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The Travel Intel: the people, places and things to see in 2024

The Hauser Wirth farmshop; travelling with Journee; parents retreats with Luxury Family hotels  ( )
The Hauser Wirth farmshop; travelling with Journee; parents retreats with Luxury Family hotels ( )

PARENTAL LEAVE

The Luxury Family Hotels group has launched its Parenthood Retreat series, with expert workshops with sleep specialists to motherhood psychotherapists across its superlative UK hotels. (luxuryfamilyhotels.co.uk)

JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN

Imagine getting to the airport with no idea where you’re going. If this elicits joy and liberation, look to Journee, which sets up trips that are only revealed at check-in. (journeetrips.com)

FARM TO TABLE

What with all the galleries, restaurants and hotels around the world, Hauser & Wirth likes to keep busy. Next up, it’s opening a new outpost of its Farm Shop in Mayfair. (dursladefarmshop.co.uk)

The new Scorpios in Turkey; the Bramley treatment cabin; farm to table fare
The new Scorpios in Turkey; the Bramley treatment cabin; farm to table fare

SECOND ACT

Scorpios, the OG beach club in Mykonos, is growing with a second outpost in Bodrum, Turkey, opening in June. Expect the same mischief and music, along with rooms and a Ritual Temple (scorpios.com)

A SHED LOAD

Treatment sheds and cabins are quickly becoming the thing. At Wiltshire’s The Bath Arms, Bramley is now delivering its low-key, high impact beauty services in a beautiful wooden cabin. (batharmsinn.com)

SECRET’S OUT

Soneva sets the gold standard in the Maldives for sustainable barefoot luxury. Now it has unveiled of Soneva Secret, a chic 14-villa resort on the remote Haa Dhaalu Atoll. Race you there. Opens March  

The curated stay at 8 Holland Street; Soneva Secret; Inside Marine Troom
The curated stay at 8 Holland Street; Soneva Secret; Inside Marine Troom

SOAK IT IN

8 Holland Street, the cult store/ gallery run by Tobias Vernon, has opened a three-bed guesthouse bang next to its Bath outpost in a smart Georgian townhouse. Book room by room or as a total takeover. (8hollandstreet.com)

TEE TIME

If Rory McIlroy is your secret pin-up, check out Marine & Lawn’s hotels beside some of the UK’s finest golf courses. Try Marine Troon, with spectacular views of the Ayrshire coastline. (marineandlawn.com)

KEEP CALM AND… CARRY ON

While Border Force get its act together to phase out the liquids rule, look to 100ml, a clever platform that curates your beauty pouches with brands like Aesop, and delivers them directly to your door. (shop100ml.com)

Indoor vs outdoor: the pools at Chateau Troplong Mondot and the Eynsham Baths
Indoor vs outdoor: the pools at Chateau Troplong Mondot and the Eynsham Baths

ESCAPE TO THE CHATEAU

With one of the highest vantage points in Saint Emillion, and a smart collection of cottages and rooms, oenophiles will love Chateau Troplong Mondot, not least for its knockout reds. (troplong-mondot.com)

A BIGGER SPLASH

Eynsham Baths are the newest addition to hedonist’s favourite country escape, Estelle Manor. Expect 10 superlative treatment rooms, five thermal pools and a stunning bathing hall. Opens 8 Mar (estellemanor.com)

The iconic Kobe Tower; Thiskey House in the Himalayas; inside Deal’s The Blue Pelican
The iconic Kobe Tower; Thiskey House in the Himalayas; inside Deal’s The Blue Pelican

PICK UP A MEAL IN DEAL

The husband and wife behind The Rose, Chris Hicks and Alex Bagner, are taking flight with Japanese-infused The Blue Pelican in Deal. Expect smoked eel washed down with hot and cold sake and Japanese whisky.

SEE JAPAN IN 360 VISION

Standing 108m above the old trading port, Kobe Port Tower’s vantage point over Osaka Bay has been shut away since the pandemic for renovations. Now, finally, its spectacular 360- degree views are back for spring

HIMALAYAN HIGHS

Find your serenity at Shakti Himalaya’s newest spot, on the highest plateau in India: Thiksey House. High in Ladakh region, and opposite the stunning Stakna Monastery, it’s a perfect intimate getaway. Opens May