It’s no secret that COVID-19 hit the travel industry extremely hard.
But thankfully, there’s still a glimmer of sunshine amidst the storm. Six months into this pandemic during what has arguably been the hospitality industry’s most difficult time in history, hotels across the nation are not only reopening their doors, but there are several new properties debuting to welcome guests for the very first time.
As travelers are finally leaving the confines of their homes — whether by plane, train or automobile — there’s no better time than now to check out a brand new hotel (and have less worry about previous guests or sanitization protocols). Here are a few domestic hotel openings to add to your travel list whether you’re traveling right now, or not until 2021.
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco – San Francisco, CA
Emeline – Charleston, SC
Located in Charleston’s historic district, Emeline is a clever and thoughtfully designed retreat crafted with the curious traveler in mind. This captivating refuge with 212 all-king bed guest rooms includes 128 luxury suites and 16 double king bed accommodations. Amenities include Frannie & The Fox, Clerks Coffee Company and Keep Shop. The property boasts over 13,000 square feet of flexible event space and 10 private occasion spaces, with the Hayne Street Gallery accommodating events up to 250 and for receptions up to 350 guests.
The Lake House on Canandaigua – Finger Lakes, NY
The Lake House on Canandaigua is a new Finger Lakes hotel created by the Sands Family, which officially opened its doors to guests following its first phase of development. The hotel, designed by New York-based firm Studio Tack in collaboration with family-owned design house The Brooklyn Home Company, presents a residentially inspired and design-forward hospitality experience, creating a new destination for travelers seeking an active wellness retreat in Western New York. Following the announcement of renowned spa partner Alexandra Soveral and the offering of sea plane transportation from NYC’s East River to Canandaigua Lake, the project has been one of the most anticipated debuting this year.
Hotel Haya – Ybor City, FL
Designed by local firm Alfonso Architects Incorporated, the 178-room property set in Tampa’s historic Ybor City, regarded as ‘Cigar City’, immerses guests in mid-century Cuba, from four massive Francisco Goya reproductions to Chihuly-style glass blown globes paying homage to Ybor’s famous streetlights. The project is an adaptive reuse of two historic buildings: the district’s first restaurant built in 1890 and the Warren building, rumored to have housed Teddy Roosevelt & Rough Riders. The hotel also features an upscale Gulf Coast-inspired Mediterranean restaurant, Flor Fina, and Café Quiquiriqui — which feels like walking into Havana.
Luminary Hotel & Co – Fort Myers, FL
The Kimpton Pittman Hotel – Dallas, TX
Brenton Hotel – Newport, RI
Kimpton Armory Hotel – Bozeman, MT