New World Wealth, a market research group that studies trends among the wealthy, just released a report on the “Top destinations for the super-rich,” that spills the beans on rich people’s favorite hotels, airlines, trains and … fly-fishing spots. (Yeah, that last one seems a bit odd to us too, but apparently fly-fishing is an “increasingly popular pastime for millionaires globally.” Who knew?)
Anyway, according to the report, wealthy people’s favorite hotel in the world is none other than the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Considering the hotel is best-known for its water fountain that is synchronized to music, this does seem like a slightly cheesy option for the world’s richest. Though, to be fair, no one ever said money buys you taste.
Second on the list was the Plaza in New York, followed by the Mandarin Oriental in London, the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes and Raffles in Singapore.
Favorite airlines of the wealthy are: Singapore airlines, Qantas airlines, Japan airlines, Lufthansa airlines and Air France. Favorite train lines are: Eastern & Oriental Express, Blue Train (in South Africa), Pride of Africa (Rovos Rail), Maharajas Express (India) and The Orient Express.
But the one you’ve been waiting for? Favorite fly-fishing spots for the super wealthy are:
1) Snake River Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
2) Brooks River Katmai National Park, Alaska, USA
3) Bow River Banff National Park, Canada
4) River Spey Tulchan Estate, Scotland
5) Beiar River Beiarn, Norway
6) Madison River, Montana, USA
7) Ahuriri River Central Otago, New Zealand
8) Yellowstone River, Montana, USA
9) Newhalen River, Alaska, USA
10) West Ranga River, Iceland