Exciting Hotel Openings Happening this July.
July is bringing the goods, and by goods we mean hotel openings! There are some incredibly exciting and innovative developments opening their doors this month, from London to Namibia, we’ve rounded up the best hotel openings occurring in July.
Grantley hall, Yorkshire
Grantley Hall is a renowned property which has been a favourite countryside escape amongst royalty, politicians and society families. Built in the 17th Century, the home has recently undergone a multi-million-pound revamp. Now opening as a magnificent 47 bedroom hotel, the Grade II listed building is sure to be an experience to remember.
As part of the revamp, historical fireplaces and elegant sash windows have been restored, whilst other decor has been produced by locals, right down to the mattresses! Grantley Hall is perfect for active types, boasting an 18m pool and high tech gym with underwater treadmills and altitude bikes. But located on the fringes of the Yorkshire dales, means the beauty of Yorkshire is right on your doorstep, a bit of exploring, anyone? If history is more your thing than you’re also in luck. In addition to the historical roots of the building itself, nearby Ripon City holds exciting, medieval streets which are certainly worth a visit. And foodies are not left out either. The new hotel has a definite ambition to be part of the region’s culinary scene. An exciting homecoming for chef Shaun Rankin who will be heading up a fine dining restaurant fit with a kitchen garden. All produce will come from fruit trees, beehives and beds in the garden, and you heard it hear first, the Yorkshire rhubarb crumble souffle with rosehip and iced clotted cream is set to be a winner
Sinner is expected to give its own take on Parisian style. As part of the Evok Hotels Collection, Sinner is the first of the group to claim a relaxed luxury vibe. As hotel openings go, the 43 bedroom property has largely been kept under wraps, but here’s what we know so far.
With an Instagram page dominated by risque red, black and white images, the hotel promises to be a place with a distinctive, intangible atmosphere than one cannot exactly describe. Sinner will embrace risk and has been marketed as a destination on the edge, an environment to pique curiosity, cultivate mystery, whilst resurrective the secret pleasure in forbidden, joyful freedom. Once inside the hotel, expect to be greeted with a raw, almost monastic aesthetic, which quickly transforms into a sensual fantasy journey. Kitted out with wood, velvet and tonal depths, the interior certainly fits the vibe of the hotel. The opening of Sinner is one to watch to say the least.
From the depths of Paris, to vibrant South Africa! Sonop is a safari lodge style hotel which will definitely be one to remember. Located in the Karas region, on the border of NamibRand Nature Reserve, a luxe 10-tent camp sits atop a granite boulder formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. Surrounded by desert wilderness, the private reserve is all that separates you from the roaming oryx, jackals and leopards.
Aside from the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, what can you expect inside Sonop? The 1920’s decor has a distinct ‘explorer gone glam’ vibe. With king-sized four poster beds, copper bathtubs, antique furniture and vintage maps, you are fully immersed in the safari experience. The luxe is evident with staff donning black ties and serving supper on silverware. After a thrilling day on horseback safari, e-biking through dunes or hot air ballooning, perhaps you’ll want to unwind in the decadent cigar room with a billiards table freely available, or if a spa is more your thing, then head to the spa tent and infinity pool. And to top it all off, the entire camp is solar-powered!
The Standard, London
We’ve already covered the exciting hotel opening of The Standard, but the time has officially come. Although it could be argued the opening is shaking off the old reputation of being in London’s seediest area, The Standard in fact embraces this title. King’s Cross is now one of London’s hippest hotspots, with Google even setting up its HQ here.
Interior designer Shaun Hausman, specifically chose a bold, vibrant colour pallette to contrast with the built up, monotone of London. From cobalt-blue carpets to plum-coloured ottomans, the interiors exude the retro charm of a Wes Anderson film set. Full height bedroom windows and rooftop bathtubs all add to the Austin Powers-style crash pad. Even the windowless rooms in the centre of the once-office building, have been styled to emanate a loungey, hungover vibe with low corna-sofas that meld into the beds, and long wood-floored showers filled with plastic plants. Local residents are likely to be astonished that such an innovative and immersive hotel could ever exist on euston Road, but it’s real, and it’s coming in July!
A luxury, 5-star spa resort will be opening on one of Greece’s untouched beaches in a remote valley. Ios is a lesser known island compared to its neighbours Mykonos and Santorini, but the 27 bedroom hotel is likely to cement Ios’ position as a luxury holiday destination.
Taking inspiration from Ancient Greece, Calilo will offer ponds to dip in, natural stonework and curved walls. Surrounded by 1,100 acres of scrubland filled to the brim with olive tree groves, guests are sure to feel immersed in total Greek luxury. All suites will come with a pool and sunken in-water beds, overlooking the sandy beaches of Papas. But a luxury holiday resort doesn’t mean a lazy one! For the more active types, kayaking and paddleboarding are readily available, whereas day trips to secluded beaches are offered for the adventurous type. Plenty of dining options are available, from Mediterranean cuisine to prick-your-own fruit and veg in the organise garden, there is something for everyone.
Which of these hotel openings are you most excited about? Or do you know of any other developments that are sure to make a dent in the hotel scene? Let us know in the comments, or for more hotel news, check out our previous blog!