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Summer Holidays 2020: International Hotel Reopenings To Know Now

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An escape to somewhere exotic has never been more appealing. But where’s open?

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As travel restrictions continue to relax, now is the time to start planning your next great escape. But where can we go on holiday from July? Which hotels are reopening? With the UK forming increasing links with European countries to form air bridges for quarantine-free travel, and more destinations likely to follow, which hotels are open for business? We bring you a selection of some of the most appealing international hotel reopenings…

International Hotel Reopenings 2020

 

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France Photo by LoboStudio Hamburg on Unsplash

FRANCE

Which hotels are reopening in France for summer holidays?

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Hotel Lou Pinet, Saint-Tropez, France

Hotel Lou Pinet, Saint-Tropez, France

Reopening: open now

Following an extensive refurbishment, Maisons Pariente’s, Hotel Lou Pinet in Saint-Tropez is open for business. Just five minutes from the Place de Lices and right by the beaches, pick from the 34 spacious rooms and suits and enjoy a meal from the popular Beefbar restaurant. With Saint Tropez to explore you can venture out or enjoy being holed up in five star style.

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Grand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat

Grand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel

Reopening: open now

If an escape to the Cote d’Azur is sounding pretty appealing right now, check in to the Grand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel with stunning views of the French Riviera from Monaco to Nice. There’s Michelin-starred Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine on offer and beautiful grounds to explore before checking out the local beaches.

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Rates at Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel start €358 (£323) per night for two persons sharing a Superior Pinewood Room (incl. taxes, excl. breakfast). fourseasons.com

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap D’Antibes, France

Reopening: open now

This summer marks the 150th anniversary of this legendary hotel, which has played host to some of the biggest names in art, cinema and politics over its history. Returning guests will have full access to the iconic saltwater swimming pool, water activities, tennis courts and fitness centre plus outdoor spa treatments.

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Rates start from €1,150 (currently approx. £1,033) per night, B&B. Cabanas rates from €690 per day (currently approx. £620) | oetkercollection.com

Fauchon l'Hotel Paris

Fauchon l’Hotel Paris

Reopening: open now

General Manager Jerome Montanteme says: “it will be like having Paris all to yourselves this summer, with no crowds and an opportunity to slow down and truly appreciate all the city has to offer. Of course, Fauchon L’Hotel Paris will be there to tantalize every sense and ensure we satisfy guests’ joie de vivre with our gourmet delicacies.” Paris without the crowds? We’re in. (And if you haven’t heard about Fauchon l’Hotel Paris’ unique room service offering, where have you been?) Read our full Fauchon l’Hotel Paris hotel review here.

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Nightly rates at Fauchon l’Hotel Paris start from €400 | hotel-fauchon-paris.fr

Château Troplong Mondot

Château Troplong Mondot, Bordeaux, France

Reopening: open now

Sitting on the Mondot hilltop overlooking the UNESCO world-heritage town of Saint-Emilion, guests can opt to stay in the rustic vineyard house hidden away in the middle of the vines for total seclusion. A private escape in the middle of a wine estate? Sign us up. Aside from wine tasting, other activities on offer include outdoor yoga and trfuffle hunting.

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Rates start from €250 (currently approx. £223) per night, B&B. troplong-mondot.com | troplong-mondot.com

 

Italy Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash

ITALY

Where in Italy is open for tourists for summer 2020?

Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort

Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort

Reopening: open now

Known for being the home of the Venice Film Festival since 1932, this self-contained beach hideaway on the Venice Lido will reopen its doors on 11 July. A new Drive & Stay package (July-October 2020) will provide guests with a private garage, with parking fees waived (the Lido is the only island in Venice accessible by car). Guests can enjoy a private speedboat service to the city in 15 mins and secluded beachside cabanas plus tennis courts, a spacious state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool, golf, a riding school and bicycle lanes to cruise around on.

