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Opening This Month: New Hotels for July 2014

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

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!

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.


· 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.


· 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.

Archived Comments:

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