With so many hotel openings happening across the country in the coming months, we decided to make an amendment to our previous “5 Hotel Openings in the U.S.” article with these eight additions.
7Hotel 50 Bowery; NYC
Joie de Vivre Hotels has officially opened its first NYC hotel, Hotel 50 Bowery, in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood. Located in a 21-story building on Bowery Street, the 229-room boutique hotel reflects its deep roots in the Chinese community through a permanent exhibit from the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) located on the hotel’s second floor in The Gallery, as well as through the Asian-inspired cuisine; and the property’s playful design with subtle nods to Asian heritage.
Guestroom categories include the 260-sq.-ft. Deluxe King and Deluxe Double Beds; the City View King and City View Double Beds, which start on the ninth floor and offer expansive views of Lower Manhattan; and the 340-sq.-ft. Grand King with an adjacent seating area. The hotel’s Kindred Suite spans 575 sq. ft. and has a separate living room with a convertible sofa. The fourth-floor Manhattan Suite boasts a private, landscaped terrace overlooking the Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn skyline in addition to a separate living room complete with a convertible sofa. Lastly, the hotel’s Pearl, Ruby, and Jade Bowery Suites are 575-sq.-ft., 1-bedroom accommodations situated among the top three floors of the hotel with separate living rooms, full baths, powder rooms and panoramic city views. Rates start at $269, plus up to 30 percent off the BAR when using the promo code SPRITZ for stays through Sept. 10, 2017. For more information, visit jdvhotels.com/50bowery.
6LUMA Hotel Times Square; NYC
The 130-room LUMA Hotel Times Square recently opened its doors in New York City steps away from Bryant Park and famous NYC landmarks and attractions. LUMA is currently offering the LUMA State of Mind summer package through October starting at $459 for two guests. The package includes a 1-night stay; an afternoon learning how to play the classic French lawn game, petanque, at the nearby Bryant Park, followed by a sunset gourmet picnic complete with delicious bites curated by James Beard award-winning chef Jose Garces; and two signature cocktails of the guests’ choice to be enjoyed post-picnic at onsite Ortzi restaurant’s bar. For more information, visit lumahotels.com.
5Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs; CA
The September opening of Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs in California will mark the first full-scale hotel built in the area in decades and Kimpton’s first property in the Palm Springs market. Part of the $400 million Downtown Palm Springs revitalization project, Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs will feature 153 guestrooms dressed in a neutral palette with pops of blue; the city’s first and only rooftop pool complete with six luxury cabanas; two restaurants and two bars. The property fronts the Palm Springs Art Museum and is just steps away from some of the city’s top dining, shopping, art venues and attractions. Several restaurants and retailers are expected to open surrounding the debut of Kimpton The Rowan Palm Springs in the fall. Rates start at $189 per night. For more information, visit kimptonhotels.com.
4Hotel VIA; San Francisco, CA
Located in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood across from AT&T Park, the 159-room Hotel VIA is expected to open this month marking the city’s first newly constructed hotel since 2008. Playing off of this fact, Hotel VIA was designed with hospitality technology inspired by the local tech-savvy culture. From the moment guests book a reservation, they are sent a link to download a customized mobile concierge app to determine their needs and plan their stay. The interface offers guests a curated city guide highlighting upcoming events to coincide with their trip, and the opportunity to explore the best of the South Beach neighborhood, order snacks, pillow preferences, and more while on or off property.
Upon arrival to Hotel VIA, guests will still have the option to check-in with a team member or choose to bypass the standard check-in desk with their mobile device that serves as a digital room key. Each guestroom is outfitted a keyless lock system, a personal tablet set up with guest services, promotions, and access to entertainment and newspapers. Additional options allow guests to order or schedule room service, discover nearby attractions and happenings, and more.
“We had the unique opportunity to prioritize technology when we built Hotel VIA’s infrastructure from the ground up,” says Hotel VIA’s director of sales and marketing Jerry Leap in press materials. “In a city where our technology devices are a part of everyday living, we wanted to tailor technology amenities to be state-of-the-art, relevant, and guest-friendly. Still, these technologies will not replace our fully trained staff ready to provide personalized service.” Rates start at $279 per night. For more information, call (415) 200-4977 or visit hotelviasf.com.
3The Jacquard; Denver, CO
In early 2018, The Jacquard will open in Denver’s fashionable Cherry Creek North neighborhood as one of only two Autograph Collection Hotels in the state of Colorado. Featuring 201 guestrooms and a rooftop pool and bar, The Jacquard is the third hotel to be built in the increasingly popular Cherry Creek North area in less than two years. Call for rates. For more information, visit thejacquard.com.
2The Westin Milwaukee; WI
Westin Hotels & Resorts made its debut in Wisconsin this month with the opening of The Westin Milwaukee. Situated in downtown Milwaukee, steps away from the waterfront at the end of Michigan Street, the hotel features 220 guestrooms and suites, almost half boasting scenic views of Lake Michigan, as well as fresh and healthy creations available from the SuperFoodsRx menu; a modern Italian-American steakhouse, Stella Van Buren; and the brand’s signature WestinWORKOUT fitness studio. For travelers who wish to take their fitness routines outdoors, the hotel features the RunWESTIN program, offering guests a guided run, led by the hotel’s Run Concierge, along Milwaukee’s lakefront.
For guests who really want to go the distance, the hotel’s Tri-Westin package offers two passes for kayak tours with Milwaukee Kayak Company, two Bublr bike day passes to explore lakefront trails and urban hotspots, and access to the Westin’s signature Gear Lending program in partnership with New Balance providing workout gear for guests. The Westin Milwaukee has also partnered with Milwaukee-based Yama Yoga offering guests 60-minute yoga sessions, mats and props at their Third Ward location as part of the hotel’s Move Well Milwaukee package.
Westin Hotels & Resorts welcomes canine guests and treats them to pampering amenities, including the Westin Heavenly dog bed and a welcome kit complete with dog bowls, a feeding mat, treats and a map of dedicated green spaces and dog-walking routes to explore the city. Rates start at $170 per night. For more information, visit westin.com/milwaukee.
1Cambria Chicago Loop – Theatre District; IL
Located above the historic Oriental Theatre at 32 W. Randolph, Chicago’s newest contemporary hotel, Cambria Chicago Loop – Theatre District, sits in the heart of Chicago’s vibrant Loop district steps away from a plethora of lifestyle and entertainment options. The upscale hotel is situated on the upper 19 floors of the 22-story building and features 199 guestrooms and two lavish suites, one of which boasts an enchanting 18-ft.-high cathedral window that is original to the building; a game room complete with pool tables, shuffleboard, foosball and TVs; and a fitness center. For more information, call (312) 994-1986 or visit cambriachicagoloop.com.