Awards & Reviews
11 brilliant US and Caribbean hotels to book for 2022
This showstopper of a hotel is so special it’s the subject of its own TV episode (Amazing Hotels, BBC iPlayer)
12 OF THE MOST ROMANTIC WINTER HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS
Enjoy the best the island has to offer with a luxury break at Jade Mountain, a superb boutique hotel with open-air rooms that look over the ocean and Pitons from their infinity pools – perfect for romantic midnight swims.
Wedding Ideas Magazine
Perfect places to cool off: The Caribbean's best hotel pools revealed...
Not to be outdone in the private-pool stakes, Galaxy Sanctuaries, a resort within a resort at Jade Mountain on St Lucia, takes things to another level.
The Best Hotels & Resorts In St Lucia
Jade Mountain is the only resort in St Lucia with views of both the Petit and Gros Piton mountains. Located high above Anse Chastanet beach along the southwest coastline, there are five accommodation options, from villas with infinity pools to romantic suites with beautiful mountain views.
Sun, sea and a whole new me: A fitness retreat in St Lucia
Jade Mountain, a resort so otherworldly that architect-owner Nick Troubetozky must have been tripping when he dreamt it up. A hymn to organic architecture, the resort is made up of a series of hanging levels that appear to spill out from the headland, with suspended bridges leading to each of the 24 ‘sanctuaries’, all crafted in great hunks of local stone.
Jade Mountain is one of The Best Resorts In The Caribbean, 2021
24 Hotels With Breathtaking Views
The one-of-a-kind, open-air accommodations at this St. Lucia respite only have three walls, which puts you even closer to the majestic Pitons looming nearby. Hidden along a cliff that soars above the Caribbean Sea, the resort offers staggering sights.
Forbes Travel Guide
10 Romantic Breaks for locked-down lovers
7 of The Most Incredible Infinity Pools Around The World
"The 24 different infinity pools are the jewel in the crown of this hillside resort. Swim out to the edge and you’ll find uninterrupted views of the St. Lucia’s stunning Pitons mountains."
Hotels Making A Difference on World Oceans Day
"Jade Mountain resort has long been applauded for its strong environmental ethos. Built from the ground up with sustainability at the forefront, the luxury Caribbean resort has also been a leading light in the fight against the Caribbean’s lionfish invasion."
"Jade Mountain is a timeless tropical paradise that’s clever architecture answers to modern demands for sustainable travel without compromising luxury." Hotel Designs
Sweet dreams: the world's greatest hotels for chocolate-lovers
"Jade Mountain is a unique resort nestled on the hillside, with each suite designed with an open side where there would typically be a fourth wall. Guests can expect to wake up to the sound of birdsong, ahead of a swim in their private infinity pool with 24-hour butler service." Hello Magazine
The 30 sexist hotel suites in the world
Award of Excellence
The Jade Mountain Club is a recipient of the 2021 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. This requires at least 90 selections and feature a well-chosen selection of quality producers as well as matching the menus in terms of both price and style.
WTTC Safe Travels
We are pleased to have received our WTTC Global Safety Stamp to Recognise Safe Travels Protocols. The specially designed stamp assists travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.
Jade Mountain is Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best winner
Trip Advisor: Jade Mountain amongst it's top 1% of hotels worldwide. Categories: Best Luxury - Caribbean & Best Small - Caribbean
Jade Mountain is the No. 1 Best All-Inclusive Resort in the Caribbean for 2020
U.S. News has ranked Jade Mountain as the best all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean
Jade Mountain Named Best Caribbean Hotel
The 2020 Porthole Cruise Editor-In-Chief Awards names Jade Mountain as their top hotel in their picks for top travel experiences that left an impression.
Jade Mountain becomes first restaurant in the English Speaking Eastern Caribbean to receive a 3 Chef Hat (Toque) rating
Our culinary team at Jade Mountain, under the leadership of Chef de Cuisine Elijah Jules and guided by our consulting chef Allen Susser not only received a coveted Gault Millau rating but also, we are the first restaurant in the English Speaking Eastern Caribbean to receive a 3 Chef Hat (Toque) rating.
