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2018's Hottest New Hotel Openings Across the Globe

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Another year, and another list of incredible new hotel openings. Why is this important to you, dear reader? The Venue Report understands that having tried-and-true travel experiences is just as important as flexing your adventure muscles and experiencing new locales and places to stay. This great big globe has so many unique pockets waiting to welcome you. In this 3rd annual collection, you will discover a designer hostel in the Czech Republic, boutique properties in the countryside, glamping digs and tropical island resorts. Whether you choose to explore an urban city with a group of friends or head to the countryside for a family farmhouse stay, each one of these special places have been built with passion, a story and a lot of thought about what will make you, the traveler, have an experience to remember.

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Nobis Hotel

Copenhagen, Denmark
Opened in September of 2017, this luxurious Copenhagen design hotel is located in a historic landmark building that was once home to the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music. Set just beside the Tivoli Gardens, Nobis Hotel features 77 stunning rooms designed in classic Danish style that effortlessly toes the line between both old and new.
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The Hoxton, Paris

Paris, France
The highly anticipated Paris edition of the Hoxton opened in November 2017 and its 18th century digs in the 2nd Arrondissement are every bit as chic as The City of Lights itself.
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Soneva Jani learn more

This Maldives resort opened in 2017 to much acclaim, what with its 25 overwater bungalows and surrounding crystal lagoons. Soneva Jani is home to tons of marine life, beautiful sandy beaches and lush terrain. The hotel is already offering incredible special offers for families, honeymoons and groups. 
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Long Story Short

Czech Republic
Located in Czech Republic’s small town of Olomouc, Long Story Short is a hostel like you’ve never seen before. The modern spaces, with both shared and private options for rooms, feature lots of high-contrast, pretty details with greenery and natural textures mixed in. Since opening last summer, this spot has been a hit with the traveling crowd. The price point and selection of shared dorm-style rooms or private suites make this a perfect group getaway, bachelor(ette) party or team meeting destination. 
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Lux* Grand Gaube

Mauritius
Dubbed a “retro chic tropical retreat,” Lux* Grand Gaube in Mauritius opened in December. Spend your days sipping cocktails under a massive Banyan Tree, eating homemade ice cream and watching movies at their oceanfront pop-up cinema.
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Graybarns on the Silvermine River learn more

You’ll be hard pressed to find a place with as much history as the “new” Graybarns on the Silvermine River. An artist outpost and stagecoach stop in the 17th century, textile factory in the 19th century and prohibition-era speakeasy turned classic country inn, this close-to-NYC Connecticut venue has always been a haven from the city and even played host for Elizabeth Taylor’s honeymoon (well, one of them at least). It also has a barn venue on the property that can host gatherings of up to 100 guests. 
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Ace Hotel Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
Summer of 2017 saw the opening of Chicago’s new Ace Hotel in Fulton Market. The hotel group with a cult following of wanderlusters and style aficionados created yet another great stay with even greater hang out spaces, including a rooftop bar with cozy lounge spaces both indoors and out.  
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San Francisco Proper Hotel

San Francisco, California
Kelly Wearstler is practically a design goddess in interior realms, so it’s no surprise that San Francisco’s Proper Hotel (which she designed) was a hit from the moment it opened last fall. With 131 rooms in the historic flatiron building, this spot is always abuzz. There are multiple communal spaces, meeting rooms and a collection of event spaces perfect for both black-tie and creative-casual gatherings. 
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Kimpton De Witt

Amsterdam, Netherlands
With design nods that harken back to the Dutch Golden Age, the new Kimpton De Witt in Amsterdam opened in May last year. It’s slick, it’s convenient in the city center and it’s bound to become the next cool kid in town. The hotel also boasts multiple event spaces including Penthouse De Witt, a scene-stealing suite that would make a perfect spot to host an intimate gathering, group getaway or meeting space. 
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Grands Boulevards Hotel

Paris, France
While Paris has no shortage of beautiful hotels, Grands Boulevards Hotel will jump to the top of your list with it's mystical, undeniable Parisian 'cool' factor. While we may never know how they do it, you and your group will settle into any of the 50 rooms filled with modern, luxe, simple, French and Scandinavian touches that all fit seamlessly together. Book a welcome dinner for your first night in the city at the hotel's Grand Restaurant to kick off the vacation a lifetime.
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Detroit Foundation Hotel learn more

