Luxury Hotels

Boats updates, in Cannes and Kennebunkport, and Coworth Park’s spa

Good news! Cannes Yachting Festival, scheduled for 8-13 September, IS taking place. Show Manager Sylvie Ernoult says this year’s watchword is ADAPTATION. Expect 340 over motor boats and 80 sailing boats, divided between both ports in Cannes (motor boats at the Vieux Port and  sailing boats in the Sailing Area at Port Canto).


Talking of sailing, across the Atlantic in the USA, Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club in Kennebunkport, Maine is partnering with iconic American footwear brand Sperry. Through October 2020 the hotel’s nautically-themed pop-up Yacht Rock Bar by Sperry includes a custom-built, yacht-inspired photo installation designed to replicate the bow of a boat. Special packages come with two pairs of  Sperry summer boat shoes, right size of course.

In England, Dorchester Collection re-opened The Spa at Coworth Park yesterday, with its minimalistic, indoor swimming pool with floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking the terrace of the spa (which offers treatments by ishga, Aromatherapy Associates and Carol Joy). The range of outdoor wellness activities includes pilates, wellness walks, yoga, mindfulness and meditation, family fit and qi gong. Riding activities have resumed, and polo matches will take place on the hotel’s two professional fields throughout the summer.