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hotelexcelsiorvenezia.com

Palazzo Avino, Ravello

Palazzo Avino, Ravello

Reopening: open now

Perched atop the Amalfi coast with stunning views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, how about checking into the iconic pink palace of Ravello this summer? With seven new guest rooms designed by Cristina Celestino to check out, including the renowned Belvedere Suite, each room is unique with Vietri ceramics and ancient Moorish arched windows that look out onto the sea.

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palazzoavino.com

Il Castelfalfi, Tuscany

Il Castelfalfi, Tuscany

Reopening: open now

How does a Tuscan escape sound? In the heart of the medieval village of Castelfalfi, the Toscana Resort is set amongst 2,700 acres of olive groves, vineyards, lakes and a wildlife reserve. With eco-sustainability and community support at its core, organic wine and olive oil production is a large part of resort life. There’s also a championship golf course on site to keep guests entertained.

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For further information on Il Castelfalfi, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, or to book, visit castelfalfi.com

grand hotel villa serbelloni sun terrace and pool gilly pickup

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

Reopening: open now

This 5-star hotel in Bellagio on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como has hosted the likes of Al Pacino, JFK, Winston Churchill and Clark Gable since its 1873 opening. Experience La Dolce Vita in one of the most beautiful settings the country has to offer.

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Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is offering guests 10% off and daily breakfast when booking three or more nights | villaserbelloni.com

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GREECE

Where in Greece is reopening for the summer 2020 season?

MarBella. Corfu

MarBella, Corfu

Reopening: open now

Award-winning MarBella, Corfu will be the first five-star property in Corfu to reopen for the summer season. The hotel’s ‘We Care Health and Safety Protocol’ will see them offer all guests, partners, and the surrounding local community a fully certified, clean, and secure environment. New experiences will include tailored beach picnics and outdoor cinema screenings.

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Sani Dunes

Sani Dunes, Halkidiki

Reopening: 1 August 2020

Following the opening of Porto Sani and Sani Asterias in July, Sani Dunes reopens on 1 August in a further step toward getting the Sani Resort fully back in business. Set in a 1,000-acre ecological reserve with 7km of sandy beaches, there is plenty of space for social distancing in beautiful surroundings, with plenty of outdoor activities on offer for guests of all ages.

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Istoria, Santorini

Istoria, Santorini

Reopening: open now

The owners of Istoria, Santorini have transformed what was a boutique hotel into the first and only luxury, private villa experience on Santorini. If you’re looking for seclusion, safety and luxury, this unique pop-up experience in a private palace is a must-visit. With twelve suites, a beachfront location and private beach access, spa, private chef and all the services of a five star hotel for the use, it can be enjoyed by a single group wishing to be pampered in luxurious, waterfront privacy.

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istoriahotel.gr

Amanzoe, Greece

Amanzoe, Greece

Reopening: open now

With standalone villas and private pools, social distancing comes naturally to Aman resorts. For a completely secluded route to your villa, you can travel by private jet to Athens and then take a 25-minute helicopter transfer to your villa. Enjoy access to an entire hilltop and private beach for the ultimate privacy. And of course, with villas available to buy as well as rent, if you find you don’t ever want to leave, you won’t have to.

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Turkey Photo by Osman Köycü on Unsplash

TURKEY

Where is open in Turkey for a summer holiday?

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Hillside Beach Cub Turkey

Hillside Beach Club, Fethiye

Reopening: open now

Nestled within the privacy of Fethiye’s Kalemya Bay, Hillside Beach Club caters to both families and couples looking for a blissful break away. Take a forest walk or a boat-trip across the bay, discover the local culture, delight in a restorative yoga class or spa treatment, or simply lounge on one of the hotel’s three beautiful beaches. Ideal for those looking for a post-lockdown health and immune boost, the hotel has also recently launched its Fresh Start Package, a three or seven-day delicious and nutritiously tailored menu created by the the resort’s resident dietician.

