Whether looking for long haul or UK honeymoons, Your Bristol and Somerset Wedding has lots of ideas along with essential travel advice.
Easter staycations to book this spring
Enjoy a weekend in London with the family this Easter at Great Northern Hotel. Discover the vibrant King's Cross area, visit Harry Potter's Platform 9¾ and enjoy a luxury night's stay where children between the age of five to 12 years old dine for free, receive a chocolate Easter egg and enjoy a turn-down service with milk and cookies. Parents will also enjoy truffles on arrival, a complimentary three-course dinner at Rails Restaurant and cocktails at Little Bar.
Posted: 30 March 2023
Parga Beach Resort in Greece has unveiled 23 new luxury suites
Parga Beach Resort in Greece has unveiled 23 new luxury suites for 2023. Set directly on blue-flag Valtos Beach, the resort has chosen to expand after experiencing a 30 per cent increase in bookings year on year post-pandemic.
Featuring a harmonious minimal design 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.
Posted: 28 March 2023
The Misty Mountain Reserve has launched new glass dome accommodation
Part of the Misty Mountain Reserve in South Africa, the new glass Ocean Dome is nestled within the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest, 230m above the sea. Surrounded by nature, this stargazing accommodation offers captivating views of the Indian Ocean. Whether lazing on the air bed with a book or soaking up the bubbles in a tub, the dome promises the ultimate relaxation experience.
There are several activities available and day trips to Misty can be organised for couples wanting to explore the local area.
Posted: 23 March 2023
Meet the team at arrangeMY Escape
We know when it comes to planning your honeymoon, it may seem impossible to pick where you want to spend your first time away as a married couple. The team at arrangeMY Escape have put together a guide to help you find the perfect destination.
ArrangeMY Escape is an independent travel agency, based in Worcester city centre. Its award-winning travel experts Bethany, Ryan, Judith, Rosie and Jennifer have travelled extensively worldwide. They will provide you with personal experience and knowledge to make your trip extra special.
What's hot with honeymoons? Twin centres are the new way to honeymoon, are you and your partner not able to agree on a destination? Then a twin-centre could be perfect for you, there are lots of different options available, including Dubai and the Maldives, Tanzania and Zanzibar, New York and Mexico, and Singapore and Bali just to name a few. This is the perfect way to have some History, Culture & Adventure with the relaxation of the beach.
Posted: 21 March 2023
InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort has launched a new package
InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort, an exclusive private island resort on the southernmost tip of Raa Atoll, has launched an Island Romance Package. Perfect for a luxurious getaway or honeymoon, couples can indulge in lazy mornings by the pool, rejuvenating wellness treatments and intimate dining experiences.
The luxury package includes a stay in a beautifully-appointed villa or residence of the guest's choice, a bottle of champagne, a three-course dinner at The Lighthouse, a 60-minute couples treatment at the overwater AVI Spa, and Club InterContinental benefits.
Posted: 16 March 2023
Jade Mountain in Saint Lucia has launched a new Total Romance Package
Couples looking for a picturesque honeymoon will love the new Total Romance Package at Jade Mountain, Saint Lucia, which includes everything from all-inclusive dining to a bottle of champagne on arrival. There are a wide variety of activities to choose from, including a tour of the nearby volcano, sulphur springs and mineral baths, a scuba diving course, a half-day sailing on a skippered resort yacht, and a relaxing Swedish massage.
Posted: 14 March 2023
Ibiza Gran Hotel has been awarded Best Gastronomic Hotel of 2022
Glamorous gastronomy awaits at Ibiza Gran Hotel, which was awarded Best Gastronomic Hotel of 2022, and is a must-visit for couples who love food. Its Michelin-starred flagship restaurant delivers seasonal, locally-inspired cuisine with a celebrated Mediterranean flare.
The property recently launched two new restaurants driven by a two-star Michelin chef, as well as a vibrant new late-night venue from the team behind the world-famous Park Chinois in Mayfair.
