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32 Brand New Venue Openings To Visit Summer 2017

photo: Hotel San Cristobal
From the latest hotel openings in Palm Springs, Baja and Berlin to a hot tapas restaurant in Melbourne to LA’s newest boutique hotel, we’ve got summer 2017's hottest new venue openings across the globe. Whether you’re looking to get away to a remote island, book a country wedding venue in upstate New York, or sleep in the rainforests of Bali, we’ve got you covered.
 
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The Rosy Oyster

Hollywood, California
Set in the famed old Roosevelt Hotel, the new Rosy Oyster pool bar is a welcome addition beside the David Hockney-painted Tropicana pool. Serving up all types of rosé and a long list of oyster varietals, this spot is sure to be on fiya all summer long.
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Lokal Hotel

Philadelphia, PA
Philly is clearly winning the cute new boutique hotel game right now. Lokal screams of great style and local influence. They’ve event started a new concept of “invisible service,” which allows guests freedom from overbearing hotel staff.
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Hoshinoya Bali

Bali
Deep in the wet rainforests of Ubud, this Hoshinoya resort sits towering in the trees. With three big swimming pools and a gorgeous spa, this spot is sure to do relaxation exactly the way you’d expect to find it in Bali.
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The Line DC learn more

With their cult following, the LINE has opened another stunning hotel. This one located in DC, the furnishings are gorgeous and gathering zones are solid grounds for a get together.
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Cultus Camp learn more

If glamping in the Mojave Desert is on your bucket list, you’ll love the comfort and charms of the new Cultus Camp in Pioneertown. Don’t forget to swing by Pappy and Harriet’s for a drink while you’re in town!
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Freehand LA

Los Angeles, CA
Located in the historic Commercial Exchange building in downtown LA, Freehand is a newcomer to the boutique hotel scene that promises cool accommodations and even cooler hangout spots. Lest we forget to mention, there’s a rooftop bar overlooking all of DTLA.
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Soneva Jani learn more

With quite possibly the most bada** stargazing deck and water slide we’ve ever seen, the new Soneva Jani in the Maldives is looking pretty epic for a late summer adventure. The super luxurious resort’s villas float right on top of the turquoise waters.
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The Hollander

Chicago, Illinois
Chicago’s newest hotel is actually a hostel. And it’s rad. The design here is primo and the sharing economy influence is pretty cool too.
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West Elm House

Palm Springs, CA
Of course West Elm has a rental pad in Palm Springs – it only makes sense for this mid-century inspired furniture co. The 3-bedroom weekender has a sick pool and gorgeous views of the mountains, and anyone can rent it.
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Provocateur Hotel Berlin

Berlin, Germany
As the name suggests, Provocateur is an undeniably sexy looking new hotel. Each room is designed like a jewel box, with luxe velvets and dim lighting, giving guests a real taste of luxury away from home.
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Hotel San Cristobal Baja

Mexico
Baja is heating up as a tourist destination as we speak. A new addition to the hotel and restaurant scene, Hotel San Cristobal is chockfull of beautiful accommodations and sunny spaces.
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86 Cannon

Charleston, SC
This beautiful home dates back to the 1860s and has recently been updated and opened up with gorgeous newly designed rooms. This place sure does have that good ole southern charm down to a T.
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Miavana Island Sanctuary

Madagascar
The 14 gorgeous contemporary villas at this Madagascar retreat sit just steps from the coral reef clad beach. If you’re looking for paradise, consider it found.
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Anvil Hotel

Jackson, WY
Put a fork in us, we’re done and on our way to Jackson. How adorable is this new boutique hotel in Jackson Hole? Anyone up for a weekend in the mountains?
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The James learn more

A brand spanking new hotel in WEHO, The James features guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning modern furnishings. Event spaces at this contemporary hotspot feature views of the city skyline, making for some incredible photographs.
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The Violet Estate

