From Arctic wood cabins to sun-soaked Marbella villas, discover five of the best new hotels to get excited about for 2018

Words Joy Montgomery

New Hotels for 2018


new hotelsSituated in South Africa‘s famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Tengile River Lodge is the latest offering from luxury travel company andBeyond. With interiors from Anatomy Design, the location will feature nine floating suites that will look out over the Sand river, each housing sunken lounges, elegant bedrooms and bathrooms that open out onto the forest. London never felt to far away.


On the 23rd November, iconic London hotel The Bloomsbury is re-opening its doors to reveal the fruits of its multimillion-pound renovation. In collaboration with Martin Brudnizki, the transformation features a redesign of the public spaces in the Grade II-listed building, including a new reception area, guest sitting room, updated suites and chic new bar – The Coral Room.


If you’re looking for some snowy escapism this winter then check out Off The Map Travel’s exclusive Arctic Retreat cabins. Hidden deep in the forest and on the banks of a local river, the new Arctic Retreat lodge is located at the foot of the Raven rapid in the Råne River valley of Swedish Lapland. Guests can enjoy a personal hosted service, fine food and an array of Arctic activities, spa experiences topped off with your own personal hot tub.


Back on home turf, Victory House is the latest luxury hotel opening in the heart of London. Located slap bang in the middle of buzzing Leicester Square and housed in a French Renaissance–style building, the hotel is a 2-minute walk from the nearest tube station and a 14-minute walk from the British Museum. Expect stylish rooms with traditional touches – perfect for a Christmas staycation.


Set to open May 2018, MarBella Nido Suite Hotel & Villas is a newly built adults-only
property situated in the South-East corner of Corfu in Agios Ioannis Peristeron. The starry site will offer a range of individually designed 70 junior suites, deluxe suites and luxury
villas all with stunning views across the glistening waters of the Ionian Sea. With a strong wellness focus, all guests will also have access to the brand spanking-new spa and gym.


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