Posted: 9 March 2023
COMO Le Montrachet is a new hotel in Burgundy, France
Located in the heart of Burgundy, France, one of the world's most prestigious wine regions, is the new hotel COMO Le Montrachet.
Built on the former historic Hotel Le Montrachet, the new COMO property will be revamped and re-imagined by esteemed designer Paola Navone. The five-star building will be arranged across four heritage buildings, each of which will house sophisticated, sanctuary-like suites and rooms. Set to open in spring 2023, couples will adore the Shambhala Retreat, the first of its kind in France, exquisite dining options and wine experiences in one of France's most beautiful settings.
Posted: 7 March 2023
Dave Red Athens is the first from the Brown Hotels’ affordable urban collection
Dave Red Athens is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Athens, Greece, and is the first international outpost from the Brown Hotels' affordable urban collection.
The property opened its doors in July 2022 and breathes a fresh, young energy into the recently transformed Omonia Square. Set just a stone's throw away from its sister property, Brown Acropol, the 87-room boutique hotel features the brand's distinguishable, punchy décor, with an industrial-style interior and fiery red branding.
Posted: 2 March 2023
Capella Sydney is opening in March 2023
For generations, the Department of Education building in Sydney's Sandstone Precinct has stood empty, but in March 2023, it reopened as Capella Sydney. This heritage-listed icon marks the first property under the Capella Hotels and Resorts group to open in Australia.
Spanning eight levels, the 192 guestrooms and suites are anchored by three ground-level food and beverage outlets, with spaces throughout with commissioned and collected artworks – all within footsteps of the harbour foreshore, the famed Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Posted: 28 February 2023
Nobu Hotel Marrakech is the Nobu brand’s first hotel in Africa
Nobu Hotel Marrakech is the Nobu brand's first hotel in Africa. First opening its doors in January 2023, the property is just steps away from the city's cultural epicentre, where rich heritage meets contemporary flair.
The luxury lifestyle destination is complete with 71 spacious suites, a stunning rooftop lounge and restaurant, a 2,000 sq. ft luxurious spa and fitness centre, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a restaurant.
Posted: 23 February 2023
The Radisson Hotel Group has added Mansard Riyadh to its collection
The Radisson Hotel Group has had a stellar year of openings and is planning to add new additions to its already impressive collection of properties. One of which is Mansard Riyadh in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which was named because of its distinct Mansard rooflines. Designed as a homage to the signature Parisian Haussmann style of the mid-1800s, the property is made up of 191 luxurious rooms, serviced apartments and duplex villas catering to short and long-term stays. The hotel is adding an outpost of New York's Michelin-starred Carbone restaurant in 2023, which is a must-visit for couples staying at the property.
Posted: 21 February 2023
PoB Hotels, a collection of hotels across the British Isles, announces two new additions
PoB Hotels, a collection of independent hotels across the British Isles, announces two new members, Prestonfield House and Cromlix in Scotland. These additions will expand PoB Hotels' offering of carefully curated rooms, the finest restaurants and spas, and the most authentic regional experiences.
Prestonfield House and Cromlix reflect the values of PoB Hotels, showcasing the collection's vision to represent the very best in British hospitality, reflected through passionate, independent ownership, award-winning and exceptional dining experiences, as well as undeniable British charm. Both hotels combine heritage and individuality to provide guests with a sense of place.
Prestonfield House – Opulence, theatre and luxury are combined in this hotel in one of Edinburgh's finest historic buildings. Just five minutes from the city's historic centre, James Thomson's Prestonfield House is the city's most exclusive luxury hotel, offering the privacy and seclusion of a country estate right in the heart of Edinburgh.
Posted: 16 February 2023
What’s new in Greater Fort Lauderdale?
With a laid-back, welcoming feel, a buzzing restaurant scene, and miles upon miles of unspoilt golden beaches and waterways, Greater Fort Lauderdale is the perfect Florida holiday hotspot.
