A grassy terrace overlooking Lake Garda at Lefay Resort In the fourth part of our luxury travel views column from the Spring 2022 issue, LUX’s Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai checks in at the Lefay…

Clinique La Prairie has established itself as a leading name in longevity research, offering wellness programmes for over ninety years. For its inaugural escape far away from its traditional Alps and…

The lobby in the new Castiglione addition to the Hotel Costes in Paris In the third part of our luxury travel views column from the Spring 2022 issue, LUX’s Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai checks in…

Exterior view of the new Maybourne, Beverly Hills In the second part of our luxury travel views column from the Spring 2022 issue, LUX’s Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai checks in at The Maybourne,…

The Ritz-Carlton, Fari Islands, in the Maldives A new resort complex in the Maldives seeks to combine ocean exploration and conservation, extreme luxury, sustainability, and a cultural vibe the…

The artist doing a yoga pose in front of one his own recent paintings © Maryam Eisler Joel Mesler is one of the hottest names on the East Coast art scene right now. LUX's Chief Contributing…

Exterior view of the 19th-century Grand Hotel Kronenhof in the Swiss Alps In a high valley near St Moritz, the Kronenhof in Pontresina combines Swiss culture with a Mediterranean mountain vibe. Who…

Exterior of The Lygon Arms Hotel The Arrival Halfway down the high street, no, make that pretty much the only street, in a village on the western edge of England's Cotswold Hills, the Lygon Arms…

The InterContinental's pool area Cascais, on the Atlantic coast of Portugal, has a fabulous summer climate, culture, history, cuisine, convenience – and a bijou hotel to enjoy it all from, as LUX…

The leafy terrace at Mandarin Oriental Ritz in Madrid In the first part of our luxury travel views column from the Spring 2022 issue, LUX’s Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai checks in at the…

There may be more exclusive places on the islands near Cannes and in the bays around St Tropez and Capri, but summer isn't summer without a little fix at the Monte Carlo Beach Club If you are…

L'apartement at Château Voltaire The Arrival We walked into Chateau Voltaire the wrong way, or was it the right way? The hotel is a striking corner building on a side street, Rue St Roch, just…

The terrace at Cervo Mountain Resort The arrival To get to the Cervo, you have first to arrive in Zermatt, an adventure in itself. The train (the resort is only accessible by train) winds through…

Photograph of the Zermatt valley by Sheherazade Photography The yacht's being refurbished, you've done Ibiza too many times, the Hamptons are too cliquey and Bodrum is so 2021. So where to head…

Keythorpe Hall Private House and Walled Garden, Leicestershire, England Once a Downton Abbey-style aristocratic home, Keythorpe Hall in Central England has reinvented itself as a sustainable…

Málaga might not be the first place that springs to mind as a luxury destination, but the recent opening of sophisticated boutique hotel Palacio Solecio alongside the first international outpost…

One of the hotel's garden suites Why should I go now? It's the first proper February London fashion week since pre-pandemic, and the London scene is hotting up as the latest wave disappears, so a…

Image by Sterling Davis As the art world's elite flock to Los Angeles for Frieze art fair, Olivia Muniak, founder of catering company La Cura and LA resident, shares her guide on the best places to…

Walking back after dinner. Image by Darius Sanai Paris, the eternal city, never changes. Or perhaps it does. After a two-year hiatus, Darius Sanai notices some interesting happenings during a week…

The Royal Champagne is built into south-facing vineyards on the Montagne de Reims In the final part of our luxury travel views series from the Autumn/Winter 2021 issue, LUX’s Editor-in-Chief…

The Idle Rocks boutique hotel sits on the edge of St Mawes harbour in Cornwall Located on the harbour’s edge of Cornish fishing village St Mawes, The Idle Rocks is a coastal-meets-contemporary…

Suvretta House is surrounded by forest with sweeping views of the mountains Why should I go now? Seriously? Because January is the best month for winter sports in the Alps. Properly cold with…

The Splendido with its legendary pool and restaurants, above Portofino. Image courtesy of Belmond/Mattia Aquila In the third part of our luxury travel views column from the Autumn 2021 issue,…

Chef Alain Ducasse, who currently holds twenty-one Michelin stars, has teamed up with Dom Pérignon and renowned chefs Albert Adrià (one Michelin star), Romain Meder (3 Michelin stars) and Jessica…

© Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer In the second part of our luxury travel views column from the Autumn 2021 issue, LUX's Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai discovers a new side to Monaco at the…

The Club Dauphin pool at the Grand-Hotel In the first of our four part luxury travel views column from our Autumn 2021 issue, LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai experiences a taste of old world…

The OWO by Raffles, Whitehall, London Jeff Tisdall The Old War Office was the centre of operations for the UK war effort. Three quarters of a century later, The OWO has once again become a…

An impression of the ‘Tiger’s Eye’ bespoke decorative scheme for one of the Chedi Gems, a series of penthouses in The Chedi Andermatt hotel A major hotel, property and infrastructure…

Why should I go now? In the lead up to Christmas London really comes into its own. With sparkling light displays, artisanal markets and towering Christmas trees, it's one of the best places to…

Lauber’s Hotel CERVO uses recycled materials and geothermal heat. Photograph by Darius Sanai As COP26 brings together world leaders to discuss climate change, Daniel Lauber, owner of the CERVO…

Torrance golf course at the Fairmont St Andrews Located on the east coast of Fife in Scotland, the Fairmont St Andrews is a grand resort hotel with a championship golf course, spa and multiple…

Suite "Antonia" features the building's original high-vaulted stone ceilings Occupying a restored masseria - farmhouse - on a quiet street in the historic town of Lecce, Puglia, La Fiermontina…

A sculpture by Sean Scully at Newlands House Gallery. Photograph by James Houston When it comes to contemporary art, Petworth in West Sussex isn't a destination that immediately springs to mind,…

The El Mirador swimming pool at the Ritz-Carlton, Abama. Photograph by Gary Schmid. Seclusion, service, tropical weather, Michelin-starred dining, multiple pools, golf, gardens and sports: The…

