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Where To Go In January 2024

Where To Go In January 2024

After the excitement of the holidays, there’s no better time than January to jet off — whether that’s for a dose of winter sun or for a skiing jaunt in the mountains. Here, we share our pick of the best destinations to bookmark to start off the new year in style.

/ By 84 Rooms Team
Alpine News From December 27

Alpine News From December 27

Alpine News is our weekly new edition to the 84 Rooms newsletter during winter season. Our top 6 of the week from hotel openings, product collaborations, recipes, pop-ups, snow reports, and more. Everything you need to know in The Alps, all curated in the 84 Rooms lens.

/ By 84 Rooms Team
London’s Most Wonderful Hotel Restaurants

London’s Most Wonderful Hotel Restaurants

Long gone are the days when hotel dining rooms were sad, and sadly empty, affairs. The capital has entered its era of abundance when it comes to beautiful hotel restaurants that are destinations in their own right. By turns decadent, mischievous, and classic, they are gladdened with the genial blur of visitors and Londoners alike. From a Soho newcomer to Mayfair icons, reborn, here are a handful of our favorites.

/ Kate
Alpine News From December 20

Alpine News From December 20

Alpine News is our weekly new edition to the 84 Rooms newsletter during the winter season. Our top 6 of the week are hotel openings, product collaborations, recipes, pop-ups, snow reports, and more. Everything you need to know in The Alps is all curated in the 84 Rooms lens.

/ By 84 Rooms Team
Alpine News From December 13

Alpine News From December 13

Alpine News is back, our weekly new edition to the 84 Rooms newsletter during winter season. Our top 6 of the week from hotel openings, product collaborations, recipes, pop-ups, snow reports, and more. Everything you need to know in The Alps, all curated in the 84 Rooms lens.

/ By 84 Rooms Team
The Most Festive UK Hotels

The Most Festive UK Hotels

It's the most wonderful time of year, so make it even more special at one of these countryside hotels, from grand Georgian country houses to cosy restaurants with rooms and top chefs.

/ Emma
The 84 Rooms Guide To Lech

The 84 Rooms Guide To Lech

Lech, which we think is perhaps the mountain village that has it all. The jewel in the Arlberg crown, it is old-school yet timeless, fashionable without ever going out of style. Come winter, the snow conditions are hard to beat, and it is easy to see why an elegant crowd, including royalty, have been flocking to this resort for more than a century.

/ Sebastian
The Most Stylish Hotels In New York City

The Most Stylish Hotels In New York City

The New York hotel scene is one of the best, and we’re always adding new favorites to our approved list. From a reimagined icon in Chelsea to an Upper East Side boutique number, these are the ones to bookmark for your next visit.

/ Sebastian
An Insider’s Guide To Gstaad

An Insider’s Guide To Gstaad

In the Bernese Mountains lies glitzy Gstaad, beloved of the European jet set and packed with swanky boutiques and grand old hotels. Originally a winter resort, Gstaad attracts about half of its visitors in the summer. At 1,000 meters or 3,280 feet, above sea level, the idyllic mountain town is worth visiting every season. 84 Rooms founder Sebastian Schoellgen has been living in the area for many years. Here he shares his latest discoveries and why you should visit this winter season.

/ Sebastian
The Best Restaurants In London

The Best Restaurants In London

The restaurant scene in London is one of the most dynamic in the world, with magnetic openings sitting alongside stalwarts. From Hammersmith to Hackney, the 84 Rooms team handpick their favorites, old and new alike.

/ Kate
The Best Swiss Ski Resorts To Visit This Winter

The Best Swiss Ski Resorts To Visit This Winter

Switzerland is a mountain lover’s paradise, with spectacular summits and fairytale scenery, ritzy resorts and grande dame hotels, pristine lakes, and epic pistes for skiers. As hotels in the Alps get ready for the new winter season, we share our favorite Swiss ski resorts, alongside the hotels, chalets, restaurants, and activities to bookmark.

/ Sebastian
Where To Go In November 2023

Where To Go In November 2023

A tricky transitional month that can often feel gloomy in the northern hemisphere, it’s never a bad idea to go away in November. Ahead of the holiday season, it’s the perfect time to get an early injection of winter sun or take a mood-boosting city break. From Marrakech to Torino, here are the destinations to earmark for the month ahead.

