Whether you’re looking to hike in the woods, enjoy a city vibe or even hit the beach, these hot hotels are the season’s buzziest. Meet the 7 hotels everyone is talking about right now.
Proper Hotel: Santa Monica, CA
The Proper Hotel, located a short walk from the beach in Santa Monica, opened its doors in June. The 271-room lifestyle lodging boasts the Westside’s only rooftop pool deck and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile, the hotel’s design reflects its surrounding landscape; picture an earth-toned palette and an abundance of texture using natural elements. Latin-inspired Onda, a collaboration between chefs Jessica Koslow (of Sqirl fame) and Mexico City’s Gabriela Camara, is finally open and the Surya Spa will open in winter and will offer Ayurvedic treatments.
Kimpton Hotel Arras: Asheville, NC
With an Art Deco exterior and an industrial yet luxe interior, the Kimpton Hotel Arras is the perfect spot to enjoy both the vibe of artsy downtown Asheville and the serenity of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. The hotel, which was once a former BB&T Bank building now offers 128 rooms with city and mountain views. Each room features artwork from a local artist and guests can request a Serenity Cart at bedtime that includes teas and chocolate from local vendors. After hiking to a waterfall or hitting the boutiques, galleries and breweries in Pack Square, enjoy a scrumptious dinner at the hotel’s Mediterranean-inspired Bargello restaurant, or meet up for cocktails and bites at District 42.
Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards, NYC
Located in the much-talked-about Hudson Yards neighborhood in Manhattan, the new fitness-inspired Equinox Hotel caters to those who want a high-performance hotel experience. Billed as the “fittest hotel on earth,” gym junkies are going to be pleasantly surprised by not only having a killer fitness facility, but also meals to fuel your workouts, including adaptogenic superfood lattes and inventive elixirs, plus rooms that promote recovery through soundproofing, temperature regulating beds, and Sleep Coaches. Step out the hotel’s front door to check out Instagrammable art installation “Vessel” or stroll on over to Mercado Little Spain, a sprawling new Spanish food court from super chef José Andrés.
Maison de la Luz Guest House: New Orleans
New Orleans is now home to the magnificent Maison de la Luz, a classy 67-room boutique hotel located in the Warehouse District. Here, beauty and elegance at every turn, with impeccable service that caters to guests every whim. Some rooms feature 17-foot ceilings and grand floor-to-ceiling windows planked by lavish drapes, while the guest house is a truly indulgent experience. Start your day with the extension buffet in the Breakfast Room and end it with complimentary wine and charcuterie. Maison de la Luz comes courtesy of the folks behind the Ace Hotel, so guests can enjoy pool and gym access at nearby Ace Hotel New Orleans, as well as priority reservations at neighboring restaurants.
The Guild Hotel: San Diego, CA
With its June grand opening, The Guild Hotel pays homage to its original roots as a 100-year-old YMCA. Picture original tiling, exposed brick and a grand ballroom in place of the original 1924 basketball court and pool. Located on the fringes of the buzzy Gaslamp Quarter and walkable to the train station and vibrant waterfront, the hotel offers a minimalist vibe with a touch of swank. Enjoy an overnight stay with your pooch, hit the treadmill at the expansive workout center or indulge in al fresco dining in their courtyard restaurant Luca.
Sir Victor Hotel: Barcelona
The lively spirit of Barcelona is reflected in the newly opened Sir Victor Hotel. Enjoy taking in the vibrant sights and sounds of the Passeig de Gràcia, a well-known shopping boulevard, from a guest room balcony or head to the rooftop pool for views of Gaudí’s masterpiece Casa Milà, and a restaurant and bar. The 91-room hotel also features a state-of-the-art spa and gym, as well as an opportunity to cruise the Mediterranean Sea in style aboard the sleek Sir Boat.
Mama Shelter, London
One of the buzziest hotels in Paris and Los Angeles has at last arrived in the British capital. Welcome to Mama Shelter London where you’ll find all the comforts of a cozy, yet high-tech home. The 194 rooms range from small to large and are thoughtfully designed to make the best use of the space while providing the essential amenities to make your stay pleasant. Enjoy a homemade meal at Mama London. Guests can also relax in the outdoor courtyard or let loose in one of the karaoke rooms.
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