The combination of topaz seas, seductive sunshine and craggy cliffs make the island of Santorini irresistible — and this lure is enhanced by the promise of privacy and gracious luxury offered at Kivotos Hotel & Villas. Unlike the whitewashed and blue-toned structures typical of this island, Kivotos celebrates its location with an address along the crown of the caldera of an ancient volcano, with a striking, smokey gray façade evoking the drama of the long-ago eruption.
Encompassing views of the Aegean Sea, the caldera and the iconic village of Oia amplify the dramatic architecture and design aesthetic. Inside, guests find tranquility in hand-crafted interiors and minimalist design features. Each suite and villa feature its own special indulgence, such as outdoor heated plunge pools, hammams, indoor pools, sunset balconies and split-level floor plans. Furniture sources include collections from Ethimo, Talenti, STUA and Lago, all augmented by high-quality textiles and state-of-the art lighting and sound systems.
Five-star accommodations choices include two-, three- and four-bedroom villas fitted with rain showers, walk-in wardrobes and the option of private dining — including Champagne breakfasts in bed. At Mavro restaurant, award-winning chef Jean-Charles Metayer makes the most of local dishes, including calamari, fava split-pea dip and sundried tomatoes served with a selection of world-class Santorini wines.
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel Awards
For its third year, Global Traveler awards the airline, cruise line and hotel brand best representing diversity, equity and inclusion within the travel industry. Over the past year Global Traveler analyzed many airlines, cruise lines and hotel brands to determine which companies prove most committed to changing the world through diversity and inclusion.
IHG Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the launch of a new mobile product feature for members: IHG Wi-Fi Auto Connect. This feature is now available exclusively in the IHG One Rewards mobile app for both iOS and Android users and will automatically connect IHG One Rewards members to WiFi upon arrival at more than 5,000 IHG hotels worldwide — no separate passwords or log-ins needed. This is in addition to the exciting benefits of being an IHG Business Edge member. IHG Business Edge provides small- and medium-sized businesses access to a user-friendly portal that displays comprehensive spending and savings data while providing the convenience of direct booking with a guaranteed discount.
The highly anticipated GT Tested Reader Survey has more reason to celebrate in 2024 than ever before. This year marks the 20th anniversary of our GT Tested Reader Survey awards, with many of the winning brands earning milestone accolades for years of dedicated and consistent service.
As another phenomenal year of travel comes to an end, it’s time, as always, for Global Traveler to celebrate and award those who do it best as we announce the 2023 winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards. But that's not the only cause for celebration here: We've hit another major milestone, as this marks our 20th year honoring the best of the best inn world of travel!
Embracing a life well lived often means embracing a life well-traveled. Every journey becomes a canvas for experiences that shape our lives and at the heart of every adventure lies the indispensable companion: quality luggage.
For the 13th consecutive year, Global Traveler honors the best of the best in the industry, naming 2023’s Airline of the Year and Hotel of the Year.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?