Jade Mountain Voted St Lucia's No 1 and one of the Top 15 Caribbean Resorts
We are so pleased that Jade Mountain’s guests have voted us to be the No. 1 Resort in St. Lucia and No. 15 in the Caribbean in the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. Jade Mountain has been a mainstay on this awards listing for the last 10 years, a testament to the vision of our owner Nick Troubetzkoy and the stellar guest experience provided by our dedicated resort team. Jade Mountain was also included in Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 100 Resorts of the Worlds.
Voted #4 of the Top 25 Caribbean Resorts by Travel & Leisure's World's Best Awards.
Big 7 Travel Rates Jade Mountain #6 of The 50 Most Romantic Resorts in the World
US News Names Jade Mountain #1 Resort in The Caribbean
Jade Mountain Wins Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resort
Jade Mountain Still One of The Top Caribbean Resorts
Jade Mountain Wins Best Resort in St Lucia and One of The Top 2 in The Caribbean in Travel & Leisure's World's Best Awards
Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.
20 Best Destinations for Stargazing Around the World
“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but that the sight of the stars makes me dream,” wrote Vincent van Gogh. The artist may not have been talking about slumber, exactly, but stargazing has been a beloved pursuit of human beings since the beginning of time. While not soporific itself, the sight of stars aglow, the full moon hanging like ripe fruit in the sky, and the possibilities of the universe, have brought contentment and repose to generations. To be lost in the night sky’s largesse is to be connected to the world at large. Suddenly, beneath a sky aglitter, trouble and strife dissipate. Succumb to that feeling (or just enjoy a good search for a shooting star) at these star-focused accommodations around the world. Herewith, AD's list of the 20 best storybook sleeps—from St. Lucia to Australia and beyond—that await your visit.
19 of The World’s Most Instagrammable Hotels
Have you ever looked through your ‘saved’ folder on Instagram before? One look through mine returns a mood board for destinations yet to be travelled. As a travel-lover, my Instagram feed has become filled with luxe-looking travel pictures that evoke a longing to visit these destinations – and I know I’m not alone.
10 of the Most Luxurious Hotels Around the World
Designed to complement the harmony of the surrounding Caribbean nature, this dreamy St. Lucia hideaway puts its guests in the heart of paradise. Each of the 29 rooms - dubbed sanctuaries - are absent of the fourth wall for an open-air experience with private infinity pools jutting out toward the ocean to make you feel like you're floating in midair.
A Gem In St. Lucia
Perched above the 600-acre beachfront resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain Resort offers breathtaking views of the southwestern Caribbean coastline in a stunning celebration of the region’s local beauty. As can be seen, the view is nothing short of amazing. Architect and owner Nick Troubetzkoy built the resort on his personal philosophy of creating a truly luxurious getaway. In particular, he focused on creating a resort in harmony with nature with attention to local culture. Bold architectural designs, bridges leading to individual infinity pools, and rugged columns reach up into the sky.
5 Restaurants Worth Traveling For
Unparalleled settings and cuisine make up our list of the world's most luxurious restaurants. Here, discover breathtaking restaurants from the Amalfi Coast to the Pacific Coast, the Caribbean and Mexico.
8 Bucket List Hotels Worth the Trip
In almost every corner of the world, you can find awe-inspiring sights, captivating natural phenomena and historical landmarks. If you're willing to travel thousands of miles, it's easy to discover world-class art, beautiful landscapes and cherished monuments. Still, there is more to travel than just the destinations themselves. In fact, some "bucket list" hotels are so enchanting that they can become the highlight of your trip. From properties perched on rugged shorelines to big-city retreats and outposts tucked into mountaintop cliffs, some hotels offer much more than a roof over your head and a comfy bed. Here are eight bucket list hotels that can make any trip worth the journey.
Seven Adults-Only Resorts Worth Being Mature At
Views of both the Caribbean sea and the mountainous volcanic plugs, the Pitons, surround the 29 suites, called “sanctuaries,” of the Jade Mountain Resort. You can see them from your whirlpool tub, private infinity pool or canopied bed, where you’ll spend a lot of time not watching television—there are no TVs, no children, no distractions. Just some really good food served from the alfresco restaurant on site, and two blonde beaches a short hike down.
