Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II mall in Milan: The city has long been a magnet for the world's wealthy LUX speaks with Alan Hooks, Managing Director, Head of Private Clients UK at Julius Baer, about…

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…

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…

Lindblad Expeditions travellers explore Booth Island, Antarctica Sven-Olof Lindblad is an influential Ocean Elder whose work combines marine conservation, education and eco-tourism. He speaks to…

© 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…

Melting glaciers will contribute to dramatic sea-level rises. Pictured: the Gornergletcher and Monte Rosa, Switzerland. Professor Peter Newell Academic Peter Newell made waves in the global…

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…

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…

Inspired by the vibrant colours and laid-back lifestyle of the island of Capri, fashion designer Catherine Prevost’s latest collection was celebrated with an in-store exhibition of artworks by…

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…

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 drive What is a sports car? In an era of AI…

Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible In the third part of our supercar review series, LUX gets behind the wheel of the Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible Certain cars have visual drama. Other…

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…

Jonathan Riss has designed a collection of bags exclusively for One&Only Belgium-born designer Jonathan Riss is the founder of JAH AHR, a luxury brand which transforms authenticated vintage…

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…

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.…

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

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 Lisbon Oceanarium, Europe’s largest informational and educational space on the oceans, is operated by a foundation launched by Portugal’s Dos Santos family. Image by Paulo Maxim Claudio de…

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…

Beet gnocchi from Le Clarence cookbook of recipes by head chef Christophe Pelé. Image © Richard Haughton Earlier this year, Domaine Clarence Dillon, the luxury French company who owns…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Portia Antonia Alexis is a leading consumer business analyst, neuroeconomist and mathematician Portia Antonia Alexis is a neuroeconomist and consumer goods analyst specialising in the luxury and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Installation view of the 'What’s Up' exhibition curated by Lawrence Van Hagen in Hong Kong Lawrence Van Hagen set out to start a travel tech company, and somewhere along the way, ended up…

The Classic Fusion Mykonos is available in two versions, featuring titanium or king gold Hublot's latest series of classic fusion chronographs is a celebration of the laid-back Mediterranean…

Inside OMM designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates. Photo by Batuhan Keskiner This September will see the opening of Odunpazari Modern Museum (OMM), a major new art museum in Eskişehir, Turkey.…

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…

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

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…

The vineyards of Masseto slope down towards the sea from the mountains of Tuscany's Maremma region Masseto, Italy’s most celebrated wine, is made from spectacular vineyards by the Tuscan coast,…

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 Mille Miglia endurance race winds its way through Italy's most beautiful landscapes The Mille Miglia is one of the world’s most prestigious motor-racing events. Founded in 1927 as a speed…

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…

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…

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 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 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…

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…

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…

Untitled, 1944, Henri Michaux. Private collection. © Archives Henri Michaux, VEGAP, Bilbao, 2018. Photo: Jean-Louis Losi Belgian painter and poet, Henri Michaux stubbornly refuses to fall into…

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 &…

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…

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 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 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,…

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…

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…

Polo tournaments don't exactly suffer from a downmarket reputation, but there is polo and there is the Hublot Polo in Gstaad. On arriving in your car, you are confronted with a unique kind 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,…

Over the course of five days from Wednesday 24 May to Sunday 28 May 2017, southern Spain from Seville to Sotogrande welcomes the automobile elite for rallies, exhibitions, sales and displays of…

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…

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,…

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…

Roland Herlory, CEO of luxury swimwear brand Vilebrequin continues our Luxury Leaders series. He speaks to LUX about Saint Tropez’s 1970s rock’n’roll lifestyle, the influence of social media…

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…

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…

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…

Port, the great fortified wine created by the English in Portugal, was once an essential indulgence in every self-respecting home. Now, after decades of being as unfashionable as acrylic slacks, it…

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…

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…

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,…

  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…

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…

  OVER THE PAST DECADE, MERCEDES-BENZ AMG MODELS HAVE BECOME A BYWORD FOR THE ULTIMATE COMBINATION OF POWER, LUXURY AND EXCITEMENT. Guy Fiorita SPENT A COUPLE OF DAYS AT AN EXCLUSIVE…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…