fields in Scotland

Located on the east coast of Fife in Scotland, the Fairmont St Andrews is a grand resort hotel with a…

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….

terrace views

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

summer in the alps

As well as making it a world-class ski resort, the development of the Swiss village of Andermatt has from the…

grand swiss hotel

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

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante

In the final part of our supercar review series, LUX takes the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante for a test…

Orange Car

In the third part of our supercar review series, LUX gets behind the wheel of the Bentley Continental GT V8…

water villa

Olivier Jolivet has sat at the helm of COMO Group since 2017. He oversees the COMO Hotels and Resorts portfolio…

man sitting with bags

Belgium-born designer Jonathan Riss is the founder of JAH AHR, a luxury brand which transforms authenticated vintage designer bags through…

luxury hotel bedroom

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

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…

Artistic, playful and utterly spoiling, The Alpina Gstaad may just be the best hotel anywhere in Europe. So why don’t…

man outside in shirt and tie

Abdullah Ibrahim was discovered by Duke Ellington, fought against apartheid, and played at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration. The South African jazz…

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…

house in the water

Claudio de Sanctis, the new Global Head of Wealth Management at Deutsche Bank, has been passionate about the oceans since…

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…

Landscape photography

LUX takes a journey from Alsace-Lorraine to Lake Constance, through a historic, beautiful, tranquil and gastronomic part of France and…

Ocean safari

Keith Rose-Innes is an environmentalist and globally renowned fly-fisherman. Having first travelled to the Seychelles as a fly-fishing guide, he…

Man wearing glasses

Erdem Moralıoğlu’s flagship store is in Mayfair, but the heart of this designer to the stars is in hip east…

woman standing in front of pink flowers

Portia Antonia Alexis is a neuroeconomist and consumer goods analyst specialising in the luxury and beauty sector. Following the publication…

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…

Spider on lake in countryside

Hotels have long housed art collections, and now many are opening their own gallery spaces alongside art-focused programmes to offer…

Mountainside city at night

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

large leopard standing on rock

LUX columnist and Abercrombie & Kent founder Geoffrey Kent reveals his hottest destinations for the new year plus top tips…

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 beach swimming pool

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

First class aeroplane seat

British Airways has had a hard time from business travellers, some of it justified. But LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai rediscovered…

Luxury cruise ship on the ocean at sunset

Luxury cruise brand Oceania Cruises is in the midst of multi-million dollar project, which will see the refurbishment of their…

Cliffside hotel with view of the ocean

Sophie Caulcutt is the co-founder of luxury travel and fashion concierge company Voyager Club, which connects travellers with unique hotels,…

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…

Luxurious outdoor deck at safari lodge

Nobody wants to go where everyone else has been. Creating a holiday that eschews the well-trodden tourist trail requires knowledge,…

installation view of a contemporary art exhibition

Lawrence Van Hagen set out to start a travel tech company, and somewhere along the way, ended up curating a…

Two watches resting on a white wall with ocean in background

Hublot’s latest series of classic fusion chronographs is a celebration of the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle Evoking the mood of luxuriously…

Contemporary light well inside a building made from wooden panels

This September will see the opening of Odunpazari Modern Museum (OMM), a major new art museum in Eskişehir, Turkey. Designed…

luxurious camper van with pop up roof and ocean in distance

The Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo camper van provides a luxurious and hassle-free alternative to camping, as Digital Editor Millie Walton discovered…

Display of Van Gogh sunflower paintings

One of the world’s most famous paintings Sunflowers (1889) has been carefully investigated, explored and restored for Van Gogh and…

hotel bar restaurant with view over New York City

President of Lightstone Mitchell Hochberg has put his stamp on New York with multiple real-estate developments, including luxury residences 130…

Base camp of mount everest with mountains in the background

Expeditions to the remote and barely explored corners of the planet are not for everybody, but with the help of…

Nighttime view of ski resort village St Moritz

St Moritz, in Switzerland’s Engadin, is an Alpine paradise in winter, with some of Europe’s best hotels for your skiing…

Baha Mar Rosewood luxury resort

There has never been a better time to luxuriate in the Bahamas, as Jenny Southan finds out at the new…

