New resorts for summer 2023

For those looking ahead to summer 2023, we’ve gathered the most tantalising openings that are set to delight in the coming year.

New resorts for summer 2023

Ikos Odisia, Corfu

The sixth addition to the group’s award-winning luxury all-inclusive collection, Ikos Odisia will offer the same alluring cocktail of ingredients: Michelin-starred menus, spa treatments by Anne Sémonin Paris, dining at local restaurants at no extra charge (including the exclusive Vidos island, accessed by private boat), a vast cava and wine list, and complimentary local driving adventures – to name just some of the lures.

On a private sandy beach framed by fragrant woodland just 20km from the World Heritage listed Old Town of Corfu, Ikos Odisia will have chic, welcoming rooms and suites dotted throughout the extensive grounds in low-rise buildings that blend with the stunning natural surroundings.

Atlantis The Royal, Dubai

This ultra-luxury resort will give you access to all the fabulous amenities of its famous sister, Atlantis, The Palm, while taking things up a notch with its own 90m infinity Sky Pool, the world’s first Nobu by the Beach restaurant, fantastic wellness facilities including the unique Hammam Sensorium, and a full 2km of beachfront. Expect dazzling rooms, suites and signature penthouses with exclusively amenities by Graff, including 44 suites with private pools so you can ‘swim in the sky’.

Atlantis, The Palm is home to several of Dubai’s top family attractions, including the Aquaventure Waterpark (the world’s largest) and the Lost Chambers Aquarium.

 

One&Only Aesthesis, Athens, Greece

With just 127 rooms, suites and villas paying homage to mid-century design, this outpost of the super-luxury group will occupy an exclusive beachfront estate in the south of Athens. Central to its offerings are outstanding cuisine based on sustainable local ingredients in two signature restaurants, and unique Grecian therapies based on traditional methods blended with state-of-the-art products and technology in the sleek Chenot spa.

If you can bring yourself to leave these cosseting surrounds, curated land and sea experiences on offer will include hot spring visits, guided hikes, sunset surfing and tours of the Acropolis.

Hotel Meliá Milano, Italy

Fully reinvented, this property by the famed Spanish group radiates contemporary luxury in the Italian fashion capital’s dynamic and fast-evolving neighbourhood, just a stroll from the CityLife district with its modern architecture and urban garden. Its brand-new MaMì restaurant takes classic Italian dishes and gives them a new spin.

There’s also a sleek lounge exclusive to guests who upgrade to The Level, with a private breakfast area, cocktails, coffees and snacks. The Level rooms are located in the best parts of the hotel and include extra perks including Lavazza coffee machines.

SIRO Wellness-focused Resorts

Launching in Porto Montenegro in 2024, with the SIRO Boka Place, this new brand by Kerzner (owner of Atlantis and One&Only) has been conceived with fitness and wellbeing at its core. Expect an array of performance fitness activities that fit with each destination: cycling, sailing, hiking, boxing, climbing, kitesurfing, parkour and skiing, for instance. At SIRO Boka Place, guests will be able to choose from challenging sailing circuits and cycling routes of different lengths and altitudes.

All hotels will centre on a cutting-edge fitness club with a gym, yoga and meditation space and swimming pool, as well as offering access to local sports venues. There’ll also be the Recovery Lab with massages, meditation and sports rehabilitation, plus nutritional dining based on seasonal and organic fare from local farms and artisans.

To book ahead for your summer 2023 holiday, get in touch today. You’ll benefit from full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.

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