About Time: You Discovered the Hottest New USA Hotel Openings 2019By Alicia Grimshaw
From luxurious off-grid retreats set among Arizona’s healing thermal water springs, to vintage-style beachside hotels in Miami, the USA will see a huge range of new hotel openings in 2019. Whether you’re looking for a Western-style adventure in Utah, a hotel in the centre of NOLA’s pulsing nightlife or a relaxing beach break on the pristine shores of the Florida Keys, this is our run-down of the most exciting new openings in 2019.
The Run-Down: Following a series of new openings in the USA in 2018, the London-born Hoxton Hotel group is set to debut in Chicago, Illinois, in spring 2019. The hotly anticipated hotel will be located in the trendy, formerly industrial West Loop area, on a site which was once occupied by a warehouse. The hotel’s 175 guestrooms will feature The Hoxton’s signature, spacious-yet-cosy design, while a rooftop terrace and pool are in the works. An eatery and bar run by Chicago’s Boka Restaurant Group will provide a cool and relaxed breakfast, lunch and dinner spot.
The Run-Down: Opening in spring 2019 is the Palihouse Miami Beach, one of Florida’s most stylish new hotels. Located on the Indian Creek water in a restored Art Deco building dating back to 1940, the Palihouse is just a short stroll from the pristine sands of Miami Beach. The 71 guestrooms will come with vintage-styled kitchenettes, while coral walls and muted paisley print rugs will blend classic and contemporary styles. Guests will have access to the pool, exclusive beach club, and waterway boat dock.
The Run-Down: Guests looking for Times Square views and one of the city’s most glamorous new hangouts will love the new Times Square EDITION, opening spring 2019. The 452-guestroom hotel will be located on the corner of 47th Street, and is set to feature a sophisticated signature restaurant leading out to a buzzing 5,800 square foot lantern-lit drinks garden with yet more Times Square views. A state-of-the-art fitness centre and opulent lobby lounge add to the luxury experience.
The Run-Down: Aspen’s newest hotel opening, the Limelight Hotel Snowmass, is set to be a fresh, fun and relaxed ski-in ski-out hotel located on the doorstep of Snowmass Mountain’s Elk Camp Gondola. Launching in January 2019 with 99 rooms featuring soft grey and white colour palettes and plenty of mountain views, the family-friendly hotel will also be home to a vibrant bar, where guests can enjoy live music and a fun après ski scene, along with a casual restaurant with a menu of American classics.
The Run-Down: Opening in early 2019 on the sun-drenched shores of the Florida Keys is the Isla Bella Beach Resort, a contemporary 199-guest room set in a lush 24-acre resort in Marathon. The pristine grounds will feature five pools, multiple restaurants serving everything from crispy Neapolitan pizza to just-caught seafood, a gym and 200-ft private sandy beach. Ocean views from every bedroom, plus spacious balconies, will allow guests to soak up the Keys’ famous sunrises and sunsets, while crisp white linen, vibrant turquoise cushions, curtains and statement lamps will create a contemporary yet relaxed place to rest.
The Run-Down: The first of its kind in the U.S, the new Live by Loews – Arlington Texas, opening in 2019, will offer guests an experience that blends luxurious accommodation, sports and entertainment. Located on the doorstep of the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, the hotel will feature 301 guestrooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary furnishings, plus a signature restaurant, a working brewery in the hotel, a pool bar and coffee bar. Guests will be able to reach the vibrant cities of Fort Worth and Dallas in 20 minutes by car.
The Run-Down: Located on California’s Central Coast, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the mission town of San Luis Obispo – also known as SloCal – was once home to the world’s first motel, the Milestone Mo-Tel. In early 2019, however, the Californian coastal city will unveil Hotel Serra, a casual and elegant 65-guestroom that will blend a 19th-century design aesthetic with modern touches. It will be home to the city’s first spa hotel, along with a pool deck and edible garden, and have a prime location – just blocks away from the famous Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1772.
