Hotels re-opening: Where to visit, from when, and why

Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Flowers Pool

UK

Where: GRANTLEY HALL – Ripon, Yorkshire
When: Closed since 3rd November 2020 (re-opening date TBC)
Why: Located in the heart of the rolling Yorkshire Dales with its own English Heritage-listed Japanese garden with 47 rooms, three restaurants and extensive spa and wellness facilities.

Exciting new packages for the celebrating the very best of God’s Own Country including a new Secret Garden-themed package in celebration of the forthcoming film which is due for release in October and a new ‘Week in The Dales’ staycation package.

www.grantleyhall.co.uk
@grantleyhall_

Where: FLEMINGS MAYFAIR HOTEL – London, UK
When: Now open
Why: One of London’s best kept secrets, this boutique hotel offers luxury accommodation and a warm welcoming service in exclusive Mayfair; a hidden gem for private and stylish dining. A £15m investment which saw 129 new-look bedrooms and the launch of Ormer Mayfair, their stunning restaurant from TV personality and Michelin-awarded chef Shaun Rankin. Flemings Mayfair is located on a quiet residential street in the exclusive Mayfair neighbourhood and just a short walk from some of London’s most beautiful Royal Parks.

New packages here

www.flemings-mayfair.co.uk
@flemingsmayfair

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Where: DUNALASTAIR HOTEL SUITES – Kinloch Rannoch, Scotland
When: Now open
Why: The luxurious Dunalastair Hotel Suites – occupying a picturesque grey-stone Victorian building on the edge of the stunning Loch Rannoch – has launched a range of special rate Staycation Packages (from £99 per night).

The Highland Retreat (£499) promises a luxurious taste of local heritage, incorporating two nights B&B in the sumptuous Munro Suite for two, a 7-course tasting dinner at the hotel’s gourmet and locally-supplied restaurant, Edina’s, and a freshly prepared packed lunch (complete with decadent chocolates) to be enjoyed while discovering the stunning storybook landscape, popular as a filming location for recent TV hit, Outlander, and 1995 Liam Neeson classic, Rob Roy.

www.dunalastairhotel.com
@dunalastairhotelsuites

Where: SCHLOSS ROXBURGHE – The Scottish Borders, Scotland
When: Now open
Why: Head to the lesser-known Scottish Borders, an hour from both Edinburgh and Newcastle, and stay at SCHLOSS Roxburghe hotel. Located on a 300-acre estate, SCHLOSS Roxburghe is home to a championship golf course, country sports and an ‘estate-to-plate’ culinary offering.

Enjoy outdoor country pursuits including fishing, clay pigeon shooting and falconry before tucking into locally-sourced Scottish cuisine and traditional afternoon teas. Explore local highlights including Floors Castle and local cashmere factories and whisky distilleries in Hawick.

www.schlosshotel-roxburghe.com
@SCHLOSSroxburghe

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FRANCE

Where: AIRELLES GORDES, LA BASTIDE – Provence, France
When: Now open
Why: The prestigious palace-classified property is introducing a number of exciting new initiatives for the summer including complimentary e-bike rental, stargazing sessions with the hotel’s resident astronomer, rooftop yoga at the Sisley spa, open-air cinema evenings and a new “Le Petit Voyageur” challenge for all younger guests.

New for this season, hotel guests can enjoy exclusive wine and olive oil tasting experiences at sister property, the exquisite Château d’Estoublon estate just an hours’ drive away. A 200-hectare working estate since 1489, Château d’Estoublon produces its own organic award-winning wines and olive oil which La Bastide hotel guests can discover through a tour of the estate, a wine and olive oil tasting masterclass and a delicious lunch at the new La Table d’Estoublon restaurant from the highly-acclaimed Dutch chef, Wim Van Gorp.