Made up of 31 neighbourhoods, Greater Fort Lauderdale offers a diverse range of experiences for visitors to enjoy, from the area's thriving arts district, shopping on Las Olas Boulevard, fishing and diving spots galore, to the glitzy marinas lined with superyachts and the luxurious five-star hotels.
Posted: 14 February 2023
Salt Hotels has revealed its latest property, The West Hotel in Minneapolis
Salt Hotels, a collection of artfully-designed boutique hotels with properties in Los Angeles, Miami, Nantucket, the Hudson Valley and beyond, has revealed its latest property, The West Hotel in Minneapolis. Located steps from the Mississippi riverfront, the 123-room property encompasses a modern structure thoughtfully integrating four historic buildings. Boasting an expansive lobby housed in a former brass foundry, communal workspaces, a fireside lounge, a library, a rooftop bar with an outdoor terrace offering sweeping views of the city and six flexible event spaces that are perfect for meetings, social events and special occasions.
Posted: 9 February 2023
Nova Maldives is the latest addition to the Pulse Hotels & Resorts Group’s portfolio
Nova Maldives is the latest addition to the Pulse Hotels & Resorts Group's portfolio. Boasting 76 stunning villas and an extensive range of thrilling water sport activities, couples will have the chance to explore the secrets of the underwater world and the beauty of the marine life surrounding Nova's private island.
Perched overwater, the Eskape Spa at Nova offers a range of holistic spa treatments using organic products that stimulate the mind, body, and soul. The three treatment rooms take guests on a journey through a world of wellness experiences that have been curated to reconnect and awaken the senses.
Posted: 7 February 2023
Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa in Thailand has acquired its official medical licence
Thailand's luxury boutique resort, Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa, has recently acquired its official medical licence as the hotel expands its ever-growing menu of enriching health and wellness offerings. With innovative, holistic wellness at its core, Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa has welcomed a resident doctor, a nurse, and a 'master healer' to support guests through tailor-made health and wellness programmes.
Situated on the unspoilt sands of the Andaman Sea and the pristine Natai Beach, just 25 minutes north of Phuket International Airport, the resort offers an intimate experience, operating on a suite-only basis.
Posted: 2 February 2023
Moskito Island in the Caribbean reveals a new nine-bedroom estate called The Village
Moskito Island, off the coast of Virgin Gorda in the Caribbean, has launched a new nine-bedroom grand estate called The Village. Delivering a luxury living experience, The Village joins three ultra-lavish estates that already call Moskito Island home. Crafted into the cliffside, The Village features nine bedrooms, comfortably accommodating up to 18 guests, a hidden DJ booth that rises from the outdoor deck overlooking a two-story infinity pool, a glass-bottom hot tub extended over a cliff, a slide that wraps around the edge of the estate and an advanced lighting and sound system.
Posted: 31 January 2023
Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som has unveiled its new Mother-To-Be Retreat
Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som in Qatar has unveiled its new Mother-To-Be Retreat. Perfect for newlyweds who are expecting, the three to eight night holistic prenatal programme combines nurturing treatments to enhance well-being during all phases of pregnancy while providing parents with the necessary tools to support and empower them, leaving them feeling relaxed, in control and positive about the journey into parenthood.
The Mother-To-Be Retreat is open to women in all trimesters and can be tailored for couples or birth support partners who wish to be part of the journey.
Posted: 26 January 2023
Nestled in a lemur reserve in Madagascar is the new Lodge des Terres Blanches
Nestled in a lemur reserve on the north west coast of Madagascar and only accessible by air or sea, the new Lodge des Terres Blanches is one of the most intimate and serene hotels on the island. There are 10 exquisite lodges to chose from, each built using mangrove and rosewood trees, and the ultra-spacious interiors are finely decorated and furnished with handmade furniture and soft fabrics. This is the perfect place to observe the rich fauna of Madagascar in its natural environment. The luckiest guests will encounter the four types of lemurs who live in complete freedom on the island, as well as the many bird species.
