Opening This Month: New Hotels for December 2013
Finding a hotel room is easy. Simply go on the Internet or use your smartphone and voila! You're booked.
But if you are only interested in new hotels, then that's a different story. Luckily, you have us. And we're obsessed with new hotels. Here's a list of hotels that have opened or are opening this month (and a few that aren't going to make it.) Got a new hotel to add? Send it to us!
HOTELS OPENING IN DECEMBER 2013
ANDAZ PAPAGAYO: Andaz's Costa Rican resort is still holding steady for a December 20th opening at $600 a night (down from $700 a month ago.) You can read more about the resort's offerings here and here
GRAND RESIDENCES RIVIERA CANCUN: This new 103-all-suite resort will open on December 7th but it's already been selected as an affiliate to the Leading Hotels of the World program. Situated in a private enclave between scenic Riviera Maya and bustling Cancun, the Grand Residences also puts guests in close proximity with the world’s second largest barrier reef and a tranquil nature preserve. Suites are designed as private residences and on-site are gourmet dining, a world-class spa, personalized beach and pool service and more. Opening promotional rates start at $289 a night for a junior suite along with resort credits starting at $100 a day.
HOTEL BOUTIQUE: A brand new 100-room hotel has risen in Manhattan near Grand Central Station that was designed with the business traveler AND the Millennial in mind called simply Hotel Boutique. The hotel is part of the Downtown Collection which has six boutique hotels in NY, Chicago and London. Rates start around $155 a night and include WiFi, bottled water, a Sleep Better program with kits and tips for a good night's sleep, and a guest lounge featuring complimentary coffee, reading materials, wireless printing and charging stations.
HYATT TIMES SQUARE: We told you all about this spot yesterday. Go see the photos here.
Keep reading for more Just Opened and Not Gonna Make It hotels!
W VERBIER: The W's first ski resort in Verbier, Switzerland is now OPEN! "Cozy" rooms start at $495 a night and include a balcony, a fireplace and modern chalet-style decor. Internet is still going to cost you an extra 25 Swiss Francs a day, or roughly $27. Grrr.
THE REDBURY SOUTH BEACH: After spending a few weeks in soft-opening phase, the first spin-off of The Redbury Hotel is now open. Unfortunately, it's also Art Basel but rooms open up at reasonable rates next week on December 9th for $240 a night.
NOT GONNA MAKE IT
THE LINE: LA's Koreatown hotel, The Line, should have opened on December 11th but now it looks like the hotel will open on New Year's Day at a soft-opening rate of $168 a night. Regular rates are $240.
HILTON CABANA MIAMI BEACH: Hilton's sexy Miami Beach property on Collins Avenue was to open on December 16th but now it's aiming for a January 30th opening. We found rates in early February for about $320 a night.
METROPOLITAN BY COMO MIAMI BEACH: What is in the water in Miami? The hotly anticipated Como Hotel was supposed to open on December 16th but now it's been pushed to January. Want to make a rezzie anyways? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
[All Photos courtesy of the hotels except Hyatt Times Square which is by Karen Gardiner for HotelChatter]