The recently-opened Detroit Foundation Hotel is a chic 100-room spot built in the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters complete with three spacious venues. The formerly deserted downtown has morphed into an edgy urban center where once-abandoned buildings have been given new life as trendy stores, innovative restaurants and boutique hotels with genuine historic charm.
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Calistoga Motor Lodge

Calistoga, California
This Calistoga 1940s roadside motel reopened last July with new owners and a whole new vibe. Calistoga Motor Lodge is located along Silverado Trail and has so far opened 50 rooms, with a restaurant and bar on the horizon. The motel also has spaces for intimate corporate gatherings, weddings and fun-filled retreats. 
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Public Hotel

New York, New York
New York’s newest Ian Schrager hotel opened last summer. From the floor-to-ceiling windows towering over the Lower East Side, the views are epic, and the approachable luxury concept is palpable throughout the 367-room hotel. You will also find 20,000 sq ft of interior event space and 8,500 sq ft of outdoor venue spaces including an ivy-covered garden. This New York hotel is 2018's perfect place for group getways, bachelore(ette) trips, engagement parties and birthday celebrations for 10-500 guests.  
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The Surfrider Malibu

Malibu, California
Grab your guys and gals and head to this intimate boutique stay by the beach. New(ish) to the Malibu scene, this gorgeous motel-turned-designer-digs came onto the scene in 2017. The Surfrider Malibu is a nod to classic California coast style with lots of linens, whites and natural woods. Oh, and there’s a cozy roof deck restaurant too. This modern California Beach House is the ultimate group getaway destination. 
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Bulgari Resort Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The new Bulgari Resort in Dubai just opened this past December and is a stand-out with the ultra-luxury seeking crowd. Hang out at the Bulgari Yacht Club by day and spend your nights in the Bulgari Villa with its private pool, home cinema, and indoor Jacuzzi and hammam.
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NoMad Los Angeles learn more

DTLA is getting a plus design hotel, that just opened at the top of 2018. With Italianate architecture inspiration, Parisian art and Persian floor coverings, it’s easy to see how this luxury hotel gathered its moniker. Keep an eye out for NoMad LA.
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Principe di Salina learn more

Surrounded by vineyards and overlooking the coast, Principe di Salina is one of the most blissful retreats that opened in 2017. Located on Salina Island (part of Italy’s Aeolian Islands), a stay at this Mediterranean treasure offers the ultimate in seclusion and tranquility as well as being the ideal setting for relaxed group vacations, business retreats and social gatherings with it's manicured grounds, libraries, terraces and onsite restaurant “della casa” that will cater your gathering.
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Surfhouse learn more

California motels of yesteryear are starting to make a serious comeback, and this San Diego surf spot is a prime example. Opened in early 2017, Surfhouse has eight rooms that are just blocks from the reknowned surf spot, Beacons Beach. Set on the historic highway 101, Surfhouse offers bicycles, surf lessons and more, making it the ultimate place to vacation in southern California with your friends, your team or your family. 
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The Siren Hotel

Detroit, Michigan
Detroit will soon have a new design hotel in town, The Siren Hotel, set to open in the Wurlitzer Building any day now. Already in the works are a coffee bar, a candy bar cocktail lounge, an 8-seat restaurant with James Beard nominee Chef Garrett Lipar at the helm, and a flower studio. A barbershop, greasy spoon eatery, rooftop bar, karaoke piano bar, and retail shop are all purportedly also in the works.
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Nobu Ryokan

Malibu, California
A Japanese hideaway tucked into the Carbon Beach shorefront in Malibu, Nobu Ryokan is home to 12 suites and five oceanfront bungalows. Walls open right up to the ocean and neighboring Nobu Malibu Restaurant delivers room service directly from the source.
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The Williamsburg Hotel learn more

The Williamsburg Hotel was designed as much for the neighborhood as it was for their guests, with a whole slew of locals contributing to the details, from the decor to the food and even the staff’s uniforms. Beastie Boy Mike D designed the lobby wallpaper with quintessential Brooklyn scenes and figures like The Notorious B.I.G. and Nathan’s hot dogs (of course) and you’ll find Brooklyn-based Apotheke products in each of the rooms. 
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Hotel Sanders

