Despite COVID, there are many new hotels and renovations in the last quarter of 2020 and into early 2021. Check them out.
Here’s a slate of new hotels, as well as major renovations, happening right now and into next year.
Hotel Kansas City
The recently opened Hotel Kansas City is located in the iconic Kansas City Club building and the latest project from the Hyatt Unbound Collection. This boutique hotel has 144 Victorian-inspired guest rooms and a collection of event spaces that span a total of more than 20,000 sf including a 6,000 sf rooftop, the Tudor Ballroom with a stunning two-story stained glass mural, and the Starlight Ballroom, an indoor-outdoor space with a contemporary design.
Located in the heart of downtown Dallas, the 219-room Thompson Dallas is part of a $460 million historic preservation—the largest adaptive reuse preservation in the history of Texas—that’s transformed the iconic building (formerly the First National Bank Tower) into a modern destination. There’s a dining space on its ninth floor deck that overlooks the city, as well as two restaurants, and the fourth floor National Ballroom has 14,000 sf of meeting space with private suites that overlook the space.
ADERO Scottsdale, an Autograph Collection Hotel, has officially made its debut as Scottsdale’s first Dark Sky Zone resort, featuring elevated Sonoran Desert views of Arizona’s famed Four Peaks and McDowell Mountain Range. The 6-story resort features 177 guest rooms positioned to take in the panoramic mountain vistas. Sunrise Guest Rooms in the adult-only wing feature a fireplace in each room. The 800-sf ADERO Presidential Suite is located on the top floor with views in every direction.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek unveiled a complete reimagination of its guest rooms, suites and lobby. Led by renowned interior designer Thomas Pheasant, the redesign celebrates the quintessential charm of the original estate, built in 1925. 142 new, expertly appointed accommodations include the 2,650 sf indoor-outdoor Penthouse. There’s also a new bright and airy entry rotunda and lobby living room and a specially curated art collection of 50 custom works.
Galt House Hotel
The legendary Galt House Hotel in Louisville is soon to complete a property-wide $80 million renovation. In March 2020, it completed and overhaul of the West Tower, including 130,000 sf of meeting space, all 639 guest rooms, the lobby area and two of the hotel’s flagship restaurants. Slated completion of the East Tower and property-wide renovation is November of 2020.
Omni Oklahoma City
The Omni Oklahoma City Hotel will open January 26 with 605 guest rooms 29 suites; 7 restaurants and a full-service Mokara Spa, right next door to the new Oklahoma City Convention Center and Chesapeake Energy Arena. The 17-story tower offers dramatic views of the 70-acre Scissortail Park and downtown skyline. There’s also 78,000 sf of flexible meeting, event and pre-function space.
This new landmark Chicago hotel opening in the spring of 2021 will be located in the renovated Art Deco-style Carbide & Carbon Building in The Loop. Featuring 364 guest rooms and suites, Pendry Chicago will feature a signature restaurant and bar concept overseen by hospitality and nightlife pioneer, Andy Masi, and his Clique Hospitality group, a spectacular rooftop lounge, 12,000 sf of meeting space, curated fitness and wellness offerings and much more.
Austin Proper Hotel is housed within a contemporary 32-story high-rise and draws its inspiration from the area’s historic, Craftsman-style architecture. Upon entering the lobby, guests are greeted by an imposing wooden staircase covered in vintage carpets. The 244 rooms are defined by an eclectic mix of ceramics and artwork, with hardwood flooring and travertine sourced from Texan quarries. A fifth-floor rooftop pool deck is ideal for small receptions.
Alila Marea Beach Resort
Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas is slated to open in early 2021 with 130 rooms and a stylish, yet artisanal, understated vibe. The resort will be committed to locally inspired programming and also feature an oceanfront pool, spa, signature restaurant showcasing sustainably sourced ingredients, and more than 28,500 sf of indoor-outdoor meeting and event space.
Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton
The 268-room Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton hotel is now open after a multimillion dollar, full-scale transformation. The hotel features over 17,000 sf of meeting space, state-of-the-art fitness center with panoramic views of downtown St. Louis, open-air pool deck on the third floor, signature bar and restaurant, artwork from over 50 local and nationally acclaimed artists, and more.