The Park Avenue entrance to Waldorf Astoria New York’s luxury residences, The Towers Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel and resort brand of Hilton Worldwide, recently…

Dievole is surrounded by the endless green and gold hills of Tuscan legend. Photograph by Marco Badiani The second half of our journey through Tuscany takes us to Dievole, a luxurious wine resort…

Safari in Kenya. Image courtesy of Cottar's Safari Fifth generation family business Cottar's Safaris offers a more meaningful kind of luxury experience. With three camps based in the Masai Mara,…

The Castello Banfi wine resort. Photograph by I. Franchini. Staying at two wine estates at opposite ends of the region, LUX experiences fine wines, history, cuisine and the spiritual tranquillity…

A seafront villa at the Ritz-Carlton residences in Bodrum, Turkey The concept of the branded residence was born in New York in 1927 when The Sherry Netherland Hotel began offering privately owned…

Maslina Resort sits within a former olive grove on the edge of Maslinica bay. Photograph by James Houston Why should I go now? For endless blue skies, crystal clear water, and the slow, seductive…

Photograph by Anne Emmanuelle Thion In the final part of our luxury travel views column from our Summer 2021 issue, LUX editor-in-chief Darius Sanai discovers the subtle grandeur of Domaine Les…

An aerial view of Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa and, to the right, the parkland of the Lichtentaler Allee In the third edition of our four part luxury travel views column from our Summer 2021…

The Dolder Grand hotel with the city of Zurich beyond. Photograph by David Biedert In the second edition of our four part luxury travel views column from our Summer 2021 issue, LUX editor-in-chief…

Inside the new Castiglione wing of the Hôtel Costes. Image by Alex Profit. The legendary celebrity magnet Hôtel Costes in Paris is reopening with 38 spectacular new rooms and suites in a new…

Suvretta House overlooks the Upper Engadine valley. Image courtesy of Suvretta House. High in the Swiss Alps, LUX indulges in a gastronomic tour like no other, all under the auspices of one…

Photograph by Valentin Luthiger It's not just the breathtaking alpine landscapes that are attracting visitors to Andermatt Swiss Alp's golf course, but also its notable commitment to sustainability…

The view from the terrace of the Royal Penthouse suite at the Mandarin Oriental Geneva In the first of our four part luxury travel views column from our Summer 2021 issue, LUX editor-in-chief…

Andermatt in summer As well as making it a world-class ski resort, the development of the Swiss village of Andermatt has from the very start aimed to attract people who want to live there…

The Badrutt’s Palace hotel’s grand frontage and its iconic tower. High in St Moritz, the grandest hotel in the Alps has just been revitalised. There’s nowhere better to take the summer air…

Minster Mill sits on the edge of the River Windrush in the Cotswolds Why should I go now? Bluebells, blossom, and undulating greenness rolling into the distance. So long as the weather plays ball,…

Andermatt's newest apartment building Altera features twelve luxury residences Andermatt Swiss Alps is the hottest destination in Switzerland right now. The sustainable ski/golf/mountain living…

The Garden Room at The Lanesborough hotel, Knightsbridge The Garden Room at the Lanesborough hotel is one of the world's most glamorous cocktail destinations. Darius Sanai celebrates the end of…

Restaurant Markus Neff and The Japanese at the top of Gütsch in Andermatt Two of our favourite mountain restaurants have just received Michelin stars. You can’t get in there right now because of…

Looking down onto the Bad Moos Dolomites Spa Resort in the Drei Zinnen Dolomites The little-known area of Drei Zinnen, in the German-speaking Italian Dolomites, offers a cultural, culinary and…

The Heritage Suite Bedroom at Castello Del Nero, Como Group's latest opening in Tuscany Olivier Jolivet has sat at the helm of COMO Group since 2017. He oversees the COMO Hotels and Resorts…

The lobby of Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg In the final edition of our luxury travel views series, LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai enjoys the Parisian elegance and ease of Sofitel Paris Le…

The Jackie O. Suite at the Villa Kennedy In the third edition of our luxury travel views series, LUX Editor-in-Chief returns to Villa Kennedy, a Rocco Forte hotel in the centre of Frankfurt, to…

La Muña restaurant at La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich. In the second of our four part luxury travels view column, our editor-in-chief Darius Sanai discovers the elegant alpine charm of La Réserve…

The Alpina Gstaad’s main building and gardens, which opened in 2012. © The Alpina Gstaad Artistic, playful and utterly spoiling, The Alpina Gstaad may just be the best hotel anywhere in Europe.…

The reception area at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore In the first of our four part luxury travel views column, our editor-in-chief Darius Sanai recalls the breathtaking views and chic ambience…

October is not usually known as a ski month. But at the Andermatt Swiss Alps development, you can cruise the slopes down the 3000m Gemsstock in the morning, and be back for some witches' brew at…

The penthouse apartment at Alma, one of two apartment houses to become available in Andermatt The transformation of the village of Andermatt in the Swiss Alps into a place for permanent residence…

The Gainsborough Bath Spa occupies two Grade II Listed buildings in the heart of Bath The Gainsborough Bath Spa is located in the heart of the historic city of Bath, but with access to natural…

Sibton Park Manor House in Suffolk is one of the hideaway properties in Fish&Pips' UK portfolio Luxury travel company Fish&Pips began by focusing on alpine holidays before expanding into…

Located in heart of Knightsbridge, Mandarin Oriental London backs onto Hyde Park Why should I go now? The last few years haven't been easy for Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. Following the hotel's…

One of the luxury apartments in the Arve building with spectacular views of the surrounding landscape Two new apartment buildings in the Swiss village of Andermatt offer the calm and luxury of…

Elsa at Monte-Carlo Beach hotel is the first 100% organic Michelin-starred restaurant, as certified by Ecocert Ahead of the re-opening of Monte-Carlo Beach hotel's Michelin-starred restaurant…

The Lygon Arms in the Cotswolds dates back to 14th century A couple of unspoilt Cotswolds rural idylls from the 14th and 17th centuries, a rare luxury hotel in Champagne with a touch of the…

