From centuries-old farmhouses in olive groves to a city townhouse in an old bank building, we’ve found the most enchanting new and newly renovated properties that you need to put on your travel to-do list.
Escape to the isle of Capri in Italy
Bellissimo is the only way to describe the restoration of Capri’s first hotel, Hotel La Palma, originally built in 1822.
This elegant property has used acclaimed Italian craftsmen and local artisans in its renovation, including artist Roberto Ruspoli, who created a series of stunning ceiling frescoes that honour the country’s classical past.
In addition, you can expect all the contemporary comforts, including a pool terrace and bar, rooftop lounge and a restaurant.
Find your French farmhouse dreams
Set within a cedar forest of Domaine de Marie in Ménerbes, the six-room property is surrounded by vines, olive trees and truffle oaks.
There are also breathtaking views of both the Luberon Regional Natural Park and the historic Abbey of Saint-Hilaire.
Live the high life in Switzerland
Six Senses is about to welcome its first resort in Switzerland, in the picturesque alpine region of Crans-Montana, in the Swiss Alps.
Slated to open in late 2022, Six Senses Crans-Montana will have 47 rooms and suites.
The property has a strong sustainability focus with recycled and local materials used throughout.
Bed in a boutique abode in Scotland
For the first time in its 96-year history, country estate Gleneagles is opening a new townhouse hotel in Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh.
Gleneagles Townhouse is in the heart of St. Andrew Square. The 33-room hotel has an all-day restaurant, members’ club and a rooftop bar with views over the skyline.
Each room has been designed in keeping with the authenticity of the building, which was once the Bank of Scotland.
Dine with giraffes in Kenya
The Safari Collection’s Insta-worthy Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya, has unveiled its first major expansion, The Retreat.
From here guests can have breakfast and afternoon tea with the estate’s Rothschild’s giraffes.
Similarly, guests can interact with the giraffes from a 21-metre infinity pool.
Don’t miss the wellness enclave where you can savour Kenyan cuisine, and there are two spa treatment rooms with a sauna, hot tub and gym.
Hide away among the olive groves in Italy
Picture yourself surrounded by olive and citrus groves in the Puglia countryside in southern Italy? This is your place.
Masseria Calderisi is a 17th-century farmhouse that has been revived as a boutique hotel.
There are just 24 rooms, including in the original tower.
Meanwhile, get your beach club vibes at Calderisi Beach, where there’s a private strip of sand reserved for the exclusive use of guests.
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