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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.

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Opening This Month: New Hotels for June 2014

June 3, 2014 at 2:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

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 JUNE 2014

· THE LUDLOW: At long last, Sean MacPherson's newest hotel project will open this Thursday, June 5 with a special opening rate of $175 a night for a studio queen which is just 215-sq.ft. You can upgrade to a studio king, at 325-sq.ft. for an extra $40. The room rate includes free WiFi, Maison Martin Margiela robes, and a gluten-free minibar. However, the restaurant will not be open so room service won't be in service but there will be a continental breakfast served in the garden and lobby bar.

· EVEN HOTELS: The first hotels from the new IHG brand, Even Hotels, will open this month in Rockville, Maryland and in Norwalk, Connecticut. Rates start around $130 a night and give guests access to a multitude of wellness items, including "in-room training zones." You can read more of what's on offer here.

· ANDAZ TOKYO: (To the tune of Iggy Azalea's "Fancy"): Andaz is so fancy, you already know, they're in the fast lane from LA to Tokyo. Well, they will be when the Andaz Tokyo opens on June 11. Rates start at $384 a night for an Andaz King which will get you complimentary WiFi and minibar snacks. Just remember, this hotel is high up as it's located on floors 47-52 of the 52-story Toranomon Hills tower.

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Opening This Month: New Hotels for May 2014

May 6, 2014 at 8:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

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 MAY 2014

· SHANGRI-LA AT THE SHARD: Opening today! The hotel, which occupies the top floors of The Shard skyscraper, has just 59 rooms open with the rest to come online later in the summer (as will the pool on the 52nd floor and some specialty suites.) Deluxe city view rooms start at $895 a night and include breakfast and WiFi. Stay tuned for more from inside the hotel later today!

· RITZ-CARLTON RANCHO MIRAGE: Due to open at last on May 15, the newest Ritz-Carlton will have 244 guestrooms, starting with “Resort View” rooms at 450 square feet, along with two restaurants, a Ritz-Carlton club lounge, a spa and several specialty suites. Rates start at just $219 a night.

· THE ARCHER: As we told you yesterday, The Archer will finally stop being so darn mysterious on May 28. However, rooms on the hotel's website are only open for June 15 and beyond. We hope that changes. Rates start at $259 for a Classic King.

· THE BRICE HOTEL: This new Kimpton hotel in Savannah is due to open on May 20. Already, there's a grand opening offer that includes 15 percent off the room rate and two drinks at the Pacci Kitchen and Bar. Room rates start at $187 on opening night.

· SOFITEL SO SINGAPORE: As we told you back in February, the Sofitel So Singapore (whose emblem was designed by Karl Lagerfeld) will soft-open on May 31. Rooms feature questionable bold design but also amazing goodies like Sofitel MyBeds, free WiFi, an Apple Mac mini, an iPad mini, and iPhone 5 for guest use. Rates on opening night start at $238USD for an advance purchase rate.

· RESIDENCE INN/COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT AT LA LIVE: We gave you a close-up look at this hybrid Marriott hotel in downtown LA yesterday but while the hotels' websites say the property will be opening this month, we don't have an exact date or room rate.

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Opening This Month: New Hotels for April 2014

April 3, 2014 at 1:53 PM | by | Comments (0)

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 APRIL 2014

· CITIZENM TIMES SQUARE: Technically the hotel opened on March 25 but things weren't exactly ready so they have moved the opening date to April 12. And they've moved the price point too. A reader points out rates for April 14 and the priced jumped to $336 a night. Keep in mind, these are tiny rooms. Let's hope everything is fully operational then.

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Opening This Month: New Hotels for March 2014

March 4, 2014 at 12:50 PM | by | Comments (2)

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 MARCH 2014

CABANA BAY BEACH RESORT at Universal Studios Orlando: The newest addition to the Loews Hotels near Universal Studios in Orlando promises to be not just family-friendly but also value-oriented when it opens on March 31. Family suites will start at $174 a night on March 31st, opening night while regular rooms will go for $119. Compare that to the other hotels nearby charging upwards of $300 a night and the Cabana Bay is definitely delivering on value. The complex will also have a bowling alley, several pools, a lazy river and the Baylight Diner all-day restaurant.

· ALT MONTREAL GRIFFINTOWN: The Groupe Germain Hospitalité is opening its fifth ALT Hotel in Montreal at the end of March. We were actually able to find a room on March 27 for $119CAD a night on the hotel's website. For those not familiar with ALT, this 154-room hotel is a “no-frills-chic hotel concept combining modern design and eco-friendly features at an affordable rate.” Even cooler, the hotel is made with aluminum panels and bricks recycled from historic buildings in the area.

· SWISSOTEL SOCHI KRASNAYA POLYANA: The Olympics are over but if you're still interested in visiting Sochi (um, are you?) the Swissotel there will be opening on March 19. Or so they say. Rates at the hotel, which is located in the Caucasus Mountains, start at 15000RUB a night. Or about $415 a night. We hope there are working toilets, at least. Meanwhile, it looks like the other Swissotel in Sochi, the Swissotel Kamelia which overlooks the Black sea, has already opened. Again, so they say.

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Opening This Month: New Hotels for February 2014

February 4, 2014 at 1:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

Sick of all the hotel openings stories yet? No? Good, because here's another one!

