An exciting new hotel opening always brings with it plenty of buzz among travel fanatics. This list names some of the most anticipated openings this summer, as well as hotels that have just undergone major overhauls, just in time for the season. From impressive pools and private beaches to brag-worthy restaurants and bougie amenities, book now to be among the first to check out these hot new hotels.
Located in the Westwood Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, a popular hangout for UCLA students, the Palihotel Westwood Village exudes an eclectic mid-century modern vibe. The hip set will love the stylish simplicity that the 55-room boutique property offers. After enjoying a farm fresh continental breakfast, enjoy a day of shopping at nearby Rodeo Drive or play at the beach in Santa Monica. Also, look for Palihotel’s first East Side opening, the fun and funky Silver Lake Pool & Inn, coming in October.
Don’t miss: The Palihotel is only a short walk to Stan’s Donuts, arguably the best classic doughnut shop in LA.
Adding additional luxury to the Manhattan scene is the new Times Square EDITION. Escape the frenzy of Times Square outside and indulge in a serene experience with Michelin-starred fine dining, a swanky cabaret lounge and guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling views of the city skyline. The 452-room hotel also features outdoor dining in a rooftop garden setting.
Don’t miss: Onsite cabaret, the Paradise Club, which is currently running the dinner theater song and dance spectacular “The Devouring: A Marriage of Heaven and Hell.”
This ocean-front resort is the perfect escape for those wanting to sip a piña colada by the pool or frolic on the beach in the sunny and tropical Caribbean. Having undergone a one-million-dollar renovation, the 652-room Caribe Hilton features a relaxing hammock garden, nine restaurants, kids’ club, swim up bar, and a bird sanctuary on their 17-acre property.
Don’t miss: Onsite cocktail lounge Caribar, the birthplace of the Piña Colada (although competitor Barrachina begs to differ!)
This European import boasts an impressive rooftop pool, fire pits, live music, creative cuisine and an industrial vibe. The 182-room hotel offers snug, cozy or roomy accommodation, featuring mid-century decor. Whether you’re there for work or play, you’ll relish being in the Fulton Market District, epicenter to some of Chicago’s trendiest restaurants, galleries and boutiques.
Don’t miss: The Breakfast Bag, a complimentary continental breakfast of juice, a banana and a granola pot which arrives at your doorstep each morning (upon request) in a brown paper bag.
Located right on Lago Dorado lake in Walt Disney World, this family-focused resort includes fun features such as a 123-foot waterslide, a hot tub that seats 22 people, white sand volleyball court, a classic arcade, outdoor movies and campfire s’mores. This Spanish-inspired property also features nine options for on-property dining, club-access rooms (for those who want additional amenities), a fitness center (featuring Technogym equipment) and spa services.
Don’t miss: Hire a “Minnie Van,” a private car decorated to resemble Minnie’s trademark polka dot dress, to travel around Orlando in style.
This five-star boutique hotel is the perfect place for those who enjoy—and are willing to splurge on—the finer things in life. Walking distance to Champs-Elysées, this luxury property offers elegant French luxury through exquisitely decorated guest rooms with wood and brass accents, epicurean cuisine in a serene garden atmosphere, and a spa with an indoor pool and Turkish bath.
Don’t miss: Thanks to its proximity to the Champs-Elysées, the spa at Les Jardins offers a 30-minute “Massage After Shopping” to soothe weary calves and feet.
If you’re looking for a nautical getaway, Gurney’s Star Island Resort & Marina is a great escape. Located on Lake Montauk in The Hamptons, the hotel lets visitors dock their boat in the 232-slip marina and enjoy resort amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools, a private beach, spa and fitness center. Guests can choose a waterfront guest room, villa (with up to 9 rooms) or suite. The Showfish restaurant features a menu with locally caught seafood.
Don’t miss: Not all of the Hamptons is reserved for millionaires. Just over the bridge from the resort is Liar’s Saloon, a beloved Long Island dive bar featuring $1 drafts, karaoke and locals galore.
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