From the Santa Barbara coastline to New York’s Hudson Valley to Downtown D.C., these new hotels offer amenities and experiences inspired by their surroundings.
1. Mar Monte Hotel
The Mar Monte Hotel in Santa Barbara completed the final phase of its multi-million-dollar renovation earlier this month.
The Mar Monte Hotel features 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space offering oceanfront views for up to 220 guests. Indoor, outdoor, and beach venues include two ballrooms within The Cabrillo Pavillion, The Yard, and The Living Room and Oceanfront Terrace.
As part of the Hyatt brand’s The Unbound Collection, the updated property features all 200 new guestrooms offering ocean or mountain views, plus the opening of costa Kitchen & Bar, offering a modern take on coastal Mediterranean cuisine. While Café Lido offers guests a relaxed setting for all-day dining by the pool with light plates, coffees teas, smoothies and cocktails. The property also features a library, which opens onto the courtyard, and is the spot where a variety of activities featuring local artists, winemaker, and other locals from around the region will be hosted. Other on-site activities include: rosé and oyster brunch; Mar Monte Moments featuring live music poolside on Saturdays; access to local tours and activities with the Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Coastal Concierge, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and more; and rotating chef dinners at costa, which will launch later this year. Guests can also take part in wellness programs on site, including yoga classes, or use the in-room yoga mats and custom maps for running or walking.
2. Monsaraz San Diego
Opened earlier this month, The Monsaraz San Diego, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton, features 92 guest rooms including three suites with views of the rolling hills of Point Loma, the bay and the downtown skyline.
Each guest room features mobile desks, which allow for guests to customize their work experience. Onsite common areas include a 4,000 sq. ft. open-air courtyard where guests can have cocktails by the fire, enjoy a weekend workout, live music, art installations, pop-up cooking classes and more. And, on the property’s third floor “Hideaway,” guests can take in the San Diego sunset while enjoying a cocktail. The 646-sq.-ft. “Hideaway” also functions as a meeting space and private dining room.
The Monsaraz is also home to the Westerly Public House, a 60-seat Cali-Aussie concept that showcases coastal cuisine inspired by Aussie and SoCal beach culture. The menu offers a focus on sustainability and locally sourced ingredients.
3. Wildflower Farms
Auberge Resorts Collection has been appointed to manage Wildflower Farms, a new resort set on 140 secluded acres in New York’s Hudson Valley. Located 90 minutes from New York City, the resort will be focused on nature and wellness. The grounds will include orchards, animals, heirloom gardens, a namesake farm and fields of wildflowers throughout. Upon opening in Fall 2022, Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection will feature guesthouses, source-origin cuisine, and outdoor experiences, as well as over 15,00 sq. ft. of event space.
Wildflower Farms will sit where the Hudson River Valley meets the foothills of the Catskill mountain range, which can be reached by car from New York and Boston. The property offers views of Shawangunk Ridge, or ‘The Gunks,’ and a flowing river along the forest’s edge. The resort will feature 65 freestanding accommodations built in nature and surrounded by white pines and native perennials. The free-standing bungalows, cottages and suites will be outfitted with natural materials and amenities including wood-clad ceilings and floors, nubby wool fabrics, window seats, fireplaces, wood decks, private patios and fire pits.
Guests will be able to participate in seasonal activities, from thrilling outdoor adventures to wellness offerings. Wildflower Farms will feature tennis courts, a pavilion-style open-air gym with a movement studio and miles of dedicated hiking trails. Plus a 9,000-sq.-ft. Auberge Spa including outdoor hot tubs and an indoor saltwater pool. The resort also offers nearby access to the Mohonk Preserve, a private reserve known for hiking, biking and world-class rock climbing.
The on-site restaurant will feature a bar, an open kitchen and farm-based cuisine. Guests will be able to have hands-on experiences such as foraging, organic vegetable farming, cooking classes and picnics around the property.
4. The Opus, Westchester
Located in White Plains, New York, The Opus, Westchester, an Autograph Collection Hotel, celebrated its ribbon cutting ceremony in May. The Opus will feature 146 guest rooms, including 38 luxury suites.