Hudson Valley, New York
Sure, the Hudson Valley is filled with historic barns. But, this one stands out, y’all. The Violet Estate is a newly opened barn and estate with a farm-fresh restaurant and an 18th century yoga barn. Check it out for weddings and dance parties!
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The Grass Skirt

San Diego, CA
Just in time for summer, this new tiki bar in San Diego is killin’ it at slinging rum cocktails and bao buns. Check it out if you’re looking for a gathering spot to meet up with your cronies.
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21c Nashville

Nashville, TN
A popular chain of museum-hotels, 21C has officially opened up its newest digs in music-loving Nashville. With contemporary rooms and cool gathering spaces, this could make a sweet spot for a destination wedding crew.
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Detroit Foundation Hotel

Detroit, MI
Focused on artisan craftsmanship and the rich history of Detroit, the rooms at Detroit Foundation Hotel are gorgeous and interesting, storied as the city itself. These guys pride themselves on impeccable service, so we’re looking forward to getting out and exploring the scene.
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Nomada

Melbourne, Australia
New to Melbourne’s Fitzroy neighborhood, Nomada is a warm and welcoming tapas restaurant – the kind of place where you cozy up with a few friends on the banquette seating and sip a gorgeous Spanish wine while tasting flavors from Catalonia and beyond.
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Palácio Tangará

São Paulo, Brazil
Brand new architecture and a new hotel concept in Sao Paolo, Oektar recently opened to acclaim. This luxury resort offers gorgeous accommodations and top-notch dining experiences.
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UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya

QUINTANA ROO, MEXICO
The newest addition to Mexico’s Riviera Maya on the Caribbean Sea, Unico is the ultra-modern luxury resort the area’s been missing. With a focus on wellness as well as amazing food and wine, this spot is guaranteed to booked up fast.
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Holiday House

Palm Springs, CA
A 28-room boutique hotel designed by interiors guru Mark D. Sikes, Holiday House offers a new Palm Springs experience that’s more cozy and coastal feeling than the traditional mid-century vibes we've come to expect. The hotel bar looks pretty fab too!
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The Maven

Denver, CO
If Downtown Denver is where you’re headed, the Maven Hotel may just be your best accommodation option. With super modern rooms and some very cool gathering spaces, the Maven should make for an awesome party pad.
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Rossoblu

Los Angeles, CA
An Italian aficionado’s dream come true, Rossoblu is officially open in DTLA and already receiving rave reviews. Really, with handmade pastas, it’d be tough to go wrong.
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Ion City Hotel

Iceland
A modern luxury hotel in Iceland, the new Ion City Hotel is a modernist’s dream. With nods to Iceland’s textile-rich history and creative lighting installations throughout, this getaway is sure to inspire.
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Company 251 learn more

An old industrial venue that’s new to the Aurora venue list, Company 251 has all those lofty heavy hitters you could hope for. Brick walls, hardwood floors, tons of windows, and a good deal of sunshine too.
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The Canteen

Atlanta, GA
People all over Atlanta are anxiously awaiting the opening of The Canteen. This micro food hall is set to feature a modern Middle Eastern food stall, a meatery, a bagel maker, and a coffee bar.
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The DeBruce

Livingston Manor, NY
Nestled in the Catskills, this destination dining spot and boutique hotel offer an experience that’s one-of-a-kind. With just 14 rooms, there’s nothing fussy or overly touristy about this spot; instead it feels like your own private getaway.
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Quality Italian

Denver, CO
This Italian-American steak restaurant has a couple of private dining spaces that would be gorgeous for a rehearsal dinner or bachelor dinner in Denver.
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Salt Water Farm learn more

A pretty fab barn that dates back to the mid 1950s, Salt Water Farm has all the pastoral charm you could hope for in a wedding venue. This Del Mar gem feels worlds away from city life.
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Franklands Crab and Co.

Encino, CA
A crab shack in Encino? You can go ahead and sign us up for many, many meals with friends at this hotspot. Lobster around the table, please.
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