As the tourism industry continues to rebound from the pandemic, hoteliers across the country are—cautiously, optimistically—doubling down by introducing new properties to help inspire travelers to hit the “book” button. In California wine country, for example, where tourism took a 62% dip last year, Four Seasons is finally set to open its much-anticipated vineyard-set resort. “This is an exciting moment, (as) we open up reservations and begin planning guest visits in tandem with the world’s return to travel,” says general manager Mehdi Eftekari.
Meanwhile, in New York City, the city’s tourism agency, NYC & Company, is predicting that the city will host around 38.2 million visitors in 2021, after only seeing some 22.9 million in 2020. And because all those people will need somewhere to stay, the city is set to welcome a slate of new properties through the end of this year. As James Paspaley, executive director of the Paspaley Group of Companies, owners of the new Wall Street Hotel, sums up: “Having been restricted for so long, in our view now is the perfect time to offer something new and refreshing in a world that’s been dull and gray of late.”
Here, then, are 10 domestic hotels opening this fall and winter that will help bring some color back into traveling. From chic urban hideaways and southern charmers to a ski-in, ski-out getaway with its own fly-fishing rivers and 18-hole golf course, these new arrivals should help inspire your next passport-free adventure.
Four Seasons Resorts and Residences Napa Valley
Finally, fans of Four Seasons have something perfect to pair with their trips to California wine country. The first (and so far, only) resort in Napa to be set on a working vineyard, this 85-room estate is in the town of Calistoga—which, with its famous hot springs, has enjoyed a century-old reputation as a wellness destination. The resort pays homage to that with its Spa Talisa, where, surrounded by olive groves, you can enjoy treatments that incorporate the geothermal waters and other native ingredients. Once suitably revitalized, grab a bike to wander along meandering country backroads (the hotel also offers guided bike tours), have the concierge set up tastings around the area or just stay put to play some bocce ball on the regulation court or take a dip in one of the two pools. The resort shares its space with Elusa Winery and its 7.4-acre organic vineyard, led by winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown, so you’ll also be able to sip on something very much of the terroir. Eats come courtesy of the Truss Restaurant and Bar from Chef Erik Anderson, who formerly helmed the three-Michelin-starred Coi in San Francisco. Opening late-2021; rates start at $1,800.
Montage Big Sky
The first truly luxury resort in the area will have a lot to love on its 5,850 acres, from ski-in, ski-out access to Big Sky Resort and three fly-fishing rivers to a Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole golf course and a 10,000-square-foot spa. Also sure to be a favorite: The Living Room, a lounge with vaulted ceilings and oversized windows with views of the Spanish Peak Mountains where you can enjoy an après-ski bourbon tea service or the table-side “Bubbles & Raclette” cheese-and-Champagne cart. (It will be one of six dining establishments at the property.) Located 45-minutes from Yellowstone National Park, the resort evokes the Big Sky vibe with regional wood and stone throughout its interiors, while the 139 rooms have fireplaces, Montana-made art, heated bathroom floors and striking Black Cosmic Granite counters that mimic the jagged peaks outside your window. Opening December 2021; rooms start at $1,395 per night.
The Wall Street Hotel
The elevation of downtown Manhattan continues with the arrival of this Financial District hotel owned by the Australian Paspaley family, which made its fortune in pearls. Located on the site of the legendary 19th-century Tontine café and trading house, the hotel has been designed to serve as haven from the hustle and bustle, with 180 residential-style rooms and suites filled with curated libraries, objets d’art and original artworks—plus heated bathroom floors and Frette linens. A restaurant, lobby lounge and rooftop bar will take care of the drinks and eats, while amenities include bike and scooter rental, a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary pantry and a “mobile office” that can be installed in your room. Opening January 2022; rooms start at $500 per night.
Thompson continues its rapid expansion across the US with this entry into the Centennial State. The stunning design here really pays homage to Colorado with wood, stone and copper galore, as well as upmarket, chalet-inspired interiors executed by Parts and Labor Design. After gazing at the two-story hearth fireplace in the lobby, let the helpful staff point you to Chez Maggy, where you can savor dishes from renowned chef Ludo Lefebvre (in his first eatery outside of LA). Or head to Reynard Social, the sunroom bar and lounge where DJs spin from a stellar collection of vinyl. All rooms have luxe touches like Sferra bedding and D.S. & Durga bath products, but be sure to book the Thompson Suite, which will feature an expansive private terrace with seating for eight, a two-sided indoor/outdoor glass fireplace, separate living and dining areas and a freestanding soaker tub. Opening January 2022; rooms from $299 per night, the Thompson Suite from $3,500 per night.
