What’s New In Travel This Season
What’s New In Travel This Season

What’s New In Travel This Season


From luxury openings around Europe to a sailing experience in Norfolk, there’s plenty in the world of travel to get excited about right now. Here’s everything to keep on your radar…
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Octobre Editions x Hôtel Rochechouart

Contemporary Parisian label Octobre Editions has teamed up on a capsule collection with the city’s cool Hôtel Rochechouart. Inspired by and designed for a weekend in the French capital, the edit features cotton tops, pyjamas and accessories – we’ve got our eye on the sweatshirts to layer under denim shirts. If you’re in town, swing by the hotel to check out its destination restaurant, as well as its late-night rooftop bar, oyster bar and nightclub.

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The Emory

It’s a big month for Maybourne, the group behind Claridge’s, the Connaught and the Berkeley. First up, its fourth London property, the Emory, has just opened. Designed by the late Richard Rogers, this is the city’s first all-suite hotel. Within, you’ll find ABC Kitchens, the new restaurant by revered French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten – the original has been a fixture of New York’s dining scene since 2010. The menu at the London outpost includes some NYC signatures: crab toast with green chilli, dill and lemon aioli; crispy fish tacos served with aioli and cabbage-apple slaw; and char-grilled beef tenderloin with chimichurri and lime. In the basement, there’s Surrenne, a wellbeing-focused members club with a cast of best-in-class experts. Guests of the Berkeley and the Emory get complimentary access to Surrenne.

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Solo Palacio

Solo Palacio overlooks a mountainous natural park in Asturias. Even better perhaps, after paying staff and running costs, a percentage of its profit goes back into the local communityThe hotel has a rustic farmhouse feel, with 11 rooms set across its stone buildings, some of which date back to the 15th century. Some have separate living areas while others have kitchenettes for self-catering. There’s an infinity pool, an outbuilding with a Finnish sauna and jacuzzi, and a bistro for breakfast and dinner. Perfect for a night or two of R&R during a road trip along Spain’s rugged northwest coast.

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Coastal Exploration Company

The Norfolk-based Coastal Exploration Company is led by a small team of experienced sailors. Book an eight-hour day lesson at its sea school to learn the basics on one of its traditional fishing boats, or head out to sea with a skipper, who will ensure there’s good food on board – think bacon and eggs with coffee as you sail around Norfolk’s marshes. 

Visit CoastalExplorationCompany.co.uk


Il Dolce Far Niente: The Italian Way of Summer by Lucy Laucht

Photographer and travel expert Lucy Laucht has carved a career out of discovering unusual places around the world. In June she’ll publish her first coffee-table book, featuring hundreds of shots taken during her travels across southern Italy. Seven destinations each get their own chapter: Naples, the Aeolian Islands, Ischia, the Amalfi Coast and Capri, Sicily, Puglia, and Pantelleria. The book also includes her favourite spots and recommendations for spending the perfect summer, la dolce vita style. 

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Gundari is a luxe new adults-only resort on the small island of Folegandros, a four-hour ferry ride from Athens. A great alternative to neighbouring Santorini (which can be busy in the summer), Folegandros offers scenic hiking routes, traditional tavernas and small pebbled beaches. The hotel was created with relaxation in mind – there are plenty of day beds and sun loungers around the pool, a small spa with a decked-out fitness centre, and a beachside restaurant serving grilled seafood. Its 27 suites and villas are minimalist and pared back, and each one has a private pool or outdoor deck for alfresco dining. 

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MessyWeekend x Jamie Nicholls Snow Goggles

The ski season might be over, but it’s not too early to upgrade your kit for next year’s trip. MessyWeekend has collaborated with two-time British Winter Olympian Jamie Nicholls to create a pair of ski goggles. Featuring magnetic lens tech, anti-fog capabilities and high UV protection, the  design is inspired by Nicholls’s old Olympic kit. Each set comes with an extra yellow overcast lens – and there are only 300 pieces available, so you’ll want to move fast.

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The Welsh Dragon x Pullman

The Steam Dreams Rail Co has created a four-night holiday aboard a luxury Pullman train that will travel along the most scenic lines of Wales, as it moves from London to the Cambrian Coast Line and onto Snowdonia. From 15th to 19th September, The Welsh Dragon journey will pass meadows, villages, mountains and forest, as guests kick back and enjoy five-star hospitality and dining aboard the train. The experience also includes a night at a luxury Snowdonia hotel, plus a night in Cardiff, before the return to London. Guests can also choose from additional excursions, including trips to Bodnant Gardens or castles in Beaumaris and Penrhyn. From £995, based on two sharing.

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Bar Two Fifteen

In the 70s, Ian Schrager co-owned New York’s legendary Studio 54 night club. In the 80s, he co-invented boutique hotels. Part of his portfolio today is Public, inspired by the heady days of the disco era. This month, Schrager and long-time collaborator Nur Khan have teamed up again to open a new bar at Public Hotel in downtown New York. The space is as glamorous and richly decorated as you’d expect – think dark, moody interiors, velvet seating and chandeliers draped in unusual places. Award-winning mixologist Charlotte Voisey, who created the cocktail menu at Rose Bar, is behind the drinks, which are split into four categories: champagne cocktails, modern twists on classics, drinks with vibrant colours, and spirit-free options.

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