Posted: 24 January 2023
New Plant Power Spa Break at Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa
An enchanting escape in Brockenhurst, nestled in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa has launched a Plant Power Spa Break, just in time for Veganuary.
After checking in to the gorgeous countryside hotel, head to SenSpa, Careys Manor's award-winning Thai spa boasting extensive hydrotherapy facilities and a 14-metre indoor swimming pool, alongside a range of Thai inspired treatments. Enjoy a four-hour session within the hydrotherapy suite, known to offer a multitude of health and wellbeing benefits, as well as full use of the health club facilities including the sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym.
Also included is a 60-minute Plant Power Face & Back Rejuvenation. The treatment begins with an anti-stress massage, designed to release muscular tensions across the back, neck and shoulders. Next, a facial using the remarkable power of the vegan Eminence Stone Crop range, which has superior beautifying potency. Not only does the stone crop plant help reduce pigmentation and lighten the complexion, it helps firm and tone the skin, reduce signs of ageing and calm sensitive skin.
Posted: 20 January 2023
Check out the new Taste of Japan Itinerary from Scott Dunn
Deserving of its UNESCO accolade, Japanese food is both an art form and an integral part of the country's heritage. With the new Taste of Japan Itinerary from Scott Dunn, couples can experience the many wonders and delights that Japan has to offer. The journey begins in Tokyo, where couples will enjoy a food tour of the lively Shinbashi district – packed with izakaya, bars and small eateries. Here, you will live like a local sampling regional delicacies such as savoury okonomiyaki pancakes. After exploring the city with an expert local guide, next on the agenda is mastering the art of sushi making during a private masterclass with a sushi master boasting over 45 years of experience.
Posted: 19 January 2023
With India finally open for international tourists, this season brings the perfect opportunity to visit
With India finally open for international tourists, this season brings the perfect opportunity for couples to discover what the northern state of Rajasthan has to offer.
Recently opened after a luxurious refurbishment, SUJÁN The Serai, an oasis of calm set on a private estate of indigenous desert in Rajasthan, is the perfect place to stay when exploring the area. The camp comprises of 21 luxury tents, with private walled gardens and heated plunge pools, and the royal suite even has its own spa and private swimming pool.
Couples staying at SUJÁN The Serai can embark on a beautiful bird walk, visit a farm for a delicious al fresco breakfast, enjoy cooking classes and take part in craft afternoons where they can try their hand at pottery, weaving and woodwork.
Posted: 17 January 2023
Luxury resort, Ikos Odisia in Corfu will open in May 2023
Ikos Resorts has announced the sixth addition to its award-winning luxury all-inclusive portfolio, with the opening of Ikos Odisia in Corfu on 19 May 2023.
With 395 bedrooms and an iconic location, protected in a secluded bay across from globally awarded Ikos Dassia, the new resort is elevated for dramatic views and landscaped vistas across the Ionian Sea.
Guests at the new Ikos Odisia can look forward to the all-inclusive Infinite Lifestyle concept, with 10 heated outdoor and indoor pools, menus created by Michelin-star chefs, signature spa experiences by Anne Semonin Paris and 24-hour room service.
Posted: 12 January 2023
Dao by Dorsett Hornsey Town Hall in London is set to open in Spring 2023
In Spring 2023, the Dao By Dorsett brand is set to expand into North London with the opening of Dao by Dorsett Hornsey Town Hall.
Following a significant investment and meticulous restoration project, the aparthotel will be housed in the fully restored Grade II* listed building that is steeped in history, with a rich heritage stretching back almost 80 years.
The building will feature 68 high-quality, fully-serviced apartments and suites, impressive co-working spaces, restaurants and cafes, a panoramic rooftop bar, an Arts Centre for events and a cinema.
Posted: 10 January 2023