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Nightly rates start from £480 based from on two people sharing a standard room on a full board plus basis. hillsidebeachclub.com

D-Maris Bay, Turkey

D-Maris Bay, Turkey

Reopening: open now

Choose from an array of suites and rooms as well as an exclusive, luxury private villa for groups of up to five people, with five secluded beaches, a private yacht and a choice of restaurants on Turkey’s Turquoise Coast. Guests can order in-room breakfast from their 24-hour butler service, and D-Maris Bay is home to five gourmet restaurants and bars, including the award-winning contemporary Japanese restaurant Zuma.

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Rates at D-Maris Bay start from €580 (£522) for a Deluxe Sea View Room in low season and €1,100 (£990) in high season.| dmarisbay.com

Iceland Photo by Norris Niman on Unsplash

ICELAND

Can you go on holiday to Iceland now?

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Deplar Farm

Deplar Farm, Iceland

Reopening: open now

Looking for some seclusion post-lockdown? Deplar Farm in Iceland is one of Eleven Experience’s most unique properties, located in the remote Fljót Valley of northern Iceland with just a handful of resident farmers and more than double the amount of sheep than people. Wellness facilities include a steam room, indoor/outdoor saunas, hot tubs, flotation tanks, three treatment rooms and an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, heated to 38°C from thermal springs.

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Rates during the summer and winter season (1 June – 31 October & 1 November – 14 March) start from £1,370 per person, per night. This includes customised adventure itineraries, all gear necessary for activities, pre-arrival planning with an Experience Manager, all in-house meals, house alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages, daily housekeeping and airport transfers to/from Akureyri. elevenexperience.com

Croatia Photo by Spencer Davis on Unsplash

CROATIA

Where is open in Croatia this summer?

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Adriatic Luxury Hotels

Adriatic Luxury Hotels – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Reopening: open now

Choose from Hotel Excelsior , Villa Orsula, Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik (available for exclusive use only at present) and Hotel Dubrovnik Palace for a Croatian summer holiday post-lockdown. How does sailing around the Elaphiti Islands, swimming in the aquamarine water, exploring sea caves or cycling through the rolling vineyards of Konavle Valley sound?

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adriaticluxuryhotels.com

Oysters at La Buvette des Bains

SWITZERLAND

Where in Switzerland is open for bookings this summer?

Beau Rivage Geneva

Beau Rivage, Geneva

Reopening: open now

You may have to choose between a city break and a countryside retreat this year, unless you find somewhere that sits nicely between the two. With Lake Geneva on the doorstep for watersports and beach lounging or the bustling city of Geneva to explore one fondue at a time, this elegant, historic hotel is the perfect base for your next escape.

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Spain Photo by Uwe Jelting on Unsplash

SPAIN

Which hotels in Spain are reopening for guests this summer?

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The Serras, Barcelona

The Serras, Barcelona

Reopening: open now

If you’re itching to get back to Barcelona, check in to The Serras, nestled in the port with views across the Mediterranean. Built in 1846 by 19th century architect Francesc Daniel Molina, famous for his work on Barcelona’s Plaça Reial, you can choose from 28 artfully designed rooms and suites and explore the city or relax in comfort by the pool before enjoying food by Michelin-starred chef Marc Gascons.

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Finca Cortesin Spain

Finca Cortesin, Andalusia, Spain

Reopening: open now

One of the world’s most beautiful hotels, Finca Cortesin is set within a 532-acre estate on the Andalusian coast with plenty of stunning grounds to explore. Feel at ease with advance paperless and contact-free check-in, 24-hour virtual FaceTime or WhatsApp Concierge and a minimum of two metres distancing between pool loungers at all pools. Other initiatives include pop-up dining experiences elsewhere on the hotel grounds; enhanced villa rental offerings with private chefs to minimize traffic flow in restaurants; regularly taking the temperature of all staff; and enhancing the already strict cleanliness protocols, with daily certified ozone machine cleaning services.

