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12 fall hotel openings we’re looking forward to for autumn travel

Sept. 10, 2021
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Fall is one of our favorite times to travel.

Kids are back in school, so even if it’s not technically the adult pool you’re basking in it might very well feel like one. The summer crowds have slimmed out in most places and, of course, there are those off-season deals to be had.

If you’ve got autumn travel adventure on your radar this year, we’ve gathered some of the most exciting hotel openings coming this September, October and November in inspirational destinations for a great fall getaway.

Park Hyatt Toronto

The Park Hyatt Toronto. (Photo courtesy of The Park Hyatt/Facebook)

Between the Toronto Film Festival and changing leaves along Lake Ontario, vibrant, multi-cultural Toronto shines bright during the autumn months (before it buckles down for a long, cold winter). And there’s one more reason to visit this autumn: The Park Hyatt Toronto re-opens in the city’s leafy Yorkville neighborhood on Sept. 15, after a full renovation that will see it emerge with a brand new look and updated amenities (you’ll find us in the 17th-floor Writers Room cocktail bar).

As a Category 6 World of Hyatt property, award stays at the Park Hyatt Toronto will cost you 25,000 points per night.

W Toronto

The W Toronto. (Photo courtesy of Marriott)

Toronto gets its first W Hotel in November 2021 when the W Toronto opens in Yorkville with a rooftop bar, ground-floor coffeehouse and Living Room hosting the brand’s DJ series and regular live music.

The W Toronto is a Category 6 Marriott Bonvoy property, which means one-night rewards will cost you between 40,000 and 60,000 points.

W Nashville

The W Nashville. (Photo courtesy of Marriott)

Opening this September in Nashville, the W Nashville is sure to strum Music City’s party vibe with 346 hotel rooms in the heart of the action in the upscale Gulch neighborhood. The hotel will also have a sceney rooftop--- the WET Deck pool and bar -- for soaking in the scene.

The W Nashville is a Category 8 Marriott Bonvoy property, so stays will cost you between 70,000 and 100,000 points per night, depending on availability and dates.

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W Rome

The W Rome. (Photo courtesy of Marriott)

Continuing with the flurry of W hotels opening this fall, Rome is the setting for the brand’s first Italian property, the W Rome, set to open in October 2021. All we’ve seen so far are renderings, but they’re pretty gorgeous. The property will occupy two adjacent 19th century buildings on Via Liguria, a prime location for exploring Eternal City sites such as the Spanish Steps—when you’re not chilling at the hotel’s rooftop bar with sweeping views of Rome.

The W Rome is a Category 8 Marriott Bonvoy property, which means you’ll need between 70,000 and 100,000 points per night to stay.

Pendry Manhattan West

The Pendry Manhattan West. (Photo courtesy of The Pendry Manhattan West/Facebook)

We're big fans of fall in New York in The Points Guy’s HQ here in NYC. And if you need another reason to visiting New York City in autumn, then consider the September opening of the 23-story Pendry Manhattan West with 164 rooms and suites coming to the west side of Manhattan. A garden lounge, cocktail parlor and rooftop “concept” are on tap for this property, the first luxury hotel to open in the mixed-use Manhattan West development, between the redeveloped Moynihan Trail and the new 7-train subway station.

Pendry is part of the Preferred Hotel Group.

Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. (Photo courtesy of Marriott)

A fall visit to Orlando can be scorching as summertime, especially in September. But it might be worth it for fewer crowds than summer school vacation and to check out the new Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. The new Marriott Bonvoy property is opening in late-September as Walt Disney World’s newest hotel. It will share privileges with the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels, next door, and have its own pool, fire pits, Mediterranean restaurant and rooftop with views of Walt Disney World Resort, too (as well as complimentary shuttle service to park).

The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve is a Category 6 Marriott Bonvoy property, with standard reward nights starting at 50,000 per night.

Thompson Denver by Hyatt

Thompson Denver. (Photo courtesy of Hyatt)

Accepting reservations for November 17, 2021, and beyond, this new addition to Denver’s LoDo district (near Union Station) will bring 216 new rooms to the area and a “modern-day chalet aesthetic” to the city streets. Among the amenities at the Thompson Denver by Hyatt are a sixth-floor bar, all-day restaurant and free breakfast for guests.

As a Category 6 World of Hyatt property, award stays at Thompson Denver by Hyatt will cost you 25,000 points per night.

The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vail

The Hythe Vail. (Photo courtesy of The Hythe Vail)

How about getting in some early season skiing in the late fall at Vail Resort, which opens Nov. 3 this year. The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort is soon to be replaced (to the tune of $40 million in renovations) by The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail opening this November. Just steps from the gondola and all the shopping and dining in Vail’s Lionshead Village, the location could only be better if it was ski-in/ski-out.

A publicist confirmed to TPG that through the upcoming winter season The Hythe, a Luxury Collection Resort, Vail will be a Category 7 Marriott Bonvoy property, with stays for between 50,000 and 70,000 per night, depending on dates and availability.

The Ritz-Carlton Mexico City

The Ritz Carlton Mexico City. (Photo courtesy of Ritz Carlton)

Day of the Dead, at the start of November, is one of fall’s biggest lures in Mexico City. So we're hoping The Ritz-Carlton Mexico City will be open by then (so far all we've heard is an estimated opening in early autumn 2021). Occupying floors 36 to 37 within a 58-story building with views over Chapultepec Park in the city’s financial center, along the Paseo de la Reforma, the property promises to be a showstopper with a a spa, indoor heated pool and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant among the so-far-revealed amenities.

The Ritz-Carlton Mexico City is a Category 7 Marriott Bonvoy property, with stays for between 50,000 and 70,000 per night depending on dates and availability.

Rosewood Villa Magna Madrid

The Rosewood Villa Magna Madrid. (Photo courtesy of The Rosewood Villa Magna Madrid/Facebook)

Fall in the Spanish capital is colorful and atmospheric. And with Madrid’s storied Hotel Villa Magna re-opening under the Rosewood flag this October, it’s one more reason to squeeze in a trip to Spain. After a complete refurbishment of the original property led by Spanish architect Ramón de Arana and BAR Studio, the Rosewood Villa Magna opens Oct. 15 in the heart of the city, along the Paseo de la Castellana.

Among the new amenities at the 154-room property are Sense, A Rosewood Spa, and the signature restaurant, Amos, helmed by Spanish Michelin-starred chef, Jesús Sánchez.

JOALI Being, Maldives

JOALI Being. (Photo courtesy of JOALI Being/Facebook)

If the best kind of fall break for you is one where you can pretend winter isn’t coming, then make for the Maldives and the JOALI Being, opening November 2021 on a natural island called Bodufushi in the Raa Atoll (not far from sister resort, JOALI Maldives). The property is touting itself as the first and only “nature immersive wellbeing retreat” in the Maldives and is sure to be extravagant in true Maldives style, with 68 private villas, an “herbology center” and hydrotherapy and sound healing facilities among the wellness-focused amenities.

Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa

Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa. (Photo courtesy of Marriott)

For another take on a Maldives island vacation, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is also opening this fall in the Maldives in Lhaviyani Atoll. With overwater, lagoon and beach bungalows, the property takes its design cues from mid-century aesthetics and will have the requisite spa and multiple onsite dining options most travelers expect from their Maldivian getaways—including an onsite Japanese, seafood and modern European restaurants.

The Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is a Category 5 Marriott Bonvoy property, with reward nights available for between 30,000 and 40,000 points per night.

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