Spring makes the world a beautiful place. The flowers come out to play, the sun stays out longer and you can finally drop those heavy winter clothes… plenty to get excited about, none more so, than the reopening of some of our favorite luxury hotels. If you’re planning a holiday to start the year off on the right foot, then take a minute to browse the hottest reopenings for the spring season.
Opening Date: March 7
Venue: French Riviera, France
This Belle Époque hotel overlooks the waters of the Mediterranean and has one of the most beautiful infinity pools in the world. Ideal for families looking for a calm and relaxed atmosphere without skimping on the opulence. Its 17 acres of landscaped gardens look absolutely wonderful in full bloom.
What we love: The Michelin Star restaurant Le Cap and the sheer amount of space of the gardens.
Opening Date: 2 March 2016
Venue: Mane en Provence, France
Le Couvent des Minimes is a luxury hotel experience in the provençal town of Mane, set in a 17th century convent. The quiet landscape will quickly thaw the winter off your mind and if that’s not enough, the excellent L’Occitane Spa will. A few days here is the ideal way to start off Spring.
What we love: Quiet and traditional but definitely not old fashioned! The hotel’s contemporary interiors are sleek and sexy and the Spa alone is worth the visit.
Opening Date: 10 March 2016
Venue: Lake Como, Italy
The Villa d’Este’s gardens are considered one of the most beautiful in the world and it really comes into its own during spring. Set on the shores of the sparkling Lake Como, this hotel and the surrounding area has been a luxury retreat for Italy’s well heeled ever since Roman times and it’s easy to see why.
What we love: The garden that well and truly deserves UNESCO heritage site status. Spending the afternoon in the infinity pool on Lake Como is a close second.
One of the beautiful places to stay on the Amalfi coast. Set in a 11th century palace, the Belmond Hotel Caruso treats guests to an exceptionally beautiful infinity pool and its proximity to the Roman city of Pompeii means you can get a great culture trip on your spring break.
What we love: Sipping on a cocktail at the poolside bar. The view is truly to die for.
Opening date: 31 March 2016
Venue: Gordes, France
If you’re looking for a hotel experience that’ll play on your imagination after you’ve left, try la Bastide des Gordes, but be warned, it may prove hard to beat afterwards. The hotel offers breathtaking views over the Luberon and inside, over 4000 paintings and antiques furnish the recently renovated 16th century masterpiece.
What we like: The views over the Vallée, the Pierre Gagnaire restaurant, the roman steam baths in the Sisley Spa…. in other words, everything.
Opening date: 26 March 2016
Venue: Deia, Majorca
Belmond La Residencia is located in the hills cradling the sleepy coastal town of Deia. A series of 16th century manor houses set amid citrus and olive groves and Spain’s largest sculpture garden, it’s the type of hotel you’ll find yourself booking again as soon as you’re back at your office desk.
What we like: An afternoon session in the award winning spa is a must, and of course, the town of Deia.
Opening date: 21 April 2016
Venue: Capri, Italy
The Island of Capri may be quite small, but the experience delivered at the Capri Palace is nothing short of grandiose. Two Michelin Star restaurants and an internationally recognized Spa wrapped in an intimate 72 room hotel on one of Italy’s most beautiful coasts… what’s not to love?
What we love: Two Michelin Star restaurants is nothing to scoff at and the intimate atmosphere of the hotel will leave you charmed.
Opening date: 19 March 2016
Venue: Positano, Italy
Le Sirenuse is a splash of color that’ll chase out the grey of winter from your life. Green hills, blues seas and Positano’s multicolored homes are brought to life by the rays of the Mediterranean sun, and the sight is a joy to wake up to.
What we love: The view on the hillside houses and the central location in the town of Positano.