The view across the Rhine valley from Alsace’s Chateau de Haut-Koenigsbourg to Germany’s Black Forest. LUX takes a journey from Alsace-Lorraine to Lake Constance, through a historic, beautiful,…

Badrutt’s Palace overlooking Lake St Moritz St Moritz is well known as the winter playground of Europe’s rich and aristocratic. But don’t dismiss the resort, and especially its venerable and…

Andermatt. Image by Peter Wormstetter In recent years, the tiny Swiss village of Andermatt has been establishing itself as one of the world's most desirable and forward-thinking alpine resorts, but…

The Princess Yachts’ X95 flybridge Antony Sheriff has transformed the fortunes of Bernard Arnault’s yachtmaker Princess, creating boats that are stylish, in demand and environmentally…

One of the beach suites with a private pool at Alphonse Island Keith Rose-Innes is an environmentalist and globally renowned fly-fisherman. Having first travelled to the Seychelles as a…

The Göscheneralpsee reservoir west of Andermatt is fed by the Dammastock glaciers. Climate change is creating challenges for mountain resorts the world over. In Switzerland, a new luxury resort is…

Erdem Moralioglu by Tom Mannion Erdem Moralıoğlu's flagship store is in Mayfair, but the heart of this designer to the stars is in hip east London, where he lives and has his studio. He gives…

The grand exterior and park of the Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden Our editor-in-chief reflects on travels to some of the world’s great hotels, old and new, across Europe and…

Masseria Cardinale is one of The Thinking Traveller's larger villas in Sicily, located in the countryside with authentic design features The Thinking Traveller is a villa rental company that offers…

Monte Rosa, the second highest mountain in the Alps at 4,634m (left), towers over Zermatt’s Gorner Glacier. Lyskamm (right) is another of the 33 peaks higher than 4,000m surrounding Zermatt.…

Italian entrepreneur Flavio Briatore's newest restaurant opening offers a lad-back fine dining experience in Knightsbridge Flavio Briatore has never stood still. From Formula One racing, to a…

Supported by the Lady Bamford Foundation as a centre for craft and sustainable design, Nila House occupies a 1940s residence in Jaipur restored by Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai. Image…

Traveljar guests can enjoy unique wildlife experiences such as morning walks with the orphaned elephants in Zambia. Imag by Andrew White Traveljar designs luxurious travel itineraries tailored to…

The Garonne river runs through the heart of southwest France The recent opening of the spectacular Chais Monnet country hotel in Cognac has put southwest France on the touring map. Jenny Southan…

Ellerman House's art collection features nearly 1,000 works Hotels have long housed art collections, and now many are opening their own gallery spaces alongside art-focused programmes to offer…

Georiga's capital Tbilisi sits amidst the Caucasus mountains, on the border of Europe and Asia. Image by Denis Arslanbekov Why should I book now? Thinking of booking a spring break? There are few…

Plaza Premium Group's newest concept provides a "first-class" experience with fine dining and spa facilities. Pictured here: the relaxation area at Plaza Premium First Hong Kong Headquartered in…

The new building housing the restaurant, and its modern Swiss interior Two of Europe’s highest restaurants have opened amid contemporary chic architecture, high above Andermatt, Switzerland Hold…

A monkey runs across the private pool terrace of the Royal 'Burra Sahib' Suite at Sher Bagh. Image by James Houston Why should I go now? Thanks to stricter wildlife policies, India’s…

The White Millefeuille is chef Anne-Sophie Pic's 'masterdish' at her restaurant inside the Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square London Anne-Sophie Pic's London restaurant La Dame de Pic has already been…

The new building at Gütsch-Express mountain station in Andermatt, designed by London architect Christina Seilern. Image by Roland Halbe. Last weekend saw the opening of two new restaurant concepts…

Hôtel de l'Etrier is located in the sunny Alpine resort of Crans-Montana Why should I go now? While many Swiss resorts suffer from “deep valley” syndrome in midwinter, with the sun hidden by…

Argentina is one of Geoffrey Kent's must-visit destinations for 2020. Image by Jonatan Lewczuk LUX columnist and Abercrombie & Kent founder Geoffrey Kent reveals his hottest destinations for…

The One&Only Kéa Island resort is situated on a 60-hectare beachfront site on the west side of the island Due to open in 2021, One&Only Kéa Island is a luxury resort offering private…

Crans-Montana sits on a high shelf above the Rhône valley with panoramic views of the Alpine peaks. Image by Denis Emery Looking for the perfect early-season ski break? Crans-Montana has it all,…

Boutique hotel Les Manoir de Portes de Deauville offers a homely kind of luxury in the heart of Normandy Located just two hours from Paris, Deauville has long been a chic weekend destination for…

One of the luxurious five-bedroom residences at Rosewood Half Moon Bay in Antigua Due to open in 2022, Half Moon Bay Antigua is set to offer luxury hotel accommodation and private beach-front…

The Tongsai Bay is an eco-friendly luxury resort on the tropical island of Koh Samui The Tongsai Bay is a family-owned luxury resort on the island of Koh Samui in Thailand. Set amidst acres of…

Mandarin Oriental Geneva sits along the banks of the River Rhône Mandarin Oriental Geneva is now home to one of the biggest and most luxurious suites in the city Spanning 325 square metres across…

The comfort of the club suites has been improved by the recent introduction of bed linen by the White Company. Image by Nick Morrish/British Airways British Airways has had a hard time from…

The Alpine village of St. Moritz offers more than just an exclusive social scene; the winter sports are first rate too, say Darius Sanai With snow already falling in the Swiss Alps, LUX…

St. James's Hotel and Club is tucked into a quiet corner of Mayfair London might seem spoilt for hotels, but if you're looking for small-scale, intimate luxury it's not so easy to find - especially…

Bulgari Resort Dubai is located on the white sandy beaches of Jumeira Bay Why should I go now? Still dreaming of that perfect glass of chilled Puligny-Montrachet at sunset on the beach? Keep your…

Sirena is the newest addition to Oceania Cruises' fleet Luxury cruise brand Oceania Cruises is in the midst of multi-million dollar project, which will see the refurbishment of their six ship…

