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As your clients prep to start traveling again, we have six new hotels you can now start booking their getaway to. From Mexico to Japan, to Rome, to New Orleans, to Jamaica, and Portugal, there’s sure to be something for almost everyone on your roster.

1. Kimpton Hotel Fontenot

Kimpton Hotel Fontenot, a 202-room boutique hotel located in the heart of New Orleans’ Central Business District, opens on May 11.

Kimpton Hotel Fontenot features bold interiors throughout its public areas, guestrooms and suites, along with chef-led food and beverage concepts, including a corner cafe and restaurant and bar. The 202 guestrooms feature a clean and modern aesthetic accentuated by soft colors, in the heart of the city.

“New Orleans is one of the most creative, trendsetting and historic cities in the country. Our goal with Hotel Fontenot is to honor the city’s heritage while occupying an exciting new niche in the local hospitality scene for visitors and locals alike,” said Jesseca Malecki, general manager of Kimpton Hotel Fontenot, in a press statement. “Every detail, from the thoughtful, purposeful music selection in the lobby to the early evening social hour and always-on programming is an expression of the modern Southern hospitality nature of the city and its locals. We are thrilled to debut Hotel Fontenot as the new social destination in New Orleans, where arts, culture and nightlife come together.”

Kimpton Hotel Fontenot is introducing two signature dining and cocktail concepts within the property. Gospel Coffee and Boozy Treats is a neighborhood cafe serving a full range of coffee, teas, espresso and frozen adult beverages, as well as a collection of eat-on-the-go options. The Peacock Room features local flavors and cocktails with a daily hosted social hour and regular performances by local musicians and artists.

Amenities at Hotel Fontenot include morning coffee and tea service from Gospel Coffee and Boozy Treats; PUBLIC bike rentals; a 24-hour fitness center equipped with Peloton Bikes; Kimpton’s pet-friendly policy; complimentary WiFi for IHG Rewards members; and evening social hour. Additional in-room amenities include yoga mats, in-room dining, Frette linens and bathrobes, Atelier Bloem bath and body products, and more.

To celebrate Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ opening Hotel Fontenot is offering a Crescent City Comeback package that includes 15 percent off the best available room rate, $15 daily restaurant/bar credit, daily overnight parking for one vehicle and guaranteed room upgrade. Plus, Hotel Fontenot is donating $5 from every booking to The Roots of Music, a local nonprofit organization that empowers the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic support and mentorship. The Crescent City Comeback package can be booked now using the code IDKAE for stays through the end of 2021.

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2. Rosewood Miyakojima

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will be managing Rosewood Miyakojima on Mikayo Island in the Okinawan archipelago, when it opens in 2024. The 55-villa resort represents the first Rosewood property in Japan.

Miyako Island offers aquatic adventures from snorkeling at Yabijiz—the largest coral reef expanse in Japan, to diving through underwater caverns, and deep-sea fishing.

The property, which is located within a 20-minute drive from Miyako Airport and 30-minute drive from Shimojishima Airport, is set on sugar cane fields, on a secluded peninsula surrounded on three sides by white sand beaches, rock formations, and ocean vistas.

The resort’s 55 villa accommodations will feature private pools, gardens and unobstructed sea views. Four restaurants and bars will offer fresh seafood, island-raised beef, locally distilled spirits and craft beer.

On site recreation will include a standalone Rosewood Explorer’s Club, Rosewood’s program for younger guests. Asaya, Rosewood’s wellness concept, which will offer treatment rooms set amid private gardens, indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy facilities, and programs and services influenced by local healing traditions.

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3. JW Marriott Monterrey Valle

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Lobby area at the JW Marriott Monterrey Valle. (Photo courtesy of JW Marriott.)

