COMO Le Montrachet
Set in the beautiful heart of Burgundy, which is lauded as one of the world’s most prestigious wine regions, the new COMO Le Montrachet – due to open in spring 2023 – will bring the group’s contemporary flair to the sought-after Côte-d’Or region. Built on the former historic Hotel Le Montrachet in Puligny-Montrachet, the new COMO property has been re-imagined by esteemed designer Paola Navone. Spread across a quartet of heritage buildings, the five-star address will offer a wealth of luxury and tranquillity, complete with stunning rooms and suites that usher in a state of zen. The hotel will also be home to a COMO Shambhala Retreat, the first of its kind in France, plus top-class dining venues and extraordinary wine experiences.
Fairmont Windsor Park
Windsor, United Kingdom
A destination fit for royalty, Fairmont Windsor Park pulls out all the stops to offer the height of hospitality for its guests. As part of its plush offerings, the five-star estate is home to a Signature Royal Suite. Exclusive and unique, this apartment-style suite boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding park from its private balcony. It’s also home to a duo of expansive en-suite bedrooms, each with spacious walk-in dressing rooms. Other amenities include a grand dining room with a separate butler’s kitchen and an exquisite living area perfect for private receptions.
Envisioned to present a truly unforgettable and exceptional experience, the Signature Royal Suite has its own entrance and offers private access via a lift to the VIP spa – the Salutaris Suite. Here all of the hotel’s indulgent spa services can be enjoyed in utmost comfort and seclusion, from beauty therapies to aesthetic treatments and wellness rituals. The private spa suite features two treatment beds, a hot tub, rasul steam room, day bed, changing rooms and private access to the hammam.
Ibiza Gran Hotel
Lauded as the best gastronomic hotel of 2022, the Ibiza Gran Hotel offers some of the best culinary experiences on the island and beyond. At its Michelin-starred flagship restaurant, La Gaia by Óscar Molina, guests can expect a glamourous gastronomic adventure brimming with seasonal, locally inspired cuisine complete with an unmatched Mediterranean flair. For Italian favourites, guests can visit Downtown Ibiza by Cipriani, while those looking for relaxed waterside eats can head to The Grand Breakfast and Pool restaurant. No matter the venue, each dining location at this hotel guarantees a taste of fresh, local and authentic cuisine.
Last year, Ibiza Gran also welcomed two new restaurants, world-renowned Zuma and locally inspired ASAL that’s helmed by a two-Michelin-starred chef. The vibrant new late-night venue Club Chinois, from the team at the world-famous Park Chinois in Mayfair, is also a must for those wanting a fun evening out. In 2023, Ibiza Gran Hotel will also launch a series of Michelin 4-hands dinners to further elevate its culinary offerings.
Parga Beach Resort
Looking for a new Greecian experience in 2023? Then look no further than Parga Beach Resort in north-western Greece. Nestled directly on the blue-flag Valtos Beach, this five-star retreat is unveiling 23 new luxury suites for 2023. With a thirty-percent increase in bookings year on year post-pandemic, the decision to expand has come at the perfect time. Featuring a harmonious minimal design and fully equipped with private balconies, terraces and some with private plunge pools, the fresh-faced suites offer a true sense of seclusion. Ideal for couples and families alike, travellers of all ages are invited to explore the new facilities and get an authentic taste of Greece when the resort reopens with its new suites in May 2023.
The Alps, Europe
Specialists in bespoke luxury tours EnVogue Travel have launched a new gastronomic ski series for 2023. Designed to cater to the most discerning of travellers, these gourmet adventures invite guests to experience the Alps in a new light. In collaboration with renowned chefs, guests are treated to a truly unforgettable skiing experience with a side of culinary delight.
Two-time Michelin-starred chef Alex Dilling will kick off the series with a one-of-a-kind outdoor dining extravaganza. The renowned chef’s innovative and experimental cooking techniques that spotlight French cuisine will be combined with EnVogue Travel’s ability to push boundaries, guaranteeing each meal is a truly unique and elegant experience. Each will include the chance to ski in, ski out to a private lunch set to the backdrop of the snow-dusted mountains. Guests will be seated at a table hand-carved from snow and dressed in plush blankets and fur to enjoy their dining experience in true style and comfort. Once refuelled, they can venture off-piste for an afternoon of fun before returning to a private alpine chalet.
Set to open for its first full season in April 2023, the Yazz Collective has cemented itself as the Mediterranean’s chicest new boutique resort. Located in a private bay in Fethiye, Turkey, the sought-after resort boasts a truly exclusive location as it’s only accessible by sea.
Beckoning both the yachting crowd and cool creatives, Yazz Collective provides the perfect backdrop to meet with friends, reconnect with family and create long-lasting memories. What’s more is that albeit a serene refuge during the week, it turns up the volume over the weekends as the resident DJs take centre stage. From sunset sessions to after-dinner parties, here, lazy lunches roll into unforgettable evenings.
Envisioned to be in harmony with its surroundings, the resort’s architecture puts nature front and centre. On-site, the property offers a world of facilities including a beach restaurant spotlighting seasonal ingredients and local produce, a bustling bar and 16 luxury guest houses peppered amongst verdant gardens.
Velaa Private Island
Noonu Atoll, Maldives
To kick off the New Year, the ever-exclusive Velaa Private Island Maldives has unveiled a new restaurant: Faiy. Spotlighting elevated wellness-focused cuisine, Faiy will serve deliciousness in droves, all amidst the resort’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. Standouts on the menu include Marinated Avocado with Maldivian Yellowfin Tuna and Beetroot Tartare as well as Fresh Water Prawns with Green Mango, Thai Basil and Pink Grapefruit.
Meaning ‘leaf’ in local Dhivehi, Faiy will join the already stellar lineup of restaurants and bars at Velaa Private Island. There’s Aragu, the resort’s signature fine-dining restaurant, which has made a splash in the culinary world with its 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. All of the menus at these establishments perfectly complement the ancient-meets-modern approach to well-being at Velaa Spa, combining traditional therapies and techniques with cutting-edge technology.
Mondrian Singapore Duxton
Duxton Hill, Singapore
The Mondrian, which falls under the Ennismore group, one of the hottest hospitality names globally with a collection of 14 brands, will open its debut property in Singapore this March. Marking the brand’s first hotel in Southeast Asia, Mondrian Singapore Duxton will inject its signature blend of art, glamour and culinary flair into the vibrant neighbourhood of Duxton Hill. Towering above the historic and colourful Chinatown shophouses with sweeping views of the glittering city skyline, the 302-key hotel is a stone’s throw from the Central Business District, making it the perfect base for work or leisure. To further add to its allure, the property will also be home to a cinematic rooftop pool and various restaurants and bars.