People are buying bigger and bigger planes, says Jetcraft's Jahid Fazal-Karim such as the Global 6000 private jet pictured here Jahid Fazal-Karim joined Jetcraft in 2008, and has since transformed…

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Image by Niclas Dehmel This month, our columnist and Abercrombie & Kent's founder Geoffrey Kent focuses in on Spain's diverse offering of cultural itineraries As…

L'Hotel Marrakech is one of Voyager Club's Hidden Gems in Morocco Sophie Caulcutt is the co-founder of luxury travel and fashion concierge company Voyager Club, which connects travellers with…

One&Only Gorilla's Nest Rwanda overlooks the Virunga Mountain Valley One&Only Gorilla's Nest is the luxury brand's second resort to open in Rwanda, offering guests the opportunity to trek…

The newly opened Fullerton Hotel Sydney, located in the city's historic General Post Office Earlier this month, the opening of the Fullerton Hotel Sydney marked the Singapore-based brand's first…

A&K Philanthropy programmes include the Duuma Wajane Bike Shop in Tanzania, where women repair and resell secondhand bikes to support their community This month, Geoffrey Kent, founder and CEO…

Photograph by Mattia Aquila Launching our new insider guide feature, Italian designer Alberta Ferretti reveals her favourite spots in her hometown Cattolica - as well as a few from further…

Borgo Pignano sits within a stunning 750-acre estate Why should I go now? Tuscany is always beautiful, but especially so when basking in firey Autumnal hues, the ground scattered with crispy…

The Abama overlooks the volcanic island of Gomera LUX steps into a different universe of tranquillity, colour and cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton Abama resort in Tenerife, a short hop from western…

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Isiolo, Kenya. Image by David Clode Philanthropists have long played a huge role in wildlife conservation, but now a more holistic approach is needed in a world where…

Andermatt Concert Hall’s glass façade floods the venue with light In Andermatt, the sound of music soars beautifully from a remarkable newly opened concert hall. Laura Archer discovers how the…

Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, bordering the Moremi Game Reserve and the Okavango Delta, is ideally placed for wildlife watching Nobody wants to go where everyone else has been. Creating a holiday that…

Once owned by renowned gardener William Robinson, Gravetye Manor is famed for its beautiful grounds Why should I go now? The English countryside is at its most beautiful in the final few weeks of…

This weekend Hublot's high altitude polo tournament returns to the Swiss resort of Gstaad Gstaad annually plays host to the world's 'highest' polo tournament, Hublot's prestigious Polo Gold Cup in…

The Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo parked on a clifftop above St. Mawes, Cornwall. Image by James Houston The Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo camper van provides a luxurious and hassle-free alternative to…

Zermatt in summer with the Matterhorn in the distance. Image by Lorenzo Riva. Courtesy of Switzerland Tourism Summertime in the Alps is exhilarating and inspiring. The sun (usually) shines, the…

Le Negresco hotel is the epitome of the French riviera Why should I go now? July is the month the city of Nice, capital of the French riviera, comes alive. Beaches are lively but not yet as…

How well do you know your socio-economic and demographic grouping acronyms? Abercrombie & Kent founder and LUX contributor Geoffrey Kent discusses how a new generation of consumers are…

The Rocco Forte Balmoral hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland Since he created it in 1996, Sir Rocco Forte has grown his eponymous luxury hotel group to include multiple properties in key destinations…

Hotel 1729, a one-bedroom hospitality concept designed by Ruinart x Jonathan Anderson This week, Ruinart opens the doors to a one bedroom luxury hotel concept created in collaboration with fashion…

A gorilla in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda Abercrombie & Kent's Founder and LUX contributor Geoffrey Kent tells us his six top safari destinations from Brazil's…

Once the residence of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopold II, L'Andana sits amongst olive groves and vineyards Why should I go now? Long, bright days, undulating fields of wild flowers and balmy…

The entrance to the Moxy Hotel in Chelsea, NYC President of Lightstone Mitchell Hochberg has put his stamp on New York with multiple real-estate developments, including luxury residences 130…

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Uganda Expeditions to the remote and barely explored corners of the planet are not for everybody, but with the help of luxury travel company…

St Moritz at night St Moritz, in Switzerland’s Engadin, is an Alpine paradise in winter, with some of Europe’s best hotels for your skiing vacation. But it could be yours all year round with…

The Rosewood Baha Mar's pool There has never been a better time to luxuriate in the Bahamas, as Jenny Southan finds out at the new exclusive luxury resort of Baha Mar in Nassau on New Providence…

Le Jardin de Russie restaurant at the Hotel de Russie, and the National Museum of 21st-Century Arts (MAXXI) Rome has a lot to offer the modern traveller beyond classical ruins, and at the heart of…

Summer in Andermatt with bike trails, the historic village streets, the Radisson Blu hotel and the new golf course Andermatt is rapidly becoming one of Switzerland’s best year-round Alpine…

The Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons in Oxfordshire The Michelin-starred Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons restaurant, run by chef Raymond Blanc, is at the forefront of the culinary arts…

Exterior render of the new One Monte-Carlo residences in Monaco The new One Monte-Carlo development could just be the swankiest place in the world for you to hang out with your money, your trophy…

Blue Palace sprawls up a rugged hillside with spectacular views over the ocean Why should I go now? Most people go to the Greek islands in summer, but springtime is a far more pleasant time to…

The spectacular architecture of the Hôtel Chais Monnet, designed by Didier Poignant A new kind of luxury hotel in Cognac sets new standards of comfort, cuisine and architecture for those exploring…

The Horizontal Falls in Talbot Bay are regarded as one of the greatest wonders of the natural world. Image courtesy of Abercombie & Kent Fresh from an expedition to the South Pole, Abercrombie…

The new flagship Rosewood hotel in Hong Kong Hong Kong's brand-new Rosewood Hotel is a triumph of taste and style, says Darius Sanai It was the party to end all parties in Hong Kong last…

The Swiss alpine village of Andermatt. Image by Laureen Missaire The fairy-tale village of Andermatt is fast becoming one of Switzerland's most desirable destinations with the recent opening of a…