Contemporary concrete architectural entrance way to a building

Masseto, Italy’s most celebrated wine, is made from spectacular vineyards by the Tuscan coast, backed by ancient forests, looking out…

Architectural render of a public space and contemporary apartment buildings

The new One Monte-Carlo development could just be the swankiest place in the world for you to hang out with…

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…

A classic car driving along a mountainous road

The Mille Miglia is one of the world’s most prestigious motor-racing events. Founded in 1927 as a speed race, today…

Horizontal Falls in Talbot Bay, The Kimberley, Australia

Fresh from an expedition to the South Pole, Abercrombie & Kent Founder and LUX contributor Geoffrey Kent is planning his…

A Rohingya refugee child in a camp in Bangladesh

Last year, 13-year-old Dagmar Rothschild travelled to Bangladesh to visit the Rohingya refugee camps with the non-profit organisation BRAC. Here…

Velocity black branded truck in a desert facing sand dunes

In 2014, Zia Yusuf quit his job at Goldman Sachs and started an online, ultra-luxury concierge service with his school friend Alex Macdonald. The…

White cliffs of dover with the channel stretching into a blue horizon

The DFDS ferry from Dover to Calais only takes 90 minutes, but with beautiful views, good food, and the comforts…

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…

Luxury indoor swimming pool surrounded by plants inside a glass atrium

Grand Luxury is a curated hotel booking site and a concierge service through which clients can arrange exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experiences….

Whilst the sharing economy has made travelling more convenient and affordable, consumers need to be wary of companies that are…

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…

Belgian painter and poet, Henri Michaux stubbornly refuses to fall into any particular category and yet, or perhaps because of…

Massai warriors in red traditional dress jumping behind a fire in the African bush

Luxury travel is evolving, but who’s driving the change? Millennials, says Abercrombie & Kent Founder Geoffrey Kent. Welcome to the…

black and white image of a herd of elephants drinking from a watering hole

A holiday is not simply a time for rest and relaxation, it’s also about discovery and education, says Abercrombie &…

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

For centuries, Chamonix has been the prime alpine resort for those seeking adventure luxury travel with a heady mix of…

Dramatic mountainous landscape of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, South America

Geoffrey Kent, Abercrombie & Kent’s chairman and founder, spends around 270 days on the road every year. In this month’s…

LUX's featured luxury destination Davos, Switzerland

Why should I go there now? The Belvédère is the hotel for top dignitaries at the World Economic Forum in…

Hotel of the month, luxury chalet in Zermatt, Switzerland

It has snowed already in the Alps. Time to book a week at Chalet Banja, our favourite property in Switzerland’s most…

Desert polo in Jaisalmer Indian desert

Geoffrey Kent is a pioneer of luxury travel and the founder of the multi-award winning Abercrombie & Kent global travel…

boat cruise

Beyond Kerala’s humid, bustling cities lies a subtropical maze of secret waterways and verdant rice paddies. LUX discovers the singular…

Penguins in Antartica against backdrop of ice glacier

Geoffrey Kent is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Abercrombie & Kent, one of the world’s most respected luxury travel companies….

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…

Priya Paul, one of India’s most prominent entrepreneurs, is chairperson of the design conscious, luxury five-star boutique hotel group ‘The…

The Anam Vietnam hotel

Why should I go now? Monsoon season is one of the most beautiful times to go to Vietnam. The landscape…

Chiang Mai hotel

Chiang Mai is fast becoming Asia’s most appealing tourist destination with its verdant scenery, glorious temples, thriving arts scene and…

The Excelsior hotel Hong Kong

Luxury hotels are not all about marble bathrooms and art in the corridors: without perfect service and functionality, a luxury…

Himalayas Nepal

Since the devasting 2015 earthquake, Nepal has slowly been rebuilding itself as a travel destination. Until now, visitors tended to…

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…

Glenburn Tea Estate himalayas

The Himalayas are one of the few corners of the earth that remain unconquerable by humans. Many of the world’s…

bangkok luxury hotel

Why should I go now? Thousands of tourists flock to Thailand every year to take part in intensive wellness and…

Above Zermatt, Switzerland’s most spectacular mountain village and home to the Matterhorn, high-altitude restaurants like Chez Vrony combine tradition with…

