New hotels are constantly popping up around the world, but for this piece we’re focusing on properties opening in some of the most popular U.S. destinations.
4. Claridge House Chicago
On May 30, 2018, Claridge House Chicago, part of the Oxford Hotels & Resorts Collection, opened its doors on Chicago’s Gold Coast historic district. Formerly known as Hotel Indigo, the property underwent a $9 million transformation before reemerging as Claridge House Chicago, a boutique hotel featuring 165 guestrooms and the onsite restaurant, Juniper Spirits & Oysters.
The renovation included the transformation of all spaces inside its classical building, which was originally constructed in 1923. The lobby welcomes guests with its living room-style design complete with travel photos on the walls, and guestrooms overlook either the Gold Coast’s historic architecture or Lake Michigan. Each of the guestrooms includes a work station, an HDTV, complimentary WiFi, a minibar, a Keurig coffee maker, a mini refrigerator, and a bedside tablet from which guests can set alarms, make a request of the front desk, order room service, and more.
For more information, visit claridgehousechicago.com.
3. The Ramble Hotel
Denver’s River North Art District (RiNo) welcomed its first hotel in early May with the opening of The Ramble Hotel. Locally owned and managed, the 50-room boutique hotel draws inspiration from 17th century French salons and has designed all spaces in a way that promotes interaction and conversation among guests. The Ramble Hotel also features the second outpost of a popular New York City cocktail bar, Death & Co At this Denver property, Death & Co will serve as the marquee lobby bar, while the Death & Co team will also be behind other food and beverage experiences at The Ramble Hotel including DC/AM, a cafe bar serving breakfast and lunch; Suite 6A, a 20-seat bar featuring an immersive cocktail experience; and The Garden, an outdoor courtyard bar. In addition, The Ramble Hotel is home to Vauxhall, an intimate music venue, theater and bar, and Super Mega Bien, an independent pan-Latin restaurant from James Beard-nominated chef Dana Rodriguez.
For more information, visit theramblehotel.com.
2. Aliz Hotel Times Square
Located steps from New York City’s Times Square, Broadway theaters, and other iconic attractions, the Aliz Hotel Times Square puts guests in the heart of the Big Apple. As one of the tallest hotels in the city, Aliz Hotel Times Square will offer guests panoramic views of New York City, especially from the 2-story lounge and restaurant located on the 40th and 41st floors, where guests can spot the Empire State Building, the Freedom Tower, and the Hudson River. The 287-guestroom property also offers complimentary high-speed WiFi, pet-friendly accommodations, valet parking, and more. The Aliz Hotel Times Square is set to open in fall 2018, although an exact date has not been announced.
For more information, visit alizhotel.com.
1. JW Marriott Nashville
The Nashville skyline transformed with the building of the 33-story glass tower that houses the new JW Marriott Nashville, which opened its doors July 12. The JW Marriott Nashville is situated close to the city’s most iconic landmarks and features 533 guestrooms, including 37 suites; a 4,000-sq.-ft., full-service Spa by JW featuring five treatment rooms; and the first Nashville outpost of Bourbon Steak, a restaurant created by well-known chef and restaurateur Michael Mina. Located on the 33rd floor and offering panoramic views of Nashville is a rooftop lounge and pool, where hotel guests can stop by for a bite or a cocktail, along with late-night live music. During the day, the pool features five private cabanas offering poolside service.
For more information, visit jwmarriottnashville.com.