Travel Trends and New Hotels for 2023

New destinations, beautiful landscapes and sustainable travel rule in the year of 2023. This year, we are seeing travellers wanting adventurous, off-the-beaten-track getaways or multi-city trips across Europe, all at a moment’s notice. There is a rise in multi-generational trips with families wanting to spend their holidays together which we imagine will continue to rise in popularity. And there continues to be a focus on wellness and sustainability, with hotels and clients across the board taking steps to reduce their environment impact.

Exciting new hotel openings include The Peninsula Istanbul, Passalacqua in Lake Como (the sister property to Grand Hotel Tremezzo), The OWO (where Raffles is taking over the Old War Office in Whitehall for their hotly-anticipated London debut), Nobu Marrakech, Six Senses in Crans Montana and Six Senses Rome and Bulgari Rome which will bring some exciting competition to the ski and city break market. We’ve selected a few of our favourite new additions for you below.

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Opening January 2023, Nobu Hotel Marrakech is situated in the fashionable ‘Golden Triangle,’ with a Rooftop Garden boasting a circular all-seasons pool with cabanas and 360-degree panoramic views that overlook both the city and Atlas Mountain range. as well as a subterranean 2,000m2 luxurious Pearl Spa and fitness centre

Opening its doors on Valentines Day, The Peninsula Istanbul is set along the dazzling Bosphorus waterfront in the historic district of Karakoy with 177 guestrooms and suites, several swimming pools and The Peninsula Spa.  Comprised of four exquisite buildings – three of them historic  and beautifully restored – guests are welcomed by land or sea.

Situated in the magical surrounds of AlUla in Saudi Arabia, Banyan Tree AlUla  is an all-villa tented resort , bringing well-centred luxury and the essence of adventure to this heritage site. Test your nerve on via ferrata – the ultimate high wire advenure with ziplining – before returning to relax tired muscles in the Banyan Tree Spa overlooking the Ashar Valley.

Raffles London at the OWO will be the brand’s first opening in London. The former Old War Office on the corner of Whitehall and Horse Guards Avenue has undergone a monumental transormation to create 120 rooms and suites, 85 Raffles branded residences,  nine restaurants, three bars and Guerlain Spa. Set to open in Spring 2023. 

Finca Cortesin’s hotly-anticipated new Mallorcan venture,  Son Net, will be welcoming guests from Spring 2023.  Nestled in the foothills of the UNESCO-protected Tramuntana mountains, expect a stylish art-filled hideaway with just 31 suites, insanely luxurious spa and pools flanked by private shaded cabanas, all a mere 20-minute drive from Palma. 

Ikos Porto Petro is an exciting addition to the family market. Opening in June, it will be the second Ikos resort in Spain and 7th in the brand’s portfolio. Its incredible location offers Mediterranean views and beachfront access, plenty of childcare options with a creche from ages 4 months and up, kids club, teen club and stylish design throughout

Opening 1st March 2023, Six Senses’ first venture in Italy is in the “Eternal City” of Rome. Located a 5-minute walk from the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon, they have painstakingly restored a 15th century building to feature 96 guestrooms, eponymous Six Senses Spa and rooftop with breathtaking 360-degree city views

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