Last year, 13-year-old Dagmar Rothschild travelled to Bangladesh to visit the Rohingya refugee camps with the non-profit organisation BRAC. Here the young writer reflects on her journey and the…

Guests of five-star hotel Aman Le Mélézin can step straight out of the ski room onto the piste Why should I go now? The snow in the French alps this season is sensational; the skiing is…

The beach at the Rosewood Baha Mar Baha Mar is the latest and most prestigious resort to open in the Bahamas. With three leading hotel brands and all the residential lifestyle amenities you could…

An explorer sets out on Day 6 of the recent A&K South Pole expedition. Image courtesy of Abercrombie & Kent At the age of 76, LUX contributor and founder of luxury travel company…

The apartments boast spectacular views over the square and the ocean LUX travelled to Monaco for the opening of One Monte-Carlo, the swankiest residential and retail development, in the most…

A view across the Engadine valley from Muottas Muragl, above St Mortiz Switzerland’s Engadine region has been the enchanted holiday home of the likes of Friedrich Nietzsche, Gerhard Richter and…

Velocity Black offers a start to finish booking service for high-net-worth individuals In 2014, Zia Yusuf quit his job at Goldman Sachs and started an online, ultra-luxury concierge…

The gondola on the first stage of the link between the different resorts This winter sees the opening of a spectacular new ski region in Switzerland, with the completion of a link between two…

The Avenue of the Stars is Hong Kong's new oceanside promenade developed by Adrian Cheng The Avenue of the Stars is the oceanside promenade in Asia's most exciting city that has just been reworked…

The Bürgenstock resort complex sits atop a mountain ridge overlooking Lake Lucerne At the new Bürgenstock resort in Switzerland, medical science meets luxury indulgence. Darius Sanai gets…

Night time skiing on Corvatsch Mountain, St. Mortiz It’s been another winter of fantastic snowfall, and Darius Sanai is dreaming of his favourite location in the Alps, and the vibe at…

The DFDS ferry from Dover to Calais only takes 90 minutes, but with beautiful views, good food, and the comforts of a VIP lounge, you'll wish the journey was longer, says LUX's Editor-in-Chief…

The safari deck at Selati Camp with views across the bush Why should I go now? Whilst the frost is settling over Europe, it's summer in South Africa and the sun is scorching. The Sabi Sand…

The winter terrace at Rampoldi restaurant in Monaco First opened in 1946, Mediterranean restaurant Rampoldi is legendary in Monaco for hosting Hollywood icons such Princess Grace and Roger…

Considered the largest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls lies along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe Abercrombie & Kent founder and LUX contributor Geoffrey Kent forecasts the…

Grand Hotel Kronenhof in winter with its natural ice rink Winter is here, and the world’s illuminati, glitterati and party-rati are agglomerating in mountain resorts, from Aspen to St Moritz,…

The Rosewood Beijing is one of Grand Luxury's handpicked hotels Grand Luxury is a curated hotel booking site and a concierge service through which clients can arrange exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime…

Up next in the exciting new development of Andermatt Swiss Alps? A state-of-the-art concert hall and artworks by a Swiss graffiti artist At first glance, it might not seem like the most likely…

Whilst the sharing economy has made travelling more convenient and affordable, consumers need to be wary of companies that are cutting corners to get ahead, says Abercrombie and Kent Founder and…

View across the lake of Bellagio dubbed ‘The Pearl of Lake Como' Emma Love discovers a slew of fresh restaurant openings and exciting events attracting a cool new crowd to one of Italy’s…

The entrance to the Corinthia Hotel in Westminster, London Under the leadership of Alfred Pisani, Corinthia Hotels has grown from a single family-owned banquet hall in Malta to a global luxury…

Chais Monnet is a luxury country and spa hotel near Bordeaux Last week saw the official opening of the most swanky hotel in southwest France, by Anglo-Iranian entrepreneur Javad Marandi, owner of…

The Fann Mountains in western Tajikistan From jagged-peak mountain ranges to glacial lakes and towering valleys, LUX Editor-at-Large Gauhar Kapparova explores Tajikistan’s incredible landscapes…

Travel and culture enthusiast and Instagram influencer Tamara Koen Born in Brazil to Greek parents, travel and culture enthusiast and Instagram influencer Tamara (@tkloves) has lived in Italy and…

A black back mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo Abercrombie & Kent's Founder and CEO, and LUX contributor Geoffrey Kent has visited 148 countries,…

The Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme is located in the luxury heart of Paris Why should I go now? Any number of reasons: visiting Fashion Week; dropping by some dealers ahead of next month’s FIAC art…

Perched on top of a mountain, the Bürgenstock Hotel boasts unparalleled views of Lake Lucerne Bürgenstock is the most ambitious resort development in European history, a spectacular complex of…

The entrance to recently opened boutique hotel, Mikasa. Most luxury travellers know that the most beautiful corners of Ibiza are in the North, far away from the strip of infamous clubs, but the…

Geoffrey Kent standing next to a helicopter in Tasmania, Australia. Image courtesy of Abercrombie & Kent Founder and CEO of luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent, and regular LUX…

The grand exterior of Monte-Carlo Bay hotel Why should I go now? Speak to Monaco residents and they may tell you that August isn’t the ideal time to visit their fairytale territory: there are…

Gabon is one of the few countries on this planet that is still relatively untouched by tourism, says Geoffrey Kent, it's also where you can find mountain gorillas In his latest column, Abercrombie…

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat by Four Seasons sits perched high on the cliff edge with stunning views of the Mediterranean Club Dauphin at Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat by Four Seasons feels more like a…

The Four Seasons Hong Kong towers over the exclusive IFC mall complex in Central, the heart of Hong Kong, and has spectacular views over the water to the Kowloon side of the city Why should I go…

Chewton Glen is at its most beautiful in the summer Why should I go now? English summers: you can't beat them. Especially when you're staying in a luxury treehouse, overhanging a lush, sun-bathed…