OFFER: stay for 3 nights or more and receive a complimentary upgrade to a full board basis, as well as a complimentary 50-minute Sisley spa treatment of choice. Valid until the season ends on 1st November. 7-day cancellation policy. More info HERE.

www.airelles.com
@airellesgordes

Where: CHATEAU DE LA MESSARDIERE – St. Tropez, France
When: Now open
Why: Return to the French Riviera staying at Saint-Tropez’s much-loved largest hotel, occupying 25 acres of glorious grounds overlooking the Cote d’Azur and Provencal countryside. Keen bird watchers will relish its 25-acres of manicured grounds which are a haven for birdlife, being officially recognised as a French Bird Protection League and Birdlife International ornithological reserve.

The property with its trademark domed cupolas and turrets has undergone extensive renovation and is due to open for the summer season on June 25th 2020, prior to joining the prestigious Airelles brand in January 2021. Renovation works for this season include a new state-of-the-art Valmont spa and refurbishment of all public areas.

Just a stones’ throw from Château de la Messardière is its glamourous beach club Jardin Tropézina on the famous beach of Pampelonne. All hotel guests can enjoy complimentary beach sun-loungers at the club.

www.messardiere.com/en/
@messardieresttropez 

Where: EVIAN RESORT – Lake Geneva, France
When: Now open
Why: A purveyor of all things adventure, with a Sport & Culture concierge on hand to organise bespoke activities among the Alpine foothills, Evian Resort is the perfect destination to reconnect with the great outdoors and catch up on lost holiday time with all the family.

To enhance the wellbeing experience, daily complimentary activities will be available to guests across both Hôtel Royal and Hôtel Ermitage, including forest-bathing, wine-tasting, Pilates, a weekly treasure hunt and cultural activities in the traditional French spa town of Evian-les-Bains. Early bird bookers for this season can also enjoy 20% off all room rates with the Summer Freedom offer and a very flexible policy (penalty-free cancellations and re-bookings up to 24 hours prior to arrival). Golfers will also delight in access to the NEW six-hole Lake Course, part of Evian’s renowned Golf Club.

www.evianresort.com
@evian_resort 

FRANCE

Where: LES SOURCES DE CAUDALIE & CHATEAU LE THIL – Bordeaux, France
When: Now open
Why: Les Sources de Caudalie is a charmingly luxurious yet laid-back haven situated amongst the enchanting forests and vineyards of Bordeaux, with themed accommodation, three restaurants including one with two Michelin stars and a Vinothérapie Caudalie Spa. Awarded the prestigious Palace status, and with sustainability at its core, Les Sources de Caudalie embodies tranquillity and a unique sensibility of l’Art de Vivre through an appreciation of nature, art, wellbeing, exceptional food and fine wine.

www.sources-caudalie.com
@les sourcesdecaudalie

Where: LES SOURCES DE CHEVERNY – Loire Valley, France
When: ***New hotel opening*** Opening 1st September
Why: Set to open in September 2020, this renovated 18th century castle is nestled in the heart of the Loire Valley vineyards and offers 49 individually decorated rooms and suites, authentic gastronomic dining and a Caudalie Vinotherapy Spa. Situated just two hours away from Paris in the grounds of the historic Château du Breuil, the new property incorporates the fairytale castle, ancient farmhouses, an old-style winery with new wooden houses of Le Hameau du Marais and 45 hectares of pristine woodlands.

www.sources-cheverny.com
@sourcesdecheverny

France 2

Where: THE PENINSULA PARIS – Paris, France

When: Most of its restaurants and bars have now open, full reopening date tbc

Why? The only European property in The Peninsula Hotels collection (until London opens of course!), The Peninsula Paris located just steps from the Art de Triomphe. Housed in an exquisitely-restored Belle Epoque building, originally the historic Majestic Hotel, which once hosted the ‘dinner of a lifetime’ attended by Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Pablo Picasso and Stravinsky. The generous hosting of A Listers and tastemakers continues… Now almost all of The Peninsula Paris’ diverse restaurant and bar offerings have just reopened under a new executive chef, French-born Chef David Bizet. These include the rooftoop L’Oiseau Blanc which has a sensational view the Eiffel Tower, Le Rooftop which hides a ‘Secret Table’ for two, with private access via a dedicated staircase, La Terrasse Kléber – on ground level that has launched a delightfully liveried Peninsula Ice Cream Cart, wood lined Le Bar Kléber and Le Lobby welcoming guests for Peninsula’s iconic afternoon tea.

