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Luxury Travel

1 New Opening: Switch off with Kenshō Ornos in Mykonos 

Wellness meets luxury with this dreamy new haven. Nestled within Ornos Bay overlooking the Aegean Sea is the award-winning Kenshō Ornos, a barefoot bohemian wellness haven featuring only 35 rooms and suites.

Inspired by the calming blue and turquoise hues of where the sky meets the sea, the 5* luxury boutique hotel invites guests to practice self-care and by prioritizing balance, rest and relaxation. 

Conveniently located just minutes from the heart of Mykonos Town,  after a night out on the town, indulge in some well-deserved self-care at the hotel’s award-winning Cave Spa – the only one of its kind in Mykonos! Uniquely designed to mirror the calming interior of a secluded seaside cave, the Kenshō Cave Spa invites guests to step into a sublime haven of high aesthetics. 

PLUS: Book your stay through the hotel’s website between now and the end of June to receive one complimentary transfer from/to the airport or port. 

2 New opening: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Fruške Terme, Serbia 

Featuring 201 rooms and suites, this new wellness-led destination is located only 30 minutes by car from Belgrade International Airport – with a building dating back to the Roman era. Blending nature with luxury, the new property features the largest thermal SPA resort in Serbia – robe up and get ready to switch off in style. 

The wellness and spa centre offers  guests an impressive 11 pools (5 indoor and 6 outdoor), with healing thermo-mineral water, 12 types of saunas and steam baths, and fitness facilities. Oh, and there’s also a wide array of activities, animation programs, and water slides to try out too. Uhm – where can we check-in?


3 High Notes with Lisboa's summer festival scenes

If you love festivals, Lisboa has an entire schedule of musical action this summer - here's two of our favourites:

1 NOS Alive'23, 6-8 July
An electrifying spectacle of international superstars, NOS Alive is renowned for its epic line-ups. This year's edition at the Passeio Marítimo de Algés doesn't disappoint, with the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Black Keys, The Arctic Monkeys and Lizzo set to ignite the stage.

Tickets are selling fast with the first two days sold out and only day tickets available for day three, when Sam Smith and Queens of the Stone Age headline. Tickets from €74,

2 Super Bock Super Rock'23, 13-15 July
A multi-genre celebration of the biggest and freshest international acts alongside Portugal's unique musical scene. This year's line-up at Super Bock Super Rock boasts rock icons The 1975, Steve Lacy, Father John Misty, Wu-Tang Clan, Sampa The Great, and Nile Rogers. The festival takes place near the beach at Meco in Sesimbra, on the Lisboa coast, with direct transport available from the city. Day tickets from €65,

4 Lounge for the day at Dune Beach, Marbella 

Life’s a beach. If you’re making a Mecca to Marbs this summer, put this new beach club and restaurant on your radar. 

Based in El Rosario, on the outskirts of Marbella, Dune is situated directly on the beach with stunning sea views and surrounded by protected sand dunes.

From the moment you walk through the doors, you’ll be swept away – not only by the spectacular views, but by its chic, stylish décor unparalleled to any other along the coast. 

Expect middle eastern flatbreads, marinated tiger prawns, Kobe flank steaks and hearty salads, matched with the finest wines and champagnes, plus cocktails of course. 


5 Enjoy breakfast with a side of Picasso at Le Bristol Paris

One for the art lovers. Launched in partnership with Opera Gallery, Le Bristol Paris further deepens its connection to the art world with a new private Picasso viewing to be enjoyed in-suite with a specially crafted breakfast. After all, when in Paris. 

To mark the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death this year with a creative tribute, the hotel’s ‘Breakfast with Picasso’ experience includes a one-night stay in a Deluxe Junior Suite, with a bountiful breakfast created for the occasion by Chef Eric Frechon the next morning.

The artwork chosen for this exclusive viewing is Picasso’s 1931 oil painting, Maison à Juan-Les-Pins, which was created during a summer holiday spent in Juan-Les-Pins on the French Riviera.

