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Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar

Oman is teeing up to be big this year. It’s more rugged and less brash than its Emirati neighbours and the country has seen a spate of high-end launches. Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is the hottest of the lot. Situated 2,000m above sea level in the craggy Al Hajar Mountains, its location, which is only accessible...  Read More »

Arctic Treehouse

The Refuge restaurant offers a menu of small plates and a winter garden that’s great for cocktails. Winter wonderlands don’t get better than Arctic Treehouse arctictreehousehotel.com which sits in the heart of a forest near Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. Picture-perfect panoramas are to be expected across the 32...  Read More »

Amouage

Inside, Lappish heritage decor meets Scandi snug, with pine panelling, wood burners and faux furs. In Morocco, British-owned Surf Maroc surfmaroc.com has launched its first hotel. Amouage sits on the oceanfront in Taghazout, Agadir. A youthful, unstuffy vibe is found across the 20 bedrooms: polished concrete floors and...  Read More »

Principal Manchester

The opening of Principal Manchester phcompany.com brings a new urban brand to the city. Setting the tone for the group, it’s housed in a Grade II-listed gothic building, where a vast stone lobby with original glasswork gives way to 271 stylish rooms. Design features include rich, billowing fabrics, masculine tan leather...  Read More »

Le Gray – Beirut

Make the most your time in “the Paris of the Middle East” this Festive Season at Le Gray Beirut located at the heart of this vibrant city; delectable dining and rooftop Moulin Rouge themed celebrations with views of the Mediterranean. The hotel is handy for the best of the city’s non-stop nightlife, restaurants,...  Read More »

Cheval Blanc Courchevel France

For its tenth anniversary Christmas the talented team at Cheval Blanc Courchevel have curated a new collections of experiences, organised down to the to the very last detail, that will foster lifelong magical mountain memories. Such as ‘Drinks Under the Stars’ Snowmobiles whisk you up the top of the snow-covered mountains...  Read More »

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort – Oman

Perched 2,000 metres above sea level on the curving rim of a great canyon, the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort commands the mountains of northern Oman. Long inaccessible, Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Arabic for ‘The Green Mountain’, is a towering massif on the Sultanate of Oman’s vast Saiq Plateau. The resort echoes the...  Read More »

Sir Savign

Just opened in the classy Charlottenburg area of west Berlin, Sir Savigny sirsavignyhotel.com screams weekend getaway. The vibe throughout the 44 rooms is ‘arty friend’s pad’ meets cosy pied-à-terre. Design crisscrosses edgy reclaimed wood and metalwork and plush velvet furnishings, making for a stylish, homely...  Read More »

Soho House Barcelona

Closer to home, Soho House Barcelona sohohousebarcelona.com in the city’s Gothic district has us swooning. Attention to detail is seriously on point across the 57 bedrooms – double-height ceilings from the original 19th-century build are highlighted by rich textiles, while art nouveau tiles sit alongside deco chandeliers...  Read More »

St Regis Vommuli

For those who prefer to swap woolly jumpers for barefoot luxury come winter, the launch of St Regis Vommuli starwoodhotels.com will be welcome news. Set over 9ha on a private island in the Maldives’ Dhaalu Atoll, it has 77 dreamy villas, 44 of which have private pools. Immersed within tropical greenery and skirted by...  Read More »