Despite the COVID pandemic, there are many exciting hotel openings and renovations being announced and unveiled over the next few months.
Here are 10 of 2021’s hottest hotel openings.
Canyon Madness Ranch
Canyon Madness Ranch will launch in April, set on 14,000 acres in northeastern New Mexico. Guests will be able to participate in equestrian pursuits and a range of wilderness activities, from archery to hiking to river kayaking. The intimate property accommodates just 16 guests, and is ideal for a corporate retreat. It luxurious main house, known as Teepee Lodge, features twin teepee-shaped peaks and two balconies cantilevered over the edge of the river 800 ft below. Attendees will be pampered with a menu featuring ranch-raised meats and farm vegetables.
Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
A $30 million renovation at the The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes due to be completed in February will touch the guest rooms, pool and Club Lounge. The 582 guest rooms will feature a new design inspired by the natural beauty of the property’s grounds, with touches such as photographic images of natural movement and stillness on water, sand, and the wide-open skies above Florida. Following the completion of the guest rooms, the property will renovate its sprawling pool and cabanas and the luxe Ritz-Carton Club Lounge by March.
For the top-level incentive winner, the Chatwal Lodge, opening in May in the Catksill Mountains (90 minutes north of Manhattan), is the sister property of New York City’s Chatwal. Located on 30 acres with views of Toronto Reservoir Lake, it will feature “rustic luxe” appointments such as vaulted ceilings, reclaimed-wood walls and faux fur upholstery. Guest can choose from an organic, locally sourced menu and there is an intimate function space for groups.
Evermore Orlando Resort
A redevelopment of the Villas at Grand Cypress by Conrad Hotels & Resorts will include Conrad Orlando at Evermore, with 433 rooms, including 51 suites, a spa and a signature rooftop restaurant. At the heart of the resort will be an 8-acre lagoon and a tropical beach complex with zero-entry swim areas and a variety of water sports. The existing Scottish links-style New Course will be joined by a new 18-hole Nicklaus Design course. The complex will include more than 150,000 sf of indoor and outdoor event space. The grand opening is expected in summer of 2023.
Hilton Santa Monica
February will see the opening of the chic Hilton Santa Monica, just a short walk from the pier. With 286 guest rooms and 211 of them suites, the property is billing itself as offering more suites—and the most spacious—than any other hotel in the area. Its design elements will reflect a sense of place with a custom, hand-painted mural by local Los Angeles-based artist collective, Hattas. The new hotel will offer 10,000 sf of flexible event space.
Set to open spring 2021 on Jackson’s historic Town Square, The Cloudveil, an Autograph Collection hotel, will pay homage the town’s locale. Located at the gateway to Grand Teton National Park, and in the center of the town’s boutique shops, restaurants and galleries, The Cloudveil will have 100 guest rooms and suites; a bistro-style restaurant and bar; a rooftop terrace overlooking Jackson’s Town Square and Snow King Mountain; a tranquil outdoor pool and garden; and 7,500 sf of indoor-outdoor meeting and event space.
When Apraium Hotel Group’s 151-room Daxton Hotel opens its doors February in Birmingham, Mich., it will be the vision of Mark Mitchell, a lifelong metro Detroit area resident who has pledged to create a hotel product in his local community that will set a new cultural standard for hospitality. The hotel’s “Minimalist-luxe” design will feature vibrant colors and 400 pieces of art. Each guest room will include at least two custom pieces of artwork from 160 artists representing 32 countries. The flagship restaurant Madam will feature enlightened American fare. A variety of meeting spaces can accommodate groups of up to 425.
This spring will see the reopening of Keswick Hall in Charlottesville, Va. Built in 1912, the resort will reopen expanded and transformed, including a new guest wing that will increase the number of rooms to 80, re-imagined resort grounds overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, new infinity-edge dual-level pool with a waterfall and a new restaurant helmed by legendary Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
AC Hotel Maui Wailea
In true AC fashion, the 98-room, 12-suite AC Hotel Maui Wailea will have an elegant, contemporary design, with many rooms overlooking the Maui coastline. Features include an infinity pool, indoor-outdoor lounge areas and a restaurant featuring European-inspired cuisine. Opening in April and ideal for small groups.
Mission Pacific Hotel
Opening in March, the 161-room Mission Pacific Hotel, a Joie de Vivre property set on San Diego’s north shore at the base of Oceanside Pier, will have its own permanent art collection and rotate exhibits featuring works by Southern California artists curated by the Oceanside Museum of Art. Add to that a pool, a Roberto Alcocer restaurant overlooking the pier and the only rooftop pool bar in northern San Diego, as well as meeting facilities, and it will be an excellent option for groups.