From Exciting Hotel Openings to Enticing New Restaurants…
As the door closes on 2022, the new year brings with it new hotels, restaurants, and experiences for travellers to add to their 2023 wish lists. From exciting hotel openings and historic itineraries to innovative menus and sensational restaurant launches, we’ve rounded up the destinations offering something new next year. From relaxing in a luxury French chateau, to embarking on a gastronomic ski adventure through the alps, please find our guide on the best new travel experiences to try next year.
UK & Europe
COMO Le Montrachet, Burgundy, France
Beautifully located in the heart of Burgundy, one of the world’s most prestigious wine regions, COMO Le Montrachet will bring the group’s contemporary flair to the sought-after Côte-d’Or region, providing unparalleled access to some of the most famous Grand Cru vineyards. Build on the former historic Hotel Le Montrachet in Puligny-Montrachet, the new COMO property will be revamped and re-imagined by esteemed designer Paola Navone. The 5-star property will be arranged across four heritage buildings, each of which will house sophisticated, sanctuary-like suites and rooms. The phased opening of the hotel will also see a COMO Shambhala Retreat, the first of its kind in France, and exceptional dining options and exquisite wine experiences in one of the most beautiful settings.
Set to open in Spring 2023. Rates TBC.
Fairmont Windsor Park, United Kingdom
Fit for royalty, this exclusive and unique apartment style suite with soothing park views from its private balcony boasts two imposing en-suite bedrooms – each with spacious walk-in dressing rooms, a grand dining room with separate butler’s kitchen and a magnificent living area ideal for private receptions. The balcony is the perfect spot for a peaceful morning coffee or evening drinks taking in the surrounding nature. This suite has been designed to offer a truly unforgettable and exceptional experience and is accessible via a private entrance if required. The Signature Royal Suite also offers private access via a lift to the VIP spa – the Salutaris Suite. Here all spa services can take place in utmost comfort and seclusion, including therapy, aesthetic and wellness treatments. The private spa suite features two treatment beds, a hot tub, rasul steam room, day bed, changing rooms and private access to the hammam.
Price upon request.
Parga Beach Resort, Greece
Those wanting to explore a new destination next year should look no further than Parga Beach Resort in north-western Greece. Set directly on blue-flag Valtos Beach, the luxury resort is unveiling 23 new luxury suites for 2023. The decision to expand was made further to the resort experiencing a 30% increase in bookings year on year post-pandemic. Featuring a harmonious minimal design and fully equipped with private balconies, terraces and some with private plunge pools, the suites offer a true sense of seclusion. Suited to couples and families alike, travellers of all ages are invited to explore the new facilities and get an authentic taste of the destination.
Set to open to in May 2023, rates start from £116.
Ibiza Gran Hotel, Spain
Awarded best gastronomic hotel of 2022, Ibiza Gran Hotel’s culinary offering is unrivalled. Glamorous gastronomy awaits at Ibiza Gran Hotel’s Michelin-starred flagship restaurant, La Gaia by Óscar Molina delivering seasonal, locally inspired cuisine with a celebrated Mediterranean flare. Downtown Ibiza by Cipriani serves indulgent Italian favourites while The Grand Breakfast and Pool restaurant ensure every meal at Ibiza Grand Hotel is punctuated by fresh, local and authentic cuisine. 2022 saw the launch of two new restaurants, world renowned Zuma, and locally inspired ASAL, driven by a two-star Michelin Chef, as well as a vibrant new late-night venue, Club Chinois, from the team at the world-famous Park Chinois in Mayfair. Next year Ibiza Gran Hotel is thrilled to be launching a series of Michelin 4-hands-dinners to elevate its culinary offerings even further – stay tuned for further information!
A nightly stay starts from £320.
EnVogue Travel, The Alps, Europe
Bespoke luxury tour operator, EnVogue Travel is launching a new gastronomic ski series for 2023, designed to suit the most discerning of travellers. Head to the Alps alongside renowned chefs for a truly unforgettable skiing experience with a side of culinary flair. Kicking off the series is two-time Michelin starred chef Alex Dilling, whose innovative and experimental cooking techniques, combined with EnVogue Travel’s ability to push boundaries, will guarantee each meal is a truly unique and elegant experience. Ski-in, ski-out to a private lunch, nestled within the mountains and served on a table hand-crafted from snow, dressed in plush blankets and fur, and once refuelled venture off-piste for the afternoon before returning to a private alpine chalet.
