Uwern Jong

COPPERHILL MOUNTAIN LODGE, ARE, SWEDEN

Set atop the majestic peak of Mount Förberget, Copperhill Mountain Lodge offers an idyllic escape with dramatic views of Sweden’s snow-capped ridge lines. You'l...

BURG VITAL RESORT, LECH, AUSTRIA

Burg Vital Resort is nestled on a picturesque plateau within the snow-capped Alps mountain range, the Burg Vital  is a tranquil oasis for travellers looking for...

HOTEL STEIN, SALZBURG, AUSTRIA

After two years of extensive renovations, this reimagined Austrian hotel will excite guests with its thoughtful exclusivity and modern elegance. With Italian in...

STORCHEN ZURICH, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

Zurich is making a comeback, and located right at its old-town heart is this majestic property, the Storchen Zurich. It has a real pedigree in luxury hospitalit...

ROYAL LANCASTER, LONDON, UK

Set in a prestigious address on London's Hyde Park, Royal Lancaster, London exudes a wow factor perfectly suited to a refined stay in the British capital. Havin...

METROPOLE HOTEL, VENICE, ITALY

Venice, a captivating and magical  city which strikes the eye and moves the heart. Our hot tip is to escape the crowds and visit Venice when it's off-peak – per...

The Marvellous Marrakech Issue

Marrakech is a city with a split personality. At one moment, it is utterly enchanting and mesmerising; and at other times its chaotic, frenetic and exotic. But ...

THE PENINSULA CHICAGO
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Ask just about anyone in the Windy City and they’ll be able to tell you exactly where the Peninsula is. Nestled in one whole block, literally held up by Tiffany...

ITC GARDENIA
BENGALURU, INDIA

“Everything is so modern in Bengaluru. Even the name is so new that we ourselves haven’t got to grips with calling it that yet,” laughs Ajay Kumar Nayak, Chief ...

MANDARIN ORIENTAL TAIPEI
TAIPEI, TAIWAN

Taipei’s star is shining bright; it is well known across the world as an ever vibrant, contemporary and energetic city. Unabashedly progressive, it remains reno...

AVANI HUA HIN
HUA HIN, THAILAND

Hua Hin, situated just two and a half hours away from Bangkok, is a favourite of Thai city-slickers looking to escape the capital. It rose in infamy after the l...

QT SYDNEY
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

You can’t go to Australia without stopping over in its OutThere capital, Sydney. The place we chose on this trip was the QT. Located in the heart of the city ce...

KIMPTON MASON & ROOK
WASHINGTON, D.C., UK

We like to ‘get local’ when we visit a city – and after our time spent at this chic, masculine Kimpton hotel, we certainly felt we had. Our spacious, beautifull...

COMO UMA UBUD
BALI, INDONESIA

We’re passionate about hotel breakfasts; we find it says a lot about a resort. The spread at the COMO Uma was outstanding – delicious Balinese delicacies sat al...

SRI PANWA
PHUKET, THAILAND

Our introduction to this huge luxury resort was by golf-cart, at sunset. As we arrived at check-in, our personal butler came out to greet us by name, rushing us...

PALAIS NAMASKAR
MARRAKECH, MOROCCO

Arriving at night to this majestic Moroccan Palace, 30 minutes from the medina in Marrakech, was like stepping into a dream. Minarets and domes were lit up by c...

DREAM PHUKET
PHUKET, THAILAND

Arriving in the dip of low-season unfortunately meant that we couldn’t see the Dream Hotel Phuket it all its glory, an alleged good-times, party-centric, oasis ...

BELMOND LA RESIDENCIA
MALLORCA, SPAIN

Have you heard of Deià? We have to admit that we hadn’t, although we had come across the infamous Belmond La Residencia. This exceptional Spanish property in th...

PARK HYATT
BANGKOK, THAILAND

The family who runs the ‘Central’ empire of upscale shopping malls in Thailand are among the country’s most affluent and prominent hospitality business moguls, ...

