3 New Hotels to Keep an Eye On

The world’s hotel landscape is ever-changing, but Recommend is keeping you up to date on the latest news. Here is just a sample of new hotels and soon-to-open properties around the globe.

3. El Capitan

Joie de Vivre Hotels will debut a new, 114-room boutique hotel in downtown Merced, California, opening in late 2019: El Capitan. Located in Northern California’s San Joaquin Valley, El Capitan will be housed in the former 19th century historic hotel of the same name. The 4-story hotel will feature both a historically-preserved wing and a newly-constructed extension, with a courtyard overlooking M Street in the heart of Merced. The hotel’s original, iconic signage will be preserved, and materials such as terracotta flooring, beadboard wall paneling, and heritage-style lighting will be used to recall the site’s historic past. Art deco and Spanish Revival influences will also be found throughout the property, as well as architectural elements inspired by a 19th century train depot, underscoring the history of Merced as a transportation hub.

Of the 114 guestrooms, travelers can expect to find three 1-bedroom suites and nine junior suites. The property will also feature and all-day cafe and restaurant.

For more information, visit jdvhotels.com.

2. Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai

Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai opened its doors to guests on Nov. 29, 2018, welcoming travelers to a property inspired by the 18th century palaces of Europe with its 6,400 chandeliers and 24-carat gold lead detailing. Set within over 107,000 sq. ft., the Palace lies on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah offering views of both the sea and Dubai’s skyline. The property features 391 guestrooms, suites and villas; eight restaurants and bars; a full-service spa; a wellness center and yoga studio; a private white sand beach; and the largest private cinema on Palm Jumeirah.

For more information, visit kempinski.com.

1. Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica

Kempinski Hotels also has its eyes set on another waterfront property, but this time in the Caribbean. Scheduled for opening in October 2019, the Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica will be Dominica’s first beachfront five-star resort. Located near Cabrits National Park in a country known for its scenic volcanoes, waterfalls, and geothermal hot springs, the Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica aims to blend into this environment with presidential villas set among gardens and a spa located outside of the resort that uses inspiration from the island’s features to create a unique rock and water spa environment. The location will also allow for guests to take part in a variety of activities such as hiking and jungle trekking. When its time to retire for the evening, guests can head to one of the property’s 160 rooms, which offer panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.

For more information, visit kempinski.com.