Copenhagen, Denmark
We all know no country does design quite like Denmark, so it comes as no surprise that Hotel Sanders has been all over design blogs and Pinterest boards since its summer opening. It’s luxurious, it’s beautiful, it’s culturally interesting, it’s basically everything you want in a destination hotel.
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Kimpton La Peer Hotel

West Hollywood, California
West Hollywood’s design district is welcoming a new design-centric hotel this month. Kimpton La Peer Hotel has over a hundred rooms and sits just between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard.
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Freehand New York

New York, New York
This new Flatiron hotel offers every style of temp-living from bunk rooms to suites that are bigger than most NYC studio apartments. Freehand’s hotel rooms, all-day café, and cocktail bar just opened up this month and the stand-alone restaurant is soon to follow.
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La Casa learn more

A favorite surf spot of the Mexico traveling crowd, Zihautanejo is one of the most charming towns you could possibly end up in. Opened in early 2017, La Casa offers a sweet oasis of 7 bedrooms and just as many baths, making it the ultimate go-to for a surf trip with your crew.
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Freehand Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
As of fall 2017, no longer are Los Angeles rooftop pools and bars reserved for the elite. The Freehand sells itself as a cool hostel with affordable rates that make staycations as reasonable as ever.
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Hotel Tiki Tiki Tulum learn more

This secret 15-room jungle hotel in Tulum City opened last year. Hotel Tiki Tiki has a kind of cool, Miami Beach style with mid-century vibes throughout. It’s easy, it’s affordable and it’s a different way to experience the authentic culture of Tulum.
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Kokomo Private Island Resort

Fiji
Fiji’s Kokomo Private Island Resort is just as lovely and secluded as it sounds. This slice of paradise opened last spring and each luxurious room comes with its very own infinity pool.
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The Ned

London, United Kingdom
Enter the world of 1930s glamour at London’s the Ned. Opened in mid-2017, this historic property showcases the best of British design throughout its 249 bedrooms, nine restaurants, six event spaces, and luxurious spa.

Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne

Bürgenstock, Switzerland
Four properties have converged into one at this Lake Lucerne super-property that recently opened in the Alpine foothills. The show-stealer is the 100,000 square foot spa surrounded by glass walls and tons of local stone work.
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The LINE ATX learn more

Wedged between Downtown ATX and Town Lake, the massive LINE hotel will open later this year with 428 guest rooms, three restaurants, four bars, fifteen event spaces, and a gorgeous pool deck. Epic.
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The Celino South Beach

Miami Beach, Florida
South Beach is soon to be home to an updated Park Central Hotel, now known as The Celino South Beach. Set to open early this year, the new luxury boutique hotel will feature 132 plush rooms overlooking Ocean Drive, a glass-bottom rooftop pool as well as a courtyard pool, a rooftop sundeck, three restaurants, and a couple of bars too.
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Rosewood Baha Mar

Nassau, Bahamas
Accepting reservations starting June 1st, the new Nassau Rosewood property is a revamp of just a small chunk of Baha Mar. With 185 suites in the making plus another handful of beachfront villas designed with a traditional British colonial vibe, we’re looking forward to seeing how this place pans out.
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Raffles Singapore

Singapore
Initially opened in 1887, Raffles Hotel Singapore is rich in British Colonial history. The historic hotel has recently taken on a full restoration and renovation, hoping to reopen later this year with new suite categories, dining spaces and a new experiences program to help visitors explore the local region.
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Villa La Coste

Provence, France
Set in the hills of Provence, Villa La Coste opened in mid-2017 and is surrounded by vineyards, gardens and valleys. The bucolic setting provides a stunning backdrop for the luxury resort’s 28 suites, two beautiful restaurants and grandiose spa.
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Andaz Mayakoba learn more

Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya opened just last year and is nestled on the Caribbean Ocean north of Playa del Carmen. Besides being located in literal paradise, the resort was designed with a modern aesthetic and has two pools, breezy guest rooms and 100 feet of white sand beach.
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Hotel St. George

Helsinki, Finland
Located in the heart of Helsinki, just beside the Old Church Park, Hotel St. George is set to open this spring. Private balconies, beautifully crafted furniture and a glassed-in courtyard garden are just a few of the highlights you’ll find within this historic structure.
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The Surf Club

