WHAT’S HOT 2021 NEW HOTEL OPENINGS UK & EUROPE

OPENING OCTOBER 2020

BUXTON CRESCENT– THE FIRST UK HOTEL FROM EUROPE’S LARGEST HEALTH SPA OPERATOR –

NESTLED IN THE ROLLING HILLS OF THE PEAK DISTRICT IN THE SPA TOWN OF BUXTON


Buxton Crescent is the first UK property from the Ensana Hotels brand, which is a custodian of European thermal spas utilising powerful natural resources. Thanks to The Fifth Duke of Devonshire, who developed the town with grand architecture, the 19th century was a golden age for Buxton when ‘taking the waters’ was a fashionable pastime for notable high-society visitors. Now, guests can experience the therapeutic qualities of the water for themselves as water wellness is at the forefront of Buxton Crescent’s spa offering.  The hotel is home to three pools – the Thermal Pool which is a fully refurbished Victorian pool boasting the unique feature of having Buxton mineral rich water flowing into it, a relaxation pool and an impressive indoor-outdoor rooftop pool. High up on the edge of The Peak District National Park, Buxton is a gateway to this area of outstanding natural beauty, contrasting rolling farmland, forests and deep valleys with high stony plateaus. The hotel is putting Buxton, a place with a thriving cultural scene, incredible architecture and a hidden historical gem of the UK, firmly back onto the tourist map. The property comprises 81 rooms and suites. Following a multi-million-pound renovation and an extensive refurbishment of one of England’s most significant Georgian architectural buildings, it blends the outstanding history of the 18th century exterior and original features, such as chandeliers, painted ceilings and stained-glass windows complimented with stylish furniture and modern comforts. www.ensanahotels.com/buxton/en

OPENING MARCH 2021

CAN FERRERETA, SANTANYÍ, MALLORCA – SET IN AN HISTORIC UNKNOWN MALLORCAN VILLAGE, SHOWCASING THE LATEST CREATIVE TALENT FROM THE BALEARICS

The expert team behind Sant Francesc Hotel Singular in Palma will open a brand-new boutique hotel in the historic village of Santanyí, south east Mallorca in March 2021. Can Ferrereta is a 32-room hotel, set within a 17th century mansion and will be home to one of the region’s most exciting collections of contemporary art. The hotel has been transformed by Mallorcan-based BASTIDAS Architecture and design house WIT alongside the Soldevila-Ferrer family who own the hotel.  It will also be home to a Mediterranean restaurant serving delicious local seasonal produce, two bars, a 25m swimming pool and a spa with hammam and indoor pool. The opening of Can Ferrereta will allow guests to embark on the ultimate Mallorcan twin centre trip, pairing a cultural city break in Palma, with a historical coastal retreat. www.hotelcanferrereta.com

OPENING SPRING 2021

THE UNIWORLD BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISE COLLECTION UNVEILS SS. LA VENEZIA – SPRING 2021

RETURNING RESPONSIBLE CRUISE TO VENICE

In Spring 2021, the S.S. La Venezia will set sail in a pioneering move which will return responsible cruise to Venice. The most recent addition to the Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, the S.S. La Venezia is a boutique ship hosting up to 150 guests – offering the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the cruise industry, affording guests the luxury of space and the ability to navigate smaller ports such as Venice’s Grand Canal, which larger ships cannot. S.S. La Venezia will immerse guests in the rich culture of Venice through authentic local experiences and produce from the famous Rialto market. Much of the décor has been influenced by local design house, Fortuny, creators of fine, hand-crafted fabrics since 1907. Through their team of trusted artisans, Venetian history has been brought to life with intricate patterns, delicate fabrics, antique art and Murano glass, emblematic of the unique and universally celebrated locale. www.uniworld.com