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…

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 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…

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…

Over a century after Vincent van Gogh moved to the Provençal city of Arles with the intention of setting up an artists' commune, Maja Hoffmann, Swiss art collector and founder of the city's…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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 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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The exterior of The Standard hotel, Kings Cross. Image by Tim Charles East London-based architecture and design practice Orms masterminded the renovation of Camden Town Hall Annexe in Kings Cross…

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…

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.…

Residents of Clivedale London's latest luxury development can enjoy branded services and amenities provided by the Dorchester Collection Mayfair-based developers Clivedale London recently unveiled…

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…

Installation view of Maturation by José Yaque (2020) at Galleria Continua Roma, St. Regis. Image courtesy the artist and Galleria Continua Founded in 1990 by three friends in the Tuscan town of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Dramatic architecture by Paris-based architect Didier Poignant has created a spectacular contemporary hotel out of a cognac ageing warehouse A former warehouse in the heart of the town of Cognac is…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…