British Polo Day 2017 at Black Bear Polo Club, Henley-on-Thames British Polo Day’s unique approach to an international, invitation only, global polo platform has cemented the brand as one of the…

Image by Oliver Schwendener After years of exploring the remotest corners of the globe, Geoffrey Kent has perfected the art of being prepared. Here the Abercrombie & Kent Founder reveals his…

The impressive facade of The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath English country house hotels are wonderful, but it can be a challenge to get to them from the capital; and they can be teeming with families…

andBeyond game drive in the Serengeti Joss Kent is a born adventurer. Son of LUX columnist and Abercrombie & Kent CEO Geoffrey Kent, Joss left behind the family legacy to run luxury travel…

The sinuous curves leading up to the St Gotthard pass The St Gotthard, Oberalp and Furka are three of the most spectacular mountain passes in Europe. And the new Holiday Village Andermatt Reuss is…

The Thief boutique hotel sits on the edge of a peninsula known as Tjuvholmen Why should I go now? One of the fastest growing capitals in the world, Oslo is in the midst of some serious…

Even luxury hotels in the world's great metropolises, like Hong Kong, sometimes get it wrong, according to Geoffrey Kent It’s surprising how often ‘luxury’ hotels get even the simple things…

Friday night's dinner is typically hosted at various wineries across the Napa Valley. Image by Briana Marie Photography This month sees the latest edition of the annual Auction Napa Valley, one of…

The Tschuggen Grand Hotel in the alpine town of Arosa, Switzerland Laetitia Sanai The wintersports season may feel a long way away, but you need to book now to get a room at a top hotel for…

In Kenya at Sanctuary Olonana, Abercrombie & Kent guests have the opportunity to go on walking safaris and take survival lessons led by Maasai warriors. Image supplied by Abercrombie &…

La Réserve's outdoor pool area with sweeping views over the lake and the Alps Why should I go now? Switzerland’s lowland lake district has cast off its winter shroud of snow and ice, the sun is…

Wildlife conservation is essential to the tourism industry in Botswana. Image by Cristy Zinn. A holiday is not simply a time for rest and relaxation, it’s also about discovery and education, says…

A decadent Junior Suite at the Saint James Hotel, Paris Paris is by no means a new luxury destination - the international city of love is home to the world's best restaurants, haute couture and the…

Blue skies and sunshine: springtime is picture perfect in the Canary Islands Why should I go now? Spring sounds good in theory, but in much of the northern hemisphere it means grey and cold as…

Les Rives d’Argentière, a hamlet of five-star chalets in the village of Argentière, Chamonix For centuries, Chamonix has been the prime alpine resort for those seeking adventure luxury travel…

The captivating expanse of the Moroccan desert In his latest column for LUX, Geoffrey Kent, founder of leading luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent, discusses the growing interest in luxury…

The remote alpine village of Andermatt, Switzerland. Image by Laureen Missaire Deep within the Swiss Alps, tucked between Zermatt and St. Moritz, lies what is perhaps the most ambitious little town…

The Waldhaus Sils sits above Lake Sils, in the Upper Engadine of Switzerland. Image by Gian Giovanoli The Waldhaus Sils sits on a rock amid a forest in the heart of the Engadine, Switzerland’s…

Model wearing Balenciaga orange coast as buyers inspect a dinner outfit in the background, Paris, 1954. Image by Mark Shaw As the official London Fashion Week hotel, The May Fair has played host to…

The dramatic landscapes of Chile. Image by Ruben Santander Geoffrey Kent, Abercrombie & Kent’s chairman and founder, spends around 270 days on the road every year. In this month's exclusive…

The Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère, Davos Why should I go there now? The Belvédère is the hotel for top dignitaries at the World Economic Forum in Davos, held on the last week of this…

The Ritz-Carlton Almaty has a spectacular panorama of the Tien Shan mountains Why should I go now? It’s mid-winter in Kazakhstan, a spectacular time to see the biggest and most historic city in…

The Matterhorn, Zermatt. Image by Samuel Zeller It has snowed already in the Alps. Time to book a week at Chalet Banja, our favourite property in Switzerland’s most spectacular resort,…

Autumnal colours at Coworth Park country hotel Why should I go now? Golden leaves, bright frosty mornings, log fires, long evenings - autumnal English country landscapes are hard to beat,…

Camping under the stars in the desert. Image by Wei Pan Geoffrey Kent is a pioneer of luxury travel and the founder of the multi-award winning Abercrombie & Kent global travel operator. In his…

On board Saffron, Spice Routes' double-storey houseboat. Image by James Houston Beyond Kerala's humid, bustling cities lies a subtropical maze of secret waterways and verdant rice paddies. LUX…

Bangkok-based designer, Bill Bensley is renowned for his original approach to luxury Bill Bensley is the go-to designer for one-of-a-kind luxury hotels. The Bangkok-based architect has masterminded…

Amsterdam's reputation as a party town isn't exactly new. It's long been the go-to capital for a hedonistic weekend whirling in and out of the clubs and bars hidden within the city's canal-woven…

The Great Migration, Tanzania & Kenya Geoffrey Kent is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Abercrombie & Kent, one of the world's most respected luxury travel companies. In his first column…

Panorama of summertime in St. Mortiz A short blast in a vintage Ferrari from the crowds of the Côte d’Azur, the two most prestigious villages in the Alps offer glamour, sunshine, fine dining and…

The historic main house at Stapleford Park Stapleford Park is a historic manor house hotel set in stunning parkland two hours north of London. But it is much more than that: its clever structure…

Luxury Cotswolds hotel Buckland Manor is part of the Andrew Brownsword hotel collection In an era of parallel entrepreneurs, who start several businesses at once, Andrew Brownsword is a serial…

ME Ibiza Rooftop Pool Why should I go now? The summer family crowds have left the island and the weather is perfect, and less scorching. What’s the lowdown? The ME is in a quiet cove on the…

Two of the rescued elephants at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Digital Editor Millie Walton steps into a nostalgic world of romance at the Four Seasons Tented Camp in the Golden Triangle region of…