/ Kate
Anna Barnett’s Insider Guide To London

Anna Barnett’s Insider Guide To London

With a keen eye for travel, interiors and photography, Anna Barnett is a cookbook author, podcaster and writer. Here, the east London native shares her most loved haunts around the capital from delicious delicatessens to hotel bars.

/ Kate
Celia Solf’s Insider Guide To Bolzano And South Tyrol

Celia Solf’s Insider Guide To Bolzano And South Tyrol

The creative director and tastemaker moved to Bolzano earlier this year after a long stint in Berlin where she helped create Store X at Soho House and the recently opened Hotel Chateau Royal. Now a freelance consultant, who counts hotels, designers and international brands among her clients, Solf is enjoying a new pace of life in South Tyrol. Here, she shares her new finds from the best pastries in the city to the spa spots just outside.

/ Kate
An Insider’s Guide To North Cornwall

An Insider’s Guide To North Cornwall

Having visited the wilder Cornish coast since childhood, Kate Lough is a devotee to this stretch of the UK — especially in the off-season. Here, she shares some of her favorite haunts, from lunch spots to vineyards, swimming spots to walks, that are just as heavenly come

/ Kate
A Guide To Menorca

A Guide To Menorca

Wonderfully unspoilt with ancient farmland and verdant hillsides, virgin beaches and pretty towns, Menorca is the hidden jewel of the Balearic Islands. A rich archeological heritage and fierce traditions combine with a slow, calm pace of life that bewitch those that visit — especially in the off season. Here, Kate Lough shares her guide to the magical island.

/ Kate
Where To Go In October 2023

Where To Go In October 2023

Fall is one of our favorite times of year, whether it’s for a city break, an off-season Mediterranean break, or a trip to the Alps. From Palermo to Athens, and Menorca to Portugal via a trio of mountain destinations, here are the destinations we’re bookmarking this October.

/ Kate
10 Of The Best Spa Hotels In The Alps

10 Of The Best Spa Hotels In The Alps

Nothing soothes the soul quite like fresh mountain air and immersion in nature — so it’s no surprise that the Alps abound with wellbeing-boosting hotels which have spectacular spas. From Italy’s Dolomites to the Bregenzerwald in Austria, here are 10 of our favorite spa hotels.

/ Kate
The 84 Rooms Guide To Piedmont In Autumn

The 84 Rooms Guide To Piedmont In Autumn

UNESCO-protected, with rolling countryside and snow-capped mountains on the horizon, Piedmont is Italy’s unsung hero. The region is peppered with fantastic wineries and Michelin-starred restaurants and is rich in truffles. Plus, a new clutch of stylish hotels is making a visit even more compelling — especially in the Fall, when its landscape transforms into a riot of ambers and reds. Here’s where to stay, eat and play.

/ Kate
The Best Alpine Hotels For Fall

The Best Alpine Hotels For Fall

Fall in the Alps is overlooked, but it is a glorious time to escape to the mountains. Days are still warm and sunny, with perfect conditions for hiking and biking, before the peaks become dusted with snow once again. Mushrooms and chestnuts are there to be foraged, and harvest time hits with wine tastings all around. Cooler evenings call for cozy drinks and dinner — and hunkering down in our edit of the best Alpine hotels for Fall, from the Dolomites to Bavaria.

/ Kate
An Insider’s Guide To Palma De Mallorca

An Insider’s Guide To Palma De Mallorca

The Mallorcan capital has a thriving restaurant, bar and coffee scene, a growing international community, and a strong local culture paired with a deep, rich history and magnificent Gothic architecture. This, in addition to palm tree-lined streets, lush parks and an Ocean Drive-esque waterfront, are what enticed jewellery designer Jourdana Davies to become a Palma local a few years ago. Here, she shares her favourite haunts — from food markets to rooftops and everything in between.

/ Kate
Where To Go in September 2023

Where To Go in September 2023

The month when summer starts to slowly transform into autumn, September is an idyllic month. The crowds thin out, kids go back to school and there are end of the season delights to be found in the Mediterranean, as well as delicious weekend breaks from New York to Somerset. Here are a few of our favorite places to bookmark for September:

/ Kate
An Insider’s Guide To Antibes

An Insider’s Guide To Antibes

A glamorous bastion of the French Riviera, Antibes is a spirited marriage of rich history, glittering Mediterranean coastline, and Provençal markets. It is also home to one of the Cote d'Azur's most iconic hotels, Belles Rives, which has been run by the Estène-Chauvin family for nearly 100 years. Here, its CEO Antoine Chauvin-Estène, who grew up at Belles Rives, shares his insider guide to Antibes and the surrounding area.

