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Here’s a look at the coolest new hotels opening around the world this month, from two stylish options in Denver to a Copenhagen Design Hotel in the former Royal Danish Conservatory of Music.

1. The Orient

Location: Jerusalem

Number of Rooms: 243

Three Interesting Facts: 1. The Orient is one of 19 properties in Israel wholly or partly owned by the Isrotel Hotel Chain, a group founded in 1984 with the iconic King Solomon Hotel. It’s also part of the portfolio’s crème-de-la-crème Exclusive Collection that’s comprised of half a dozen luxury properties. 2. The Orient mixes old and new, with rooms and suites spread between a newly constructed building and a pair of circa-1880s Templar buildings. The best digs are in the latter, with canopy beds and intricate tilework. 3. This is the only hotel in Israel to employ a full-time art curator, Sharon Tuval, who oversees a collection Isrotel purchased from the Tel Aviv and Israeli Museums.

Loyalty Program: N/A

Price: From $460 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 Card 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 Orient.
Image courtesy of the Orient.

2. Kimpton Hotel Born

Location: Denver

Number of Rooms: 200

Three Interesting Facts: 1. The Born is part of the LoDo neighborhood that has grown up around Denver’s revitalized Union Station, which gets you from downtown to the far-away airport in about 35 minutes. 2. There are lots of terrific restaurants in and around Union Station, but the Born holds its own on the dining front with two spots, Citizen Rail and Tavernetta, the latter due open this winter by the team from Boulder’s famed Frasca Food & Wine crew. 3. Exclusive to the website, the Born is offering 30% off online bookings.

Loyalty Program: Kimpton Karma Rewards

Price: From $229 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 Card to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy of Kimpton Hotel Born.
Image courtesy of Kimpton Hotel Born.

3. Le Méridien Denver Downtown

Location: Denver

Number of Rooms: 272

Three Interesting Facts: 1. September is a Denver Daily Double with Starwood launching the Le Méridien mid-month. The new-build tower is located downtown among the city’s other big brands, just a quick walk from the convention center, opera house and Cherry Creek Trail. 2. The developer, White Lodging, also constructed an AC Hotel on the site, making this one of the first post-merger Starwood/Marriott dual-branded projects to open. 3. Skyline views from the crisp white rooms and the lively rooftop bar are certainly great, but the best amenity might be the benefits of its Unlock Art program, which include a complimentary tour of the Clyfford Still Museum and a behind-the-scenes look at Leopold Brothers Distillery.

Loyalty Program: Starwood

Price: From $240 or 12,000 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 Le Méridien Denver Downtown.
Image courtesy of Le Méridien Denver Downtown.

4. Nobis Hotel

Location: Copenhagen

Number of Rooms: 77

Three Interesting Facts: 1. A boutique property a block from Tivoli Gardens, the Nobis occupies the landmark circa-1903 building formerly home to the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music. It opens as a member of Design Hotels. 2. This is the first hotel outside Sweden for the Nobis Hospitality Group, which runs five other properties and a slew of restaurants there. 3. The great-looking rooms are painted cobalt, pear or jade and furnished with herringbone oak floors, canopy beds and armoires whose arched tops echo the windows that let in tons of natural light. The French/Nordic restaurant, Niels, has a Bocuse d’Or silver medalist in the kitchen.

Loyalty Program: Starwood

Price: From $256 or 12,000 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 Nobis Hotel.
Image courtesy of the Nobis Hotel.

5. Aloft South Bend

Location: South Bend, Indiana

Number of Rooms: 187

Three Interesting Facts: 1. No disrespect to Aloft, but this opening probably wouldn’t make a most-anticipated list were it not for the location — South Bend, Indiana — and timing, right at the start of football season. Here, families, alumni and college football freaks traveling to the see Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish will have a fresh, stylish and affordable crash pad. Note that weekends during home games appear to have a two-night minimum. 2. The hotel occupies several floors of the Chase Tower, a former ugly duckling of downtown South Bend fresh off a multimillion-dollar renovation. Notre Dame Stadium is a 10-minute drive away. 3. It’s also a great property for pet owners; dogs up to 40 pounds are free and you’ll find an on-site dog park and dog washing station.

Loyalty Program: N/A

Price: From $139 or 7,000 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 Aloft South Bend.
Image courtesy of Aloft South Bend.