Priya Paul, one of India’s most prominent entrepreneurs, is chairperson of the design conscious, luxury five-star boutique hotel group ‘The Park Hotels’. She is heir to the Apeejay Surrendra…

Beach front villa with private pool Why should I go now? Monsoon season is one of the most beautiful times to go to Vietnam. The landscape is lush and green, and whilst the showers are fierce, it…

The ancient chedi at Wat Chedi Luang temple, Chiang Mai. Image by James Houston Chiang Mai is fast becoming Asia's most appealing tourist destination with its verdant scenery, glorious temples,…

The Excelsior is a cathedral to modern tourism and business travel Luxury hotels are not all about marble bathrooms and art in the corridors: without perfect service and functionality, a luxury…

Dwarika's Dhulikhel is designed like a village, nestled into the hillside overlooking the Himalayas Since the devasting 2015 earthquake, Nepal has slowly been rebuilding itself as a travel…

Russia's grandest hotel: The Four Seasons Moscow Why should I go now? Moscow in summer is vibrant, unexpected. In the warm, dry, continental sun, the city’s streets and parks have a…

Breakfast is served alfresco at Glenburn Tea Estate on the terrace. Image by James Houston The Himalayas are one of the few corners of the earth that remain unconquerable by humans. Many of the…

Groupe Floirat's first property, the legendary Hotel Byblos, Saint Tropez Hotel Byblos and its nightclub Les Caves du Roy are French Riviera legends, hosting celebrities, old wealth, young…

Bill Bensley's Art Deco palace, The Siam Why should I go now? Thousands of tourists flock to Thailand every year to take part in intensive wellness and meditation retreats in monasteries round the…

The breathtaking views of the Matterhorn are worthy of any postcard and a million selfies Above Zermatt, Switzerland's most spectacular mountain village and home to the Matterhorn, high-altitude…

The view from one of the Eiffel Suites Why should I go now? Paris in the spring; summer fashions adorning the Parisiennes and their offspring and canines; do you have no romance? The Avenue…

More and more luxury brands are pledging their commitment to protecting our planet by valuing environmental concerns as highly as their customer's expectations. Leading the way in the luxury…

The colourful buildings of Nyhavn A young writer’s view on why Copenhagen makes such an impression; and her pick of six hip young Danes, talking about why their capital is the best city in the…

Leyla Aliyeva and Hervé Mikaeloff hosted the event in Berlin As a race, we are responsible for wreaking a unique destruction on our planet. More than 90% of the world's population of…

The Ritz Carlton starts on the 102nd floor and only goes up from there Why should I go? March sees the arrival of the international fine art circus and party known as Art Basel in Hong Kong. While…

The streets of Delhi. Picture by Igor Ovsyannykov In the past, India's heaving capital has been a fly-in, fly-out destination for most tourists, but with a booming art scene and the recent opening…

The annual Jaipur Literature Festival is the world's largest free literary festival, attracting crowds of book-loving enthusiasts from across the globe. Set in the grounds of Hotel Diggi Palace,…

Not far from the Victoria Falls, down dusty, winding tracks of thick red Saharan sand, hides one of the world's newest luxury safari camps: &beyond's Matetsi River Lodge. Digital Editor Millie…

From a five course interactive dining experience to hip burger joints and Dutch pancakes, Francesca Peak discovers Amsterdam's best gastronomic secrets.   De Culinaire Werkplaats reative…

Ski season is in full swing, and there’s nothing like nestling around a dining table in your own apartment on the slopes, sipping at your own magnum of Brunello di Montlcino in privacy with your…

The Rovos vintage train at Matjiesfontein. Image by James Houston Journeying through desert, diamond fields and wine lands, South Africa's luxurious vintage train line takes Digital Editor, Millie…

Stockholm is undergoing a quiet gastronomic revolution in an understated Swedish style. Francesca Peak selects the coolest places to taste crisp-bread, cinnamon buns, sushi, salad and…

Salvatore Ferragamo has been an Italian luxury legend ever since its footwear was adopted by Hollywood sirens in the 1920s. Recently, Ferruccio Ferragamo, son of the eponymous founder and currently…

The 70m Galatica Super Nova: Heesen's biggest yacht to date The new CEO of Heesen Yachts, Arthur Brouwer has stepped up to the helm at an exciting time for the luxury brand. Following the launch…

The new luxury beach huts at Cary Arms Digital Editor Millie Walton rediscovers the charming imperfections of the English coastline from the cosy luxury of a cliffside beach hut at five-star…

Czech beers, Bloody Marys, live jazz and padrón peppers, East London’s gastronomic scene is more vibrant than ever. Digital Editor, Millie Walton picks some of her favourite spots for drinking and…

In the five years since it opened, The Alpina Gstaad has become an iconic European hotel, featuring award-winning restaurants and spa, spectacular indoor and outdoor pools, a gallery-worthy art…

For a few months every year, a new luxury brand takes up residence in Suite 321 at Hotel de Paris. Most recently, Maserati has been handed the keys. Millie Walton takes the room for a test…

Sunlight streams through the glass domed roof of the Grand Palais Hermès, maker of handbags and scarves to the world’s celebrities and super-rich, still celebrates its roots as a saddle-maker in…

Bombardier's newest jet, the Global 6000 Millie Walton takes to the skies in a Bombardier Global 6000, this season's jet of choice for the discerning billionaire I’ve just boarded the Bombardier…

Speed and posing in Monte Carlo: Francesca Peak revels in the most glamorous destination on the F1 calendar, courtesy of Rolex When you think of Formula One, you don’t think of the gruelling driver…

Two typical English country house hotels at the very top of their game can lead to two superb, yet quite different, experiences, as LUX discovers LUCKNAM PARK The arrival To arrive at…

On the south side of an island off the coast of Africa, yet pleasingly accessible, the Ritz-Carlton Abama is one of the most dramatic resorts in the world, as DARIUS SANAI discovers A perfect…

Once one of the most dangerous destinations on the globe, Colombia is in the midst of a renaissance. Millie Walton discovers the unique charms of the country's most beautiful city, Cartagena The sky…

