Hol­ida y Barom­e­ter

What’s hot and what’s not in the world of lux­ury jet­set­ting?

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Pri­vate Re­treat

New York While most of the ho­tel buzz fo­cuses on hip down­town spots, there’s some­thing to be said for stay­ing up­town. But es­chew the grande dames for the dis­creet East Side re­treat that is The Sur­rey. Housed in a clas­sic Beaux Arts build­ing, it feels more like a friend’s ex­pen­sively dec­o­rated town­house than a ho­tel, al­beit with Café Boulud on the ground floor and a spa in the base­ment. Rooms are what you’d ex­pect. What sets it apart is the art. A Chuck Close tapestry of Kate Moss rubs shoul­ders with a Jimmie Martin graf­fiti cab­i­net and a video in­stal­la­tion by Wil­liam Ken­tridge. The Met and the Guggenheim are on the doorstep and Art Muse founder Natasha Sch­lesinger of­fers cu­rated art tours. Don’t miss cock­tails on the pri­vate roof ter­race. thes­ur­rey.com pack your trunk The King’s Cup Ele­phant Polo Tour­na­ment comes to Anan­tara River­side Bangkok this month, gath­er­ing teams from around the world to raise money for ele­phant char­i­ties in Thai­land.

dna detox Re­ally slick re­sorts are up­ping their game by tak­ing per­son­al­i­sa­tion to a whole new level. Ibiza’s 38 De­grees North uses pre-ar­rival DNA anal­y­sis to tai­lor fit­ness pro­grammes for each guest’s spe­cific needs.

Sleep with the artist Art lovers can now rent Vin­cent van Gogh’s bed­room —well, a replica—for US$10 a night. The Art In­sti­tute of Chicago has cre­ated a life­sized ren­di­tion of his paint­ing Bed­room in Ar­les and it’s avail­able through Airbnb. stylish wheels Busi­ness trav­ellers to Lon­don may pre­fer Uber over taxis, but those in the know plump for HR Owen’s ser­vice. Its fleet of chauf­feured Bent­leys, Roll­sRoyces and, if you’re feel­ing very flash, Maser­atis is the only way to get around.

Food for Thought Eat­ing fast food at the air­port is a sure way to ruin a trip. If you tran­sit through Paris, en­joy ac­claimed chef Guy Martin’s In­dia Mah­da­videsigned I Love Paris at Charles de Gaulle in­stead.

space race Fed up with the over­head bin bat­tle? Boe­ing’s new Space Bins, be­ing pi­o­neered by Alaska Air­lines, boost space for carry-ons by 50 per cent.

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