Your London Wedding - September/October 2022 (Issue 85)

TURKEY The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi, Istanbul’s hottest new hotel for 2022, is now open for bookings. This beautifully-designed 82-room property in the heart of the city’s refined fashion and cultural district joins The Stay’s established collection of luxurious properties. In keeping with the rest of the collection, The Stay Boulevard Nisantasi offers guests a blend of heritage, arts, culture and stellar design. Acclaimed Turkish architect Mahmut Anlar has created a hip hideaway with rooms and suites with walk-in closets, grand marble bathrooms and kitchenettes. Many of them connect for extended stays or large groups, and The Stay Boulevard Suite includes a terrace perfect for sipping drinks as the sun sets. After a day visiting the historical sights and contemporary museums, guests will love retreating to the spa and wellness floor for a dip in the indoor pool, a Pilates session or an authentic Turkish hammam. The location boasts designer boutiques from Louis Vuitton to Chanel, and Hermes, as well as local designers such as Begum Khan. Head over to for more information. SWITZERLAND Virgin Limited Edition has created the perfect getaway for those wanting a summer holiday in the mountains. The Lodge, Sir Richard Branson’s famed mountain retreat, is situated in the heart of Verbier, just five-minutes from the village centre. Comprising of nine bedrooms and suites, sleeping up to 18 adults, The Lodge boasts a traditionally-made bunkroom, equipped with a TV, PlayStation, and beanbags, making it the ideal bedroom and hangout for up to six children. Guests can spend their days hiking and biking through the mountains, discovering more of the local area, or putting their feet up with a good book by the pool. Verbier has something for everyone, including cable cars that reach the summit of Mont Fort, stunning golf ranges, family horse treks, boutiques and designer shops. Check out for more information. PORTUGAL Quinta do Lago is celebrating its 50th birthday. During that time, it has provided top-of-therange residential offerings, world-class sport, wellness and lifestyle facilities and five-star cuisine, all whilst maintaining a virtually untouched region of natural beauty. As well as improving sustainability on its three 18-hole championship courses, Quinta do Lago is adopting an enhanced approach to conservation across the resort, including its world-class sports hub, The Magnolia Hotel, its 13 bars and restaurants and general resort services. Sean Moriarty, the CEO of Quinta do Lago, comments: “The history of Quinta do Lago lives on in every corner of the resort today; a legacy of lifestyle firmly rooted in health, family and connection to nature. As an award-winning, world-renowned destination for luxury lifestyle, we are proud to be a place of constant inspiration, where the quality of life is measured by outdoor lifestyle and treasured family moments, and with a commitment to nature, our sustainable approach protects the environment and secures the future for generations to come.” The resort will be celebrating its 50th birthday with a variety of events over the coming months. Discover more at ST. LUCIA Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort, St Lucia, has announced a new wellness program. Known for its Mediterranean-style offerings, Windjammer Landing boasts guest rooms and villas with waterfront views overlooking Labrolette Bay and the Caribbean Sea. The wellness program includes Hummingbird Yoga, Detox, Immunity and Weight Loss Retreats, Complete Serenity Packages and Sunset Beach Picnics. “Since the start of the pandemic, our guests have become more health-conscious and wellness-oriented, which has inspired us to reflect on how we deliver a meaningful practice,” said Alex Danila, the director of spa and wellness. “We’re using our idyllic setup to inspire travellers from all around the world to practice meaningful wellness through these programs, so they’ll leave our slice of heaven feeling fully rejuvenated.” Visit for more information. HONEYMOON NEWS 95