While COVID-19 is front of mind for planners, there’s a roster of new hotel openings that have been happening during the pandemic or are soon to come.
Check out these 10 new hotel openings:
1. The Joseph, Nashville
This new Luxury Collection hotel 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 and events. 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.
2. 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. Meeting spaces include a concert hall that can accommodate up to 600 people.
3. Miraval Berkshires
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 guest rooms, from meditation cushions to Tibetan singing bowls, reinforce to guests daily that they are on a wellness journey—and this is not just any hotel.
4. 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 guest rooms.
5. Cambria Hotel Ocean City – Bayfront, Ocean City
The eight-story, 137-room Cambria Hotel Ocean City – Bayfront is just steps from the Boardwalk, as well as two classic amusement parks and beachside shopping Other features include a rooftop bar with ocean views. and outdoor recreational area with fire pits, guest rooms overlooking the Isle of Wight Bay, a fitness center and pools, and more than 2,400 sf of meeting and event space.
6. Virgin Hotels, Nashville
Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle brand developed by Sir Richard Branson, opened in Nashville in June with 262 rooms, multiple food and beverage options, the brand’s signature Commons Club, and a rooftop lounge with a pool. “We’re thrilled to officially open our doors in the Music City,” said Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels. “We’ve taken measures above and beyond our standards to ensure our guests will feel comfortable, safe and well taken care of while still maintaining the quintessential experience travelers know and love.”
7. Luminary Hotel + Co., Fort Myers
The highly anticipated boutique hotel, the first Autograph hotel in the Fort Myers-Naples area, opens this month. It will feature 243 guest rooms and will be home to the signature Silver King Ocean Brasserie, as well as the Beacon Social Drinkery rooftop lounge, Ella Mae’s Diner, The Workshop culinary theater, an indoor and outdoor fitness facility and a fourth-floor pool overlooking the Caloosahatchee River. The 12-story hotel will also offer more than 8,000 sf of function space and will be connected to the neighboring Caloosa Sound Convention Center & Amphitheater.
8. Delta Hotels, Virginia Beach
Delta Hotels Virginia Beach Bayfront Suites is opening this November 2020 as the only hotel on the Chesapeake Bay with its own private beach. The hotel will be an all-suite property, with 295 spacious suites, many with bay views and balconies. The hotel will be home to a signature restaurant, Tin Cup Kitchen + Oyster Bar, which will serve fresh, locally sourced oysters, fish and coastal cuisine, along with craft cocktails. The property will have 12,257 sf of flexible indoor and outdoor event space.
9. Grand Hyatt, Nashville
A game-changing project in Nashville is Nashville Yards and the development includes a 25-story Grand Hyatt slated to open in October. This new downtown district is anchored by Amazon’s office campus and an entertainment district similar to L.A. Live. It boasts 77,000 sf of state-of-the-art event and pre-function space, and 591 rooms, including 53 suites, all with soundproof floor-to-ceiling windows.
10. Fairmont Century Plaza, Century City.
Century City’s iconic Century Plaza Hotel will soon reopen this fall as the Fairmont Century Plaza. Completely transformed by international design firm Yabu Pushelberg, it will feature 400 guest rooms, all with their own private balconies. James Beard Award-nominated Executive Chef Jason Franey will helm its signature restaurant, Lumière, a seasonal, modern American Brasserie.There will also be a 17th floor rooftop pool, a spa with its own Himalayan salt room, and 24,000 sf of private event space including one of the largest ballrooms in Los Angeles with seating for 1,500 attendees.
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