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This floating hotel meets spa launches in January 2020. Taking inspiration from when felled trees were sent downriver for processing, the Arctic Bath is designed to blend into the environment – it floats on the water in the summer, and in the winter it freezes into the Lule River and becomes part of the frozen landscape. After pampering yourself in the cold bath, hot bath, saunas and more, you can stay within one of the six floating cabins or on land.
Belinda says: “It’s location actually in the river gives it a wonderful viewing point for the Northern Lights and the floating sauna will be extraordinary.”
The Mandarin Oriental is giving the iconic Hotel Lake Luzern a multi-million dollar makeover and turning it into the Mandarin Oriental Palace Lucerne in 2020. With redesigned rooms, new restaurants and landscaped gardens, this historic palace hotel is set to sparkle once more.
Belinda says: “We are excited to see Mandarin Oriental again bringing their trademark elevated service and Asian design to such a beautiful location!”
With its mountain setting, the views from Kempinski Tbilisi will be hard to beat. Guests can relax on their private terrace or stroll up to the rooftop bar to get an even better look of the capital. While it made seem hard to tear yourself away from your suite, the resort’s gourmet restaurants found on the neighbouring mountain are sure to do just that. Particularly, the Enoteca wine bar, which is stocked with local wines.
Belinda says: “Georgia is already a hot destination making its way on to many travel wish lists for 2020 and the new addition of the Kempinski Tbilisi which is set to open late in 2020 makes it even more exciting. Boasting the largest guest rooms in the city both visitors and locals will be able to enjoy the rooftop terrace, which will offer stunning views.”
One of the world’s most fashionable hotels is about to arrive in Warsaw. Owned by actor Robert De Niro and Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, this hotel is sure to become a fast-favourite with locals and guests alike. As it’s set right in the heart of the city, you won’t want to go anywhere else.
Belinda says: “I am sure that the locals are equally excited about this new opening as of course the hotel brings with it their signature Nobu Restaurant. It’s modern and luxurious design will be a lovely haven in the centre of this historic city.”
If there is one hotel that is going to make you feel like royalty, it’s Le Grand Contrôle Versaille. Set within a 17th-century building on the palace grounds, you are sure to feel spoilt by its riches. For instance, it only has 14 rooms, but there is an Alain Ducasse restaurant and Valmont Spa on site.
Belinda says: “The hotel will contain original antiques and art and the building has been meticulously restored. Of course, all guests will also be entitled to personalised experiences at the Palace. We can’t wait to stay here!”
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From $7,600 pp
- Explore the top attractions in Dublin
- Visit Historical Boyne Valley
- Enjoy champagne afternoon tea at the most romantic castle hotel
- Take a romantic boat trip on Lough Corrib
- Learn about the unique traditions on the Aran Islands
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From $6,200 pp
- Visit the beautiful cities of Geneva, Lucerne, and Zurich
- Learn about Swiss cheese production and chocolate making in a local factory
- Experience a breathtaking panorama view of Mount Gornergrat
- Hop on a helicopter scenic tour to admire Jungfraujoch – “Top of Europe” from above
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- See the spectacular Highlands of Scotland
- Visit a Royal Distillery on a private tour
- Play golf at the Royal Dornoch Golf Club
- Enjoy a private helicopter trip to the Orkney Islands to see the Neolithic artefacts
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