Welcome this year’s Spring by planning new businesses at chic boutique venues before they book up. We offer an exclusive insight into new openings and gorgeous choices to boost your MICE business before summer and Christmas come. These business destinations and boutique hospitality selection will help you plan your agenda and corporate trips. Experience unique meetings in Europe’s most inspiring venues during a challenging year.
1. Nira Caledonia, Edinburgh
Welcome to Nira Caledonia, a beautiful boutique hotel to indulge in life’s pleasures. It is located in Edinburgh, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the town of Stockbridge. It was built in a sophisticated and elegant Georgian townhouse that combines business and 21st-century comfort. The building used to be a film set that was transformed into a new boutique business centre.
The hotel’s dedicated team is on hand to provide support for business travellers and event organisers staying at the hotel, which has a new venue to host meetings, incentives, conferences, events and seminars. Global business travellers can also hire half of Nira Caledonia, with private access to 14 rooms and a bespoke service that suits every customer’s needs.
2. Ajwa Cappadocia, Turkey
Luxury hotel brand AJWA Cappadocia will open its second hotel this Spring in the province of Nevşehir, in Turkey. This hotel is the ultimate getaway with exceptional services like Istanbul’s foremost important historic sites at your doorstep, 98 decorative guest rooms and cave suites, a small farm and a luxurious spa.
The resort has been designed to recreate the historical Keravansaray experience. With luxurious, handcrafted mother of pearl furniture and striking decor like traditional Turkish rugs, guests will lavish in the hotel’s authentic design.
3. Nobu Hotel London Portman Square, London
Nobu Hotel London Portman Square is located in the heart of Marylebone. They offer a unique chance to serve Nobu cuisine so your events exceed expectations. It is equipped with a range of beautiful, state-of-the-art spaces which can accommodate guests for every occasion.
This globally recognized and established lifestyle brand was founded by Nobu Matsuhisa. It is characterized by its modern luxury and minimalist Japanese style. Their business services include flat screens, a range of audio-visual features, a 600-person ballroom and a Nobu meeting planner who will ensure that every detail is taken care of.
4. Can Ferrereta, Mallorca, Spain
Located in the quaint rural town of Santanyí in the south-east of Mallorca, Can Ferrereta will be one of this summer’s most exciting hotel openings in Europe. The building is a restored 17th-century historic building surrounded by verdant gardens.
Can Ferrereta’s Mediterranean restaurant ‘Ocre’ will serve delicious Mallorcan seasonal dishes with a local personal touch. There will also be two bars, a pool bar and a restaurant named ‘La Fresca’ situated alongside the 25m semi-Olympic swimming pool. The hotel will also display one of the region’s most exciting collections of contemporary art.
5. Cheval Blanc Paris, France
Cheval Blanc boasts a handful of the world’s most exclusive hotels and resorts, but Cheval Blanc Paris will be the most exquisite stay full of discoveries and new emotions to share. This new boutique luxury venue will have a gourmet terrace that overlooks the Parisian lifestyle and cultivates a bold spirit.
The Apartment spans elegantly over two floors in a vibrant palette of materials, textures and colours as a tribute to Art Deco heritage. Overlooking the sparkling horizon, this exceptional 1000 m² pied-à-terre unveils majestic volumes punctuated by works of art and bespoke crafts pieces.
6. Villa Copenhagen, Denmark
This hotel will open this April and will provide a sense of history and importance when hosting big events, conferences or intimate meetings. It is located near the famous Tivoli Gardens and the trendy Meatpacking District and housed in the former Central Post & Telegraph Head Office, which dates to 1912.
Villa Copenhagen brings people together as an international hub for meetings and events in the heart of Copenhagen. It is able to accommodate 1200 people with its great walls of old boulders and the adjoining 8 studios. The hotel will open a fine-dining restaurant called the Sorting Room & a rooftop terrace.
7. One&Only Portonovi, Montenegro
Europe will welcome an elegant new property in Montenegro in July. It belongs to luxury brand One&Only and will be opening One & Only Portonovi, which sits on the Bay of Boka Kotorska. It will have its own private beach, secluded pools, and pristine Venetian courtyards.
Formed by 140 rooms and villas including two-bedroom family suites, their accommodations are all with floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views of the town and the bay. The grounds will include six unique pools overlooking the Adriatic and Venetian-inspired gardens. Corporate clients can also take advantage of La Veranda serving traditional Montenegrin fare and Tapasake for Asian fusion.
