SWISH HUNTING LODGE
Barnsdale Lodge, a former hunting lodge in Rutland with 46 rooms, reopens on March 1 after a swish makeover by new owners The Signet Collection.
Doubles from £120 B&B (barnsdalelodge.co.uk).
Barnsdale Lodge, a former hunting lodge in Rutland, reopens on March 1 after a swish makeover
RELAX BY THE SEA
Launching in March beside the seven-mile beach at Pendine Sands in Carmarthen Bay, The Caban will have 14 rooms and a restaurant. Doubles from £80, room only (cabanpendine.wales).
CABINS IN WILDERNESS
Opening on the Isle of Skye on March 31, The Bracken Hide is a four-star wilderness escape with 45 timber-clad cabins, a restaurant specialising in Highlands produce, and a whisky bar. Doubles from £150 B&B (brackenhide.co.uk).
OLD WAR OFFICE
Raffles London at The OWO (pictured) will have 120 rooms, nine restaurants and the UK’s first Guerlain spa
Grandly titled Raffles London at The OWO, this monumental hotel in Whitehall will open in late spring filling the former War Office with 120 rooms, nine restaurants and the UK’s first Guerlain spa. Rates are lofty, too, with doubles from £1,100, room only (theowo.london).
Expect plenty of red when Virgin Hotels Glasgow opens on April 8 beside the River Clyde. The 242 rooms, known as ‘chambers’, come with separate sleeping and living areas while mini-bar drinks are ‘street-priced’. Doubles from £140, room only (virginhotels.com/glasgow).
Elmore Court in Gloucestershire will unveil six woodland treehouses on May 24 that sleep two to four guests and feature an outdoor bath. From £350 (elmorecourt.com).
No 42 Margate, complete with a rooftop bar and spa, opens in June
Among a flurry of new hotels in Margate, on the Kent coast, No 42 Margate will stand out for its beachfront location, rooftop bar and spa when it opens in June. Doubles from £155, room only (guesthousehotels.co.uk).
Outdoor activities from cycling to fly-fishing are at the heart of The Mole Resort in North Devon which, from June, will offer luxury lodges from £219pp, plus rooms from £80 (themoleresort.co.uk).
Drop by the all-night bar at the 173-room Ruby Zoe, which opens in Notting Hill this summer
Opening this summer in London’s Notting Hill, the 173-room Ruby Zoe promises to be lots of fun with its carnival-inspired murals and all-night bar. Doubles from £180, room only (ruby-hotels.com).