Despite COVID-19, there are new hotel openings around the country.
The Cabanas at Hotel del Coronado
The Hotel del Coronado opened The Cabanas “neighborhood” in late July, part of a master-planned $400 million renovation. The first phase, it includes an updated main pool and 97 guestrooms featuring bespoke nautical furnishings and private balconies or covered terraces with lounge seating and fire features on ground floor—lending to the feeling of a seaside escape.
The Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano
The Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano recently opened in the heart of downtown. A member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the 175-room property features two restaurants, a spa and event space. The decor is in keeping with the neighborhood setting and many rooms offer views of the ruins of the Great Stone Church.
Fairmont Century Plaza
The opulent Fairmont Century Plaza is set to reopen its doors this winter with 400 guestrooms. Highlights include a rooftop pool, spa and fine French cuisine at Lumiere Brasserie.
At Walt Disney World, four hotels at the Flamingo Crossings property totaling 997 rooms are in the works and set to open next year. Construction also continues on the Star Wars hotel, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, located next to Disney’s Hollywood Studios park.
Kinley Cincinnati Downtown
The new 94-room Kinley Cincinnati Downtown just opened in a historic building located between downtown and the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Part of Vision Hospitality Group, it includes stylish amenities such as custom-designed mattresses, rainfall showers and intuitive technology. The hotel partnered with Cincinnati Art Underground to curate a collection of local art, including a centerpiece mural in the lobby by Cincinnati-based artist Andrey Kozakov.
AC Hotel Washington D.C. Convention Center
The newly opened AC Hotel Washington D.C. Convention Center is a 13-story, 234-room hotel that had planned to house convention-goers from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. For now, that strategy has shifted to leisure travelers and “work-cation” customers—a new category consisting of people forced to work from home who need a break from their routines.
Situated in the heart of the Anaheim Resort District abutting Disney California Adventure Park, the Westin Anaheim is set to open in December, with a steakhouse and Mexican restaurant, outdoor pool and rooftop bar with views of Disney’s fireworks.
The 297-room Beeman Hotel in Dallas just completed a $4 million, top-to-bottom renovation. Previously the Magnolia Hotel, it features an indoor pool with new outdoor area, and a new BBQ restaurant.
Ponte Vedra Ocean House & Peyton House
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club has added 41 luxurious beachfront rooms and suites in the new Ocean House and Peyton House. The new offering is a modern-day interpretation of this iconic 1928 property. Its Ocean Course, one of Florida’s oldest, also has undergone a renovation, which was overseen by celebrated golf course architect Bobby Weed.
The Joseph, Nashville
This new Luxury Collection property is located steps from Nashville’s Music City Center and the Nashville Symphony. The 297-room hotel features more than 1,000 pieces from The Pizzuti Collection, one of world’s leading collections of contemporary art, and private, signature experiences such as a bespoke boot designing session with premier leathery Lucchese in their VIP design studio. The Joseph’s culinary program is led by James Beard Award-winning chef Tony Mantuano and wine and hospitality expert Cathy Mantuano, who aim to bring la bella figura, Italy’s beautiful way of living, to The Joseph’s dining. For example, every week, guests can experience “King of Cheese,” the ceremonial cutting of a perfectly aged, 80-pound wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano, and share an aperitivo with the couple.
Kimpton Armory Hotel, Bozeman
In true Kimpton style, this 122-room property—its first in Big Sky Country—is located in a landmark National Guard Armory building, a fixture of the city skyline. It’s located near Yellowstone and offer numerous options for outdoor recreation. A highlight is the rooftop Sky Shed, a glass-enclosed restaurant with views of four different mountain ranges.
Massachusetts’ Berkshires region is known for its wellness retreats, being home to the famed Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. The newest entry, the Miraval Berkshires Resort & Spa in Lenox, features healthy dining and cooking classes, horseback riding, yoga and outdoor fitness activities. And, of course, spa treatments of every description. Special touches in the guestrooms, from meditation cushions to Tibetan singing bowls, reinforce to guests daily that they are on a wellness journey—and that this is not just any hotel.
Pendry West Hollywood
The highly anticipated Pendry, the third in the collection and the new flagship, is located at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Olive Drive in the heart of the Sunset Strip. Groups will enjoy culinary concepts from Wolfgang Puck, a rooftop pool and bar, a live entertainment venue, and even a screening room and bowling alley. An especially nice touch is the curated art collection. Pendry West Hollywood has 149 guestrooms.
Grand Hyatt, Nashville
A game-changing project in Nashville is Nashville Yards and the development includes a 25-story Grand Hyatt slated to open this month. This new downtown district is anchored by Amazon’s office campus and an entertainment district similar to L.A. Live. It boasts 591 rooms, including 53 suites, all with soundproof floor-to-ceiling windows.
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