The Royal Suite

Why should I go now? Paris in the spring; summer fashions adorning the Parisiennes and their offspring and canines; do…

More and more luxury brands are pledging their commitment to protecting our planet by valuing environmental concerns as highly as their…

Nyhaven copenhagen

A young writer’s view on why Copenhagen makes such an impression; and her pick of six hip young Danes, talking…

Ritz Carlton Hong Kong

Why should I go? March sees the arrival of the international fine art circus and party known as Art Basel…

Delhi by Igor Ovsyannaykov

In the past, India’s heaving capital has been a fly-in, fly-out destination for most tourists, but with a booming art…

In the five years since it opened, The Alpina Gstaad has become an iconic European hotel, featuring award-winning restaurants and…

Vilebrequin model cactus

Roland Herlory, CEO of luxury swimwear brand Vilbrequin continues our Luxury Leader series. He spoke to LUX about Saint Tropez’s 1970s rock’n’roll lifestyle, the influence of social media and working in St. Bart’s

Speed and posing in Monte Carlo: Francesca Peak revels in the most glamorous destination on the F1 calendar, courtesy of Rolex

Two typical English country house hotels at the very top of their game can lead to two superb, yet quite…

On the south side of an island off the coast of Africa, yet pleasingly accessible, the Ritz-Carlton Abama is one…

Once one of the most dangerous destinations on the globe, Colombia is in the midst of a renaissance. Millie Walton…

By Darius Sanai Editor in Chief Ozone at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong, the highest bar in the world,…

Monaco is the place where yachtsmanship and money combine in an intoxicating and irresistible blend. Millie Walton is charmed by the…

A ski-in, ski-out residence complete with Martini bar and pool sounds very Rocky Mountains, yet L’Amara is a spectacular addition…

Where is the best place to combine a proper luxury holiday, ancient, unknown temples and one of the most unique…

Port, the great fortified wine created by the English in Portugal, was once an essential indulgence in every self-respecting home….

The Balmoral

Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital, Glasgow is its biggest city. Ahead of this year’s vote on independence, RJ MALONE explores what…

There’s a whole lot more to Bali than makeshift beach bars and hippy zone-outs. Make like a dude with ANDREA…

It may not have the adrenaline rush of free falling from an airplane but for our columnist there is nothing…

Jackson Hole or Hokkaido? Courchevel or St Moritz? None of the above, says Darius Sanai, rediscovering a childhood passion for…

So you’ve done Morocco, burned through Bali, and Bhutan is just so yesterday. Take a tour with Caroline Davies of…

  SWEDEN IS CELEBRATING ITS OWN, UNIQUE GASTRONOMIC CULTURE LIKE NEVER BEFORE, AS Caroline Davies DISCOVERS ON A TOUR OF…

Caroline Davies doesn’t care for beaches or spas when she’s on summer holiday. Perhaps foolishly, she mentioned to LUX’s editorial…

  OVER THE PAST DECADE, MERCEDES-BENZ AMG MODELS HAVE BECOME A BYWORD FOR THE ULTIMATE COMBINATION OF POWER, LUXURY AND…

DARIUS SANAI’S Luxury travel views Where our Editor-in-Chief ponders culinary conundrums from his sojourns around the world Not so long…

GIORGIO SERMONETA RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WORLD’S MOST DIVINE GLOVES, IN EVERY CONCEIVABLE HUE. Caroline Davies TRAVELS TO ROME FOR AN…

FROM EARTHQUAKES TO UPRISINGS, FOR ONE PRIVATE JET COMPANY THE SKIES ARE NO LONGER THE SOLE DOMAIN OF ROCK STARS…

DEEP BLUE SKIES, PERFECT TEMPERATURES, NO TEEMING CROWDS, EXCELLENT CUISINE, CLEAN AIR, ENVELOPED BY NATURAL BEAUTY: WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE…

In which our Editor-in-Chief travels from a neo-Mongolian skyscraping culinary landmark in Hong Kong to a 17th century tithe barn…

When your everyday car is a Rolls Royce Phantom and your back garden stretches over thousands of hectares, a drive…

Travelling to the earth’s wildest places has obsessed humans for centuries. The difference is that now, we can do it…