8. Kozmo Boutique Hotel, Budapest
This new hotel will open in July in a privileged location near Budapest’s Grand Boulevard. It will be a design and quality venue that will offer 64 rooms and 20 luxurious suites. It will also have a wellness space with a recreational pool and a sauna.
9. Purs, Andernach, Germany
This is the first hotel designed by Axel Vervoordt, the world-famous Belgian designer. Purs hotel is housed in an expanded 1677 chancellery building is located in the small German town of Andernach, about 80 miles north of Frankfurt. It is a culinary paradise on the Rhine for MICE tourism as well as for design and art lovers.
It will be equipped with 11 guestrooms with minimalist timeless spaces and a deep feeling for history. It will also have Michelin-star restaurants managed by chef Christian Eckhardt who has developed a competitive culinary destination with a wide choice of restaurants.
10. Villa Igiea, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Palermo, Italy
This June, discover history, majesty and serenity at Villa Igiea: a turn-of-the-century palazzo at the perimeter of vivid Palermo, the foot of Mount Pellegrino and the Gulf of Palermo. The famous Florio family of Sicily turned this private villa overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea into a hotel. It is a long-loved seaside-meets-city sanctuary for royalty, dignitaries and Hollywood luminaries.
Enjoy yacht trips along its picturesque coast and eat in Italian restaurants, atmospheric bars and palatial Art Nouveau interior, revitalised as a Rocco Forte hotel. For business travellers, the hotel will be equipped with executive rooms with a sea view terrace. En suite Carrara marble bathrooms come furnished with walk-in showers and exclusive Irene Forte Skincare products, handcrafted using organic Sicilian botanicals.
11. NoMad, London
The NoMad will take residence in the heart of Covent Garden inside the historic, grade II-listed building famously known as The Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station. NoMad London will continue to offer a culture of gracious hospitality combined with understated elegance and comfort.
Led by Sydell Group, the iconic 19th-century building will be thoughtfully transformed into a 91-room boutique and lifestyle venue. Designed by Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, this is a collaboration with New York-based interior design firm Roman & Williams decorating the interiors with strong essence and style between New York and London’s art scenes.
12. Palacio Solecio, Malaga, Spain
Palacio Solecio is an 18th-century nobleman’s palace where vitality and sophistication finally reach the hotel sector with the opening of the city’s first true boutique venue. With a typical Andalusian patio and 68 rooms custom-designed and suites, the hotel will be decorated with top-quality furnishings made by local artisans.
This leisure hub and gateway in Costa del Sol will also exploit the gastronomical pleasures of Spain. José Carlos García, Michelin star chef will manage Balausta the hotel’s new bar and restaurant by innovating and designing traditional exquisite delights.
13. Britannia Hotel, Trondheim, Norway
Britannia Boutique Hotel has 13 purpose-built meeting rooms tailored and combined, creating the perfect space for engagements of all descriptions. This 1870 property offers conference services, a 320-seat Britannia hall and a cosy split-level lobby. Britannia Hotel is a house of opportunity to create your ideal event in Trondheim venue, inspiring hallowed halls.
14. Les Sources de Cheverny, Loire Valley, France
Les Sources de Cheverny will open its doors with 26 rooms and 23 suites. It will be a Boutique and Lifestyle hotel with terraces and private spa to share a sensory immersion, where nature and contemporary art come together for an exceptional sensory stay. Located among the beautiful vineyards of Cheverny, renowned for producing white wine such as ‘Sauvignon’ and ‘Cabernet Blanc”.
15. Torre del Marques, Matarraña, Spain
Torre del Marques offers you the opportunity to celebrate your most special events and business meetings in Aragon. Located in a 15th-century farmhouse turned into an exclusive Boutique & Lifestyle hideaway with solar panels and sustainable architecture, maximising its energy efficiency. Enjoy luxury, premium products from the area like olive oil, black truffle and honey, making its cuisine one of the most irresistible to the palate.
16. Arctic Bath, Sweden
Arctic Bath is pure relaxation in Lapland. Its spectacular floating boutique design exploits the natural environment on the Lule River idyllic for wellness, relaxation and feeling good about oneself. All this along with high-level local cuisine and natural experiences makes it the perfect luxury experience. Its contemporary Scandinavian cuisine maximises sustainable products.
This boutique venue offers 12 cabins, six of them over water, connected to the shore by footbridges and the other six on land. All of the cabins have windows overlooking the river, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, heating stoves and in-cabin tablets with which guests can make requests of the lodge staff.