www.peninsula.com/paris
#thepeninsulaparis

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Where: GRAND HOTEL DU PALAIS ROYAL – Paris, France
When: Opening date tbc
Why: A luxuriously understated boutique hotel emanating Parisian chic with a garden-side setting in the heart of the city, stylish accommodation, attentive service, seasonal French cuisine and an exclusive spa. Set within a classy neighbourhood where architecture, culture and gastronomy blend with the most exclusive Parisian boutiques, it holds a prestigious location overlooking the Palais Royal Garden; just steps from the Louvre Museum, the Comédie Française Theater, rue Saint-Honoré, and the Tuileries Gardens.

Book with confidence and enjoy the below benefits (for stays until 31 March 2021):

  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Guaranteed free upgrade to the next available category at time of booking
  • Welcome bottle of Champagne at arrival
  • Open check in and check out – arrive when suits you best

www.grandhoteldupalaisroyal.com
@grandhoteldupalaisroyal

Where: GRAND POWERS, PARIS Paris, France
When: Now open
Why: A quintessentially chic Parisian boutique hotel situated in the heart of the glamorous Golden Triangle featuring timeless rooms and suites, seasonal all-day dining, an intimate bar and spa offering tailor-made Dermalogica treatments. This sumptuous century-old boutique hotel sits within a mid-19th Century Hausmann townhouse. Following a complete refurbishment, it re-emerged in 2019 showcasing 50 classic, cosy rooms and suites with marble bathrooms, original historic features, antique fireplaces, bespoke furniture inspired by trendy 90s styles and individual pieces of art. Some rooms offer stunning Eiffel Tower views.

www.hotelgrandpowersparis.com
@hotelgrandpowers

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ITALY

Where: LEFAY RESORT & SPA LAGO DI GARDA – Lake Garda, Italy
When: Closed – Reopening 4th December 2020
Why: A 5* sustainable wellness retreat set within natural parkland in the enchanting Riviera dei Limoni, offering a relaxed atmosphere, luxurious suites, exclusive spa experiences, gourmet Mediterranean cuisine and spectacular lake views. Lefay weaves eco-sustainability, bio-architecture and clean and renewable energy sources into the design of its resorts. Inspired by lemon groves, the building blends into the local landscape and incorporates original stone and wood pillars from traditional local buildings used for the cultivation of lemons. The interiors also use natural materials from the local area. In addition to water saving techniques, a technological centre produces the resort’s electricity and air conditioning through clean, renewable sources to help reduce CO2 emissions by 1.130 t per year. At the heart of the resort, the Lefay SPA offers an exclusive wellness experience in the form of numerous swimming pools, a blend of Eastern and Western therapies, treatments and health programmes, a high-end fitness area and a fitness trail and therapeutic energy garden within the surrounding park.

www.lagodigarda.lefayresorts.com
@lefayresorts

Where: LEFAY RESORT & SPA DOLOMITI – Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
When: Now open (reopens 4th December 2020)
Why: Opened in 2019, Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti stands in the fashionable ski area of Madonna di Campiglio and is located in Pinzolo, the largest town in the Rendena valley. The resort is set in the splendid scenery of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
An exceptional property surrounded by stunning mountain vistas and offering luxuriously spacious suites, authentic wellness experiences and organic seasonal cuisine. Covering an area of 5,000 sq.m, the Lefay SPA is one of the largest spas in the Alps. It provides an exclusive and authentic wellness experience through innovative spa practices and unique methods, and offers numerous swimming pools, a blend of Eastern and Western therapies, treatments and health programmes, and a high-end fitness area.