By Darius Sanai Editor in Chief Ozone at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong, the highest bar in the world, has a long row of bar stools along its floor to ceiling picture window. You settle on a…

The Alps are at their most sublime when the sun is warm, the snow has given way to meadows, and the crowds are far away, says Darius Sanai. Here we focus on two legendary resorts which really come…

Monaco is the place where yachtsmanship and money combine in an intoxicating and irresistible blend. Millie Walton is charmed by the sailors and owner of Maserati's record-breaking yacht Siren of…

A ski-in, ski-out residence complete with Martini bar and pool sounds very Rocky Mountains, yet L'Amara is a spectacular addition to one of the most traditional skiing regions of France, as Darius…

Land Acquisition - Once the fragmented lands are connected, APR will provide overall wildlife management focus Sean Gerrity has a vision, which he is rapidly turning into reality. Through the…

In a few months, Fort Canning in the heart of Singapore will be transformed into the first Asian outpost of the Pinacothèque de Paris. But the heritage site has been a cultural hotspot before,…

Where is the best place to combine a proper luxury holiday, ancient, unknown temples and one of the most unique dining experiences? Bali resident MARY JUSTICE THOMASSON would tell you it’s right…

Clyde Auditorium - Seating 3,000, it is also referred to as “The Armadillo” by Glaswegians Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital, Glasgow is its biggest city. Ahead of this year’s vote on…

There’s a whole lot more to Bali than makeshift beach bars and hippy zone-outs. Make like a dude with ANDREA SEIFERT’s guide to the island’s spectacular cocktail hotspots 1. KAKILIMA BY THE…

It’s the combination of history, hospitality and a superb location in the heart of South Kensington that makes Cranley Hotel the ideal home away from home in London. Explore the neighbourhood with…

Planning a holiday en famille? Kids and parents, know now that kids’ clubs are very 2013. Caroline Davies outlines eight proper children’s activities for the imaginative and adventurous 1. RUN…

Roof Terrace – A state-of-the-art stage boasts elaborate pyrotechnics and laser shows The new Ushuaia Tower brings a whole new dimension of rave to Ibiza’s party scene, observes DARIUS SANAI…

Brindisa in London’s Borough Market It may not have the adrenaline rush of free falling from an airplane but for our columnist there is nothing quite as thrilling as making a new culinary…

Stubai Valley - Four family-friendly skiing areas cater to all aptitudes Jackson Hole or Hokkaido? Courchevel or St Moritz? None of the above, says Darius Sanai, rediscovering a childhood passion…

Sunseeker - The craft has a capacity of up to 14 cruising guests and comes with three en-suite cabins Have your private, personal boat party — without having to fuss over the small things. ANDREA…

So you’ve done Morocco, burned through Bali, and Bhutan is just so yesterday. Take a tour with Caroline Davies of six destinations that are for now – and the future THE ATACAMA DESERT,…

Kinetica Art Fair, Titia Ex The Walk 2 Technology fairs are not just about geeks comparing chips. A raft of collaborations between the art and science worlds means tech fairs can be as wild as a…

The century old White Chapel Gallery is still a Mecca of contemporary art   Mayfair is so 2012. The future of London retail, art, cuisine, and trends, is east, on the grimy streets of…

A couple of years after The Arts Club shook up London's already buzzing members' club scene, Hong Kong is getting its own world-class den of artistic cool. Duddell's is a new type of space for the…

Stacey Teo For the conscientious chef, sustainability is more than just a fashionable catch phrase, as our columnist explains, it is both a moral obligation and our best chance for the future.…

  SWEDEN IS CELEBRATING ITS OWN, UNIQUE GASTRONOMIC CULTURE LIKE NEVER BEFORE, AS Caroline Davies DISCOVERS ON A TOUR OF THE CAPITAL Sweden is going back to its own. No longer satisfied…

Grande Cuvée Brut, the product of as many as 1,000 tastings THERE ARE CHAMPAGNES, VINTAGE CHAMPAGNES, PRESTIGE CHAMPAGNES, AND, FOR A NUMBER OF CONNOISSEURS, THEN THERE IS KRUG. OUR COLUMNIST,…

The Lodge seen from across the Snake River Caroline Davies doesn’t care for beaches or spas when she’s on summer holiday. Perhaps foolishly, she mentioned to LUX’s editorial team that she had…

DARIUS SANAI’S Luxury travel views Where our Editor-in-Chief ponders culinary conundrums from his sojourns around the world Not so long ago, to experience the best of the world’s cuisine, you…

Berry pie at De Kas, Amsterdam Michelin stars are so twentieth century. Karys Webber rounds up 21 establishments around the world where you can have a meal on the wild side, whatever your…

Group Sales and Marketing Director, Alex Berry FROM EARTHQUAKES TO UPRISINGS, FOR ONE PRIVATE JET COMPANY THE SKIES ARE NO LONGER THE SOLE DOMAIN OF ROCK STARS AND HOLLYWOOD A-LISTERS. GUY FIORITA…

The Matterhorn put Zermatt on the map DEEP BLUE SKIES, PERFECT TEMPERATURES, NO TEEMING CROWDS, EXCELLENT CUISINE, CLEAN AIR, ENVELOPED BY NATURAL BEAUTY: WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT THE SWISS ALPS…

A green sanctuary at the edge of Thailand’s oldest rainforest offers the eco-conscious a place to feel good about feeling good With the opening of Thanyamundra Organic Resort, Thailand’s…

Hutong, fiery food, fiery views In which our Editor-in-Chief travels from a neo-Mongolian skyscraping culinary landmark in Hong Kong to a 17th century tithe barn in Hampshire, and points…

Tasmania may be an unlikely location for a cutting edge art show, in a state-of-the-art museum space. But that's exactly what you'll find if you make the spectacular journey to the Museum of Old…

A golden glen enroute to the Lodge When your everyday car is a Rolls Royce Phantom and your back garden stretches over thousands of hectares, a drive between your properties in something completely…

Epic Tomato’s Iceland trip Travelling to the earth's wildest places has obsessed humans for centuries. The difference is that now, we can do it in style and little risk, as Darius Sanai…