Rates start from £8,000 per person based on a group of 8 travellers.
Rest of The World
Yazz Collective, Fethiye, Turkey
The Mediterranean’s new chic boutique resort, Yazz Collective is opening for its first full season in 2023. Set within a private bay in Fethiye, Turkey, the resort boasts an unrivalled location and is only accessible by sea. Attracting both the yacht set and cool creatives, Yazz Collective provides the perfect backdrop to meet with friends, reconnect with family and create long-lasting memories. A serene retreat in the week that turns the volume up at the weekends as resident DJs take centre stage to host sundown session and after dinner parties, here lazy lunches roll into unforgettable evenings. Comprised of a beach restaurant, with menus boasting seasonal ingredients and local produce, a bustling bar and 16 luxury guest houses peppered amongst verdant gardens the resort has been designed to sit in harmony with surrounding nature whilst appealing to an exclusive tribe.
Set to open in April 2023. Guest Houses start from £750 per night on a B&B basis.
The Residence Douz, Tunisia
Serving as a gateway to the Sahara, Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts’ first desert resort, The Residence Douz, is set to open in 2023. The brand’s second opening in Tunisia, set in 40 acres of rolling dunes and swaying palms, is an all-suite oasis comprising 50 desert-inspired villas inspired by local design and aesthetics. Villas feature private terraces and swimming pools shaded by canvas canopies, traditional hand-woven carpets and intricate bricks of Tozeur detailing. Three unique dining destinations span Mediterranean, Tunisian and international cuisine, while the expansive spa features a traditional hammam, eight treatment rooms and Turkish baths. For young travellers, the Kids’ Club is complete with an observatory tower for spotting wildlife such as fennecs and gazelles.
Set to open in September 2023. Rates TBC.
Velaa Private Island, Maldives
New for 2023, Faiy is the brand-new restaurant at Velaa Private Island, one of the world’s most exclusive islands in the Maldives, serving elevated wellness-focused cuisine within the island’s lush tropical gardens. Dishes are healthy, light and colourful, offering clean, unprocessed and whole foods that are as close to their natural states as possible, such as Marinated Avocado with Maldivian Yellow Fin Tuna and Beetroot Tartar and Fresh Water Prawns with Green Mango, Thai Basil and Pink Grapefruit. Meaning ‘leaf’ in local Dhivehi, Faiy will be joining the existing collection of bars and restaurants which includes Aragu, a fusion of European and Asia flavours; teppanyaki restaurant Tavaru, home to the Maldives’ most extensive wine collection; and a new Beach Bar serving innovative cocktails and light bites on the shoreline. Menus compliment the ancient-meets-modern approach to wellbeing at Velaa Spa, combining traditional therapies and techniques with cutting-edge technology.
Rates start from £1,927 per night.
COMO Hotels & Resorts, Bhutan
As Bhutan finally reopens its doors, travellers can discover its rich culture like never before with COMO Hotels and Resorts six-night Historical Odysseys itinerary which deeply immerses guests into the country’s Buddhist culture. The exploration includes four days of guided walks around the Paro Valley, two days in the little-visited Punakha valley, where some of Bhutan’s most iconic temples are found, and a traditional butter lamp ceremony, a spiritual blessing which represents the eradication of darkness and ignorance with wisdom and light.
The package costs £5,800 per person.
Mondrian Singapore Duxton, Southeast Asia
Mondrian, part of Ennismore, one of the hottest hospitality groups in the world with a global collective of 14 brands, will open in Singapore in March 2023. The brand’s southeast Asian debut, Mondrian Singapore Duxton will inject its signature blend of art, glamour and culinary flair into the vibrant neighbourhood of Duxton Hill. Rising above the historic and colourful Chinatown shophouses with sweeping views of the glittering city skyline, the hotel is a stone’s throw from the Central Business District and will house 302 guestrooms and shophouse suites, a cinematic rooftop pool and electric restaurants and bars.
Rooms start from SGD400++.
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