www.dolomiti.lefayresorts.com
@lefayresorts

LEFAY

Where: GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO – Lake Como, Italy
When: Now open
Why: Grand Hotel Tremezzo has prepared a warm welcome for its much-missed guests this season with a selection of new offers. Highlights include a fresh selection of packages highlighting adventures around the lake, complimentary daily “woga” sessions, incorporating muscle awakening exercises, sun salutation rituals and mindfulness techniques held every morning beside the hotel’s “water on the water” swimming pool.

The hotel also launched its new T Beach club, complete with sandy beach, chic sun-loungers and cocktail bar, welcoming both hotel guests and day visitors. Grand Hotel Tremezzo will make 30 of its 90 individually designed rooms available and will exercise a reduced capacity across its five restaurants and sumptuous T Spa. All guests will also be gifted their own exclusively designed Como silk face mask and refreshing pocket-sized hand sanitiser.

www.grandhoteltremezzo.com
@ghtlakecomo

CROATIA

Where: ADRIATIC LUXURY HOTELS – Dubrovnik, Croatia
When:
Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, Hotel Excelsior and Hotel Bellevue are now open

Why: Choose from:

A few destination highlights include:

    • Sailing around the Elaphiti Islands, a small archipelago consisting of several islands stretching northwest of Dubrovnik. Enjoy swimming in the aquamarine water, exploring sea caves and beautiful beaches
    • Cycling through lush fields and rolling vineyards of Konavle Valley, known as the ‘Tuscany of Croatia’, before unwinding on its beautiful coastline
  • Indulge in a wine tasting tour of the Peljesac Peninsula, and an oyster tasting experience of the sustainable Ston Oyster Farm

www.adriaticluxuryhotels.com
@adriaticluxuryhotels

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SPAIN

Where: MARBELLA CLUB – Marbella, Spain
When: Now open
Why: All 36 guestrooms and 79 elegant suites for luxury accommodation in Marbella are set in the jasmine-scented subtropical gardens so lovingly enhanced by the Prince himself. Spaces include a furnished outdoor terrace overlooking the glorious gardens or views out to sea. Gleaming marble ensuites are all suited to two people, with separate rain-showers and baths. Villa del Mar and 15 Andalusian-style luxury villas have their own gardens, some with private pools and fully fitted kitchens.

www.marbellaclub.com
@marbellaclubh

Where: PUENTE ROMANO MARBELLA – Marbella, Spain
When: Now open
Why: This stunning Andalusian style beach-front resort, situated on the Golden Mile, features a Six Senses Spa and an exquisite range of dining options including Michelin star dining by Dani Garcia and Spain’s first Nobu Restaurant. Located on the “Golden Mile” between Marbella Old Town and Puerto Banus, set amidst mature subtropical gardens. The area is famous for Europe’s finest micro climate. This Andalusian village-style beach front resort is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and features spacious and comfortable suites and three villas (3 to 5 bedrooms) inspired by the surrounding Mediterranean landscape. All rooms enjoy stunning views of the garden or the Mediterranean Sea from their private terraces.

www.puenteromano.com
@puenteromanoresort

Where: NOBU MARBELLA – Marbella, Spain
When: Now open
Why: Opened in March 2018, Nobu Hotel Marbella is an exciting urban resort offering elegant open-plan rooms and suites, iconic Nobu Restaurant and Bar, a private pool, Six Senses Spa and beach club services. Located just steps from the sandy Mediterranean beach, the resort offers lovely sea views and set amidst the lush and tranquil gardens. The Spa delivers integrated wellness experiences including Six Senses signature treatments and therapies. Beach umbrellas and Nobu cabanas are available along the beach front of the Mediterranean featuring beach club service and Nobu signature massage treatments.
New for 2020, the hotel will be opening the new ‘Nobu by the Promenade’ where guests will be able to enjoy Nobu’s signature platters, sea views and a sunbed service.

