Travel has undeniably been one of the hardest-hit communities during the pandemic crisis. Now that we’re finally seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel — and with the UK announcing the list of ‘air bridge countries’ in Europe and beyond — here’s a roundup of all #TeamCoco’s favourite hotels that have reopened their doors this month, safer and better than ever.
Don’t be fooled, this isn’t some lush tropical oasis in the middle of Bali, but instead the Jurema Terrace at The Mandrake London. From its famous glasshouse-inspired courtyard to the lavish jewel colours and golds swirling throughout its interiors; the Mandrake offers an artistic escape from the city beyond the walls — and escaping is just where it starts. The journey begins at the reception and you’ll definitely be feeling a sense of creative wonder right up until the minute you leave. Undoubtedly, The Mandrake offers a multi-sensory experience unlike anything else on the scene, and the great news is – it reopened its doors this month.
This handsome boutique hotel has certainly inspired some last-minute staycations this summer. The Dixon may have been named after its Edwardian Architect, but everything else about it is as contemporary as it gets. Part of The Autograph Collection, the Dixon occupies a former Magistrate’s Court and has a unique aesthetic that blends old and new. Think wood panelled interiors, contemporary art, and a stunning entrance hall. With 193 rooms, a stunning restaurant, and the wealth of Southbank’s cultural scene within reach, we’ll soon be booking our staycations at The Dixon too.
The Treehouse Hotel London — ‘little brother’ of 1 Hotels, — reopened on 4th July and is the perfect spot to book your next staycation. This sustainable gem is now offering a new wellness programme and revamped safety and hygiene measures which include Liberty-print face masks, created by Sheila Wright Akinsete. The hotel’s eclectic rooftop bar, The Nest, has also reopened its spacious terrace, and is the perfect Friday night spot for some socially-distanced cocktails while watching the sun set over London. Not to mention, the Cali-Mexican restaurant Madera and ground floor coffee shop Backyard have also reopened their doors, equipped with new al fresco and in-app ordering systems too.
Maslina Resort is a brand-new Relais & Chateaux property that combines luxe living with impeccable eco-credentials. The hotel is set to open in August and has already been selected to become a member of eco and sustainable tourism company, Green Pearls.
Maslina is located on the idyllic Maslina bay in Hvar Croatia and boasts a suite of mindful and holistic activities. From the kitchen’s locally-sourced Michelin-star menu to the hotel’s ‘garden-to-skin’ beauty ethos, everything at the Maslina Resort brings you closer to nature, which is exactly the kind of luxury escape we’re dreaming about to beat the lockdown blues.
The palatial Anantara Villa Padierna reopened its doors in the beginning of July, and we already can’t wait to hop on a plane to Spain. To celebrate its reopening, the hotel has launched a wanderlust-inducing three-night package which includes a three night-stay in a Junior suite, a 60-minute massage, flamenco lessons, and a traditional tapas dinner in Marbella old town.
The Anantara Villa Padierna Palace was designed by renowned British architect Ed Gilbert in 2003. Each luxury room in the breath-taking hotel was individually designed. Over 1,200 priceless works of art are displayed all over the property which also has a large swimming pool surrounded by manicured gardens, so you can lounge like a true Spanish princess.
This stunning 17-bedroom Relais & Chateaux hotel is nestled in Scotland’s majestic Ayrshire coast. The castle features boasts 110 acres of picturesque Scottish countryside, perfect for long walks with plenty of physical distancing.
There are plenty of activities to lose yourself in at Glenapp Castle including perfume making, archery, clay pigeon shooting, and even tank driving. The highlight is the bespoke Hebridean Safari, which takes guests on a four night adventure getting up close and personal with Sottish wildlife. The hotel is reopening tomorrow (15 July) equipped with a new ‘Stay Safe’ policy to ensure that guests can rest assured that they can enjoy their stay in Glenapp Castle safely.
The Roseate London is a handsome mid-century Grade-II listed townhouse that reopened on the 6th of July. The hotel — which was originally built in 1842 — has been restored to its original Victorian style featuring classic furnishings and oil paintings originally created in a bygone era. The hotel is just a short walk away from Hyde Park, which makes it the ideal spot for a sunny walk and some afternoon tea at the Hyde Restaurant, which is probably the perfect place to splash out for a post-lockdown treat.
Grand Hotel Dei Dogi, The Dedica Anthology, is a noble Venetian palace that exudes old world luxury. While the hotel is just twenty minutes from St. Mark’s square, it is an intimate oasis covered with private gardens, opulently decorated rooms, and plenty of grandeur.
The hotel’s new contemporary La Voga bar is also the perfect spot to indulge in a bit of local cuisine and enjoy a cocktail canalside. The hotel features 64 luxurious suites boasting high ceilings and garden views, offering a curated palazzo experience that’s certainly fit for royalty.
The Longevity Cegonha Country Club reopened on the 4th of July and is the perfect place destress, relax and get back in touch with nature. The hotel is offering a ‘Feel De-Stressed and Rebalanced Package’ which includes guided meditation, healing therapy, balance therapy, massages, reiki and even a floatation session. How soon can we book a flight to Portugal?
Located in the Quinta do Lago, the Magnolia Hotel is a mid-century paradise that is absolutely brimming with personality. The hotel opened in the beginning of July and even launched the Algarve’s only poolside open-air cinema, perfect for sipping Pina Coladas and spending an afternoon soaked in the sun.