How we find
one-of-a-kind Hideaways

Pictured: Faro Capo-Spartivento, Sardinia - Roberto Patti

For 40 years, we have traveled the globe anonymously
to discover exceptional hideaways and experiences for our members.

First, we curate a list of potential recommendations, in both classic and emerging destinations.

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Second, we narrow the list to the top hideaways to visit over the next 12 months.
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Third, we rate each by our standards of luxury.
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Andrew Harper Bird

90-100 Rating System

Each hideaway we visit — the ones that meet our standards and those that fall below — are reviewed in a series of in-depth reports on each trip.

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