Surfside, Florida
While the original Surf Club opened back on NYE of 1930, the most recent reiteration of the resort opened its doors last spring. Located in Miami’s Surfside, there’s a gorgeous Amalfi Coast inspired restaurant on-site too, dubbed Le Sirenuse.
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One Bunk Tijuana learn more

Tijuana’s gorgeous little 7-room hipster haven, One Bunk TJ, opened last summer with a mix of suites and dorm style rooms. It’s the perfect, off-the-radar spot for an easy, affordable getaway with friends.
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Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

London, United Kingdom
London’s Shoreditch neighborhood is a hotbed of design hotel action. Opened in summer of 2017, the new Nobu Hotel is a welcome addition with its incredible restaurants and gorgeous contemporary rooms.
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Park Hyatt St. Kitts

St. Kitts
Caribbean charm abounds at the new Park Hyatt in St. Kitts that opened in December. The 126 rooms embrace the tropical surrounds, which are visible from nearly every space in this resort.
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Aman New York

New York, New York
All good things come with a wait it seems. NYC is finally getting a luxury Aman resort, set to open in 2020, in the Crown Building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street. Overlooking Central Park, this luxury palace will include an epic spa, a piano bar, a cigar bar, a wine library, a jazz club, and (wait for it…) a FIVE-story penthouse.
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The June Motel

Picton, ON, Canada
This Prince Edward hotspot opened last summer and has been calling our attention ever since. The small mid-century style motel offers a great stay for a girls’ trip or food and wine tour of the local region.
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Hotel Les Roches Rouges

Saint-Raphaël, France
Reminiscent of Provence’s Golden Era of Mid-Century design, Hotel Les Roches Rouges will have you swept away in a sanctuary of 1950s Mediterranean bliss. This beauty opened in the summer of 2017.
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Amanyangyun

Minhang Qu, China
Choose from a contemporary woodland stay or antique villa at Shanghai’s newest Aman Resort. Amanyangyun opened in mid-January and tows the line between stately old world Chinese design and contemporary lines, all surrounded by imported forestry and a bit of much-needed serenity in the city.
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Hotel de Crillon

Paris, France
Hotel de Crillon opened its doors in July of last year, revealing the rebirth of a Parisian icon. A Rosewood Hotel, luxury is undoubtedly the name of the game, as evidenced in every design decision from the Karl Lagerfeld-designed Grands Appartements to the elegant lounge areas and courtyard restaurant.
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Bishop’s Lodge

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Bishop’s Lodge is celebrating a century-long legacy with a bit of a revamp. The Auberge Resort will be reopening in autumn of 2018 and features luxe glamping tents alongside three to four-bedroom residences.
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Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa

Montego Bay, Jamaica
Opened last fall, Jamaica’s newest all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay features over 200 accommodation options including beachside villas and epic penthouses. The to-scale spa offers over 30k square feet of bliss, including a Himalayan Salt Halotherapy Lounge.
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Nashville Riverfront Lofts

Nashville, Tennessee
The lofts and penthouses at Nashville Riverfront Lofts opened early this year and we are freaking out over some of these spaces. This is the spot to know about if you’re traveling with a crew in tow.
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The Native Hotel

Malibu, California
This storied spot once known as the Malibu Riviera Motel dates back to 1947 and was renovated and relaunched in 2017. The revamp of Native Malibu’s 13 bungalow rooms by the folks behind LA cult favorite Gjelina has turned this little coastal spot into quite the stunner.
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Hotel Revival

Baltimore, Maryland
Historic Mount Vernon sets the scene for this Baltimore Joie de Vivre Hotel that’s fixed to start taking reservations in March. Hotel Revival will be home to a secret garden and a rooftop restaurant that overlooks Washington Monument.
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The Douglas, an Autograph Collection

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Located inside the sprawling Parq Vancouver, The Douglas opened this past October. Catering to the modern traveler, the guest rooms are cozy, spacious and stylish.
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Hawkstone Hall

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Shropshire countryside’s Hawkstone Hall dates all the way back to 1700 and has recently begun an extensive restoration and refurbishment process. The main hall and a dozen luxurious suites should be ready for booking by this summer, while another 28-room wing will open in 2019.
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Rosewood Luang Prabang

Laos
Blending both Lao and French culture and architecture, the new Rosewood Luang Prabang sits in the jungle above the historic royal settlement of the Luang Prabang River. With 23 luxury villas and safari style tent digs, this is one to look out for in early 2018.
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MADE Hotel

