What’s New In Travel This Season
What’s New In Travel This Season

What’s New In Travel This Season

From luxury openings and experiences to a booking platform for family trips, there’s plenty in the world of travel to get excited about right now. Here’s everything to have on your radar this month…
By Sherri Andrew

Audrey Ma


Dior x The Beverly Hills Hotel

Having recently delivered a new spa at the beautiful Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc and a travelling treatment room on a Belmond carriage, Dior has now redesigned the pool area of the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel. The upper deck has been transformed with pink and grey Dior surf cabins, while the pool has pink umbrellas and sun loungers, and an ice-cream cart for hourly refreshments during weekends. Guests can also visit the Le Jardin des Rêves Dior Spa Cabana – which has a treatment cabin decorated with the brand’s Toile de Jouy – for body and face treatments. Don’t miss the pop-up boutique (open to hotel guests and visitors) to shop a selection of Dior’s resortwear and accessories.

Visit DorchesterCollection.com

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If you didn’t manage to get Glastonbury tickets this year, Roskilde is northern Europe’s largest music and arts festival – and it’s got one of the best line-ups we’ve seen this summer. The festival will take place from 24th June to 1st July in Roskilde, a small city just outside Copenhagen. This year’s headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Blur, Lizzo, Lil Nas X and Rosalia, with other artists including Central Cee, Christine and The Queens, Tove Lo and Loyle Carner. The festival is 100% non-profit, meaning all proceeds are donated to charitable causes – plus guests can take part in the festival’s art and activism programme thorough talks and activist performances. If you don’t fancy bringing your camping gear, rent it from the site and arrive to a tent and an inflatable mattress. Tickets start from £270.

Visit Roskilde-Festival.dk


Amyth of Mykonos

Cypriot hotel group Thanos Hotels & Resorts has opened an outpost in Agios Stefanos, a picturesque village in Mykonos. A short drive from some of the island’s best beach clubs and Agios Stefanos beach, Amyth of Mykonos is a boutique hotel with 17 bedrooms featuring rustic and chic interiors – think handcrafted wooden furniture and neutral colours. Choose from garden suites with private terraces or rooms with private pools and hot tubs. There’s an all-day Mediterranean restaurant, plus a spacious pool next to the outdoor gym. The concierge can help book everything from kitesurfing to sunset cruises.

Visit AmythHotels.com


Montroi x One&Only

One&Only has teamed up with perfume house Montroi to create a collection of 15 luxury fragrances, each inspired by a different One&Only resort. They can transport you to the white-sand beaches of Dubai or Cape Town’s waterfront. Available to purchase at each resort and online, fragrances are available in 100ml bottles – we love ‘The Palm’ with its notes of bergamot, sweet jasmine and musky sandalwood.

Visit Montroi.com


Soul & Surf

Soul & Surf offers courses and retreats around the world – whether you’re starting out or want to improve your form, there are experiences suitable for all levels in Portugal, Sri Lanka and India. We like the sound of the Algarve retreats for something a little closer to home – you can book surfing trips to make the most of the wide swell window of Cape St Vincent or choose experiences that include yoga courses. Equipment is available to hire on site and guests can choose to stay in the cool, bohemian-inspired hotel or in bell tents by the beach. An affordable way to get into the water (prices start from €100pppn) trips include all meals.

Visit SoulAndSurf.com



InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace

IHG Hotels & Resorts has opened a new hotel in the Italian capital. InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace is on the famous Via Veneto, just a short walk from Villa Borghese, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi fountain. Set in a former palace, the property has classical Roman features, including gables, towering columns and grand interiors across its 160 rooms and suites. Guests can dine at the NYC-inspired restaurant, enjoy drinks at the glamorous bar, and relax on the rooftop with aperitivi and late-night cocktails – while live musicians and DJs perform.

Visit IHG.com


Detour Discotheque

Detour Discotheque is a unique pop-up experience that throws parties in some of the most beautiful and remote locations around the world. Inspired by the ‘cosmos discos’ of the 70s and 80s, from 22nd to 24th September it will host a three-day party in An Cridhe on the Isle of Coll in Scotland. Guests can let loose across several locations, including Coll Hotel for a welcome party with a special guest DJ, while Glasgow-based synth popsters Free Love will headline in the cool An Cridhe centre. Producer and DJ Auntie Flo is also set to perform alongside other acts yet to be announced. Set up camp yourself, stay in bell tents in the surrounding campsites, or book rooms at nearby guesthouses.

Visit DetourDisco.com



Tiny Travelship

Tiny Travelship is a new travel platform for family holidays. With a curated edit of stays and mini guides, users can browse the site to find destinations to suit the whole family. You’ll find a selection of holidays around the world with useful info like whether the restaurant offers early sittings, if jumping in the pool is allowed, and whether the property can warm up baby milk. Filter properties by the age of your children, weaning and sleeping requirements, and distance from the airport, then read the parent reviews and family focused facilities guide.

Visit TinyTravelship.com


Pnoé Breathing Life

Pnoé Breathing Life on the northern coast of Crete opens its doors later this month. This small, luxury hotel will have everything you need to switch off and recharge, from an extensive wellbeing programme to 60 suites – all with private pools. Each one has been designed to blend in with the island with whitewashed walls, neutral colours and natural materials. Guests can enjoy healthy Mediterranean dishes at the restaurant, sushi and smoothies by the pool, and cocktails at sunset from the rooftop bar. You can also book fitness classes and PT sessions (like workouts in the waterfall wet area) as well as spa treatments.

Visit Pnoe-BreathingLife.com


The Adventure People

If you’re thinking about a bucket list trip, The Adventure People has over 6,000 global tours to choose from. It offers itineraries for solo travellers, couples and families, and you can browse bespoke tours in over 70 destinations – including the likes of Bali, Thailand, Mexico, New Zealand and South Africa – all created by a team of expert travel agents with first-hand knowledge. The team also works with local providers to limit the environmental impact and ensure they give back to local communities. An affordable and safe way to plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip – we like the sound of the two-week journey around Thailand and Malaysia.

Visit TheAdventurePeople.com

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Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Mandarin Oriental is one of Barcelona’s most luxurious hotels, set on Passeig de Gràcia, surrounded by Gaudi’s architecture and the high-end shopping quarter. Rooms and suites are light and bright with the chic interiors you’d expect from the hotel group, while the rooftop plunge pool has panoramic city views. Guests will find Michelin-starred cuisine, a spacious spa and gym, and excellent service – the concierge can plan everything from city tours to specialist treatments. For longer stays, the newly opened residences include 24-hour concierge, valet, maintenance, housekeeping and security.

Visit MandarinOriental.com


Splendido, A Belmond Hotel

Hotel design master Martin Brudnizki has transformed several spaces of Splendido, A Belmond Hotel in Portofino. Reopening on the Italian Riviera last week, the hotel revealed the first phase of the refurb. Many of the 16th-century former monastery’s original features have been kept intact, with the some chic new additions. The pool now blends into the blue and green backdrop, while the sun terrace features contrasting colours of pink, red, and white stone. The new Splendido Grill restaurant is a beautiful spot with Murano glass pendant lights and Bonacina chairs, while the new Baronessa Suite (made for ultra-luxury holidays or honeymoons) has ornate interiors and antique furniture.

Visit Belmond.com

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