The World's Most Palatial Properties by Abercrombie & Kent

Looking for that certain je ne sais quoi? Luxury travel experts Abercrombie & Kent reveal elite luxury destinations for holidaying this summer and beyond

The A&K Black Collection is an annual list showcasing the crème de la crème of Abercrombie & Kent’s range of holiday properties.

14 April 2018

The luxury travel company handpicks just 40 elite properties each year for the list, from over 800 in the portfolio. The chosen villas are selected by a panel of experts, who take into account factors including popularity with guests, client feedback, design and style, amenities, location, star quality and those all-important Instagram credentials.

From palatial palazzos to blissful beach getaways, every property on the list is mind-blowingly beautiful. Infinity pools and tennis courts abound, plus turrets, moats, gyms, voice-activated assistants, wine cellars, yoga pavilions, helipads, movie-screening rooms and more.

Villas awarded with Black Collection status must also be able to provide A&K Villas Gold or Platinum concierge service – a little black book of insider access, ranging from sightseeing excursions and activities to private chefs, care hire and yacht charters.

Look for the Black Collection and consider it a mark of excellence.

What is the A&K Concierge Service?

Gold membership is priced at £500* and includes:

An A&K host with extensive knowledge of the local area, available 24 hours
The ability to book activities, excursions and extra services locally throughout a stay
An introductory orientation tour of the local area with the A&K concierge on the clients’ arrival weekend (own transport required if not within walking distance)
A pre-arrival grocery shopping service to be delivered to the booked villa (cost of groceries excluded)
Platinum membership is priced at £2,000* and includes:

A continental style buffet on the first morning
A pre-stocked drinks fridge, fresh flowers and initial provisions
Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple-week bookings) and mid-week linen and towel change
A light, self-served supper on the clients’ arrival evening and mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
Private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during the stay (pre-booking necessary, cost of groceries excluded)

Created in partnership with Abercrombie & Kent. Prices start from £2000 per week. To view Abercrombie & Kent's Black Collection, visit or call 0203 8140760
*Prices may vary, depending on villa