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Here’s a look at the coolest new hotels opening around the world by the end of March, including two noteworthy Four Points by Sheraton hotels in Melbourne and Montenegro, and a millennial-friendly offering by Wyndham in Fort Lauderdale.

1. Made

Location: New York’s NoMad neighborhood

Number of Rooms: 108

Three Interesting Facts: 1. Made is a new hotel brand from Sam Gelin, founder of Craft Hospitality, a company that creates events like the NYC Craft Distillers Festival and DC Wine Fest. 2. The airy, woodsy design is by LA’s Studio MAI, whose other hotels have included Gjelina in Venice Beach and the South Congress Hotel in Austin. 3. To combat New York’s notoriously small rooms, Made’s will feature an integrated wall-mounted racking system that does triple duty as a desk, closet and TV cabinet that can be customized according to each guest.

Loyalty Program: N/A

Price: From $300 per night. Book with the Citi Prestige card to earn 3x points on your stay and take advantage of its nifty 4th night free perk, or the Chase Sapphire Reserve to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy of Made Hotels.
Image courtesy of Made Hotels.

2. Four Points by Sheraton Kolašin

Location: Kolašin, Montenegro

Number of Rooms: 72

Three Interesting Facts: 1. This new-build Four Points has a chalet vibe that favors wood beams, flagstone and windows that offer expansive views of the surrounding forest and mountains. 2. Kolašin is located nearly 1,000 meters (3,281 feet) above sea level, about 80 miles inland from the country’s buzzy coastline and on the fringe of Biogradska Gora National Park, one of the three rainforests in Europe. You can ski in the winter and in the summer, hike the river canyons and row along the sapphire lake. 3. The somewhat remote location means this hotel is stacked with amenities, including two restaurants, a fitness center, car rental counter, currency exchange services and a swanky spa furnished with its own Turkish hammam.

Loyalty Program: Starwood

Price: From $86 or 10,000 Starpoints per night. Book with the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express so you can earn up to 5x Starpoints on eligible Starwood stays.

Image courtesy of the Four Points by Sheraton Kolašin's Facebook page.
Image courtesy of the Four Points by Sheraton Kolašin’s Facebook page.

3. Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Number of Rooms: 273

Three Interesting Facts: 1. This hotel is in the Docklands, a former suburb of Melbourne the city annexed in 2007 that’s home to many marinas, The Melbourne Star (a giant Ferris wheel), Etihad Stadium, a farmers’ market on Sundays, fireworks displays on Fridays and other fun attractions that make it a great spot for families. 2. The clean gray-and-navy rooms aren’t especially distinctive, but all have dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that let in tons of natural light. For a real treat, request one with views of Victoria Harbour and the Bolte Bridge. 3. All stays before September 28, 2017, qualify to earn double Starpoints.

Loyalty Program: Starwood

Price: From $170 or 10,000 Starpoints per night. Book with the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express so you can earn up to 5x Starpoints on eligible Starwood stays.

Image courtesy of the Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne.
Image courtesy of the Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne’s Facebook page.

4. Brown Jerusalem

Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Number of Rooms: 23

Three Interesting Facts: 1. Brown Jerusalem is part of Brown Hotels, a Tel Aviv-based boutique group from lifelong hospitality veteran Leon Avigad, with several other properties in Israel and one in Croatia.  2. The hotel occupies an Ottoman-era villa complete with a tea room, a rooftop terrace, exposed stone walls and marble floors. 3. The scene downstairs will draw just as much attention as the sultry rooftop lounge upstairs, with a subterranean Cave Bar housed in the residence’s former water well.

Loyalty Program: N/A

Price: From $265 per night. Book with the Citi Prestige card to earn 3x points on your stay and take advantage of its nifty 4th night free perk, or the Chase Sapphire Reserve to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy of The Brown Jerusalem’s Facebook page.