New York, New York
New York’s NoMad neighborhood has recently become a hotbed of luxury hotel beds. MADE Hotel entered into the fold late last year with its 108 beautifully designed rooms that overlook the NYC skyline.
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Euphoria Retreat

Mystras, Greece
Architecture, wellness and a blending of Ancient Greek and Chinese philosophies and medicine are the core concepts at this epic destination spa in Greece.  Nestled in the Unesco World Heritage site of Mystras at the foot of Mount Taygetos of Peloponnese, Euphoria Retreat opens in May.
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Four Seasons Hotel Megève

Megève, France
Get a taste of the exclusive life at Four Seasons Hotel Megeve, the only hotel directly on the Mont d’Arbois slopes. The first Four Seasons to come to the mountains of Europe, this hotel is contemporary and elegant with 55 rooms, 14 suites and a two Michelin starred restaurant.
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Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
Located on Baltimore’s Rec Pier, this 128-room waterfront hotel opened in March of 2017. The historic property in Fell’s Point has been restored to its original glory, while the luxury guest rooms and suites reflect a modern sensibility.
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MacArthur Place

Sonoma, California
Sonoma’s favorite Victorian farmhouse hotel will reopen this summer following a thorough upgrade to its spa, pool, gardens and restaurants. The 52-room boutique hotel MacArthur Place is a go-to for fabulous food and a charming stay.
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Alila Villas Koh Russey

Cambodia
50 suites and 13 villas tucked into the Cambodia coastline will open in mid-2018 as the Alila Villas Koh Russey. Expect a very modern, luxurious oasis with walls that open right up to the sea.
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99 Surf Lodge

Nicaragua
Opened in early 2017, 99 Surf Lodge in Playa Santana is set in surfer’s paradise. Seriously, there are five world-class peaks within 6 miles of the hotel. That and you can literally check the wave conditions without getting out of bed by simply looking out your room’s floor-to-ceiling windows.
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50 Bowery learn more

The Joie de Vivre hotel group’s first NYC hotel, 50 Bowery brings boutique luxury to the heart of Chinatown. Opened in mid-2017, this spot includes a glassed-in rooftop deck and various cool art installations.
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Hoanib Valley Camp

Namibia
Tucked away in the vast expanse of northwestern Namibia’s mountain ranges, sand dunes and deserts, the six-room Hoanib Valley Camp is as much a safari haven as it is a sanctuary for elephants, rhinos and giraffes. Eco-conscious guest tents are set to open in May.
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Kim Sing Theatre learn more

A classic LA story, the Kim Sing Theatre has walked a life as a vaudeville theater, zoot suit riot house, Kung Fu theater, event venue, and now, a micro-hotel. Reopened in Summer 2017 to cater to the luxury crowd, this spot is as exclusive as it is lauded with LA lore.
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West Hollywood EDITION

West Hollywood, California
At the corner of West Sunset and North Doheny, the new West Hollywood EDITION Hotel will be opening its doors later this year. With 190 guest rooms, 20 luxury residences, a rooftop pool and venue, and a spa, we’re expecting this mod spot to be a local stand-out.
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The Jeremy Hotel

Los Angeles, California
Set just along LA’s famed Sunset Strip, The Jeremy Hotel opened in late summer of 2017. The West Hollywood hotel has one of the best rooftop pool decks in town.
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Como Uma Canggu

Bali, Indonesia
Private butler service, penthouse suites with rooftop pools and a wellness retreat center are just a few of the stand-outs at this new COMO Resort coming to Canggu in February. Located on Bali’s south coast, beach access at COMO Uma Canggu is as easy as stepping outside your fit-for-royalty front door.
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Pod Times Square

New York, New York
Scheduled to open this month, Pod Times Square offers tourists rooms that are affordable, easy to access and in a prime location in the middle of Times Square. Don’t expect fuss and frills, but do expect a rollicking good time.
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Soundview Greenport

Greenport, New York
For New Yorkers looking to enjoy Long Island without the crowds of the South Fork party scene, head north to historic Greenport where you’ll find a sleepy village and a lovely design hotel. The quintessential East Coast seaside getaway, Soundview Greenport opened just at the end of last summer.
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MUJI Hotel

