As we enter the spring, jetting off somewhere serene is consuming our thoughts! From the vibrant streets of Paris to the serene shores of Lake Geneva, from the rugged beauty of the Dolomites to the historic charm of Athens, we’re sharing our hotlist of new openings in wellness-focused hospitality. Whether in search of an urban retreat, a revitalizing spa escape, or a wellness immersion, this collection of destinations promises to inspire and uplift. So, consider this a virtual tour of the new wellness havens to add to your travel bucket list.

The New Parisian Boutique Hotel

As far as city breaks go, Paris is unbeatable. The swift journey on the Eurostar in just over 2 hours, which places you right in the centre, adds to the allure of a few nights away in the City of Love. A newcomer to the lexicon of chic shops and restaurants that line the streets of the Marais district is Le Grand Mazarin. Oozing with artistic flair, the 61-key hotelier run by Maisons Pariente embodies a whimsical French Boudoir, masterminded by acclaimed Swedish designer Martin Brudnizki. The interiors wouldn’t be out of place on the set of the next Wes Anderson film, with kitch injections of apricot and teal hues and a recurring theme of lobsters. Paying homage to the Jewish Quarter neighbourhood, restaurant Boubalé offers a sharing-style Israeli menu. Nestled in the arched vaults of the basement, you’ll find a spa that exceeds expectations featuring a Technogym kitted-out gym that’s almost too pretty to sweat in and a swimming pool backdropped against a mural painted by artist Jacques Merle. Physiotherapist, Anne Cali operates out of the treatment cabins soothing souls with her made-to-measure massages. Drenched in tasteful maximalism through endorphin-inducing interiors, Le Grand Mazarin is a must-see if you’re heading to Paris!

The New Wellness Barn In Oxfordshire

Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire unveiled a new wellness barn, elevating its spa offering with state-of-the-art wellbeing experiences, following Soho House’s signature style. Away from the buzz of Farmhouse, the wellness barn is a short stroll away sanctioned into a peaceful spot. Secluded into the woodland, the open-air ice baths, sitting at a cool 3°C to 6°C, invite guests to take a plunge into the cold. The ozone sauna pod facilitates steam, infrared, and ozone therapies to reset the body by improving circulation and removing toxins and free radicals. Dedicated to slower-paced classes and low-impact modalities, the wellness studio houses yoga, meditation, mat and reformer Pilates.

Spring Equinox In The English Countryside

On the 20th of March, Beaverbrook is inviting guests to come together to honour the perfect balance of light and dark during the Spring Equinox, celebrate longer days and embrace the warmer months ahead. As Spring is a typically considered a season of growth, manifestation, and harmony, the Spring Equinox spa day will incorporate a cleansing auric smoke ritual to elevate the body’s vibrations. Then guests will be taken on a journey through chakra-activating meditation, breathwork, and dynamic movement yoga. After the mindful movement session, guests will take time to set personal intentions for the upcoming months, releasing them during a symbolic fire ceremony. The day will conclude with a sacred tea ceremony. Guests will also have access to The Coach House Spa’s facilities including six treatment rooms, outdoor pool, 20m indoor pool, thermal spa, and The Coach House Deli for fresh, seasonal dishes. From £195 per person.

The Platform To Staycations Is Now Free

Kip Hideaways is an encyclopedia of small places with souls, pairing travellers with their dream staycation destinations. Previously reserved for paying members, Kip Hideaways is relaunching its website completely free of charge. If you’re seeking a wilderness retreat in the middle of nowhere, you’re searching for a quirky woodland treehouse, or you’d like a cabin with the luxury of a sauna, Kip Hideaways cherry-picks charming, quaint locations doing most of the legwork for you. The curated travel guides help you navigate your ideal staycation with insider tips and off-the-beaten-track recommendations.

The New Residental Suites At Greece’s Luxe Resort

Sani Resort’s newest gem, the Sani Asterias Beachfront Residential Suites is set to open late June 2024. Located on the Kassandra peninsula in Halkidiki, Greece, Sani Resort is a 5-star family-friendly luxury destination that houses five hotels, 35 exquisite bars and restaurants perched on the coastline of the glistening Aegean sea. Introducing a new style of accommodation, Sani Asterias Beachfront Residential Suites are primed for intimate holidays with loved ones. The idyllic residences and suites feature private infinity pools, outdoor dining areas and direct access to the beach with picture-postcard views. Following suit in Sani’s sleek modern architectural style, Sani Asterias takes the spot of the resort’s most exclusive hotel with only 57 suites.

The Dolomites New Hotel & Spa

New to COMO Hotels & Resorts portfolio, COMO Alpina Dolomites is located in South Tyrol’s Alpe di Siusi fortified by the breathtaking mountains of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage site. COMO Alpina Dolomites is a story of two tales, visit in the winter to ski the mountains, with the luxury of ski in-ski out, and book to come in the summer months to hike or bike the region in bloom. The hotel’s alpine design integrates with the rugged terrain and serenity of the mountains to evoke a cosy yet sophisticated interior feel with a contemporary exterior. Experience wellbeing through the COMO Shambala concept at altitude, with a myriad of state-of-the-art spa facilities, world-class treatments, therapies and revitalising wellness programmes.  

The Wellness-Led City Break In Athens

F ZEEN Athens is set to open later in 2024, making it the second in the wellness-focused adult-only boutique hotel portfolio alongside their retreat in Kefalonia. Located in the heart of the historic centre on Perikleous Street, F ZEEN ATHENS instils a sense of tranquillity into the bustling city with its innate wellness ethos. Adopting a neoclassical feel that pays homage to the restored 1930s building, the retreat-inspired rooms and suites are presented in calming grey and earthy green. Yoga, fitness and meditation classes are held daily in the gym as part of the F ZEEN wellbeing concept, as well as guided walks to local monuments. The hotel’s rooftop pool steals the spotlight with its unparalleled views of the Acropolis, providing the perfect spot to unwind after a day of sightseeing under the scorching sun. Inspired by Ancient Greek Wisdom, the Idor Spa harnesses holistically driven treatments, offering utter relaxation in the cocoon treatment rooms.

The Water-Inspired Spa Reopening

Perched on the edge of Lake Geneva, the Evian Resort’s Hotel Royal unveils a new vision for the EVIAN®SPA, dedicated to wellness through water. True to expectations, the region of Evian-les-Bains, home to the globally reputable water brand, is abundant in Mother Earth’s natural resources, cradled within the majestic Alps. Refreshed for 2024, the flagship EVIANSPA draws inspiration from the life cycle of Evian® mineral water, transforming the spa experience into an immersive and multi-sensory voyage. Luxurious mineral treatments, spanning massages, body scrubs, facials, and lymphatic drainage, aim to foster cell hydration and detoxification. The refurbished EVIANSPA showcases a cutting-edge outdoor hydrotherapy circuit, an Aga Khan relaxation room, a Hammam spa and water fitness.

words by Isabelle Shury