www.marbella.nobuhotels.com
@nobumarbella

SPAIN 2

Where: A QUINTA DA AUGA – Galicia, Spain
When: Now open
Why? Housed in an 18th century paper factory just 5 minutes’ drive from the historic centre of Santiago and surrounded by breath-taking, rolling green scenery, A Quinta da Auga Hotel Relais&Châteaux is truly the most idyllic place to unwind and embrace the essence of slow travel, while its stunning floral grounds, elegant events space and stylish interiors that seamlessly blend old and new have made it a particular sweet spot for a  picture-perfect Spanish wedding.

Following the numerous stories of couples who have had to postpone whirlwind honeymoon adventures this summer, A Quinta da Auga’s team have launched a mini-moon package to allow those keeping their wedding dates to celebrate the occasion with a romantic, intimate getaway in a truly spectacular location. This includes a special rate on Suite accommodation, wellbeing experiences and extra amenities, as well as a delicious wine-paired dinner at fine-dining Filigrina restaurant, which exemplifies Galician cuisine highlighted by seafood sourced from the neighbouring Atlantic.

www.aquintadaauga.com
@aquintadaauga

Where: 7PINES KEMPINSKI IBIZA – Balearic Islands, Spain
When: Now open
Why: Nestled on the edge of a pine forest across a space of 56,000 sqm, 7Pines Kempinski Ibiza is the perfect hideaway to re-energise in a spacious environment surrounded by nature.

Enjoy a diverse range of outdoor activities including a private charter of or stays aboard the resort’s fleet of Pershing Yachts, scenic guided hikes, off-road biking, cliff diving with a local expert, kayaking and paddle-boarding. At the hotel’s Pure Seven spa, enjoy outdoor personal training, yoga and meditation sessions.

Guests can enjoy a 30% discount on their daily rate valid for stays from 19th June 2020 to 13th July 2020 and from 24th August 2020 to 18th October 2020. The resort has also implemented a flexible booking policy so guests can change their dates throughout the 2020 season free of charge and subject to availability.

www.kempinski.com/en/ibiza/7-pines-kempinski-ibiza/
@7pineskempinski_ibiza

Where: El Palace Barcelona
When: Rooftop Bar only is open – Hotel opening (TBC)
Why: Located in the heart of the city, a few steps from the exclusive Paseo de Gracia, the historic Gothic Quarter and the emblematic Ramblas, the hotel we know today as El Palace Barcelona was born as the former Ritz of Barcelona. It’s a wonderful historic hotel, more than 100 yrs old, completely renovated in 2017, which offers dazzling décor, delightful dining and theatrical public spaces, alongside serene, neo-classically-inspired bedrooms, including beautifully appointed Art Suites and the Ronny Wood Suite, designed by Eva Chang following the artist’s proposals. It also features the majestic Rooftop garden and swimming pool with 360 degree panoramic views of Barcelona Skyline.

www.hotelpalacebarcelona.com
@elpalacebarcelona

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MALTA

Where: THE PHOENICIA MALTA – Valletta, Malta
When: Now open 
Why: The Phoenicia Malta is an iconic architectural gem, steeped in history with landscaped gardens extending to the fortified city walls of Valletta. The city – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – resides as a fairly undiscovered gem with a myriad of historical attributes.

Upon reopening the hotel will debut its new poolside ‘Summer at The Phoenicia’ events programme – with live DJs and outdoor experiences complemented by an enticing menu that aims to bring the energy of the Maltese islands to life. Later this summer a stunning new spa and wellness centre will open its doors for soul-soothing pampering.

