Don’t be fooled into thinking that luxury hotels are all about overwater villas in the Maldives or rooftop bars in New York City. So much more than Benidorm, holidays to Europe are taking the travel world by storm and that’s all down to the collection of the best new hotels in Europe that boast top-notch hospitality, facilities and all-round luxurious experiences.
Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa; Limassol, Cyprus
A holiday to Cyprus won’t be complete without a stay at Parklane Limassol. Opening on March 4th 2019, this hotel is the only luxury internationally-branded resort in Cyprus and is the perfect location to spend the Easter holidays with your loved ones. Here, everything comes in threes. With a 300-metre beach, three outdoor pools and a 3,000 square metre spa, guests are invited to bask in relaxation and simply watch the stresses of daily life melt away. You heard it here first – get booking before the secret is out!
Ikos Aria; Kos
All-inclusive holidays to Kos don’t get much better than Ikos Aria. The Ikos brand dominates the entire Grecian region when it comes to luxury new hotels in Europe, and the addition to the family located in Kos lives up to – if not exceeds – the high standards in place. A compelling combination of contemporary style and traditional hospitality, the hotel’s exterior matches the Grecian colour scheme of sugar-cube white that’s contrasted by the vibrant turquoise of the dazzling Kos coastline. The collection of gorgeous accommodation each offer a choice of private balconies, manicured gardens and individual pools while the outstanding activities will keep you entertained for hours on end on your holiday to Kos.
Elivi Skiathos; Skiathos
An underrated area of Greece, Skiathos is steeped in rich ancient history, home to 60 glorious sandy beaches and a bustling city that knows no boundaries when it comes to having a good time. Elivi Skiathos nestles into its stunning natural landscape with ease; the unique beachfront just steps away from the property, the exquisite stonework on the exterior of the accommodation and the multitude of al fresco dining options that offer sparkling panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. A stay here will ensure your holiday to Skiathos is the ultimate romantic retreat in every way possible.
The Chedi Lustica Bay; Montenegro
Experience Mediterranean excellence on your holiday to Montenegro at The Chedi Lustica Bay, one of the best new hotels in Europe in more ways than one. The 111 contemporary-designed rooms and suites are just the beginning – think a heated outdoor infinity pool, a wellness spa with an indoor pool, a private beach and so much more. The small-community feel is reflected in the top-notch hospitality while the surrounding town is utterly picture-perfect from the dramatic mountain backdrop to the striking blue of Traste Bay against the stone architecture.
If you’re on the hunt for a luxurious headquarters on your holiday to Corfu, I’ve got you covered. Angsana Corfu provides guests with a modern fairy tale escape with innovative architecture, contemporary dining and hillside scenes complemented by panoramic views of the Ionian Sea. By day, cart the little ones off to the kids’ club while you indulge in a treatment at the award-winning Angsana Spa or explore the UNESCO landmarks in Corfu’s nearby Old Town. When evening falls, tuck into local masterpieces by a Michelin-starred chef or simply admire the Grecian sunset dip into the Ionian Sea from your private balcony.
7 Pines Ibiza
If you thought that elegance and Ibiza didn’t go hand in hand, you couldn’t be more wrong. While Ibiza boasts a worldwide reputation as a party island, 7 Pines Ibiza changes the game by offering a relaxing retreat for those on the hunt for pure serenity. The reason for its namesake, the hotel is an Ibicenco-style village located within a pine forest clifftop setting that boasts a luxurious spa and five delicious on-site restaurants including an al fresco Italian eatery with a built-in pizza oven and a dinner-only steakhouse that’s perfect for a romantic date night on your Ibiza holiday.
Six Senses Kaplankaya; Turkey
From its 141 guestrooms and 150 residential villas with vistas of the Aegean Sea to its massive 10,000-square-metre spa, fitness and healing centre, a stay at Six Senses Kaplankaya promises to make your holiday to Turkey one that’s utterly spectacular. As one of the best new hotels in Europe, it offers an enviable location and is just a short distance from the Didyma Apollo Temple, the Bodrum Peninsula and two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Your exploring is bound to strike up on appetite so head back to Six Senses Kaplankaya and tuck into authentic Turkish delights at Wild Thyme or unwind with a cocktail at The Library Bar. Sound like a bit of you?
Nobu Hotel Barcelona
To say that Nobu is a household name is an understatement. Known as the go-to haunt for A-listers looking for Japanese fusion food, and now a hotel chain that delivers the height of elegance, Nobu offers something special for your holiday to Barcelona.
Capturing the essence of Barcelona, this vibrant and lively hotel is set in a prime central location. Due to open July 2019, Nobu Hotel Barcelona will embody the best of the brand’s effortless style and laid-back luxury. The hotel will offer 259 sleek rooms & suites, an elegant spa, thoughtfully tailored meeting & event spaces, and a world-class Nobu Restaurant that offers panoramic views of its iconic locale from the majestic perspective of the 23rd floor. The hotel’s prime location is close to the city’s historic centre, Montjuïc Olympic area, museums, markets, shopping, high-speed train service, and the International El Prat Airport, only 20 minutes away.