It’s still early days for global travel to resume to the ways we once knew and loved, but with the vaccine now rolling out, we can only remain hopeful that the industry will slowly start to start to return later this year.
One positive of 2020 has been the rediscovery of the staycation. Having been grounded for the best part of the year has meant that many of us took the opportunity – when we could – to explore the treasures we have on our doorstep. With a flurry of new hotel openings slated to fling open their doors across the UK this year, there’s even more reason, therefore, to be excited as to what we have at home. Here are the hottest new UK hotel openings for 2021.
Boutique living comes to Norfolk. (Credit: The Harper)
THE HARPER, NORFOLK
What’s the buzz?
Once a glass-blowing factory, The Harper – a 32-bedroom boutique hotel – gives a nod to its heritage with bespoke glass features across its artfully, individually-designed rooms.
What are the highlights?
The laid-back ambiance and elegant interior design. Expect velvet statement chairs, modern four-poster beds, warm oak floors and original art. There’s also a serene spa with pool and pampering treatments.
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The Courtyard brings a magical feel for the summer. (Credit: The Harper)
What’s to discover in the destination?
Set in the pretty village of Langham, in north Norfolk, this is just the spot to discover the ‘Champagne Coast’ with windswept dunes, crab fishing in uncrowded harbours, seal spotting and bird-watching on tap. The hotel has its own fleet of bikes to explore, or ramblers can follow the Harper’s Hikes, the hotel’s own bespoke walking routes.