Shenzhen, China
This small fishing village has expanded to quite the cosmopolitan scene, bringing in stunning new architecture and desing as with MUJI Hotel. The beautifully simplified rooms can accommodate up to 4 guests each, making traveling with your closeset pals easier than ever. Complete with a diner, gym, library and one of the largest MUJI stores in China, there's no shortage of activities here. 
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Westdrift

Manhattan Beach, California
Manhattan Beach’s new 392-room Westdrift blends urban design and coastal charm to create a big, cheerful hotel. Opening this month, keep an eye on the cool gathering spaces and restaurant.
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Hotel Amapa

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town is getting a hip, new boutique hotel. Set to open in the next few months, Hotel Amapa embraces modern design in all 55 of its guest rooms, while sticking true to its Mexican roots. No shortage of celebrating heritage around these parts.
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Troutbeck

Amenia, New York
An upstate New York getaway that dates back nearly a hundred years recently came under new ownership and has been revived and renewed, with its doors reopening last November. The Dutchess County homestead is a fabulous destination for exploring the countryside and vibrant Hudson Valley community.
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The George Inn

Montclair, New Jersey
A hotel first for husband and wife duo, Steven Plofker and Bobbi Brown (yes, THAT Bobbi Brown), The George Inn in New Jersey has been transformed from a forgotten home to a design-minded, luxury boutique hotel. Blending old world touches like columns and plaids with modern finishes and accessories, The George is one to book ASAP.
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Las Alcobas Napa Valley learn more

Opened in early 2017, Las Alcobas feels at once completely secluded and also convenient to all the perks of being in Napa Valley’s quaint St. Helena. Head to this hotel when you’re ready to unwind and enjoy a beautiful spa, a cozy suite and all the winery visits you can handle.
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Origin Hotel

Lexington, Kentucky
The hottest destination for bourbon tasting and horse racing, Lexington is getting a new hotel next winter. The Origin Hotel includes 120 rooms with loft-style décor and cool-kid, urban vibes.
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The Principal London

London, United Kingdom
Dating back to 1898, The Principal London is a storied hotel, long part of the local Bloomsbury history. Following a restoration, the grounds are set to reopen in February with 334 guest rooms, two beautiful restaurants and a bar lounge.
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The Ramble Hotel

Denver, Colorado
Located in Denver’s River North Art District, the 50-room Ramble Hotel is set to open in the next couple of months. Death & Co. (the NYC cocktail bar with a cult following) will head up the hotel bar, while local favorite Work & Class will run the on-site restaurant.
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The Dixon

London, United Kingdom
A hundred-year-old courthouse in the Tower Bridge neighborhood of London has undergone a transformation into The Dixon. Scheduled to open in September of 2018, the 193-room hotel emphasizes local cultural immersion, calling on British designers and artists to create the ultimate design-centric atmosphere.
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Bagiloni Resort Maldives

Maldives
Surrounded by lush gardens and pristine ocean waters, this new Maldives resort with an Italian spin is set to launch this summer. 96 villas dot the shores of this island getaway, where plenty of wellness treatments and snorkeling opportunities await.
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Cultus Camp learn more

Joshua Tree got a new glamping getaway in 2017 and it’s set up perfectly for couples. Head to quirky Pioneertown and make your way to this secluded luxury campsite with views of all the stars above included.
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Under Canvas Grand Canyon

Arizona
We love Grand Canyon in all its sun-struck red-rock glory, so this opening has us really excited for 2019 (yep, we’re getting ahead of ourselves, but still stoked!). Under Canvas will be a collection of cabin-style safari tents and tipis set on 56 acres of forest at the base of Bill Williams Mountain.
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Lido House

Newport, Beach
Lido House, set to open in March, brings Cape Cod style architecture to Orange County with this 130-room luxury resort. If you’re looking for a hotel with a beach house vibe, look no further.
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Hotel Eden learn more

Dating back to 1889, Hotel Eden has long been a fixture for Rome’s traveling set. Back in April last year, the iconic hotel reopened following an extensive restoration. It’s elegance and style as only the Italians can do.
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Hotel Figueroa

Los Angeles, California
Recently reopened, 268-room Hotel Figueroa has been a staple of the DTLA hotel scene since 1926. The historic setting has been modernized and refreshed, with gorgeous gathering spaces and a beautiful pool deck bringing a Spanish Colonial feel to the forefront.
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The Fairlane Hotel

