The August bank holiday (sorry non-UK readers, you may look away now) creeps up on you sometimes, suddenly popping onto the horizon the week before it strikes, and reminding you that it’s the last bona fide long-weekend opportunity before Christmas. Not got a getaway arranged yet? Oh well, never mind, you’ll never find anywhere with availability now; may as well give up.
Not really. Just joshing with you there.
This month’s new boutique hotel launches are brought to you by the letters P and M, and by the number 14. 14 because there are, well, 14 of them, and P and M partly because January’s destinations of choice are Paris and Marrakech, and partly because our new hotels have been cherry-picked by the Smith hotel relations team of Peggy and Maggie. See what I did there?
In Marrakech, we’ve rounded up some romantic riads, including an antique-filled colonial gem in the heart of the Medina, Riad Tarabel, which comes complete with its own resident parrot, and which Maggie raved about on this very travel blog.