Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - June/July 2022 (Issue 89)

ATHENS Xenodocheio Milos, located in downtown Athens opposite Old Parliament, an area bursting with history, art and cuisine, opened in January 2022. Elegant and refined, this authentic culinary hotel experience is the very first luxury boutique hotel of the world-renowned Greek restaurant Estiatorio Milos. Offering some of the world’s finest Mediterranean dishes from acclaimed founder and chef executive Costas Spiliadis, the hotel brings a symbol of iconic simplicity to life through divine gastronomy. With 43 beautiful rooms and suites, guests will experience an Athenian home away from home. Choose between charming classic rooms to luxuriously designed onebedroom suites with large outdoor sunny terraces and Jacuzzis overlooking Old Parliament Square and Lycabettus Hill. Unwind in the heart of the city, and enjoy a selection of blissful and rejuvenating wellness experiences from rooftop yoga to pilates in the boutique gym. Visit for more information. SICILY Launching in April 2022 for its first full season, Il San Corrado di Noto is a boutique resort in Val di Noto, Sicily. Once an ancient Masseria owned by Prince Nicolaci, the property has been thoughtfully converted into an idyllic, all-suite retreat, following a meticulous three-year transformation. Located just outside Noto, featuring 26 suites and eight pool villas, the hotel offers an abundance of space and privacy, paired with exceptional service and destination expertise, promising an authentic and personalised experience. Surrounded by ancient citrus and olive groves that were carefully protected during the property’s restoration, Il San Corrado di Noto is defined by its serene location, discreet service, and focus on heritage and wellbeing. The resort is home to two swimming pools, including an expansive 100m long heated pool, one of Sicily’s largest, as well as spa, a fitness suite and a tennis court. The resort also operates a private beach club in the summer months, which is located a short drive from the property, accessible via a complimentary shuttle service. Find out more at SANTORINI Nobu Hotel and Restaurant is a new property in Santorini that will open its doors in spring 2022. The restaurant houses a gastronomic experience, serving signature Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine, and the signature twolevel infinity pool offers unobstructed views of the island’s famed sunset. The luxurious rooms and villas with private pools become a haven, offering panoramic views of the impressive Caldera and the Aegean Sea. The gym, along with the fully-equipped spa room, encapsulates an oasis of wellness. Dimos Stasinopoulos, the CEO and founder of Epoque Collection, tells us: “We’re beyond excited to have an active role in the creation of the first Nobu Hotel and Restaurant in Greece, on the island of Santorini. Our cooperation with MonteRock International, a group with an international presence in the business and hospitality sector, guarantees that this project carves a new path in the way boutique hotels are perceived domestically. Hotels will not only be singled out due to brand’s name but also for its design, location, landscape, and service.” Check out for more information. THE COTSWOLDS Stay One Degree has announced a collaborative experience with Mandarin Oriental. Guests can retreat to a beautiful Georgian-inspired 600 acre estate in the Cotswolds countryside with award-winning spa services. There are two and threenight itineraries available with a range of tailored wellness programmes focusing on mindfulness, relaxation, professional performance optimisation or spiritual healing, all using wellness experts from Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. A private chef will provide nutritious and bespoke menus depending on guest preferences. Additional local activities can be arranged, including wild swimming, private cooking, local market tours and clay pigeon shooting. Thomas Bennett, the CEO and co-founder of Stay One Degree, said: “We’re very excited to be collaborating once again with Mandarin Oriental to create this wellness retreat. Perfect for couples and families alike, it combines the charm and tranquility of the English countryside with a five-star, hotel-inspired wellness experience.” Head over to to find out more. HONEYMOON NEWS 91