Valentine's Day All Year Round: The World's Best Romantic Hotels and Resorts
This may well be the single best romantic getaway on earth. “Unique” gets thrown around a lot in travel writing, but Jade Mountain is a truly one of a kind boutique resort, the life passion of its architect owner, built in seemingly impossible fashion around a mountain peak on one of the most beautiful Caribbean islands. It has arguably the most physically striking rooms of any resort on earth: each huge suite is a totally self-contained wonderland, with multiple tiered outdoor terraces, spa-like shower towers armed with multiple heads, and ornately tiled private infinity pools cantilevered out into space to capture views of the sea and the island’s famed Piton mountains.
Jade Mountain in St Lucia is a Miracle of Eco-friendly Luxury
When the doorbell startles me out of my daydream, I am sitting by the infinity pool in my “sanctuary” at Jade Mountain resort, doing nothing but gazing out of the window, listening to the thrum of eight ceiling fans beating back St Lucia’s tropical heat, and feeling a bit like a James Bond villain. I answer the door to Roland, my personal butler, who has arrived, unbidden, with a trolley of snacks and cold drinks. He wheels it across to the poolside dining table, past the king-size four-poster bed and raised bathroom with bathtub and twin tower showers.
11 Epic Hotels Worth Planning Your Whole Trip Around
For the ultimate in romance, look no further than this beach resort, where you and your partner can enjoy jaw-dropping views of St. Lucia’s Twin Pitons from your own private infinity pool. Butlers are on call around the clock to cater to guest needs. For those looking to do more than relax on one of the resort’s two beaches, nearby activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, mountain biking, visits to an organic farm, yoga classes, and sunset yacht cruises.
Honeymoon guide: 10 Stunning All-Inclusive Resorts Around the World
In a class of its own, Jade Mountain Resort is of the most romantic hotels in the Caribbean — nay, the world — thanks to its incredible Piton views. The ride to the resort can be rough, but the doting service, hushed ambiance (no TVs or children allowed) and open-air restaurant make it all worthwhile. The suites — referred to as “sanctuaries" — are a real treat, too. Through an open fourth wall, each enormous room overlooks the sea. Some rooms even have private in-room infinity pools for soaking with your sweetheart. Keep in mind there’s no beach on the property (the closest beach is a short shuttle ride or hike away), but privacy-seeking couples will find just what they need here.
The Most Incredible Hotel Rooms in The World
Named as the most romantic resort in the world, Jade Mountain offers some of the most insane views in the world. St. Lucia is renowned for its organic and natural beauty, and this hotel only highlights that. The weather is such that each room is open – there are no windows – and each room has its own infinity pool leading out to the sea and with incredible, out-of-this-world views.
USA Today Best of The Best: All-inclusive resorts in The Caribbean
As the region where the modern-day all-inclusive was born, the Caribbean is chock-full of resorts that come with unlimited food, drink and play. Planning a getaway in the sun is a no-brainer, but choosing a resort that fits the bill is another story. Whether you’re traveling with the kids or in the mood for an adults-only holiday, check out our best-of-the-best for families, foodies, couples and those seeking adventure.
11 Hotel Pool Bars With Beautiful Views
Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia: It doesn’t get more picturesque than the mountainous St. Lucia. At the Jade Mountain Resort, each suite has its own infinity pool, but there’s also one right in the middle of the Jade Mountain Club restaurant.
Jade Mountain: The First Caribbean Hotel to Earn LEED Gold
The design is as stunning as the resort is sustainable, requiring nearly no HVAC, minimal electricity, drawing water almost completely by gravity, and feeding guests locally grown, organic foods.
“I wanted to create individualized spatial environments that would enable guests to forget the fact they’re in a hotel room—and in essence to forget every preconception and to experience the psychology of a dynamic and monumental space on an intuitive and primal emotional level,” says architect/owner Nick Troubetzkoy about Jade Mountain, a popular destination for St. Lucia honeymoons.
