Hotel group Hilton has teed off in Lincolnshire with the opening last week of Doubletree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort.
Lying on the outskirts of Scunthorpe, the stylish hotel is set in 190 acres of stunning countryside, while both Lincoln and Grimsby are just a 23-mile drive away. After a round or two on the superb 27-hole golf course – recently named the East of England’s Best Golf Course in this year’s Today’s Golfer Travel Awards – you can swing over to Pines Restaurant and Bar for a cocktail or two or enjoy British cuisine in The Grill restaurant.
And guests can take time out from the golf course for a relaxing treatment in the Espa Spa and leisure centre which offers an indoor pool and stateof-the art gym. Doubles from €82. doubletree3.hilton.com
■■The opening of the new Athens Marriott Hotel in September marked the return of its flagship brand to the Greek capital after an absence of almost five years.
Set on Syngrou Avenue, just minutes from the Acropolis and opposite Stavros Niarchos Park, the Opera House and the National Library, both the city centre and the port of Piraeus are a 15-minute drive away.
There are breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and the iconic Acropolis from e&o Athens restaurant and bar on the rooftop of the 366-room hotel. And the Made in Athens restaurant boasts an open kitchen with a wood-fired oven. Doubles from €145.
■■Borrowdale Valley is the beautiful setting for the opening of the Lake District’s latest destination spa at Lodore Falls Hotel. The Falls Spa is the final phase in a €11million development which includes 18 new Scandistyle Spa Suites and Asian restaurant Mizu Pan.
There’s also a 53ft outdoor infinity-edge pool complete with underwater loungers and an overflow hot tub. Other features include a Finnish sauna and four thermal suites.
A two-night opening offer including half board in a Spa Suite, one Rasul treatment per couple, half bottle of Prosecco and a smoothie in the Champagne Bar starts at €688 for bookings by February 28. lakedistricthotels. net/lodorefalls