PESHEGAAR HOUSE HOMESTAY
ANEGUNDI, INDIA

We found out about the Kishkinda Trust in our efforts to seek out sustainable travel experiences in the Hampi area. Admittedly, it came up as one of the more co...

PRESERVING HISTORY
ANEGUNDI, INDIA

Dawn in Anegundi can only be described as operatic. The stage is the southern bank of the Tungabhadra River. From the little I can see on this dark November mor...

WESTHOUSE HOTEL
NYC, USA

On wandering into the Westhouse on 55th Street, we wondered if we had stumbled into a prohibition-era speakeasy – we’re told that we were spot on, as that was w...

11 HOWARD
NYC, USA

If there is such a thing as heaven for experiential travellers in Manhattan, hanging out in the vicinity of Howard Street in NYC’s Chinatown, would be it. Where...

TWINPALMS PHUKET
PHUKET, THAILAND

The jaw-droppingly beautiful Surin Beach, home to the glorious Twinpalms, used to be a must-go hangout for the chic jet-set. Last year, the vibe changed, when t...

THE RACHA
PHUKET, THAILAND

If ‘Fantasy Island’ were real, this would be it. A 30-minute boat ride away from their executive boarding lounge at Chalong pier, this is a true getaway from th...

JAIL HILL INN, GALENA, ILLINOIS, USA

Built to house the growing number of ne’er-do-wells attracted to Galena in its heyday as a lead-mining town, this imposing fortress-like building would have bee...

LE RICHEMOND
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

Le Richemond is a legendary jewel on the southern banks of Lake Geneva with stunning views of the Alps and Jet d'Eau. This esteemed hotel has welcomed guests fo...

IL CASTELFALFI
TUSCANY, ITALY

The green and gold vineyards, picturesque valleys, and abundant activities surrounding Il Castelfalfi quickly captured our hearts. This Tuscan paradise with swo...
Montalembert

MONTALEMBERT
PARIS FRANCE

Montalembert is one of the premier choices for a luxury Paris boutique hotel on the vibrant Rive Gauche, or “Left Bank.” Intimate and elegant, this five-star ho...

GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO
LAKE COMO, ITALY

Go for gold: A 50-minute boat tour of Lake Como (and as always, the best available rate) We have just returned from the stunning shores of Lake Como at this ...

MYCONIAN VILLA COLLECTION
MYKONOS, GREECE

Mykonos is most definitely one of the most OutThere destinations and the Myconian Villa Collection offers romantic vibes and VIP views. There’s no better place ...

THANDA ISLAND: RETURN TO INNOCENCE

Marine conservation and preservation is central to the philosophy of this Swedish-owned private island in Tanzania. Thanda is a luxury, private island experien...

RESTIVAL: RETREAT & RELAX

Destination festivals usually aim to thrill music lovers and switch them on, but there is a new breed of global events designed to help you switch off. We ha...

LA RESERVE: THE ESSENCE OF PARIS

This intimate five-star hotel lends a new meaning to the essence of Paris by giving its guests the opportunity to walk away with their very own, custom-made des...

FOUR SEASONS LANGKAWI
MALAYSIA

Langkawi is a veritable paradise. White, powdery sands melt into an impossibly azure Andaman Sea, set to a backdrop of equatorial skies and lush, green, foreste...

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STOCKHOLM LGBT: A city for creative souls

Stockholm is one of the most inspirational cities in the world. It's no wonder that its a natural habitat for the arts, creative innovation, fashion and music. ...

THE EFENDI HOTEL
AKKO, ISRAEL

Uri Jeremiah, the acclaimed sea-to-table chef of Uri Buri fame, has meticulously and lovingly restored two 19th-century town houses and turned them into a wonde...

Uwern Jong

Editor in Chief

Uwern Jong is co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of OutThere magazine.