/ Kate
5 Of The Most Charming Hotels In Austria’s Bregenzerwald

5 Of The Most Charming Hotels In Austria’s Bregenzerwald

Part of the Vorarlberg region, the Bregenzerwald stretches from Lake Constance to the famed Arlberg mountains and is characterized by soft swathes of forest and scented meadows that come alive in summer, before transforming into Narnia in winter. Here are five of our favorite hotels to bookmark in the area for a fall or winter escape, from historical guest houses to contemporary eco-lodges.

/ Kate
An Insider Guide to Cap Ferret

An Insider Guide to Cap Ferret

Not to be confused with glitzy Cap Ferrat in the south, Kate Lough sings the praises of Cap Ferret near Bordeaux — the low-key beach spot and oyster haven on France’s Atlantic coast.

/ Kate
Where To Stay, Eat, And Play In Nantucket

Where To Stay, Eat, And Play In Nantucket

Come August, New Yorkers and Bostonites leave the city in search of sandy beaches, Atlantic waves, and cooler temperatures. This summer, we’ve got our sights set on Nantucket. Here is where to stay, eat, and what to do on the tiny island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

/ Sebastian
Where To Go In August

Where To Go In August

From Scandinavian city break ideas and restaurants with rooms in the UK countryside to our favorite new Alpine summer destinations, here’s our edit of the best places to go this month.

/ Kate
A Summer Guide To The Greek Island Of Sifnos

A Summer Guide To The Greek Island Of Sifnos

The most talked about Cycladic island of 2023, elegant Sifnos sets itself apart from its neighbors with its distinctive culture, which has been shaped by its gastronomy, ceramics tradition, and architectural heritage. Add in its handsome villages, connected by ancient hiking paths and crystal-clear swimming coves and you have an idyllic Greek summer stay.

/ Kate
An Insider’s Guide To Serifos

An Insider’s Guide To Serifos

Kate Lough first fell in love with Serifos in 2017 and has been visiting the wild Cycladic island ever since. From an organic winery with an incredible view to hidden swimming spots, she opens up her little black book of island secrets.

/ Kate
Yolanda Edwards’ Insider Guide to France’s Médoc

Yolanda Edwards’ Insider Guide to France’s Médoc

Founder of YOLO Journal and creative director, Yolanda Edwards spends part of the year in the unspoilt Médoc, where she and her husband, author and founder of Wm Brown magazine, Matt Hranek, now have two houses. Here, the travel tastemaker shares her favourite spots in the region, from coffee stops and vineyards to brocantes.

/ Kate
An Insider’s Guide To Zurich

An Insider’s Guide To Zurich

Consistently ranked as the number one city in the world for the best quality of life, the Swiss metropole at Lake Zurich is unsurprisingly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

/ Sebastian
Madelyn Somers’ Guide To Silverlake And Los Feliz

Madelyn Somers’ Guide To Silverlake And Los Feliz

Creative director and founder of Made Some Souvenirs, Madelyn Somers shows us around Los Angeles’ East Side, where she has been living for the past 3 years after a stint in Brooklyn. From vintage stores and natural wine bars to alfresco Mexican restaurants, these are a few of her favourite haunts.

/ Kate
Where To Stay, Eat And Play In Capri

Where To Stay, Eat And Play In Capri

It has been a favoured holiday spot since Roman times, Capri is the living embodiment of la dolce vita. Here, we’ve handpicked all the places which will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a Fellini movie…

/ Sebastian
Where To Go In May

Where To Go In May

From La Serenissima for the Architecture Biennale to an iconic hotel in Cap d’Antibes and London in the full flush of spring, we handpick the best destinations for the blossom-filled month ahead.

/ Kate
Where To Eat In Provence

Where To Eat In Provence

One of the best foodie areas in Europe and one of the most inspirational globally, it's hard to go wrong in Provence. Here are a few of our favorites, by town, more added throughout the year.

/ Lauren
Where To Go In April

Where To Go In April

Spring is firmly in the air and we’re looking forward to sun-dappled city breaks across Europe and the US, as well as shoulder month stays in the Italian and Portuguese countryside.

