swimming pool at night

Seclusion, service, tropical weather, Michelin-starred dining, multiple pools, golf, gardens and sports: The Ritz-Carlton, Abama offers an escape for everybody…

luxurious drawing room with plants

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel and resort brand of Hilton Worldwide, recently embarked on a major transformation…

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The second half of our journey through Tuscany takes us to Dievole, a luxurious wine resort in the heart of…

hilltop hotel in vineyards

Staying at two wine estates at opposite ends of the region, LUX experiences fine wines, history, cuisine and the spiritual…

house hidden in trees

Why should I go now? For endless blue skies, crystal clear water, and the slow, seductive pace of island living….

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In the final part of our luxury travel views column from our Summer 2021 issue, LUX editor-in-chief Darius Sanai discovers…

spa swimming pool overlooking forests

In the third edition of our four part luxury travel views column from our Summer 2021 issue, LUX editor-in-chief Darius…

swiss palace hotel

High in the Swiss Alps, LUX indulges in a gastronomic tour like no other, all under the auspices of one…

terrace views

In the first of our four part luxury travel views column from our Summer 2021 issue, LUX editor-in-chief Darius Sanai…

grand swiss hotel

High in St Moritz, the grandest hotel in the Alps has just been revitalised. There’s nowhere better to take the…

country hotel

Why should I go now? Bluebells, blossom, and undulating greenness rolling into the distance. So long as the weather plays…

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

alpine resort

The little-known area of Drei Zinnen, in the German-speaking Italian Dolomites, offers a cultural, culinary and slopeside experience like no…

hotel suite drawing room

In the third edition of our luxury travel views series, LUX Editor-in-Chief returns to Villa Kennedy, a Rocco Forte hotel…

interior restaurant

In the second of our four part luxury travels view column, our editor-in-chief Darius Sanai discovers the elegant alpine charm…

hotel lounge area

In the first of our four part luxury travel views column, our editor-in-chief Darius Sanai recalls the breathtaking views and…

historic building facade

The Gainsborough Bath Spa is located in the heart of the historic city of Bath, but with access to natural…

fine dining restaurant

Why should I go now? The last few years haven’t been easy for Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. Following the hotel’s…

Country hotel

A couple of unspoilt Cotswolds rural idylls from the 14th and 17th centuries, a rare luxury hotel in Champagne with…

Luxury lakeside hotel

St Moritz is well known as the winter playground of Europe’s rich and aristocratic. But don’t dismiss the resort, and…

Luxurious hotel bedroom

East London-based architecture and design practice Orms masterminded the renovation of Camden Town Hall Annexe in Kings Cross for The…

interiors of lounge

Our editor-in-chief reflects on travels to some of the world’s great hotels, old and new, across Europe and Asia Brenners…

Mountainscape of peaks and glacier

Zermatt, in Switzerland, has mountain views and activities that are the stuff of legend. It also has the highest altitude…

Luxurious lounge area of town house

Mayfair-based developers Clivedale London recently unveiled the interiors for a townhouse at Mayfair Park Residences, an exclusive residential development managed…

Mountainside city at night

Why should I book now? Thinking of booking a spring break? There are few places more lovely than the Caucasus…

Exhibition installation shot

Founded in 1990 by three friends in the Tuscan town of San Gimignano, Galleria Continua now represents the likes of…

Exterior of an alpine hotel in winter

Why should I go now? While many Swiss resorts suffer from “deep valley” syndrome in midwinter, with the sun hidden…

Cosy hotel bar lounge area with fireplace

Located just two hours from Paris, Deauville has long been a chic weekend destination for Parisians and now with the…

Luxurious rooftop terrace of a hotel suite

Mandarin Oriental Geneva is now home to one of the biggest and most luxurious suites in the city Spanning 325…

facade of Victorian townhouse with red brick and white windows

London might seem spoilt for hotels, but if you’re looking for small-scale, intimate luxury it’s not so easy to find…

Luxury hotel on peninsula at sunset

Why should I go now? Still dreaming of that perfect glass of chilled Puligny-Montrachet at sunset on the beach? Keep…

Gorilla with a baby in the forest

One&Only Gorilla’s Nest is the luxury brand’s second resort to open in Rwanda, offering guests the opportunity to trek after…

Grand facade of luxury five star hotel

Earlier this month, the opening of the Fullerton Hotel Sydney marked the Singapore-based brand’s first expansion overseas. LUX takes a…

Hilltop luxury villa hotel surrounded by forest

Why should I go now? Tuscany is always beautiful, but especially so when basking in firey Autumnal hues, the ground…

Luxurious beach side resort

LUX steps into a different universe of tranquillity, colour and cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton Abama resort in Tenerife, a short…

Facade of a hotel at night lit with a purple sunset behind

Why should I go now? July is the month the city of Nice, capital of the French riviera, comes alive….