The property’s lobby bar will offer cocktails and small bites. For fine dining, guests can check out the rooftop restaurant Kanopi, located on the 42nd floor with floor-to-ceiling views of the New York skyline, Hudson Valley, and the Long Island Sound. Here, guests will experience tasting menus, wine parings and a farm-to-table dining experience featuring influences from Portugal. In addition, the hotel’s rooftop pool area offers 360-degree views and will offer guided water fitness and poolside mediation. Guests can also enjoy various wellness options such as the Opus signature sound baths, plus the on-site gym will feature two Peloton bikes.
The property offers 10,000 sq. ft. of meetings and events space.
5. Fifth Avenue Hotel
Located on West 28th Street and Fifth Avenue, the Fifth Avenue Hotel is expected to open in the fall. The 24-story, new-built tower will offer 24 guest rooms in the previous existing 6-story landmarked building and an additional 153 rooms in the new tower.
The older building will also house a multi-level restaurant with a spiral staircase leading to the former bank vaults. Other features include an indoor/outdoor atrium, the Library Bar and a 5,000-sq.-ft. ballroom with a conservatory terrace.
6. M Social Times Square New York
Earlier this month, M Social Times Square New York opened, marking the brand’s first property in the U.S.
The 480-guest room hotel is located in Times Square walking distance to attractions such as Broadway, the Theater District, Central Park and Fifth Avenue. The property offers guests various spaces to gather, including outdoor venues with views of the city. Home to the bar and lounge, Beast & Butterflies, this 7,500-sq.-ft. wrap-around terrace, adjacent to an indoor glass perch, is located above Times Square offering views of the city, a cocktail menu and light bites.
M Social New York features an art collection, and the lobby showcases a digital art installation, which combines architecture, contemporary art and technology on 32 digital screens that continuously display a curated library of digital art.
7. Hotel Indy
Opening its doors in October 2021 in Indianapolis, Hotel Indy—Indiana’s first Tribute Portfolio by Marriotproperty—will be located at the former State Life insurance building.
This 90-room hotel features six suites and more than 1,500 sq. ft. of meeting space.
Hotel Indy also features the first rooftop bar in downtown Indianapolis, plus Indy-inspired cocktails, craft brews, and locally sourced coffee as well as tasty eats. Inside, the property features a mix of gold, maroon, mint, and obsidian volcanic rock in its décor.
8. Grand Adirondack Hotel
Located on Lake Placid’s Main Street, the historic Hotel North Woods will reopen this fall, after undergoing a renovation, under a new name, Grand Adirondack Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel.
The redesigned 92-room property also features a redesigned lobby, new food and drink concepts, a rooftop bar with views of Mirror Lake, Whiteface Mountain, the High Peaks, and five Olympic venues. The Grand Adirondack Hotel will offer several new dining options including Marcy, a brasserie-style restaurant featuring locally sourced and farm-procured ingredients; Marcy Bar will feature small plates, craft beers, cocktails and live music. Private dining will also be available for corporate meetings and events.
In addition, the property will feature artwork from celebrated and local artists. Pieces from James Prosek, whose first book “Trout: An Illustrated History” will be displayed in guestrooms, while works from award-winning watercolorist Sarah Yeoman are featured on stationery and other guest amenities.
9. The Ven at Embassy Row
Recently opened in Washington, D.C. is The Ven at Embassy Row, located on Dupont Circle overlooking Embassy Row’s mansions.
The Ven offers three meeting spaces, and will soon offer an on-demand tea ceremony, as well as rotating art from local, national, and international artists.
This 231 guest room and suites property features a rooftop pool, personalized scented sachet bags with oils derived from the flowers and plants native to the countries of the surrounding embassies, and The Exchange gift shop that offers unique and curated items. In addition, four times daily guests will be able to take part in the experience of the Northern Lights through a digital light installation and guided meditation.
This fall, the property will be launching Fred & Stella, a restaurant in a living room setting that will offer local and fresh bites.
10. AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea
Sitting on three acres along the Maui’s southwestern coastline, is the new AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea, which marks the first property in the Hawaiian Islands for the AC Hotels lifestyle brand.
The property features 98 guestrooms, 12 suites, and an infinity-edge pool with a hot tub and cabanas. Guest rooms offer a neutral-palette, hardwood floors, USB outlets, a private lanai, and views of the Pacific Ocean.
AC Hotel by Marriott Maui Wailea also offers two al-fresco dining options including AC Kitchen, offering international and Hawaiian-inspired cuisine, wine, charcuterie, and cheese tastings, and KAI, a poolside tiki bar, features a lava stone fire pit and local drinks. The property is also equipped to host small group gatherings.