The Run-Down: Opening in spring 2019 in New Orleans’ famous French Quarter is the 350-guest room Hard Rock New Orleans. With almost every guestroom offering a balcony with unforgettable city views, the hotel is set to be one of the most popular places to soak up the sights, and of course the sounds, of NOLA. Walls throughout the hotel will be adorned with memorabilia that will pay homage to the city’s rich musical history, while an elegant restaurant will serve Louisiana seafood classics. As well as being a hot new hotel, it’s the perfect place for visitors to try the famous alcohol-infused ice from Pitard’s Adult Snowballs.
The Run-Down: Made up of 46 rooms and suites, the Lodge at Blue Sky, opening in May 2019, is set to be one of Utah’s most exciting new accommodation offerings – with the benefit of being located just minutes from the buzz of Park City. On the 3,500-acre luxury ranch guests will experience a modern interpretation of a Western adventure, making the most of the Lodge at Blue Sky’s wild range of customised outdoor adventures – including horseback riding and fly fishing – along with meditation, treatments and yoga in the Auberge Spa. Whether guests are visiting in the summer or winter, it’ll be hard to forget the views.
The Run-Down: Set to open in early 2019 in the heart of downtown Palm Springs and on the doorstep of the vibrant uptown design district is the new Andaz Palm Springs. The 150-room hotel will be built as a collection of light-flooded low-rise buildings and bungalows, with two outdoor pools, a spa, brilliant restaurants serving creative and sustainable cuisine and panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains.
The Run-Down: Located on 317 acres of land in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains is Bishop’s Lodge, a historic 1920s ranch resort that has been reimagined and redesigned by Auberge Resorts. The lodge, which is opening in early 2019, features a series of low-rise buildings which blend into the rust-red landscape, while accommodation features rustic wooden floors and shutters, statement headboards and lamps, plus vibrant eclectic prints. Trail rides from Bishop Lodge’s very own stables will be available into the foothills or the Santa Fe National Forest.
The Run-Down: The Shinola Hotel, the first hotel from the legendary Detroit-based watch manufacturers, Shinola, is set to open in early 2019. Designer Christine Gachot is behind the hotel’s cosy-yet-modern spaces, which include a light-flooded conservatory filled with plants, living spaces dotted with vintage furniture, high ceilings and multiple dining and drinks spaces. The hotel will occupy several neighbouring repurposed buildings, with a few of the spaces inside all-new structures. Details are few and far between – this is one of the US’s most secretive and hotly anticipated new openings.
The Run-Down: Guests will travel along a palm tree-lined driveway to reach the luxurious Castle Hot Springs, which is due to open in January 2019. Located in the southern foothills of the Bradshaw Mountains, approximately 50 miles north of Phoenix, the 32 cottages and cabins of the resort are set in a region that’s been a medicinal healing group for Yavapi and Tonto Apache Indians for centuries. Throughout the 1800s and 1900s Castle Hot Springs was a retreat for affluent families – even John F Kennedy spent three months there in 1945. While the reimagined resort isn’t an exact replica, it will be a classically luxurious retreat, with three swimming pools filled by the hot springs, and organic garden and a brewery housed in a barn.
The Run-Down: Opening in January 2019 and just in time for British Airways’ new London to Charleston flight route is the glamorous Hotel Bennett. The elegant 179-guestroom hotel will overlook the city’s iconic Marion Square, while the restaurant will have views across the park. A heated pool will be located on the hotel’s rooftop, along with a peaceful bar that will become the best sundowner spot in town. Meanwhile the spa will offer treatments inspired by the hotel’s maritime surroundings, plus rooftop yoga.
The Run-Down: Virgin Hotels Nashville is set to be just one of the hot new hotels set to open in the city next year. Located on Music Row, the vibrant and contemporary 240-guestroom hotel will bring a whole new level of cool to Music City, with a rooftop pool, host of bars and the brand’s flagship space the Commons Club, where locals and visitors are encouraged to work, drink, eat and party together.