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Opening This Month: New Hotels for July 2014

July 7, 2014 at 2:26 PM | by | Comment (1)

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 JULY 2014
Note: There aren't many new hotels opening this month but keep reading below a list of notable hotels that JUST opened.

· THE VINTRO HOTEL AND KITCHEN: The 50-room luxury boutique hotel, formerly the Lido Park Hotel, will open July 20 in the Collins Park neighborhood of Miami Beach (a few blocks inland from W South Beach.) Chef Giorgios Nikolas Bakatsias will helm the Vintro Kitchen. Rates start at $188 a night for a standard king room with a courtyard view.

JUST OPENED

· RESIDENCE INN/COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT AT LA LIVE: See inside both hotel brands, which share a building in downtown LA, right here.

·HOMEWOOD SUITES MIDTOWN MANHATTAN: The Times Square hotel missed a June opening date but now the 293 suites are open for booking. Rates start at $269 a night and include a king bed, a twin-size sleeper and a kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and twin burner stove, plus utensils.

· EVEN HOTELS: The new fitness and wellness-oriented brand from IHG Hotels has opened two locations--one in Norwalk, Conn. and the other in Rockville, Maryland. Rates are around $110 a night and include in-room training zones, free WiFi and another, larger fitness center downstairs, along with the Cork & Kale healthy restaurant concept.

·SHEPHERD'S BUSH LONDON: The first London hotel from Dorsett Hospitality is now open. The rooms, which were fashioned out of an old cinema, are "Chinese-inspired" which makes sense since Dorsett's existing hotels are mostly in Hong Kong and mainland China. Rates start at $210USD a night with a special opening offer.

· X2 RESORTS RIVER KWAI: Located near the Bridge on the River Kwai, a historic WWII spot, the X2 Resort has a front row seat to unspoiled scenery along the famous river. There are just eight luxury “cabin” accommodations, with another 18 planned for 2015 or beyond. Amenities include a Bose sound system, 40” LCD TV, mini-bar, safe, double lavatories and tubs for two, media library, iPads, in-room massage (not free) and internet access (we fear it is also not free.) Rates start at $172USD.

NOT GONNA MAKE IT

· THE GOODLAND HOTEL, a Kimpton Hotel: We thought Santa Barbara's second Kimpton Hotel would open this month but it turns out the hotel needs a little more time and should open instead on August 19th for $199 a night. Just know that the hotel is actually in neighboring Goleta. If you want to be closer to the SB action, try Kimpton's Canary Hotel instead.

· W BEIJING: Yet ANOTHER delay for W Beijing. Last we checked, it was scheduled for July 31. Now it's been pushed back to September 30. Guess we'll find out next month if that date will really hold.

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These are nice hotels. The person staying here will surely get their monies worth.

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