Get A Glimpse Inside This Sustainable Island Paradise
We took a trip to one of the most beautiful and eco-friendly vacay destinations out there. Explore breathtaking Jade Mountain with stunning photos and all the deets on this sustainable paradise…
EXPERIENTIAL TRAVEL IS becoming more and more popular these days. And we’re all about it normally, from El Camino’s photographer-included adventures to the rush of exotic yoga retreats that have hit the wellness world. But, on the flip, sometimes a girl just needs to get away and since “group activities” are usually deeply woven into the framework of experiential travel, we recently decided to go a different route for a holiday getaway.
Five Laid-Back Caribbean Hotels For Couples
Jade Mountain Couples have been known to spend several days sequestered in the three-walled “sanctuaries” at this St. Lucia resort, where stunning views of the Pitons and private infinity pools make it hard to leave.
The Most Incredible Infinity Pools in The World
Infinity pools are fun, soothing and-- let's face it-- pretty awesome looking. These luxurious hotel hotspots feature some of the world's coolest places to splash around.
Soak In Jade Mountain, St. Lucia’s Most Passionate Luxury Resort
Are you a passionate person? Seriously, ask yourself that question.
Is your laugh usually the loudest in the room? Does the majesty of nature still leave you speechless? When you look into the eyes of your travel partner, can they tell you want do devour them? Do you sometimes find that you just need to stand still and take it all in?
If you’re not sure, or if you answer anything other than an emphatic “YES!” move on. I don’t want to waste Jade Mountain on anyone who won’t appreciate this singular experience.
Hidden Gem of The Caribbean
With lush rainforests and mountainous terrain, Saint Lucia is a beauty of an island that still manages to feel like a hidden gem of the Caribbean. Pack a swimsuit plus something for motion-sickness – there are so many switchback roads through the mountains, it’s enough to make even the steadiest person’s head spin – and you’re all set for a tropical getaway to this island treasure where you can go all out or vacay more moderately.
Top 10 Most Luxurious Resorts in The Caribbean
With an abundance of powder-soft sands, coconut covered hills, and lush valleys of sugar cane and bananas, it should come as no surprise that the Caribbean is the number one holiday destination in the Americas. With the cold and dark winter days rapidly approaching, some will start craving about a warm sea breeze, poolside cocktails and glorious beaches. To help you pick the right spot, I made a selection of my 10 favorite Caribbean luxury resorts, that rank among the most lavish in the world.
Top 10 Cliffside Resorts with Views to Die For
Carved into a hillside near St. Lucia’s highest point, Jade Mountain claims unrivaled views of the island’s twin Pitons from 29 open-air guest rooms (each with its own swimming pool or hot tub), a fine-dining restaurant, and a sprawling rooftop lounge.
EXCLUSIVE “TOP 25” LIST FROM AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVEL HONORS SAINT LUCIA’S JADE MOUNTAIN RESORT FOR ‘MOST BREATHTAKING VIEWS’
St. Lucia, May 2016: Jade Mountain, the unique Saint Lucia resort known for its open-air sanctuaries and picture-perfect panoramas, has just rated a spot on American Express Travel's list of the world’s top 25 hotels offering a "Best in Class" customer experience.
Jade Mountain won the award for "Most Breathtaking Views."
This exclusive list was selected from the portfolio of more than 800 luxury getaways worldwide recommended by American Express Travel's Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR). The winning hotels were chosen by an elite group of globetrotting experts: the editors at Departures magazine, American Express Travel Counselors and members of the company's executive team. "These are all hotels that deliver extraordinary experiences to our Card Members," American Express told the winners in a statement.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized by American Express as their choice for Most Breathtaking View and to be in company with some of the most acclaimed hotels in the world,” said Karolin Troubetzkoy, owner and marketing director of Jade Mountain and its adjacent sister hotel, Anse Chastanet.