Providence’s greatest hallmark is perhaps making every visitor feel like they’ve been a longtime friend. The 47-room Beatrice — PVD’s first boutique hotel in nearly a decade — and its accompanying Bellini restaurant (an outpost of the upscale hangout from Ignazio Cipriani) certainly make you feel that familial energy as soon as you walk through the doors. The property was inspired by Beatrice Temkin, developer Joseph R. Paolino, Jr.’s mother (hence the name), who was a life-long Rhode Islander, community leader and philanthropist. The design draws from her modern, elegant style, but there are also plenty of contemporary touches, like keyless entry, Dyson Supersonic hair dryers, heated commodes, bathroom speakers and fine Mascioni linens in every room; find extras like a separate living room and expansive city views in the Barton Suite. The hotel is also drawing the local crowd both with Bellini and its rooftop private members club. Opened October 2021; rooms start at $289 per night, the Barton Suite from $849 per night.
Tucked away in the Holy City’s historic French Quarter, this Charleston charmer gets its name from famed American landscape architect Loutrel Winslow Briggs, who was active in the city in the mid-1900s. Pry yourself away from the porch swing and the Veranda Lounge’s bronze-and-wood accented bar to check into one of the 50 rooms and suites that spotlight the work of New York-based architecture and design firm Michael Graves (think plenty of blues and grays and live botanicals). Another nice touch in the rooms: nightly turndown amenities from a local bakery. In addition to the lounge, which serves cocktails and small plates, there’s also a spacious rooftop. Opening offers include the “Meet The Loutrel” package (from $1,500 per night), which includes overnight accommodations in a suite, a lovely outing with Picnic Charleston, a private city tour and more. Opening November 2021; rooms start at $309 per night, suites at $449.
Located in Lionshead Village, a stone’s throw away from the base of Vail Mountain, this hotel—which is reopening as a Luxury Collection member following a $40 million renovation—is aiming to have something for everyone. For the active set, there will be personal “adventure stewards” to facilitate experiences with mountain sport experts, pro skiers, dogsledding outfitters, hiking guides and even culinary experts. Or, you can just bliss out at the Well & Being Spa, which boasts Vail’s only Himalayan Salt lounge. There will also be four on-site culinary concepts to come home to, along with 334 rooms, 22 suites and 16 residences featuring materials like wood, stone, leather, wool and Colorado Calacatta marble sourced from a Rocky Mountain quarry. Opens late-2021; rooms start at $699 per night.
Park Lane New York
The reimagining of this classic Central Park South hotel was pioneered by noted design agency Yabu Pushelberg, who have infused the spaces with a mix of sophistication and whimsy. Many of the lovely rooms have Park views, but nothing beats the 45th-story Belvedere Suite, a two-bedroom penthouse with a separate seating area and media room. Restaurateur Scott Sartiano developed the three in-house dining options, which include the Parisian-style Rose Lane, reimagined Harry’s New York Bar and a rooftop “secret garden” cocktail bar. Opened October 2021; rooms start at $450 per night; Belvedere Suite from $15,000 per night.
The Wilde Resort & Spa
Once you get over the jaw-dropping Thunder Mountain views and picture-perfect gardens and fire pits of this new Sedona, Arizona arrival, peel yourself away and tackle some of the adventure that awaits. From a base here, it’s easy to explore 300-plus miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, hop on a jeep tour or swing by a local art gallery. On property, there’s the chef-driven, market-inspired Rascal restaurant and a lively poolside bar, plus an excellent spa offering signature Sedona Forest massages, sound healing with crystal bowls, Oak Creek stone facials and therapies geared toward aligning your chakras. There’s also stellar on-site programming like stargazing, yoga, cocktail-making classes and evening Native American flute blessing rituals. Be sure to book a room with a balcony or terrace; a select number also have soaking tubs. Opened September 2021; rates start at $219 per night.
Viewline Resort Snowmass, Autograph Collection
The design gurus at the Gettys Group have made every nook of this Rocky Mountain escape feel warm and inviting, with no shortage of mid-century modern-inspired furniture and eye-catching flourishes throughout—including a 3D printed model of the town’s geographic layers holding a place of honor in the lobby. Located right in Colorado’s Snowmass Village, the family-friendly retreat punches above its weight with things like a pre-arrival concierge service, on-site ski and bike concierges, personalized welcome amenities and relaxing Ayurvedic treatments at the Lupine Spa. Other standout offerings include a monthly constellations-and-cocktails experience—it’s a guided stargazing activity with an astronomer chased with boozy fun—and the “Ski-tox” package, in which guests will enjoy an in-room eucalyptus shower, guided yoga stretches through your TV, and fruit- and botanical-infused waters. The nightly evening rituals include a hot chocolate bar, s’mores, fondue celebrations, and more, and all-day dining comes from Stark’s Alpine Grill. Opening December 2021; rooms start at $329, suites at $599.