New Hotels in North America

written by | Posted on February 13th, 2013

A guestroom at SIRTAJ Beverly Hills.

The hotel landscape in the U.S. is in constant flux, with new hotels popping up from New York to L.A. Here’s an update on some of the latest properties that should be on your radar.

The Broadmoor’s The Ranch at Emerald Valley
The five-star, five-diamond The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs will debut The Ranch at Emerald Valley this August. Located eight miles west of the main hotel in Pike National Forest, this new all-inclusive hotel will feature 10 cabins designed in a mountain-cabin-style with wood-burning fireplaces and chef-prepared meals in the Grand Lodge. Open seasonally, from May through October, the property will offer guests activities in the mountains such as hiking on trails or horseback riding.

Says Steve Bartolin, president and CEO of The Broadmoor, “We’re excited to offer guests an authentic Colorado wilderness experience. The service and cuisine at The Ranch will be at Broadmoor standards, while guests can enjoy access to the outstanding amenities at the resort.”

The all-inclusive rate is $870 dbl for two people, not including tax and gratuity. The rate includes chef-prepared meals at The Lodge; all activities, such as fly fishing, hiking and a lakeside hot tub; and access to amenities at The Broadmoor, including swimming pools, the fitness center, golf courses, tennis, the spa, shops, restaurants and cafes.

For more information, call (866) 334-3693 or visit broadmoor.com/ranch-emerald-valley.

Hyatt Union Square New York
“Union Square is a must-see, cultural destination in downtown Manhattan, and visitors in town for both business and leisure want to stay in this neighborhood, but did not previously have the hotel options. Hyatt Union Square New York will answer this demand with an offering unlike anything nearby,” says general manager Chris Holbrook.

This newly built hotel combining modern and classic design offers 178 guestrooms ranging from loft-style studios with and without outdoor terraces to two presidential suites. At the signature restaurant The Fourth, guests can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at the American brasserie, or have a drink at Singl Lounge. The new Manhattan hotel in Union Square is taking reservations for stays starting in April.

Call for rates. For more information, visit unionsquare.hyatt.com.

ARCHER Hotel
Midtown Manhattan will have a new kid in the neighborhood when the 180-room boutique hotel ARCHER opens in spring 2014. The 21-story hotel is a new build and will feature a restaurant, rooftop bar and fitness room. The guestrooms are designed in a home-style manner, and will have custom furniture, bathrooms with a walk-in, dual-head shower, lighted make-up mirror, bathrobes, in-room refreshment bar, and complimentary WiFi and newspapers. While the guestrooms will feature one of four types of interior design, the 22 ARCHER rooms will have wood floors and an exposed brick wall at the head of the bed.

“Guests are meant to feel as if they are entering a home in many ways, yet it is unlike any other. It’s a warm, welcoming place that is dotted with Chesterfield-style sofas, vibrant art, exposed brick and elegant wood-paneled millwork,” says Cheryl Gilliam, v.p. of brands & marketing for LodgeWorks, the owner and developer of the hotel. “It’s a place that might have been here before, timeless in some ways, yet of today in many more; it’s a new American classic.”

Rates start at $350 per night. For more information, visit archerhotel.com.

Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York
Set to open in 2014, to coincide with the brand’s 250th anniversary, this 50-story glass hotel will be located across from the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. The hotel will feature 114 guestrooms including 26 suites, Baccarat Spa, an indoor pool and fitness center, and a bar and restaurant at street level. This is one of five hotels opening under the new brand, Baccarat Hotels & Resorts, over the next two years. Visit baccarathotels.com for more information.

SIRTAJ Beverly Hills
At the family-owned SIRTAJ Beverly Hills, opening this month, hospitality is key and starts the moment guests walk through the door and are offered a complimentary welcome drink.

The 32-room boutique hotel offers complimentary WiFi throughout the property and complimentary breakfast in the restaurant or with room service. The hotel also features an indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar, p.s. beverly hills, led by chef Wes Leiberher, of Beer Belly.

SIRTAJ features a modern design throughout, with a color palette of citron and persimmon. In the guestrooms, guests will find fine linens, robes and slippers, Lavazza espresso/coffee makers, a flat-screen Samsung Smart TV, and an iPod docking station.

“Beverly Hills is a mecca of elegance and glamour,” says general manager Shaw McPherson. “SIRTAJ will lead the boutique hotel category in that sense—but we will stand clearly apart in our manner. Our intention is to make certain our guests feel revered—and know that we are waiting to welcome them back time and again.”

Rates start at $195. For more information, call (310) 248-2402 or visit sirtajhotel.com.

Hotel Vermont
Opening this spring in the heart of Burlington, this 6-story hotel will be located between Waterfront Park and Church Street Marketplace. The 125-room hotel expects to be LEED-certified and rooms will feature luxury shower and bath areas with organic amenities. The hotel will have a warm and inviting feel to it with a wood-burning hearth in the lobby and the aroma of cider brewing. The rooftop will feature Burlington’s first green roof garden with bronze sculptures by Vermont artist Richard Erdman. A 2011 James Beard Award nominee chef, Eric Warnstedt’s Hen of the Wood Restaurant serves farm-to-table cuisine with the use of small production and family farms.

“We are bringing an independent, luxury boutique hotel to the city so travelers can enjoy our destination and locals can use this as a meeting place, especially with our Hen of the Wood location,” says general manager Hans van Wees.

Rates start at $195 per night. For more information, visit hotelvt.com. For more new hotels in the U.S., see High-End Stays Stateside from the February 2013 issue.