From the outset, the goal of owner and architect Nick Troubetzkoy has been to showcase Saint Lucia's unrivaled beauty. The mountainside rooms, each with a wall open to the elements, are designed like prosceniums that perfectly frame the waters of the Caribbean and the twin Piton peaks, all part of a UNESCO World Heritage site. As Troubetzkoy puts it, "What I’ve tried to do with Jade Mountain is to change the entire concept of a hotel room. I wanted to create environments that enable guests to forget about the furniture or the fact that they’re in a hotel – in essence, to forget about everything other than experiencing the psychology of this unique space on an intuitive level.”
With its mesmerizing panoramas, generously sized infinity pools and details like carefully handcrafted furnishings sourced from local materials, each room is a majestic, sweeping space that's a true work of art. Jade Mountain is a labor of love and fitting tribute to Saint Lucia’s exquisite beauty.
Both Anse Chastanet and Jade have been named one the world’s top Caribbean hotels by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.
5 Luxury Hotels With the Most Beautiful Views in the World | #1 Jade Mountain
Mother Nature is sometimes more luxurious than Prada. These five-star hotels have it all — fancy suites, seasoned chefs and designer décor, but none of that matters when you’re surrounded by natural beauty. With views like this, you’ll forget about your fancy meal and deep tissue massage. Instead, you’ll spend your whole stay staring out the window, jaw dropped and mind boggled.
Five Star Alliance - Best Honeymoon Resorts 2016
Wrapped around an infinity pool, Jade Mountain Club nourishes the body and soul. Jade Mountain’s sanctuaries are stage-like settings from which to embrace the full glory of St Lucia's Pitons World Heritage Site, and the Caribbean Sea.
2016 BRIDES Best Honeymoons: The Top 10 Resorts in the Caribbean | #1 - Jade Mountain
Jade Mountain St. Lucia has received the 2016 BRIDES Best Honeymoons Award for Top Resort in the Caribbean! See more of our resort in the June/July issue of BRIDES!
Travel N Check - Top 10 Best Hotel Room Views in the World
Situated over the 600-section of land shoreline front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain St. Lucia gives visitors striking perspectives of both the Piti and Gros Piton mountains.
8 Over-the-Top Luxury Suites in the Caribbean
Our Sky Suite makes ISLANDS Magazine's list of 8 Over-the-Top Luxury Suites in the Caribbean! The 1,650-square-foot Sky suite at Jade Mountain towers above the hilltop with an open-air bathtub primed for stargazing
JADE MOUNTAIN is named one of the World's Best Luxury Dive Resorts by CNN Travel!
Super-swanky dive resorts come in all sizes. But mostly in small. From Chile to Australia to St. Lucia, the world's most exclusive scuba hideaways serve fewer than 100 select guests.
Huffington Post UK features Jade Mountain as one of 15 Breathtaking Hotel Bathrooms to Add to Your Bucketlist
If beautiful bathrooms are right up your street, you're about to be served a serious dose of wanderlust and envy. There's nothing better than taking that first holiday shower, indulging in those super luxe mini toiletries, and feeling our cares and stresses wash away as we begin to unwind. With down time being at an absolute premium, indulging in a little me time with a good scrub or a long soak signals the start to any great getaway.
Business Insider Australia: 14 Design Hotels With the Coolest Architecture on The Planet, Includes Jade Mountain
Hotels all over the world hire top-notch interior designers to create stunning spaces that feel like home — if “home” was filled with famed artworks, beautiful antiques, and seamlessly integrated, top-of-the-line technological features.
Daily Star: Ice palaces, underwater hotels and eco lodges – The 10 most beautiful hotels in the world
From heated mountain-top infinity pools to tree top huts, here are some of the most breathtaking places to stay on earth.
World's Best Caribbean Resort
It's not hard to find beautiful, soft-sand beaches and frothy turquoise swells in the Caribbean, but only some resorts will live up to the expectations of your daydreams. Every year, we ask our readers to rank their favorite resorts in the Caribbean...
Swoon-worthy: The sexiest beds in the Caribbean
USA Today — All about a dozen roses, sweet chocolate and a good-mood getaway to the tropics, Valentine’s Day is also the sexiest holiday of the year. Twosomes are kick-starting their mojo in super snazzy suites with super sexy beds fluffed up with big pillows and silky sheets.