/ Kate
The Most Stylish Hotel Bars In London

The Most Stylish Hotel Bars In London

From izakaya-inspired spots in Knightsbridge to Art Deco beauties in Mayfair, Kate Lough shares her pick of London’s hotel bars where the cocktails are decadent and evenings are full of promise.

/ Kate
Alpine News From February 16th

Alpine News From February 16th

A weekly new edition to the 84 Rooms newsletter during the winter season. Our top 5 of the week from hotel openings, product collaborations, recipes, pop-ups, snow reports, and more. Everything you need to know in The Alps is all curated in the 84 Rooms lens.

/ Sebastian
Alpine News From February 8th

Alpine News From February 8th

Alpine News is a weekly new edition to the 84 Rooms newsletter during winter season. Our top 6 of the week from hotel openings, product collaborations, recipes, pop-ups, snow reports, and more. Everything you need to know in The Alps, all curated in the 84 Rooms lens.

/ Sebastian
How To Spend A Weekend In The Cotswolds

How To Spend A Weekend In The Cotswolds

With its quintessential villages and idyllic honey stone cottages, the Cotswolds make for the ideal weekend getaway, especially in winter with its long walks and cozy pubs. Kate Lough curates the perfect itinerary, including the loveliest places to eat, drink, sleep — and get a seriously good massage.

/ Kate
Alpine News From January 30

Alpine News From January 30

Alpine News is a weekly new edition to the 84 Rooms newsletter during the winter season. Our top 6 of the week from hotel openings, product collaborations, recipes, pop-ups, snow reports, and more. Everything you need to know in The Alps is all curated in the 84 Rooms lens.

/ Sebastian
Where To Go In February

Where To Go In February

From storied ski hotels in the ‘Queen of the Dolomites to a new beachside beauty on a lesser-known Indonesian island, Kate Lough handpicks the best destinations for a mid-winter getaway.

/ Kate
Introducing Alpine News

Introducing Alpine News

Alpine News is a weekly new edition to the 84 Rooms newsletter during the winter season. Our top 6 of the week from hotel openings, product collaborations, recipes, pop-ups, snow reports, and more. Everything you need to know in The Alps is all curated in the 84 Rooms lens.

/ Sebastian
Where To Go In January

Where To Go In January

After the excitement of the holidays, there’s no better time than January to jet off — whether that’s for a dose of winter sun or for a skiing jaunt in the mountains. Here, we share our pick of the best destinations to bookmark to start off the new year in style.

/ Kate
The Voyager With Racil Chalhoub

The Voyager With Racil Chalhoub

For our new series The Voyager, we talk to global tastemakers about their travel plans for the coming year. Last week we sat down with Racil Chalhoub. The fashion designer and London resident tells us which destination impressed her most in 2022 and her perfect Sunday at home.

/ Sebastian
Where To Go In December

Where To Go In December

The holiday season is approaching, which means Christmas markets are in full swing, ski resorts are opening and there is winter sun to be had in the southern hemisphere. Here, we have curated our favourite destinations for December, from New York City to South Africa.

/ Kate
Where To Go In November

Where To Go In November

As autumn gets fully underway and the mercury starts the drop, it paves the way for cosy breaks in the British countryside, retreats for food and wine lovers in northern Italy and — for the sunshine seekers among us — the start of the winter sun season, whether you feel like heading to Marrakech or Malibu.

/ Kate
Eftihia Stefanidi’s Insider Guide To Athens

Eftihia Stefanidi’s Insider Guide To Athens

The co-creator and creative director of Mona and Shila, Athens’ most exciting hotel openings in recent years, Eftihia is a voice to know in the city’s energetic new creative class. Having lived and travelled all over the world, she has now returned to the city she was born and raised in — and here, she shares her little black book of favourite places to eat, drink, escape and dream.

/ Kate
Where To Eat, Drink And Stay in Milan

Where To Eat, Drink And Stay in Milan

Italy’s fashion capital is perfectly situated between the Alps, the Italian Lakes, and the Ligurian Coast. Worth a trip in every season, here is our edit of the places to bookmark for your trip to Milan.

/ Sebastian
How To Spend 48 Hours In Rome

How To Spend 48 Hours In Rome

A weekend in the Eternal City is always a dream, whether it’s a romantic getaway or a solo city break. Our editor Kate Lough shares her ideal 48 hours in Rome with you, from the best place to stay, to the galleries and palazzos not to miss, via her must-book trattorias.