5. The Silo 

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Number of Rooms: 28

Three Interesting Facts: 1. The Silo occupies six floors above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in a building designed out of the shell of a historic grain silo on Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. 2. While the developers, Royal Portfolio, might not be a household name here in the US, in Africa, the brand is known for its award-winning safari lodge in Greater Kruger National Park, a Residence in Franschhoek, the Birkenhead House in Hermanus and The One Above penthouse, also in Cape Town. 3. Even with a favorable exchange rate, The Silo is a pricey place to lay your head in South Africa — Royal Portfolio ups the value proposition with special perks like an exclusive rooftop pool, huge suites and keyed access to private after-hours tours at the museum.

Loyalty Program: N/A

Price: From $890 per night. Book with the Citi Prestige card to earn 3x points on your stay and take advantage of its nifty 4th night free perk, or the Chase Sapphire Reserve to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy of Royal Portfolio's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/RoyalPortfolio/photos/" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.
Image courtesy of Royal Portfolio’s Facebook page.

6. TRYP Maritime by Wyndham

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Number of Rooms: 150

Three Interesting Facts: 1. After acquiring TRYP from a Spanish hotel chain in 2010, Wyndham turned it into its millennial-friendly brand, similar to Hilton’s Canopy or Marriott’s Moxy. Because these properties — at least the ones in the US — tend to be newer or recently renovated, they’re often good bets from a company that doesn’t offer a ton of chic or high-quality options. 2. Looking for the beach? You won’t find that here. TRYP Maritime rests among the yachts on New River, part of the Intracoastal Waterway, so you’re close to the airport and the cruise port, about a 15-minute drive from Fort Lauderdale’s sandy beaches. 3. Amenities include an indoor basketball court, Vita Course and complimentary shuttle service.

Loyalty Program: Wyndham Rewards

Price: No prices were available at press time, but rooms will be available starting at 15,000 Rewards points per night, as per Wyndham’s brand-wide policy.

Image courtesy of TRYP Maritime by Wyndham's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TrypMaritimebyWyndham/photos/" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.
Image courtesy of TRYP Maritime by Wyndham’s Facebook page.

7. Unico 20°87° Riviera Maya

Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico

Number of Rooms: 448

Three Interesting Facts: 1. Unico 20°87° Riviera Maya — the numbers refer to the hotel’s coordinates — is an adults-only all-inclusive resort… but don’t stop reading. It’s super luxurious, with amenities that include 24-hour room service and dedicated Anfitrións (hosts) for each room. 2. “No itinerary necessary” is the hotel’s key mission, so expect plenty of impromptu programming throughout the resort, from mezcal tastings to ice cream pop-ups, which happen roughly every 30 minutes. 3. Cueva Siete, one of four on-site restaurants, features a rotating chef program — first up is Christian Bravo, a Top Chef Mexico contestant and native of Puebla.

Loyalty Program: N/A

Price: From $400 per night. Book with the Citi Prestige card to earn 3x points on your stay and take advantage of its nifty 4th night free perk, or the Chase Sapphire Reserve to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy of Unico 20°87° Riviera Maya.
Image courtesy of Unico 20°87° Riviera Maya.

8. The Exchange

Location: Cardiff, Wales, UK

Number of Rooms: 200

Three Interesting Facts: 1. Located just a short walk from the Bristol Channel in the south of Wales, this property lives in the old bones of the historic (est. 1886) Coal Exchange. 2. Developer Signature Living is serious about preserving the building’s past through sensitive renovation and an on-site museum. 3. All rooms are suite size and seriously luxurious, featuring rich fabrics, whirlpool tubs and furniture that looks like it was lifted from a palace.

Loyalty Program: N/A

Price: From $111 per night. Book with the Citi Prestige card to earn 3x points on your stay and take advantage of its nifty 4th night free perk, or the Chase Sapphire Reserve to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy of the Exchange's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/theexchangehotelcardiff/photos/" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.
Image courtesy of the Exchange’s Facebook page.


Which of these new hotels are you most excited about? Let us know below.

Featured image courtesy of The Brown Jerusalem’s Facebook page.

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