Porthole Cruise Magazine Presents the 2016 Editor-in-Chief Award for Best Caribbean Luxury Hotel to Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
Fort Lauderdale, FL – April 18, 2016 – Porthole Cruise Magazine, the nation's leading consumer cruise and travel lifestyle publication, is proud to announce that Jade Mountain (St. Lucia) has been awarded the 2016 Editor-in-Chief Award for Best Caribbean Luxury Hotel. The winners are announced in the March/April 2016 issue, which is currently on newsstands, and are also listed in online at Porthole.com.
Porthole Cruise Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Bill Panoff, has over 30 years of cruise industry expertise and knowledge, so each year, he awards his top picks for outstanding services and hospitality in the cruise and travel industry.
"It's an honor to recognize companies who consistently exceed expectations in terms of service, quality, excellence, and creating memorable travel experiences,” said Panoff.
Available bimonthly on newsstands and by print and digital subscriptions, Porthole Cruise Magazine covers all cruise experiences from megaships to sailing ships, expeditions to luxury experiences.
About Porthole Cruise Magazine
Porthole Cruise Magazine is the nation's leading consumer cruise and travel outlet. From cover to cover as well as online, the magazine features sophisticated cruise and travel editorial for savvy consumers worldwide. Expert writers and columnists cover everything from the latest trends in cruise travel to ship reviews, destination features, onboard cuisine, entertainment, amenities, innovations, spas, and more. Porthole Cruise Magazine is available in print and digital editions.
Conde Nast Readers Vote Jade Mountain St Lucia No. 1 Caribbean Resort
Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia was rated the Top Caribbean Resort in the US Condé Nast Traveler 26th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards…third year in a row!
Jade Mountain is also number 40 in the overall list of the TOP 100 Great Hotels and Resorts of the World receiving a 95.312 score from the readers based on rooms, service, location, food, dining/design, activities, facilities and value.
Jade Mountain Voted #1 in Caribbean
Owners Nick and Karolin Troubetzkoy with their resort team are very happy that readers of Conde Nast Traveler have voted Jade Mountain The #1 Caribbean Resort and one of the World's Top 100 Resorts for the second consecutive year
101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World
The Daily Meal presents its third annual ranking of the 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World, named JADE MOUNTAIN as one of a carefully curated collection of the world’s most exemplary hotel-based epicurean endeavors.
Jade Mountain Voted Top Caribbean Resort
Jade Mountain is voted top Caribbean Resort by Travel + Leisure readers.
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
For having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.
101 Best Restaurants
Jade Mountain Club is selected as 101 Best Restaurants in the World
Robb Report's Top Resorts
We are so honored to make Robb Report Magazine's list of the World's Top 100 Resorts!
Forbes 10 Great Luxury Boutique Resorts
Forbes Magazine recently listed Jade Mountain in its list of 10 Great Luxury Boutique Resorts
Fodor's Most Breathtaking Spas
JADE MOUNTAIN ST LUCIA is one of Fodor's World's Most Breathtaking Spas!
Best For Romance
Jade Mountain St Lucia has been named "BEST FOR ROMANCE" in the 2014 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence!
Top 25 in the Caribbean
One of the Top 25 Spas, Atlantic and Caribbean Conde Nast Traveler
Top 10 in the Caribbean
One of the Top Ten Best Hotels in the Caribbean
One of the Top 25 Best Hotels for Romance in the Caribbean
Easily one of the most stunning stays in the world.
PORTHOLE CRUIISE MAGAZINE
2014 Editor-in-Chief Award for Best Hotel in the Caribbean
The Caribbean's Most Romantic All-Inclusive Resorts – 2014
CONDE NAST TRAVELER
One of the Top 100 Rooms with a View- Conde Nast Traveler
Best Luxury Resort – Readers' Picks, Islands Magazine
CONDE NAST TRAVELER
Conde Nast Traveler readers voted Jade Mountain #1 Resort in the Caribbean in it's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards
CONDE NAST TRAVELER
The 2014 Gold List, Conde Nast Traveler – "One of 5 Modern Masterpieces" – Conde Nast Traveler