Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - August/September 2022 (Issue 90)

NORWAY Hotel Union Øye is delighted to be re-opening its doors this June, following an extensive transformation. A hidden jewel, located by the remote and beautiful Norangsfjord in the Sunnmøre region on the North West coast of Norway, it has been a firm favourite with mountaineers, artists, writers and royals since its origin. The remote location in which the hotel resides makes it a wonderful, limitless playground for guests. With a plethora of hiking trails and cycling routes directly from the front door, couples can spend their days exploring this mountainous region either solo or accompanied by an expert local guide. Those looking for some R&R can retire to The Library, which is home to a thoughtfully curated collection of antique Alpine Journals and contemporary coffee table books, in addition, The Game Room serves as a space to relax and unwind or to enjoy a glass of bubbly from the bar after an active day in the mountains. Check out ITALY Masseria Calderisi, Puglia, has reopened its doors to welcome guests for its first full season. Launched in Spring 2021 as a newly-revived, charming boutique hotel set amongst eight hectares of secluded olive and citrus groves in the Puglian countryside, this is the region’s latest farmhouse stay for couples looking for a laid-back, authentic Italian escape, a stone’s throw from the Adriatic. Guests will have exclusive access to Calderisi Beach, a private strip of sand equipped with sun loungers and parasols, offering drinks and light bites. Back at the hotel, a dry-stone wall shelters an 18-metre pool, surrounded by tufa stone, chequered strips of grass, and sun loungers under the dappled shade of lemon and orange trees. Check out ATHENS The Lighthouse Athens, by Browns Hotel, brings contemporary urban glamour to the city of Athens. The 220 room hotel is the latest to open in Greece and boasts two restaurants, a nightclub, and a rooftop complete with a pool, open-air bar and panoramic views. The property has an elegant yet eccentric design aesthetic with superb amenities to serve the needs of travellers and locals alike. The Lighthouse Athens will host weekly DJ parties, weekend brunches, art exhibitions and special events on the first floor bar and restaurant. The sprawling roof terrace, which will officially open on 1st June, 2022, is a standout feature at The Lighthouse Athens, offering 360-degree views that sweep across the Athenian cityscape and ancient archaeological ruins. One of the largest and most impressive rooftops in the Greek capital, the rooftop at The Lighthouse Athens is the perfect place to relax and soak up the city with its open-air bar and restaurant, pool, sun loungers, Jacuzzi hot tubs and outdoor showers. Check out SEYCHELLES DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles – Allamanda Resort and Spa is welcoming new visitors to the Seychelles by offering exciting, bespoke itineraries that can satisfy even the most adventurous traveller. Discover an underwater paradise with Allamanda’s array of water activities such as an unforgettable reef safari adventure on Moyenne Island to catch a glimpse of the Seychelles’ exotic marine life. Those looking to explore Mahé on land can choose from a range of adventurous guided hiking trails that offer guests the chance to explore the natural wonders of the Seychelles. This boutique hotel is perfectly placed as a jumping off point for those looking to explore Mahé Island and relax at the end of a busy day on one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. Check out HONEYMOON NEWS 85