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Rates start from €620 (currently approx. £552) per night, B&B | fincacortesin.com

 

Nobu Ibiza Bay Hotel

Nobu Ibiza Bay

Reopening: open now

Visitors to the white isle this season can expect to experience something akin to ‘the old Ibiza’, with quieter beaches and hotels and no clubs open. Positioned on the secluded, sandy shores of Talamanca Bay, Nobu Ibiza Bay offers a quiet and luxurious escape. Highlights include a new luxurious three-bedroom suite – the Nobu Penthouse, alfresco dining at Chambao and Nobu Restaurant and wellness experiences from Ibiza Bay Spa by Six Senses.

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nobuhotelibizabay.com

ME Ibiza

ME Ibiza

Reopening: open now

Another option for those venturing to the Balearic islands this year is the sparkling white ME Ibiza. Located on a bay near Santa Eulalia – the island’s quieter side – it’s perfect for those who want some downtime in the most glamorous of settings. The rooftop pool and bar is one of the island’s best: think beachy vibes, with views overlooking the ocean.

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melia.com

Sant Francesc Hotel Singular

Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, Palma

Reopening: open now

Explore the cobbled streets of Palma this summer with the safe haven of Sat Francesc Hotel Singular to retreat to, set within a historic Mallorcan mansion and dating back to 1860. The private rooftop terrace and swimming pool will also reopen to guests alongside restaurant Quadrat. Social distancing will be ensured with a cut capacity, with just 25 of the hotel’s 42 rooms and suites available to book.

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Rates for this summer will start from €250 | hotelsantfrancesc.com

Cap Rocat, Mallorca

Cap Rocat, Mallorca

Reopening: open now

Looking for total seclusion for your summer break? This is it. This former fortress is a true hideaway, and social distancing is not a new policy, it’s the point of your visit. Situated on a private peninsula in the middle of a 30-hectare nature reserve with 2km of marine protected coast, Cap Rocat offers its guests complete privacy. With gorgeous views over the Bay of Palma, enjoy outdoor dining and, if possible, opt for one of the rooms with a private pool; you won’t regret it.

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Phone  (+34) 971 74 78 78  |  [email protected] | www.caprocat.com

 

Read our Mallorca weekender travel guide

Pikes, Ibiza

Reopening: open now

If you’re looking for a ‘no-need-to-leave-the-hotel’ sort of holiday to ease you back into travelling, the iconic Pikes Ibiza is the perfect choice. No matter how hard you try to leave once you check in, you’re always drawn back in and before you know it it’s time to make a dash to the airport for your return flight. A statement on their website reads: “Our vision for 2020 is that of a bucolic Ibiza past, a time when life was more laidback and our hotel guests and island characters gathered under the stars for magical Mediterranean evenings fuelled by delicious food, heady cocktails and fabulous music.” Count us in.

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pikesibiza.com

Puente Romano Beach Resort Spain

Puente Romano Beach Resort, Marbella

Reopening: open now

How does sailing around the Mediterranean in total privacy sound? Guests at Puente Romano will be able to spend the day on the resort’s very own crewed sailing boat this summer, before returning to enjoy food by three Michelin-starred chef, Dani Garcia at his new restaurant Leña, a modern steakhouse. Puente Romano offers secluded luxury villa options with private pools and gardens plus the option to have the services of a private chef for your stay.

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puenteromano.com

7Pines Kempinski Ibiza

7Pines Kempinski Ibiza

Reopening: open now

Want to reconnect with nature (outside of your local park) post-lockdown? Check in to 7Pines Kempinski Ibiza and enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities including a private charter of or stays aboard the resort’s fleet of Pershing Yachts, scenic guided hikes, off-road biking, cliff diving with a local expert, kayaking and paddle-boarding. Or reconnect with your body with outdoor personal training, yoga and meditation sessions.

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Guests can enjoy a 30% discount on their daily rate valid for stays from 19th June 2020 to 13th July 2020 and from 24th August 2020 to 18th October 2020. The resort has also implemented a flexible booking policy so guests can change their dates throughout the 2020 season free of charge and subject to availability | kempinski.com

 

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