Whether you have a serious case of wanderlust or just want to soothe your summer blues, our travel roundup will spark your inspiration.

Words Emilia Bruce-Watt

Palm Springs’ New Downtown

After ten years in the making, the city of Palm Springs will open its revamped Downtown. Hollywood’s playground is finally complete and you are free to enjoy endless days of sunshine and desert adventures. Relax and unwind at the eagerly anticipated Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel and take in the jaw-dropping views of the region’s desert oasis from the highest rooftop in the city.

Opening this November and rates starting from £185 per night, visitpalmsprings.com


The beautiful island of Tenerife has been chosen to host the 2018 Michelin Guide to Spain and Portugal. Most of all, the event will take place at two of the island’s Michellin-starred restaurants. Be sure to enjoy the island’s characterful wines at a paradise designed for fine-food lovers.


Yves Saint Laurent Museum

Why not celebrate the opening of the new Yves Saint Laurent museum with a stylish stay at the El Fenn. The new museum and hotel will, of course, live up to the high standards of one of the world’s greatest fashion designers. Stay cocooned within the ancient walls, immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the courtyards and marvel over the views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

Opening in October and rates starting from around £246 per night, el-fenn.com

The New Generation Festival

The all-new music and opera event is set to feature some of the world’s biggest young artists. The festival is gracing the grounds of the Corsini Gardens in central Florence and is only a stone’s throw away from the bustling city centre. Spend a weekend indulging in Italy’s delicious foods and wines while listening to the best breakthrough talent in this beautiful city.

31st August to 3rd September 2017, newgenerationfestival.org

Marbella Nido Suite Hotel and Villas

Amidst the fragrant gardens and emerald lonian Sea, Marbella Nido Suite Hotel and Villas is the perfect place for couples seeking a tranquil getaway. Adhering to its name, Nido, the luxury hotel offers the warmth and coziness of a nest. At your home away from home, take a swim in the crystal clear waters and prepare to experience one of the finest adults-only hotels in Greece.

Opening in May 2018 and rates starting from £225 per night, marbellanido.gr

The Garden Room, The Merrion

The Merrion, Dublin’s best-loved hotel, is set to open the doors to its brand new restaurant, The Garden Room. It will be a stylish Dublin destination as well as a true oasis of calm at the heart of the private garden. Most of all, the all-day restaurant is ideal for brunch, lunch or a relaxed dinner and the menu will be celebrating the best of modern Irish food.

Opening in November, merrionhotel.com

Ockenden Manor

If you’re looking to escape from the bustle of city life, Ockenden Manor is launching its new Mellow Moments retreats. Take a few well-deserved days out at the picturesque manor while exploring the beautiful countryside and enjoying the Bolney Wine Estate. Their yoga and meditation programmes are also the ultimate combination of energising daytime classes and tranquil evening sessions.

Opening in October and rates starting from £499 per person, hshotels.co.uk

Dorchester Collection

Located in some of the most iconic destinations in the world, Dorchester Collection hotels are offering exciting packages perfect for a spontaneous getaway. From the Chef Dinner series at Hotel Bel-Air to the unique two-city stay at the Italian hotels, Dorchester Collection has it all. Whether you want to spend your time in London, Paris, Bel-Air or Beverly Hills, their list of luxuries is endless.

Rates starting from £335 per night, dorchestercollection.com

The Sarojin

The Sarojin’s mesmerising Waterfall Dinner has been named as one of the top honeymoon destinations. If you’re after a unique and intimate experience, opt for the 3 night honeymoon package at Thailand’s luxurious boutique and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime candlelit waterfall dinner.

Rates starting from £1,137, sarojin.com

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Travel and unravel with St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort’s brand new Signature Legacy Treatment. The Resort, renowned for its overwater spa, is perched above the clear water of the Dhaalu Atoll and offers a complete holistic experience on a remote tropical island. Treat yourself to a bespoke wellness consultation, a swim in the hydrotherapy Blue Hole Pool as well as a dip in the whirlpool jet. Leave this paradise feeling relaxed in both body and mind.

Rates starting from £1,929 per night, www.stregismaldives.com

The Idle Rocks 

Why not head over to the uniquely-designed hotel and spend your weekend sailing the local waters and exploring coastal walks. Enjoy a three course meal within the hotel’s harbour side restaurant, a pre-theatre dinner, drinks at the St. Mawes Hotel and tickets to the Live Arts. The cosy Hidden Cinema also offers large comfortable recliners as well as cashmere blankets to make sure you feel right at home.

Live Arts package is available from September 2017–March 2018 and rates starting from £315 per night, idlerocks.com

Rocco Forte Hotel

Rocco Forte Hotel have unveiled their brand new villas that are perfect for family and group stays. The new additions offer a stylish and elegant aesthetic with each villa adorned with unique views of the local towns. Enjoy the award-winning spa, two golf courses, four restaurants and beautiful beach while relaxing in your secluded villa. Spend your days unwinding in the hammock, discovering the secrets of local life and exploring the streets of Sicily.

Rates starting from £232, roccofortehotels.com

One&Only Le Saint Geran

The idyllic resort on the coast of Mauritius has announced its return after closing for an extensive renovation. Perfect for groups as well as multigenerational families, be the first to experience their gourmet dining, beachfront and calm lagoon. The gracious living spaces and lush tropical landscapes of the Indian Ocean capture the true essence of Mauritius.

Opening in December, oneandonlyresorts.com

Le Collectionist

Le Collectionist prides itself on offering bespoke experiences and delivering all the little luxuries we crave on holiday. Whether you’re looking to unwind in an outdoor Jacuzzi, explore powdery white slopes or relax in your very own spa while the private chefs cook up a storm, Le Collectionist knows it all.

Rates starting from £390 per night, lecollectionist.com

Cape View Clinton

Cape View Clifton is the city’s most enchanting luxury guesthouse and is set to launch a ‘Contemporary Cape Art’ experience. Internationally known as a compelling destination for both art collectors and enthusiasts alike, why not book the four-night Contemporary Cape Art package and enjoy exclusive museum entry as well as a guided walking art tour in Cape Town’s design and innovation neighbourhood – a truly unique experience.

Rates starting from £1,948, capeviewclifton.co.za