A visit to Valletta is a chance to discover a deep history harking back to the Neolithic times – with the Phoenicians, Romans, Moors and British all claiming rule over the centuries – whilst by night a casual yet effervescent vibe permeates within the city walls. Not to be missed are the picturesque neighbouring islands of Comino and Gozo – the former a nature reserve with a permanent population of three people and the latter deemed on of the Mediterranean’s most revered diving sites.

www.phoenicamalta.com
@phoeniciamalta

PORTUGAL

Where: VILA VITA PARC – Algarve, Portugal
When: Now open

Packages and offers

TOUR OPERATOR PACKAGE: Four nights at Vila Vita Parc with Original Travel (020 3582 4990/www.originaltravel.co.uk) costs from £975pp based on two sharing a garden view room or £795pp based on four sharing a family suite. The prices include return flights, transfers, access to Original Travel’s Concierge and airport services (meet-and-greet, fast-track check-in and security and lounge access), which come as standard with all Original Travel bookings

HOTEL AUTUMN SPECIAL OFFER: Stay in a Deluxe Room for a minimum of 2x consecutive nights between 20th September and 21st December 2020 to benefit from 15% discount on the hotel’s Best Available Rate. Includes daily buffet breakfast, free use of the hotel’s facilities (indoor/outdoor heated pools, Jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna, tepidarium, ice-grotto, fitness room, volleyball, boules, garage, 9-hole pitch and putt, amongst others). Booking conditions: Prepayment of the entire stay at time of booking. No refunds or subsequent changes are allowed. Cancellations are allowed and deposits can be refunded in case of force majeure (including Covid19 related situations). Alternatively, travel dates can be changed and deposit may be used

Destination highlights:

  • Hiking day trip to the charming, spa town of Monchique (famous for the healing properties of its thermal springs since Roman times), nestled in the Monchique Mountains. Avid hikers or mountain bikers should hike the 6.5km round-trip to the top of Mount Fóia, the highest point of the Algarve (2,959 ft) offering panoramic views of the Serra de Monchique mountains and the coast

Birdwatching, horse riding and cycling at Herdade Dos Grous in Alentejo, a tranquil country estate (belonging to VILA VITA Parc) spanning more than 1,700 acres. The estate is home to dozens of bird species, and guests can enjoy a picnic and a tour to observe the most emblematic birds in the area.  Guests can also enjoy horse-riding lessons or cycling trails through the woods, farm to fork cuisine, as well as environmentally themed activities such as organic farming, wine cultivation and animal husbandry

www.vilavitaparc.com
@vilavitaparc

Where: VIDAGO PALACE HOTEL, Douro Valley region, Portugal
When: Now open
Why: A grand Belle Époque palace, located in the midst of an ancient parkland in northern Portugal, just over an hour’s drive from Porto and a 45 minutes drive from the enchanting winelands of the Douro. At the heart of the resort is Vidago’s ultra-contemporary, Álvaro Siza Vieira-designed Thermal Spa, which integrates the curative properties of the estate’s remarkable mineral waters. The property offers six diverse restaurants, an award winning 18-hole par 72 golf course Philip Mackenzie Ross-designed golf course, later expanded in 2010 by Cameron Powell, and 70 individually designed rooms and suites.

www.vidagopalace.com
@vidagopalace

MALTA and PORTUGAL

SWITZERLAND

Where: GSTAAD PALACE – Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
When: Due to re-open for the winter season on 21st December 2020
Why: A true upholder of Swiss hospitality, luxury Alpine lifestyle and regional gourmet cuisine, Gstaad Palace has this year updated its programme with a NEW range of packages for guests to immerse themselves in the breath-taking landscape, through the joys of e-biking and geocaching expeditions, mountain-top picnicsalfresco fondue lunches in a secret shepherd’s hutVIP golfing in the Saanenland (a first-time venture for the hotel) and classes in the traditional art of paper-cutting. There were fresh additions to spa and restaurant offerings, as well as an updated Kids’ Programme. For extra exclusivity, the hotel will be opening its beautifully intimate luxury mountainside abode, the Walig Hut, for exclusive stays of up to 10 days.