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 FEBRUARY 2014

· RITZ-CARLTON KYOTO: The newest Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Kyoto, will open on February 8 on the banks of the Kamogawa River. It's also close to Kyoto's downtown districts of Gion, Kawaramachi and Pontocho streets. Inside the guest rooms, you'll find complimentary WiFi, “Kyoto Shabon-ya” soap and seasonal bath salts, Asprey toiletries, Japanese “IMABARI” robes and towels and Nespresso machines. On the property, there's a spa and fitness center, two restaurants (one Italian and one Japanese) and two bars, including a lobby bar. Rates start at 68,500 Yen on opening night. That's roughly $675 USD.

· THE BROOME NYC: The intimate, 14-room Soho hotel with an open-air courtyard and rooftop deck, will open on February 14, Valentine's Day. How fitting. Rooms start at $260 on opening night. Go here to see more photos of the property.

· METROPOLITAN BY COMO, MIAMI BEACH: Looks like the new luxury spot in Miami Beach is now taking reservations for February 18 and on. (Previously, the hotel was supposed to open in December and then January.) We found an opening offer for $364 a night. If you book the advance purchase rate, you can save a little more at $352 alight.

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Opening This Month: New Hotels for January 2014

January 13, 2014 at 10:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sick of all the hotel openings stories yet? No? Good, because here's another one!

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 JANUARY 2014
· LOEWS REGENCY: At last, the power breakfast spot on Park Avenue is re-opening on January 16th after closing for nearly two years for a mega-makeover. Rates for a luxury room king, shown above, are going for $479 a night.

· HILTON GARDEN INN CENTRAL PARK: Not to be outdone by the two Marriott brands that opened near Central Park recently (see below), Hilton is opening a Hilton Garden Inn on W. 54th Street and Broadway on January 27th. Rates on opening night are going for just $139 a night.

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Opening This Month: New Hotels for December 2013

December 4, 2013 at 8:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

JUST OPENED

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!

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Opening This Month: New Hotels for November 2013

November 4, 2013 at 8:52 AM | by | Comments (2)

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 what hotels are opening this month (and a few that are changing brands as well.) Got a new hotel to add? Send it to us!

HOTELS OPENING IN NOVEMBER 2013

Westin Sanya Haitang Bay Resort, China: This long awaited Westin resort on Hainan Island in the South China Sea (it was supposed to open in 2012) is finally taking reservations for November 7th. The wait may have been worth the wait as this looks like no other Westin we've seen before. Rates start at around $242USD a night but the WiFi is going to cost an extra $13 a day. Also, a full moon is not guaranteed.

Le Meridien Zhengzhou, China: This ultra-luxe and super modern Le Meridien will also open on November 7 adajcent to Zhengzhou Eastern New District, with a shopping centre and cinema next door. But all this poshness DOES come cheap with rates starting at just $122USD a night. WiFi is free in the public spaces but can cost up to $10 a day to use in your room.

Westin Singapore Marina Bay: While this Westin is nowhere near as flashy as the neighboring Marina Bay Sands, it does boast an infinity rooftop pool and a Westin Heavenly spa. Rates for the 305-room hotel start at around $400 on November 12th. WiFi is free in the lobby but will cost $16 to use in your room.

Ritz-Carlton Aruba: Initially expected to open on November 2, the new Ritz-Carlton Aruba will now open 20 days later on November 22nd. Rates at Aruba's first five-star resort start at $649 a night. Rooms with an ocean view are going for $799.

The Landings Resort and Spa, South Lake Tahoe: According to a press release and the hotel's website, guests should be able to get in this month. But when we tried to make a reservation for November 22 (the first available date from the drop-down calendar), no rooms were open. We tried again for December 1st but no luck. So we'll just cross our fingers it opens this month.

WestHouse New York: The newest hotel in NYC will open just in time for Thanksgiving on November 27th. Which is kinda perfect timing since the hotel is all about blending "the privileges of a luxury hotel with the residential comforts of a New York townhouse." Rates start at $499 a night but also include a $30 resident fee per adult. That fee includes daily breakfast presentation, afternoon tea, hors d'oeuvres, evening canapés, in-room Dean & Deluca amenity kit, and unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

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Opening This Month: New Hotels for October 2013

October 1, 2013 at 3:59 PM | by | Comments (2)

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 what hotels are opening this month (and a few that are changing brands as well.) Got a new hotel to add? Send it to us!

HOTELS OPENING IN OCTOBER 2013

Thompson Chicago: The first Pomeranc-free hotel will open tomorrow on October 2nd. Rates start at $289 a night. (To be fair, Jason Pomeranc and co. did help design and develop the hotel so their presence is very much alive in the hotel.)

Hard Rock Palm Springs: The desert will be rocking on October 4th when the Hotel Zoso gets transformed into the Hard Rock Palm Springs. Rates start at $159 a night. AAA members can flash their membership card and save $10.

Sparrows Hotel Palm Springs: A more mellow alternative will also open in Palm Springs on October 8th. Read about here. Rates start at $175 and breakfast and WiFi are included.

Viceroy New York : Viceroy's long-awaited flagship NYC debut will happen on October 9th. The rugged (in a refined way of course) guestrooms are just steps away from Central Park. Rates start at $479 a night on opening night.

Qbic London City: As we told you yesterday, rooms at the stylish pod hotel will start under $100 and that includes WiFi and breakfast. The hotel will open on October 19th.

The Quin: The long-awaited renovation and rebranding of the old Buckingham Hotel near Central Park on the corner of 57th and 6th Avenue will culminate in a grand opening on October 21st. Rates start at $599 a night. Go here to see the best room to book.

Keep reading for the rebranding announcements!

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