11 of the hottest hotels that opened — or will open — this summer

Aug 9, 2021

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Construction stoppages and a near-total lack of demand for travel throughout much of last year meant few new hotels opened in 2020. This year, despite concerns surrounding the delta variant of the coronavirus, the travel recovery is accelerating and hotels are once again opening around the world.

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After a year of staying at home, travelers are spoiled with more choices than ever for where to spend those dollars or points.

Let’s take a look at some of the hottest hotels that have opened — or are still set to open — this summer.

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Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels and Resorts

Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels and Resorts
(Rendering courtesy of Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels and Resorts)

Travelers heading to the Seychelles, one of the world’s most desirable island destinations, now have another luxury resort to consider. Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels and Resorts, which opened in July, is part of the Hilton Honors family, meaning you can earn and redeem Honors points for stays and elite members will be able to leverage perks like room upgrades and complimentary breakfast. This exclusive resort features a total of 41 guest rooms and suites, as well as five dining outlets, three pools (one of which has an infinity edge), an emphasis on wellness and more — all with views of the Indian Ocean.

Rooms can be had from 95,000 Honors points per night. Typically high cash rates make this property a great candidate for using points or the free-night certificates that come with certain Hilton cobranded credit cards like the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card.

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Pendry Manhattan West

Pendry Manhattan West
(Rendering courtesy of Pendry Manhattan West)

Slated to open in September, the third outpost of Montage’s rapidly growing Pendry brand will serve as an anchor of a new development in a freshly reinvigorated part of Manhattan near the brand-new Moynihan Train Hall and the still-developing Hudson Yards neighborhood. Pendry Manhattan West will feature 164 guest rooms, including 30 suites, a restaurant, lounge and an outdoor terrace bar. The rest of the development will be home to more than six million square feet of office space, gardens and retail that will include a “Peloton Studio” as well as a Whole Foods grocery store.

Hotel 1000 Seattle

(Photo courtesy of Hotel 1000 Seattle/Facebook)

Hotel 1000 Seattle will join Hilton’s LXR portfolio in August, becoming the growing brand’s first foray into the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The hotel has 120 rooms and is well located in Downtown Seattle’s Waterfront District, near Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum and the city’s business and shopping centers. In the hotel, guests can expect rooms with high-end residential-style furnishings, soaking tubs and freestanding showers.

Rooms can be booked from 90,000 Hilton Honors points per night.

Resorts World Las Vegas

(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

Resorts World Las Vegas, which opened in June, is not just one resort but rather three resorts in one massive development — the Las Vegas Hilton, Conrad Las Vegas and Crockfords Las Vegas, LXR Hotels and Resorts. Resorts World is a big deal for Las Vegas — it’s the first all-new development on The Strip in over a decade. The complex has a massive pool area, about 40 options for eating and drinking, a concert venue that fits 5,000 people and, of course, a massive casino and sportsbook.

You can book rooms at the Las Vegas Hilton from around 45,000 Honors points, the Conrad from 61,000 and Crockfords from 95,000 per night.

Bishop’s Lodge Santa Fe, Auberge Resorts collection

Bishop’s Lodge Santa Fe (Photo courtesy of AubergResorts)

Set on over 300 acres in between Santa Fe National Forest and downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, Bishop’s Lodge has been carefully restored — with updates to original structures as well as new ones — to reflect the history of this special piece of property, which came to be in the 1860s when the first archbishop of Santa Fe built a chapel and an adjacent lodge on the site.

A stay at Bishop’s Lodge is all about embracing the setting around you. The hotel has a dedicated “adventure staff” to help coordinate activities both on property and in the local area; on-site stables with several horses; and a trout stream. Guests can also pamper themselves at the Turquesa Healing Arts Studio, ride horses to arrive at a special mezcal tasting and indulge in local cuisine at the property’s signature restaurant, SkyFire.