www.palace.ch
@gstaadpalace

Where: BEAU RIVAGE – Geneva
When: Now open
Why: Launch of a new stylish lounge and terrace, Albertine’s offering creative cocktails and delicious Asian fusion tapas plates, new sunrise stand-up paddleboard yoga for the summer on Lake Geneva and the introduction of some family friendly adventures in and around Geneva.

www.beau-rivage.ch
@beaurivagegeneva

Where: BAUR AU LAC – Zurich
When: Now open
Why: Baur au Lac Hotel is the perfect location to enjoy Zurich’s peaceful outdoor environment with its large private park located directly on Lake Zurich.

Baur au Lac Hotel has remained open for guests throughout the coronavirus crisis thanks to its newly developed hygiene concept, which is based on the guidelines given by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) and in close cooperation with an experienced epidemiologist. Details on the hotel’s new guidelines can be found here.

New for the summer, explore Lake Zurich with an idyllic Baur au Lac boating adventure. Hop aboard a vintage boat for an exclusive ride along the picturesque shores of Lake Zurich and enjoy a Baur au Lac picnic hamper filled with exquisite delicacies from the hotel.

Since June, Baur au Lac’s grand park has been host to regular outdoor Open-Air Cinema sessions showcasing Hollywood classics to both hotel guests and Zurich locals and visitors.

www.bauraulac.ch
@bauraulac

SWITZERLAND

GERMANY

Where: Buchinger Wilhelmi – Uberlingen, Lake Constance
When: Now open
Why: A total mind and body reset, Buchinger Wilhelmi specialises in therapeutic fasting and integrative medicine on the shores of Lake Constance. The team comprises seven doctors who span an array of specialisms from rheumatology to naturopathy, homeopathy to diabetes, as well as massage therapists, counsellors, nutritionists and personal trainers, who all help empower individuals and provide support for long-lasting physical and mental wellbeing.

Importantly at Buchinger Wilhelmi, physical and culture activities throughout a stay are also of paramount importance and include yoga, hiking, meditation, music concerts, art classes, cooking demonstrations and spa treatments.

The flagship clinic – which remained open over the past months with several residents – has newly introduced its immunity+ programme which includes individual risk analysis and strength building, nutrition advice, personal training and bespoke therapies.

www.buchinger-wilhelmi.com
@buchingerwilhelmi

NETHERLANDS

Where: THE DYLAN – Amsterdam
When: Now open  
Why: Lesser-known destination highlights:

  • bike ride through the historic harbour towns of Volendam, Marken and Edam
  • Visiting the Kroller Muller Museum– home to the world’s second largest collection of Van Gogh – nestled in the Hoge Veluwe National Park and cycle around the estate/parkland afterwards. Alongside Van Gogh, you will also find masterpieces by modern masters such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan
  • Visiting Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam– having been originally been founded in 1638 to serve as a herb garden for the city’s doctors and pharmacists, Amsterdam’s small botanical garden is one of the oldest in the world

Flexible cancellation policies

Guests can currently only book ‘Best Available Rates’, which is the hotel’s most flexible booking rate option. Reservations are guaranteed by credit card. Should it be necessary to cancel the reservation, customers need to contact the hotel at least 48 hours prior to check in (3pm local time) to avoid a full cancellation charge. Any changes that are made during your stay, such as an early departure will be charged in full. (NB: breakfast and 7% city tax is excluded on this rate. From 1st Jab 2020 there is an additional city tax fee of 3EUR pp per night)

www.dylanamsterdam.com
@hotelthedylan

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MOROCCO

Where: ROYAL MANSOUR Royal Mansour, Marrakech, Morocco RMM
When: Now open
Why: Royal Mansour Marrakech takes exclusivity, luxury and privacy to a level not seen before, offering an extraordinary array of spacious, opulent riads in the heart of one of the world’s most exotic cities. Just a few steps away from the famous Jemaa El Fna square beats the heart of the Marrakesh Palace, offering travellers the unique concept of a Medina within a Medina. Each area has been designed to intuitively take guests on a sensory journey. Royal Mansour has created an oasis for its guests including fragrant landscaped gardens, a large swimming pool and seven pavilions that can be rented as day rooms, as well as an outdoor restaurant, open to the gardens and pool.

