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1 Cobalt-blue wa­ters meet green olive groves in Corfu, one of the lush­est Greek is­lands. MAR­BELLA NIDO SUITE HO­TEL & VIL­LAS (left), a re­cent ar­rival on the is­land’s south­east­ern coast, is an el­e­gant adults-only re­treat with 70 rooms, a pri­vate beach and Io­nian Sea vis­tas. The invit­ingly decorated suites hint at Corfu’s Vene­tian his­tory, while its two restau­rants of­fer Greek and Ital­ian cui­sine. A sis­ter prop­erty, Mar­bella Corfu, has more din­ing op­tions, so you needn’t ven­ture far. Skip Mykonos this year. mar­bel­lanido.gr 2 Af­ter a six-month clo­sure, HO­TEL SAVOY (above) in Florence has re­opened in a vogu­ish new guise. Flo­ren­tine fash­ion house Emilio Pucci was en­listed to re­vamp the lobby, which now ref­er­ences one of its bril­liantly pat­terned scarves. De­signer Olga Polizzi, mean­while, re­con­fig­ured four of the suites with hand-painted wall­pa­per, sleek fur­ni­ture and vin­tage cu­rios. Peo­ple-watch­ing doesn’t get much bet­ter than a perch at Irene, the Savoy’s cafe on Pi­azza della Repub­blica. roc­co­forte­ho­tels.com Open­ing this month in Mel­bourne’s South Yarra is United Places, a 12-suite ho­tel with a res­i­den­tial am­bi­ence. The rak­ish rooms come with a per­sonal but­ler and a menu from Scott Pickett’s Matilda restau­rant on the ground floor. The petite prop­erty, ad­ja­cent to the Royal Botanic Gar­dens, is steeped in lav­ish style. unit­ed­places. com. au

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