JW Marriott Monterrey Valle is opening in Mexico, set in the Sierra Madre mountain range and in the heart of San Pedro Garza Garcia. The property features 250 rooms and suites, offering a muted, calming color palette, as well as spa-inspired showers, and floor-to-ceiling windows,

JW Marriott Monterrey Valle is home to Orfebre Cocina Artesana, created by chef Sergi Arola, which showcases Mexican ingredients that transform international dishes into culinary art. The Executive Lounge is the ideal spot to enjoy breakfast with views of the city’s skyline, and the Lobby Bar offers small bites and signature cocktails.

The Spa by JW offers guests a holistic approach to wellbeing with Express Treatment pods ideal for travelers on the go, as well as a salon, sauna, steam room, private treatment rooms and in-suite massages. And for those looking to keep up their fitness routine on the road, the hotel also features a 24-hour Fitness Center and outdoor pool.

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4. Sandals Resorts

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Views of the future Sandals Dunn’s River and Sandals Royal Dunn’s River location. (Photo courtesy of Sandals Resorts.)

Sandals Resorts International (SRI) will add three new hotels to its Jamaica roster.

According to SRI executive chairman Adam Stewart, Sandals Resorts will transform two all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica acquired last year—the former Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa in Ocho Rios, and Jewel Runaway Bay Beach Resort & Waterpark, plus a prime parcel of beachfront land adjacent to the Ocho Rios resort, into three distinct experiences under the Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts brands.

The expansion plans return the Dunn’s River property in Ocho Rios back to the Sandals family as Sandals Dunn’s River, the same moniker as when it was originally added to the portfolio in 1990.

“Sandals Dunn’s River holds special meaning to our family because its history is the story of Jamaica’s evolution as a travel powerhouse. My father grew up on the beach in Ocho Rios and this hotel, the first of its kind when it was built in the 1950s, captured the era’s glamour and sparked his imagination. When it became available, we jumped at the chance to bring the hotel back into the Sandals fold,” said Stewart, in a press statement.

Stewart said the new Sandals Dunn’s River will receive a top-to-bottom renovation with the adjacent ocean-front land transformed into an additional brand-new resort: Sandals Royal Dunn’s River, featuring approximately 250 lavish rooms and suites. The sister hotels will operate like the concept SRI developed between Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados, offering generous exchange privileges between the two all-inclusive resorts in Barbados, giving guests dining and amenity options.

The Runaway Bay resort, a Jamaican property hotel located midway between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, will also undergo extensive redevelopment to become Beaches Runaway Bay Resort, the third family-friendly Beaches Resort in Jamaica. At its completion, the hotel will feature an estimated 400 one-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom suites, designed with extended families in mind. Guests of Beaches Runaway Bay also have access to Runaway Bay Golf Club and its par-72, 18-hole championship golf course.

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5. Mandarin Oriental Ritz

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The Mandarin Oriental Ritz Madrid’s lobby. (Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental.)

Just opened last month after completing a renovation of its 110-year property, the Ritz Madrid opened as the Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid. Throughout the hotel’s three-year renovation, Spanish architect Rafael de La-Hoz and the French designer duo Gilles & Boissier collaborated closely on the new design and facilities while preserving the Belle Epoque character of the original building. The hotel opens with 153 guestrooms, including 53 suites. There are also five restaurants and bars, which have been designed and developed by celebrated Spanish chef, Quique Dacosta.

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6. W Hotels

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Views of the WET Deck at the W Algarve. (Photo courtesy of W Hotels.)

Set to open September 2021, the first W hotel in Italy, W Rome will be located near the Spanish Steps and the boutiques of Via Condotti. Spanning two adjacent 19th century properties on Via Liguria, the hotel will offer 159 rooms and suites and a rooftop bar offering views across Rome. In addition, the property will feature culinary offerings spearheaded by Michelin-starred chef Ciccio Sultano.

Also set to open in 2021, is W Algarve, the brand’s entry into Portugal. Located on the Algarve coast, the 134-guestroom property offers direct access to three beaches and features ocean views from each room. The 23 suites include duplex apartments with private plunge pools and an Extreme WOW suite with a hot tub. The Sky Deck offers unrivalled views of the Algarve coastline, and when the sun sets, guests can enjoy W’s WET Deck parties.

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