From mid-October, the SPA will be fully open (except the Hammam), breakfast will be served privately in each riad, Le Jardin will be offering lunch and Sesamo will be the fabulous setting for dinner everyday. In November La Grande Table Marocaine will re-open as an alternative venue for dinner.

Opening rates: 1 Bedroom Superior Riad from €1,097 per night including breakfast & VAT

www.royalmansour.com
@royalmansour

MALDIVES

Where: JOALI MALDIVES, Maldives
When: Now open
Why: Joali Maldives is a luxurious, artful retreat offering 73 private villas on either the beach or over the ocean all with private butler service, inventive fusion cuisine, exquisite art, Joali Spa by ESPA, sublime beaches and even an underwater museum.

Special opening offer: Up to 40% discount on Best Flexible rate inclusive of breakfast, minimum stay 4 nights, from US$1158 per night inclusive of tax (Green tax of US$6 pppd payable locally)

www.joali.com
@joalimaldives

RMM AND JOALI

JAPAN

Where: THE PENINSULA TOKYO
When: Now open
Why: The future of hotels? Introducing PenChat – a bespoke 24-hour personal and private messaging service specially designed to deliver smarter, faster and more intuitive and personalised responses to guest requests before, during or after each stay at all Peninsula Hotels. Available on guests’ preferred chat platform, without needing to download any specific app. A contactless, private and personal e-concierge service.

Autumn, or ‘leaf-peeping’ season is a fantastic time to visit Tokyo and Japan with its seasonal colours. Venture on a private electric trike tour of Tokyo’s Imperial Palace Gardens – the perfect time to capture stunning photography of the park.

During summer 2021, Tokyo will host the postponed Olympic Games

www.peninsula.com/tokyo
@thepeninsulatokyo

HONG KONG

Where: THE PENINSULA HONG KONG
When: Now open
Why: Oft referred to as the Grand Dame of the East – The Peninsula Hong Kong is the hotel group’s flagship property. The oldest property in Hong Kong (it opened its doors in 1928), and one of the oldest in Asia – its location on the tip of The Kowloon Peninsula provided the inspiration for its name and extended hotel family.

Away from the skyscrapers, discover Hong Kong’s UNESCO Geopark via The Peninsula’s helicopter or on picturesque hiking trips and discover Hong Kong’s remote lesser-known islands on The Peninsula’s yacht.

Their ‘welcome back’ initiative will focus on 8 special experiences for guests that simultaneously showcases their key pillars and what makes Peninsula Hotels so special. The concept is still being honed whilst we tentatively await dates for international travel but their ‘Staycation’ version for Peninsula Hong Kong provides a prelude of what they’re proposing. We look forward to sharing more on this with you soon.

www.peninsula.com/hongkong
@peninsulahongkong

CHINA

Where: THE PENINSULA SHANGHAI – China
When: Now open
Why: The Peninsula Shanghai is the only hotel in mainland China with two Michelin-starred restaurants simultaneously.

Sir Elly’s Terrace rooftop bar provides a 270-degree evening experience with magnificent panoramas of the Huangpu River, Suzhou Creek and Pudong skyline; it has the largest terrace on the historic riverfront Bund.

Details of The Peninsula Shanghai’s ‘We Meet Again’ staycation offer can be found here. We look forward to sharing details on their international travel offer soon.

www.peninsula.com/shanghai

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