

In our Influence section, we speak to the minds behind two iconic brands, Georges Kern at Breitling and Torsten Müller-Ötvös at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, about how they are reinventing their companies’ storied heritage. And as this issue coincides with Earth month, renowned explorers Sebastian Copeland and Justin Packshaw share how travel can positively affect our planet, and what you can do.

Our Top Adventures span the globe, taking you everywhere from a safari in Angola to fat biking in the Arctic Circle and exploring hidden beaches in Asia. In the rest of the Inspire section, we look at the history behind Louis XIII’s cognac, showcase the best new hotel golf courses and celebrate the return of St Barths.

Whether you’re looking for beachside relaxation or exploration, you’ll find it in our destination guides. First, we take you to Turks and Caicos, a sublime archipelago of white-sand beaches dotted among the most picturesque turquoise waters. Looking for more action? How about Cambodia? We have the ultimate guide to experience Siem Reap, and invite you to explore the rest of this magical country by visiting more obscure parts of it — still in total luxury. For the ultimate combination of travel and philanthropy, be sure to check out our Top Suites for Giving Back.

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Discover

33 Object of Desire

An exquisite chandelier brings the magic of the Vatican home with you

34 Motoring

A trio of Grand Tourers that will delight on long and short drives

38 Cruises

Sea Cloud Spirit harks back to the golden age of sailing, plus a hybrid cruise ship

39 Yachts

Show-stopping Artefact makes her debut, and the best charters to book this year

40 Aviation

Aman debuts its first custom-branded private jet

42 Technology

Savoir introduces a fully rotating bed, and at-home light therapy

44 Design

Eco-friendly design doesn’t have to be boring. We round up stunning and sustainable pieces 46 Wine & Spirits Rum’s great return, and two spirits for cognac lovers

46 Wine & Spirits

Rum’s great return, and two spirits for cognac lovers

Style

50 Men’s fashion

Let your wardrobe inspire your travels with chic safari- and sea-inspired looks

52 Men’s watches

The best watches to wear when diving, flying or exploring

54 Women’s fashion

Bright tropical prints and shimmering sequins dominated the runways

56 Women’s watches

Floral watches in unexpected colors dazzle the wrist

58 Jewelry

Magnificent blue lapis lazuli, and black ceramic with diamonds

60 Destination style

We head west to showcase Los Angeles’ effortlessly cool style and inspired designers

62 The Voyager

Gray Malin shares his travel must-haves for the Italian Riviera

64 Craftsmanship

What goes into an exceptional timepiece from Parmigiani Fleurier

66 Accessories shoot

This season’s hottest trends, from fresh floral prints to chic sneakers

Influence

72 Georges Kern

Breitling’s CEO is upending the watch industry one timepiece at a time

74 Torsten Müller-Ötvos

The CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars balances heritage with innovation

76 Sebastian Copeland

Roberta Naas speaks to the talented adventure photographer on his new watch with Ulysse Nardin

78 Justin Packshaw

The adventurer, explorer and philanthropist helps people strive for excellence through travel

Inspire

82 Top Adventures

Trek to one (or all) corners of the globe in search of once-in-a-lifetime adventures

96 Spotlight

St Barths is back — an inside look into how the island is faring posthurricane

100 Heritage

The magic behind Louis XIII’s century-old cognac

104 Superyachts

Scout is making waves in the superyacht world — Ellie Brade gives us an exclusive tour

108 Top Golf

We round up the best new hotel golf courses that are refreshed, reimagined and ready to play

Explore

120 Top suites for giving back

These nine resorts allow guests opportunities to give back while traveling

130 Destination guides

Fun in the sun in Turks and Caicos, and an immersive cultural experience in Cambodia

138 New hotels

Dominica’s first five-star resort, and a modern island oasis in Madeira

142 The Hot List

These sublime itineraries take you from Italy’s wine country to India, Japan, Peru and beyond

148 Elite luxury homes

Homes with wellness benefits, and two elegant abodes in Marbella, Spain 152 Flight of fancy Swimming within Alaska’s Trimble Glacier

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