If you’re in need of travel inspiration, look no further. A mix of old favourites and newcomers, we’ve compiled a list of inspiring places that we think you, our discerning clients, would love to visit over the next 12 months.
The long-awaited Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza will finally open in 2023. It will be the world's largest archaeological museum with a vast display of objects excavated from the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Loire Valley, France
If you need an excuse to visit Loire Valley outside of the magnificent scenery and historic chateaux, then be among the first to visit Saint-Hubert chapel, resting place of Leonardo De Vinci, when it reopens this year after a two year renovation. Stay at Fleur de Loire in Blois: a culinary destination by two-starred chef Christophe Hay. Designed as a family home, each of the 44 rooms overlooks the Loire River.
The Viennese ball season is back after a two year hiatus, including a fabulous black-tie event at Vienna Opera House. Later in the year, Hoxton is due to open its first Viennese hotel in Stadtpark. It will occupy a fantastic 1950s modernist building that was the former headquarters of Austria’s Chamber of Commerce.
Global brand Nobu Hospitality expands into Africa for the first time this year with an opening in Marrakech. Situated in the historic heart of the city, close to the souks and vibrant Djemaa el-Fna, the luxury hotel will blend Moroccan craftsmanship with contemporary Japanese touches. Elsewhere, there are 10 brand new rooms at stylish mainstay El Fenn.
Guatemala’s former capital is the best-preserved Spanish colonial city in Central America. With its ideal climate of ‘eternal spring’, romantic architecture and bustling downtown, it’s one of our favourite destinations on this list – and now there’s a luxury accommodation option. Recently opened on the outskirts of the city’s cobbled downtown is Villa Bokeh, a chic boutique hotel in a lush garden.
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Part of a tropical archipelago off the coast of Mozambique, Benguerra Island offers indiginous forests, rich marine life affording some of the best coral reef snorkelling in the world. Time stands still at &BEYOND Benguerra Island, a wild yet upscale hideaway on this beautiful island.
Punakha Valley, Bhutan
In other &BEYOND news, in late 2023 the luxury brand are set to open Punakha River Lodge in the lush green Punakha Valley: their first lodge in Asia. Outside of your luxury lodgings, enjoy cinematic scenery, historic monuments and ancient Bhutanese traditions in the picturesque region known as the ‘rice bowl of Bhutan’.
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