Robb Report Editors Select World's 100 Most Exclusive Luxury Resorts In Special Annual Issue

April 19, 2006

Robb Report Editors Select World's 100 Most Exclusive Luxury Resorts In Special Annual Issue

MALIBU, CA – Spanning 33 countries on six continents, the international luxury world’s 100 most exceptional resorts have been selected for the premiere issue of Robb Report Luxury Resorts, a special annual publication from the editors of Robb Report magazine.

Scheduled to hit newsstands on May 2, Robb Report Luxury Resorts will be the essential source for travelers for whom price is no object.  The magazine will offer first-hand accounts of 100 exclusive properties from around the world, all of which meet or exceed the highest standards for service, setting, architecture and amenities.

“The publication of Robb Report Luxury Resorts culminates a yearlong effort by our editorial staff, who, in addition to drawing from their own journeys, compiled feedback from hundreds of writers, readers and experts in the luxury travel field,” explains Editor Bruce Wallin.  “Based strictly on first-hand experiences, the highly exclusive and admittedly subjective selection process resulted in a diverse assortment of resorts, many of which would never appear in popular surveys.”

Featured properties in Robb Report Luxury Resorts range from grand country estates and private island retreats to exotic golf resorts, royal tent camps, Alpine ski chalets, African game lodges and villas set on stilts above tropical seas.  Each property, however, shares at least one common trait, according to Mr. Wallin.

“When people talk about a great vacation, they don’t mention the look and feel of the bathroom tiles,” he explained.  “Instead, they talk about the setting and about the experience—and invariably that means service.  The common thread for all of the properties is the experience.”

Exclusivity, Mr. Wallin further explained, is another hallmark of the 100 properties selected for this special issue.  “You will see some of these resorts in popular surveys, but we also included a number of resorts that most people don’t know about, and some of these places work hard to make sure people don’t know about them.  They cater to a very small, select group.”

In addition to the world’s most exclusive properties, Robb Report Luxury Resorts offers a detailed guide for the affluent vacationer in a special luxury travel directory.  This directory includes listings of travel outfitters, consultants, yacht chartering companies, private flight services, destination clubs and more.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Robb Report is the international authority on the luxury lifestyle. Each month, the magazine reports on issues and trends affecting the affluent market, with coverage of exclusive events and features on exceptional automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, art, jewelry, watches, fashion, travel, homes, wines, spirits, and cigars.  Additional information can be accessed through the magazine’s web site, www.robbreport.com.