Dinner table laid out with champagne bottles and antique plates

This week, Ruinart opens the doors to a one bedroom luxury hotel concept created in collaboration with fashion designer Jonathan…

Luxury mansion building with manicured gardens and an outdoor swimming pool

Why should I go now? Long, bright days, undulating fields of wild flowers and balmy evenings. Tuscany is beautiful all…

Luxury hotel cottage rooms made from red clay with cactus trees in the foreground

Why should I go now? Most people go to the Greek islands in summer, but springtime is a far more…

Contemporary architectural steel work on the facade of a glass building

A new kind of luxury hotel in Cognac sets new standards of comfort, cuisine and architecture for those exploring the…

Luxury hotel skyscraper building against a blue sky

Hong Kong’s brand-new Rosewood Hotel is a triumph of taste and style, says Darius Sanai It was the party to…

Exterior of luxury ski hotel on the edge of a piste

Why should I go now? The snow in the French alps this season is sensational; the skiing is velvet-powder perfect…

the rolling mountains of the swiss engadine in summertime

Switzerland’s Engadine region has been the enchanted holiday home of the likes of Friedrich Nietzsche, Gerhard Richter and some of…

Ski slopes lit by lights at night in St. Mortiz

It’s been another winter of fantastic snowfall, and Darius Sanai is dreaming of his favourite location in the Alps, and…

South african open air safari camp pictured at night

Why should I go now? Whilst the frost is settling over Europe, it’s summer in South Africa and the sun…

Ski resort hotel pictured at night with an indoor swimming pool and ice rink

Winter is here, and the world’s illuminati, glitterati and party-rati are agglomerating in mountain resorts, from Aspen to St Moritz,…

Alpine village of Andermatt in winter

Up next in the exciting new development of Andermatt Swiss Alps? A state-of-the-art concert hall and artworks by a Swiss…

Chais Monnet is a luxury country hotel in southwest France with striking contemporary architecture

Last week saw the official opening of the most swanky hotel in southwest France, by Anglo-Iranian entrepreneur Javad Marandi, owner…

Close up image of swimming pool with white sun umbrellas reflected in the water and the ocean in the distance

Club Dauphin at Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat by Four Seasons feels more like a private island than one of the most…

contemporary facade of brass curving lines

A former warehouse in the heart of the town of Cognac is set to reopen this year as a luxury…

curved Georgian building with columns and lawn scattered with yellow leaves

English country house hotels are wonderful, but it can be a challenge to get to them from the capital; and…

Luxury hotel bedroom with huge double bed, gold wall and plush linens

Why should I go now? One of the fastest growing capitals in the world, Oslo is in the midst of…

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Paris is by no means a new luxury destination – the international city of love is home to the world’s…

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Why should I go now? Spring sounds good in theory, but in much of the northern hemisphere it means grey…

five star hotel in the Swiss alpine village of Andermatt

Deep within the Swiss Alps, tucked between Zermatt and St. Moritz, lies what is perhaps the most ambitious little town…

Balenciaga's envelope dress changed the shape of women's fashion

As the official London Fashion Week hotel, The May Fair has played host to some of the greatest names in…

Exterior view of the contemporary architecture of Ritz Carlton Almaty

Why should I go now? It’s mid-winter in Kazakhstan, a spectacular time to see the biggest and most historic city…

autumn leaves at country hotel on the edge of windsor park, Coworth Park

Why should I go now? Golden leaves, bright frosty mornings, log fires, long evenings – autumnal English country landscapes are hard…

A landscape scene of summer in the Swiss alps

A short blast in a vintage Ferrari from the crowds of the Côte d’Azur, the two most prestigious villages in…

luxury hotel ME in Ibiza

Why should I go now? The summer family crowds have left the island and the weather is perfect, and less…

Four Seasons moscow spa

Why should I go now? Moscow in summer is vibrant, unexpected. In the warm, dry, continental sun, the city’s streets…