In pre-Covid-19 times, the launch of a new luxury hotel might have been accompanied by fanfare, like a grand opening party or special events for the first guests. For hotels that were slated to open in the first half of 2020, though, the biggest thing to celebrate now is that they are able to open at all. With the travel landscape drastically changed, and even the most well-established hotels working to navigate evolving health, safety and cleanliness protocols, it’s a tricky time to be launching a new property—and competing for the attention of guests who just want to feel reassured about traveling right now.
But at these on-our-radar spots, while original plans may have shifted and services may be temporarily altered (and some facilities, like restaurants or spas, may not be introduced until later in the year), guests who decide to take the plunge will still be able to enjoy a much-needed relaxing getaway—and the thrill of being among the first to discover a brand-new hotel. From California to Texas to Rhode Island, here are ten hotels that have already opened or will be opening between now and September.