Nashville, Tennessee
Set to open in March, the new Fairlane Hotel in Downtown Nashville combines nostalgic vintage design with modern luxury at the 401 Union building. With 81 rooms and a long list of eateries, it’s easy to look forward to this Music City addition.
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Mondrian Doha

Doha, Qatar
The Doha skyline gained a new addition last year, with the building of the Mondrian in Qatar. The exterior is as wild and dreamlike as the interiors, both clearly designed to impress not only with opulence but creativity as well.
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Hoxton Hotels

Williamsburg, LA & Chicago
The brand behind some of our favorite hotels in London, Amsterdam and Paris, Hoxton Hotels is set to open any day now in Williamsburg. These design hotel digs are seriously stunning and you’ll want to keep an eye out for the other projects they’ve announced in Los Angeles, Chicago and Portland.
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Awasi Iguazú

Argentina
Explore the beauty of Argentina’s Atlantic Rainforest and Iguazú Falls by day and rest your tired bones by night at one of these newly opened spacious 14 jungle villas on stilts. Take a dip in your own private plunge pool or shower outdoors at Awasi Iguazú.
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​Leave it to The LINE to open up a hotspot design hotel in the buzziest part of DC. Adams Morgan is the only 24-hour neighborhood in town and it’s now home to 220 guest rooms set inside a 110-year-old (former) church.
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Hotel Paseo

Palm Desert, California
Poolside cabanas and lawn games set the scene for this new Palm Desert boutique hotel by Autograph Collection. Scheduled to open in February, Hotel Paseo’s accommodation options will include nine suites and an Airstream trailer.

Collective Retreats Hudson Valley

Ghent, New York
Opened in August of 2017, this Hudson Valley Collective Retreats is luxury camping at its finest. Located on a working organic farm in upstate NY, the collection of canvas tents are filled with stylish furnishings but it’s the outdoor experience that’ll really get you feeling reconnected with nature.
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Infusion Beach Club

Palm Springs, California
62 sun-filled rooms await in the Palm Springs Infusion Beach Club. With a scheduled opening of winter 2018, this boutique hotel will feature a pool terrace and a tapas bar.
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Royal Lancaster London

London, United Kingdom
With fifty years of history as a luxury hotel, the Royal Lancaster has undergone a refresh of its 411 rooms and handful of meeting and dining spaces. The reopening has been much buzzed about, as the updates are a beautiful, modernised take on classic London design.
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Situated on 3 hectares of beachfront, L’Sirene Boutique Resort in the Philippines is bringing nautical, beach bungalow style to Barangay Reserva. Take to the swinging cabanas, lap pool and, of course, beach for the tropical experience of a lifetime.
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Perry Lane Hotel

Savannah, Georgia
Spring in Savannah brings the opening of Perry Lane Hotel, a 167-room hotel with a rooftop pool and bar. The rooms are spacious, event spaces stunning and Southern Hospitality reigns supreme.
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Regent Jakarta

Indonesia
Indonesia’s new Regent Jakarta is set to open late this year with 126 guest rooms and suites alongside 107 residences. The propery is massive, modern, sophisticated and sure to be a hit with the luxury business traveler.
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Casa Cody

Palm Springs, California
Casa Cody is an old favorite among the Palm Springs set. With new ownership, the 1920s hotel is slowly being revived and refreshed.

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Get ye to the Smoky Mountains this summer, y’all. Under Canvas has announced the opening of another of their awesome safari tent and tipi glamping properties, this time in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
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The Murray

Hong Kong
Opened just this month, Hong Kong’s The Murray offers luxury and sophistication in the heart of the city, spread across 25 floors of guest rooms. There are about five restaurants on-site and the crowning glory of the building is its rooftop restaurant and bar with panoramic views of HK.
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Sister City

New York, New York
Recently announced as the newest project from the folks at Ace Hotels, Sister City will be “an experiment in essentialism.” Set to open in fall, Sister City will feature simplified rooms designed to fulfill your most basic need – shelter. Stay tuned to find out what this visionary team dreams up.
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Six Senses Bhutan

Bhutan
With three of five new Six Senses lodges set to open in August 2018 and the rest coming toward the end of the year, the future of luxury stays in the Kingdom of Bhutan is looking bright. Whether you’re into forestry, fauna, ancient cultures, old stone ruins, or rice fields, there’s something unique about each site.

Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton

Saranac Lake, New York
Lake Saranac is an awesome launch point for an adventure in the Adirondacks. A hundred-year-old property that’s recently received a total $30-million renovation, Hotel Saranac is set to open in March of this year.
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The Abu Dhabi EDITION

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Set to open in late 2018, the newly constructed EDITION Hotel along the Abu Dhabi Marina downtown wow with its opulent form. There’s a three-story nightclub inside as well as multiple bars, restaurants, a gourmet market and nearly 200 guest rooms.
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Zuri Zanzibar

Zanzibar
Opening in May, Zuri Zanzibar is an enclave of 55 bungalows, suites and beach villas nestled in between gardens and sand bars along the edge of the Indian Ocean. With daily yoga and the beach surrounds, tranquility is calling.
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Shinola Hotel

Detroit, Michigan
From watch brand to hotel group, Shinola continues to prop up the Detroit design scene. The group has teamed up with a solid crew of developers to open a 130-room hotel in the historic 1400 Woodward Building and the Singer Buiding nearby in late 2018.
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Sophy Hotel

Chicago, Illinois
Opening in July, Chicago’s new Sophy Hotel will host 98 boutique hotel rooms in its Hyde Park locale. Expect the design inspiration to be worldly, thoughtful and innovative, full of soft colors and warmth to incite a sense of community. Focusing on art and academics, Sophy is sure to be a class act.
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Hotel Proper DTLA

Los Angeles, California
With interiors by interior design guru Kelly Wearstler, DTLA’s new Hotel Proper is on track to hit the scene this summer and sure to sell out all 151 rooms. Keep an eye out for the two ground floor restaurants and rooftop with restaurant, bar and swimming pool.
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Zadún, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Los Cabos, Mexico
Luxury seaside villas abound at this Ritz-Carlton Reserve in San José del Cabo along the Sea of Cortez. Set to open early this year, Zadún will be home to 115 villas, countless swimming pools and a desert botanical park.
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Hotel Indigo DTLA

Los Angeles, California
Built upon what was once an access point to LA’s Prohibition Era underground speakeasies, Hotel Indigo celebrates and honors local lore like no other DTLA hotel. This spot opened last May with its glam rooms and colorful restaurants and gathering spaces.
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Shinta Mani Wild

Cambodia
Cambodia’s new luxury camp experience hotel, Shinta Mani Wild, will open in late 2018. The 16 large tents are built over a river and waterfalls, providing a peek into the nature sanctuary and life in the jungles of this incredible part of the world.
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Chablé Maroma

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The private villas of Ikal Maroma are getting a refresh, scheduled to be unveiled in August as Chablé Maroma. The luxury beach resort in Mexico’s Riviera Maya region will feature 70 villas with private plunge pools and moon showers.
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W Brisbane

Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Brisbane’s new W Hotel is opening March 15th of this year. The first W Hotel in the Land Down Under, this 312-room property sits right along the Brisbane River, in the heart of the city.
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Restoration Hardware Hotel

New York, New York
An open date has yet to be announced for Restoration Hardware’s 14-room hotel in New York’s Meatpacking District, but if it’s anything like what we’ve come to expect from the luxury homewares brand, it’s sure to be worth keeping on the radar.
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The Woodlark

Portland, Oregon
The Woodlark and Cornelius Buildings will soon be adjoined to form a 150-room lifestyle hotel in the heart of Downtown Portland. With a spring opening on target, stay tuned for more info to be released about the ground-floor restaurant from Top Chef veteran Doug Adams and brilliant restaurateur Jen Quist.
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L’Oscar London

London, United Kingdom
Keep an eye out for the opening of 39-room hotel, L’Oscar, in London’s Hoxton neighborhood this year. Housed in a century-old church building, this boutique hotel is expected to bring atmosphere in spades.
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Park MGM

Las Vegas, Nevada
The Monte Carlo has undergone a massive rebirth and will be opening its doors as Park MGM in April. With 2,600 guest rooms and an Eataly on-site, you can bet this spot will quickly become a community hub for the Vegas crowd.
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The Times Square EDITION

New York, New York
Opening this year, the newest installment of the EDITION family is said to include 452 guest rooms with four levels of public space including a beer garden and event deck overlooking Times Square AND an all-day dining venue also featuring terraces with views of Times Square. 
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