6. Bisha Hotel & Residences

Location: Toronto

Number of Rooms: 96

Three Interesting Facts: 1. A glittering blue Wallman Architects-designed tower in Toronto’s entertainment district, Bisha is a partnership between Lifetime Developments, Loews Hotels and INK Entertainment, whose principal, Charles Khabouth, grew up in Lebanon with the nickname Bisha. 2. The hotel occupies several floors of the mixed-use building; interiors by Studio Munge include freestanding bathtubs, Art Deco furniture and modern art. 3. Bisha has some celebrity cache: Kravitz Design — as in rock icon Lenny Kravitz — is designing one floor of suites, while Aspen snowboarder-turned-chef, Akira Back, is running the restaurant.

Loyalty Program: Loews YouFirst

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 Card to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy of Bisha.
Image courtesy of Bisha.

7. Le Méridien Seoul

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Number of Rooms: 336

Three Interesting Facts: 1. This property, a renovation and rebrand of the former Ritz-Carlton Seoul, is the first Le Méridien to open in South Korea, as well as another instance of asset shuffling in the post-Marriott/Starwood merger world. 2. $94 million in renovations includes all the rooms, which are a soft off-white, trimmed in wood and hit with accents of mauve and matcha-green. There are references to the Korean craft of pojagi quilting throughout. 3. Suites guests enjoy the 12th-floor Méridien Club Lounge, but Marriott and Starwood Gold elites booked in standard rooms should also have complimentary access — if it’s not offered, just ask.

Loyalty Program: Starwood

Price: From $279 or 20,000 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 Le Méridien Seoul.
Image courtesy of Le Méridien Seoul.

8. Rosewood Sanya

Location: Sanya, China

Number of Rooms: 246

Three Interesting Facts: 1. Set within 40 acres of landscaped gardens, the Rosewood Sanya opens on Haitang Bay on Hainan Island, the southernmost point in China and a quick hop from Hong Kong. Hong Kong Airlines runs multiple flights every day. 2. Ensconced in a 46-story “lighthouse,” the luxurious rooms and suites start at 732 square feet — every one of them has views of the turquoise South China Sea and big, furnished balconies for outdoor lounging. 3. Wuzhizhou, a virgin butterfly-shaped island just off Haitang Bay, makes an easy half-day adventure. Rosewood’s concierge can organize private fishing and coral reef diving trips.

Loyalty Program: N/A

Price: From $196 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 Card 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 Rosewood Sanya.
Image courtesy of the Rosewood Sanya.

9. Westin Chattanooga

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Number of Rooms: 259

Three Interesting Facts: 1. Located downtown, the Westin Chattanooga is within walking distance of the University of Tennessee, the Tennessee River and other Chattanooga attractions. It’s also part of an $88 million downtown development project. 2. On the 10th floor, Alchemy is the indoor/outdoor restaurant with a see-and-be-seen roof deck furnished complete with fire pits and loungers. 3. Chattanooga is a great city for runners and hikers, with picturesque bridges to cross and pathways up and around Lookout Mountain. The hotel’s Ready, Set, RUNWestin program supplies guests with custom walking and running maps. Just want to relax? Hit the second-floor outdoor pool.

Loyalty Program: Starwood

Price: From $139 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 Westin Chattanooga/Facebook.
Image courtesy of the Westin Chattanooga/Facebook.

10. Marriott Marquis Chicago

Location: Chicago

Number of Rooms: 1205

Three Interesting Facts: 1. This Marriott property, one of only a few in the country that enjoy the company’s Marquis designation, is the largest Marriott hotel to open in North America this year, with more than 1,200 rooms and nearly 100,000 square feet of meeting space. 2. Why so large? The Marriott Marquis Chicago connects to McCormick Place, a sprawling multi-venue convention center on the Chicago lakefront just south of downtown and the Magnificent Mile. This is the second hotel to team up with McCormick; there’s a Hyatt Regency on site as well. 3. The Marquis has a serious art collection displayed throughout the hotel. Yeah, it and every other new hotel opening, right? What makes this one different is that each work is tagged with a QR code guests can scan with their cell phones to learn more about the piece and the Chicago artist who created it. Guests can also access a special video about the collection on the TVs in their rooms.

Loyalty Program: Marriott

Price: From $283 or 40,000 Marriott Rewards Points per night. Book with the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card to earn up to 5x points on your stay.

Image courtesy of the Marriott Marquis Chicago.
Image courtesy of the Marriott Marquis Chicago.

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

Featured image courtesy of the Rosewood Sanya.

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