/ Kate
The 10 Best Wineries To Visit This Fall

The 10 Best Wineries To Visit This Fall

From Napa Valley to Portugal via England’s East Sussex, our founder Sebastian Schoellgen handpicks the wineries to bookmark this year. All Vivino-approved, this is the Who’s Who of biodynamic and organic wines…

/ Sebastian
Where To Go In September

Where To Go In September

September is always a dreamy month to take a trip. In the Mediterranean, seas are warm and the high summer crush is over; in the UK, the delights of autumn are creeping in; and city breaks never look lovelier than when temperatures dip and crowds thin out.

/ Kate
10 Under The Radar Hotels Perfect For A Minimoon

10 Under The Radar Hotels Perfect For A Minimoon

Sebastian Schoellgen, the founder of 84 Rooms, has his ear to the ground when it comes to the world's most unique and exclusive boutique hotels and houses. This is just the kind of intel you need if you're planning your minimoon. Here are his top 10 romantic hideaways for loved-up couples looking for some intimate R&R.

/ Sebastian
Where To Eat, Drink, And Stay In Vienna

Where To Eat, Drink, And Stay In Vienna

Every year from 2009 to 2019, the Mercer's Quality of Living survey has named Vienna as the best place to live in the entire world. Here are some reasons why the Austrian capital is just wonderful and why you should visit this fall.

/ Sebastian
The Voyager With Michael Grosman

The Voyager With Michael Grosman

For our new series The Voyager, we talk to global tastemakers about their travel plans for the coming year. Last week we caught up with Michael Grosman, owner of Paris-based restaurant, Les Enfants Du Marché, and avid traveler.

/ Sebastian
Why Menorca Is The New Star Of The Balearic Islands

Why Menorca Is The New Star Of The Balearic Islands

Ibiza and Mallorca have long drawn a stylish summer crowd, but the smallest of the Balearic Islands, Menorca, is finally having its moment in the sun. An understated Mediterranean gem, there are chic new hotels, a new Hauser & Wirth cultural space and endless, secluded coves. Here’s our insider guide to summer on Menorca.

/ Sebastian
The Best Restaurants In Lisbon

The Best Restaurants In Lisbon

Portugal’s capital offers some of the best restaurants on the Continent right now, with a new wave of Lisbon chefs regimagining its cuisine. Here are a handful of our favourites to try now.

/ Sebastian
How To Navigate Sicily Like A Pro

How To Navigate Sicily Like A Pro

Sicily is one of the most sun-drenched islands in the Mediterranean and a wonderful place to visit in the shoulder months. In spring, the crowds have yet to descend but the skies are brilliant and blue, creating perfect conditions for a road trip that explores its beautiful Baroque towns, hearty food culture, and breathtaking scenery.

/ Kate
Six Scenic Train Journeys For 2024

Six Scenic Train Journeys For 2024

We have selected the routes to make your getaway as much about the journey as the destination. Expect village-hopping in the Italian Riviera, two-day European odysseys, and round-trips through Napa Valley's wineries. Full steam ahead.

/ Sebastian
Inside Johnny Depp’s Compound In The South Of France

Inside Johnny Depp’s Compound In The South Of France

Set amid the gently rolling hills of glorious Provençal countryside, the A-list actor’s sanctuary is located just 17 miles north of Saint-Tropez in the picturesque village of Le Plan-de-la-Tour. The 37-acre estate centers upon an authentic 19th-century Provençal village, and Depp himself oversaw the careful restoration of the village’s native-stone structures, the thoughtful conversion of the dwellings for luxurious modern living, and the décor of each interior space.

/ Sebastian
Riding The Iconic Cresta Run

Riding The Iconic Cresta Run

Around the world, there are about 14 bob runs, the oldest (and only one made of natural ice) being in St Moritz, and two natural ice luge runs. There is only one Cresta Run. It is unique and it remains one of the last truly amateur sports.

/ Sebastian
Our Guide To The Isles of Scilly

Our Guide To The Isles of Scilly

Sparkling turquoise waters & laid-back island vibe. No, this isn't the Caribbean nor the Mediterranean. Introducing the subtropical Isles of Scilly, this summer’s coolest beach destination.

/ Sebastian