Four Seasons New Orleans

Four Seasons New Orleans
(Image courtesy of the Four Seasons New Orleans)

The Big Easy has a new crown jewel when it comes to its hotel scene. The Four Seasons New Orleans opened just a few days ago at the end of Canal Street adjacent to the Mississippi River and near the city’s Central Business and Garden Districts, as well as the world-famous French Quarter. The hotel has 341 rooms and 61 suites, plus a spa, gym, rooftop pool and an observation deck on the 34th floor providing sweeping views over the entire city. Food is serious business in New Orleans and the Four Seasons doesn’t disappoint on that front. It features several outposts for sampling the city’s world-famous cuisine, including Miss River, helmed by Alon Shaya.

The Ritz-Carlton, Turks and Caicos

The Ritz-Carlton, Turks and Caicos
(Rendering courtesy of Marriott)

Marriott’s Ritz-Carlton brand debuted at the end of June in the Turks and Caicos islands. The resort has 155 guest rooms and 27 suites offering guests views of the turquoise waters of Grace Bay Beach, along with two swimming pools; a Ritz-Carlton Club Level lounge; several restaurants and bars; a full-service spa; a fully equipped gym; a Ritz Kids club; a casino and more.

As a Category 8 hotel in Marriott’s Bonvoy chart, off-peak nights will cost you 70,000 points, standard nights 85,000 and peak nights 100,000 points apiece. You can earn Bonvoy points with credit cards such as Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card and Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card. Find out which Marriott credit card is the best match for you.

Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

Ritz-Carlton Maldives Ocean Pool Villa
(Photo courtesy of Marriott)

Another highly desirable Ritz-Carlton property opened at the end of June, this one in one of the world’s most sought-after destinations: the Maldives. The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is a brand-new resort located within the Fari Islands development, which also is home to two other resorts. The Ritz-Carlton has 100 villas in total, with a combination of beach and overwater accommodations. The resort also has an array of dining and drinking establishments, a fully equipped gym and, of course, a signature (and very eye-catching) spa where guests can treat themselves to a day of relaxation and peace.

This Ritz-Carlton is a Category 8 Marriott Bonvoy property, meaning off-peak nights will cost you 70,000 points, standard nights 85,000 and peak nights 100,000 points apiece.

W Nashville

(Photo courtesy of the W Nashville/Marriott)

The hotel boom in Nashville, Tennessee continues with the upcoming opening of the W Nashville in September. Located in the heart of The Gulch neighborhood, the W will embrace its local environment with a specially chosen soundtrack, “garden-to-glass” cocktails and, in true W fashion, inviting and oh-so-trendy public spaces. The hotel will have 346 rooms and suites; an outdoor pool and deck lined with cabanas and overlooking the surrounding neighborhood; a rooftop bar; two restaurants from Andrew Carmellini of the NoHo Hospitality Group and more.

The W Nashville will be a Category 8 Marriott Bonvoy property, meaning off-peak nights will cost you 70,000 points, standard nights 85,000 and peak nights 100,000 points apiece.

Park Hyatt Toronto

Park Hyatt Toronto
(Photo courtesy of CNW Group/Park Hyatt Toronto)

While not an entirely new hotel, the Park Hyatt Toronto has undergone an extensive renovation and is preparing to open in September. The hotel and its guest rooms will exude the feeling of a high-end home, while the 17th floor cocktail bar known as the Writers Room will likely continue to be a popular watering hole for locals and visitors alike. This luxe hotel will also boast a “signature” dining experience when it opens, though details are not yet available.

As a Category 6 World of Hyatt property, award nights will cost you 25,000 points apiece. Remember, since Chase Ultimate Rewards points transfer to World of Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio, it’s easy to acquire the points you need for an award stay.

Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville

(Photo courtesy of the Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville/Facebook)

Another new hotel for Music City, the Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville opened mere days ago two blocks off the city’s world-famous Broadway. The hotel features 252 rooms, including 11 suites offering floor-to-ceiling glass windows with river views; several outlets for drinking and eating; a rooftop pool and bar and more. The hotel pays homage to Nashville with artwork created by more than 20 local artists.

This Hyatt Centric is a Category 5 World of Hyatt property, meaning free nights will cost 20,000 points apiece.

Featured image courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

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