Primard — Guainville, France (Opening Spring 2021)
Just 45 miles or so west of Paris, this sumptuous 100-acre estate on the banks of the Eure River has become the five-star flagship of the Domaine de Fontenille Collection. The owners have taken great care to respect the site’s romantic spirit, with remarkable gardens designed by Jacques Wirtz. In addition to the 31 rooms and nine suites in this bucolic wonderland, where water is omnipresent, you can enjoy the nearly 5,000 square feet of the spa and the outstanding food crafted by three-star chef Éric Fréchon.
Quinta Nova — Covas do Douro, Portugal
Nestled in the vineyards of an 18th-century estate, Quinta Nova overlooks the exquisite tapestry of the Douro Valley. With a delightful combination of services combining oenology, fine dining, and hospitality, this quiet, spacious family property with 11 rooms beckons you to savor an unforgettable experience in which time literally stands still, as manifested by the breathtaking views of the natural surroundings. This wine region, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the perfect place to sample exquisite wines produced on site through a distinctive process, all in warm and welcoming ambiance.
xenodocheio Milos — Athens, Greece (Opening May 2021)
A new boutique hotel featuring the estiatorio Milos gastronomic experience, the work of celebrated chef Costas Spiliadis, is opening in downtown Athens, across from Mount Lycabettus, in one of the Greek capital’s loveliest neoclassical buildings. Having conquered the world’s major cities, the chef now brings his superior seafood skills back to his native land with a top-notch Mediterranean menu. This five-star hotel with some 40 rooms and suites will expertly demonstrate the warmth of Greek hospitality and the charm of the country’s art de vivre.
Cashel Palace — Cashel, Ireland (Opening Fall-Winter 2021)
In a village clustered in the shadow of the Rock of Cashel, this property, a former Archbishop’s grand country house, offers 34 rooms and eight suites in a blend of classicism and sophistication. Recent renovations have revealed marvelous ornamental delights and, in Ireland, the unveiling of the updated establishment is already generating tremendous enthusiasm, proving to be one of the year’s most eagerly awaited openings. Guests will experience many magical moments in the property’s English gardens and exquisite spa. This enchanting place will be ideal for relaxing and refreshing body and spirit amidst the pastoral scenery of the verdant moor, dotted with frolicking thoroughbreds.