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As we prepare to roll into a new decade, Small Luxury Hotels of the World unveils its most anticipated luxury hotel openings for 2020. Here is a sneak peek of the most exciting destinations and boutique hotels to look forward to this year.
Lost Horizons Resort & Spa Begnas, Pokhara, Nepal
Opens Dec 2020
Based on James Hilton's classic novel Lost Horizon, Lost Horizon Resort & Spa Begnas in The Himalayas boasts a unique perspective of Begnas lake and some of the highest mountain peaks of the world. The 38-suite hotel also features a 7000 sq.-foot spa offering spa treatments inspired by old traditions, a pool designed to be used in all seasons, a grand bar and library lounge that overlooks Mount Manasalu.
Five years after the catastrophic earthquakes where nearly 9,000 people lost their lives, the country is gearing up to celebrate 2020 as the 'Visit Nepal' year, with the tourism board setting a target of two million visitor arrivals.
Castello Di Reschio, Umbria, Italy
Opens July 2020
Castello di Reschio is a new boutique hotel located within a 3,700-acre pastoral estate in the Umbrian hills on Italy's Umbria-Tuscany border. Propelling a spotlight on Italy's forgotten heartland, the hotel houses 36 rooms and suites, a restaurant, spa, bar, library, pool and an organic farm including 5,000 olive trees.
Riding lessons and excursions are available for guests and a weekly dressage event in the summer months brings equestrians together. Other activities include hiking, tennis and wild swimming in the estate lake which is available for private use, cooking lessons, olive oil making, clay pigeon shooting, truffle hunting and painting classes.
Les Sources de Cheverny, Loire Valley, France
Located in the beautiful vineyards of Cheverny, renowned for producing white wine such as 'Sauvignon' and 'Cabernet Blanc', Les Sources de Cheverny will open its doors with 26 rooms and 23 suites. The hotel's spa will offer the same range of vineyard based treatments and skincare products as its Bordeaux sister property, Les Sources de Caudalie, also owned by Alice and Jerome Tourbier. The quintessential French château will host two restaurants, an organic vegetable garden as well as seven hectares of vineyards planted around the property.
The wine experience will not be limited to the property's ideal location as a real wine route will be devised to allow guests to discover the hidden wonders of the region. Close to the hotel, guests will find The Château of Cheverny which was used as a model by Hergé for Marlinspike Hall (Château de Moulinsart in French), which is featured in several Tintin stories. The château has a permanent exhibition dedicated to the most famous of cartoon reporters.
Panoptis Escape, Mykonos, Greece
Opens May 2020
On top of the hill overlooking the idyllic Elia Beach in Mykonos, Panoptis Escape is the latest addition to the Myconian Collection family. Bound by imaginative contemporary architecture, minimalist styling and artisan craftsmanship, everything about Panoptis Escape is the definition of 'less is more'. Nineteen villa suites comprise the new property, each featuring their own outdoor spa Jacuzzi or private infinity pool. Expect personalised service
from an experienced team of staff, here to take care of guests' every whim from personal chefs, butler services to private helicopter and yacht charters.
Jet2 will launch summer season flights to Mykonos from Stanstead and Manchester airports on May 24 2020, making it even easier to access the island.
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