How: Rates for ‘Breakfast with Picasso’ upon request. Visit for more

6 New Opening: NH Collection Frankfurt Spin Tower, Germany

NH Collection Hotels continues its growth in German with the opening of 414-room NH Collection Frankfurt Spin Tower. 

With its elegant New York-inspired design and spectacular architecture, NH Collection Frankfurt Spin Tower provides a new landmark for the city. With a a central location on Güterplatz, the hotel is housed on the first 20 of 31 floors of the striking new tower, designed by internationally renowned German architect Hadi Teherani.

As well as an eleven-metre-high atrium lobby with minimalist design elements and an imposing staircase, guests can enjoy refreshments at The Lobby plus a tipple or two at signature bar, Oaks at Frankfurt Spin Tower.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served directly from the open show kitchen at The Spin, where guests can enjoy European and Asian cuisine.

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7 New Opening: Domes Noruz Mykonos, Greece

Introducing Domes Noruz Mykonos; an adults-only luxe property based in the  nightlife mecca of Mykonos. This alluring retreat is located in Agios Stefanos, a mere 10-minute drive from the vibrant heart of Mykonos.

Set to welcome guests on 6th July 2023, Domes Noruz Mykonos is a 38-suite resort near the heart of an island known for its vibrant culture. Perched above the rocky coastline with sandy beaches just metres away, and surrounded by lush foliage, the boutique hotel cleverly balances the playful spirit of Mykonos with the relaxing hospitality synonymous with the Domes brand.

The interiors boast a harmonious blend of white-washed and earthy tones, complemented by elements of rattan, natural wood, fresh fabrics, and cool stone - whilst on the menu, think fresh Grecian goodness to devour. 


8 Cycle 100km with Quinta do Lago’s Summer challenge, Portugal

If you like holidays with an active angle, we have just the event for you. Those looking to stay fit can participate in the 100KM Challenge with the Bike Shed in Quinta do Lago, Portugal this summer.

Situated at The Campus, the resort’s multi-sports hub, the Bike Shed’s team’s local knowledge of challenging climbs, coastal routes and secret cafés will deliver a cycling experience to remember.

Limber up, as the Bike Shed will be hosting a 100KM challenge cycle through the beautiful Algarve hills to the towns of Tavira on the 17th June, Silves on the 16th July and Cachopo on the 20th August. Beautiful views and the perfect excuse to eat as much food as you’d like – what could be better?

Plus – book into The Magnolia Hotel that pays homage to the iconic 1950s motor-hotel aesthetic of Palm Springs, offering affordable and stylish accommodation to rest your weary legs after a day on the hills. 


9 Enjoy a summer of music with Sani Resort, Greece

There's music to be enjoyed in Greece this summer, and it's not just the Mamma Mia soundtrack. Sani Resort has announced the return of their renowned music festival, Sani Festival.

Taking place from 15th July to 26th August, this year’s summer of music will feature living legends of the global music scene and internationally acclaimed artists with names including Sarah Brightman, Bonnie Tyler and Tom Odell. The annual event is once again set atop the magical Sani Hill on the Kassandra peninsula in Halkidiki that overlooks the Aegean Sea. 

How: Tickets for Sani Festival can be purchased online at Prices vary depending on the artist but start from €25 per ticket.

10 Autumn adventures: One&Only Aesthesis To Open Oct 2023

Good things come to those who plan. If you’re already dreaming of autumn escapes, mark your diary for this new opening.

Tucked away on the exclusive Glyfada seafront, along the Athenian Riviera, One&Only’s highly anticipated debut resort in Greece is set to welcome guests from October 2023.

A captivating coastal hideaway, One&Only Aesthesis celebrates the effortless sophistication of a bygone era, revealing a world of untold nostalgia and mid-century glamour.

Overlooking the sapphire waters of the Saronic Gulf, One&Only Aesthesis is set within a protected 21-hectare beach and forest reserve. Framed by fragrant lavender fields and postcard-perfect coastal views, the resort evokes the feeling of a private island, just a short drive from the ancient wonders of the Greek capital. Tick, tick and tick. 


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