Ho­tel check­out

Irish Daily Mirror - - TRAVEL - BY MAR­JORIE YUE

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.

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■■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

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