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From new VIP Scotch whisky experiences to a Spice Girls reunion tour, and limited-time museum exhibitions paying tribute to Van Gogh, royal weddings, and more, 2019 is bringing quite a few new attractions and events for visitors to enjoy in Great Britain. With so many new reasons drawing your clients to book a trip there, how about completing the experience with a stay at a new hotel? Here are just a few of the properties opening soon in Great Britain.

Countryside Retreat

(Photo credit: Grantley Hall)

For a sophisticated yet fun getaway in the countryside, travelers can head to Surrey, England’s Grantley Hall, a new five-star luxury hotel and spa opening in a 17th-century home on its own island. The property features 47 guestrooms and suites, four restaurants, three bars, a private members club, a spa pool, a gym and performance center, plus several landscaped gardens, including a 1910 Japanese Garden featured on Historic England’s National Heritage List. Grantley Hall will officially open its doors this spring.

Meanwhile, the historic village of Bray will welcome the opening of Monkey Island Estate on Feb. 14, 2019—just in time for Valentine’s Day—following a complete renovation by YTL Hotels. Set on the River Thames, the property will feature 42 guestrooms inspired by the cabins of river boats, a Whisky Snug accessed by a secret staircase, and a floating spa on a custom-built traditional English canal boat.

For more information, visit grantleyhall.co.uk and monkeyislandestate.co.uk.

Urban Getaway
On the opposite side of the spectrum, city-loving travelers can check into Edinburgh’s new Market Street Hotel starting this May. Built on the border of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, at 6 Market Street, next to the City Art Centre, the hotel will feature 98 modern, urban boutique styled rooms with an exclusive top floor “Champagne city residence,” offering panoramic views across the Waverly Valley. Nestled in a location once vacant for over 50 years, Market Street Hotel pays tribute Edinburgh’s past with historical references throughout the property, plus a Scottish stone facade. Modern elements can also be found throughout the guestrooms’ and bathrooms, where part of the bathroom is an open plan area. Guests can also expect to be welcomed by a bright hotel entrance with high ceilings, as well as an outer courtyard adjacent to the entrance that provides a quiet escape from the city’s hustle and bustle outside.

Part of the Carlton House Collection of properties, Market Street Hotel will also be the first hotel in Scotland to be selected as a member of Design Hotels.

For more information, visit carlton.nl/en.

The Vineyard Hotel at Denbies Wine Estate

Wine Lovers Rejoice
Your wine-loving clients will find no shortage of opportunities to indulge their tastebuds with a stay at The Vineyard Hotel at Denbies Wine Estate. Set to open this spring, the property, which is being billed as England’s first vineyard hotel, was created when the country’s largest single estate vineyard converted its existing farmhouse accommodation. The Denbies estate is located in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and its new hotel will feature seven ensuite bedrooms with their own Enomatic wine dispensing machines, a garden restaurant, and outdoor dining cabanas.

For more information, visit denbies.co.uk.

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