An oasis on Langham Place in the heart of Marylebone, the Treehouse Hotel opened in December 2019 and was founded on the concept of a ‘special place that feels more home than hotel’. Enjoy 360 degrees views from the wraparound terrace at The Nest on the 16th floor, eat modern Mexican cuisine in the beautifully- designed Madera restaurant and play vinyl records in your room. Plus the indoor-outdoor rooftop space is perfect for a special gathering or a corporate event. Doubles from £195 per night, including a 30% opening offer saving.
New honeymoon retreat
Panoptis Escape is an extraordinary new ensemble of boutique villas on the serene southern coast of Mykonos. From its exclusive hilltop position, this island sanctuary promises absolute serenity in every sense. Think soul-affirming views, mesmerising sunsets and exceptional service. Bound by imaginative contemporary architecture, minimalist styling and artisan craftsmanship, everything about Panoptis Escape is the definition of “less is more”.
Prices from £282pp per night in the Honeymoon Retreat.
Six Senses expands into Israel
Translated as ‘moments just before dawn’, Six Senses Shaharut makes for an enchanting escape in the Arava Valley within the mesmerising Negev Desert, just a 45-minute drive from Ramon International Airport. Designed to preserve and reflect the natural landscapes, the luxury hotel is nestled into a dramatic cliff face from where you’ll witness panoramic views of burnt orange sunsets over the mighty dunes from each of the stunning 60 villas and suites. The location is at once idyllic and intrepid, perfect for those looking to venture out and explore Israel’s natural and archaeological sites or get their adrenaline pumping with mountain biking and rock climbing. Further afield, Petra, Masada and the Dead Sea all await discovery. Opens 2020
Innovative trials at British Airways
Aviation is experiencing an ‘Innovation Renaissance’ – and British Airways is leading the way by experimenting with 3D-printed aircraft parts, virtual reality entertainment and robots that can make cocktails. Tech experts working with British Airways believe 3D printing could transform the aviation industry, especially when it comes to replacement aircraft
parts that could be made quickly on demand, such as cutlery, tray tables, in-flight screens and aircraft windows. BA has also been trialling a robotic cocktail maker in its San Francisco and Newark airport lounges created by mix-master Barsys, whereby customisable cocktails and drinks are dispensed in under 45 seconds via an app. The initiative ties in with British Airways’ commitment to achieve “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050.