New Hotel Guide

New Hotel Guide

These hotels are not only new– they provide a fresh take on family-friendly to adults-only, fitness and spas, activities and wellness. These hotels offer service, amenities and design in spectacular settings, adding that extra something to favorite destinations.

Royalton Bavaro

Parent Tested, Kid-Approved
Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa,
Punta Cana Dominican Republic
This is not your parents’ family vacation. At Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa, family-friendly fun meets blissful escape from the daily grind. Soak up the sun while exploring Bavaro Beach, play at the splash park, or float your cares away along the lazy river. Mini-golf, recreational classes, and the Hangout Teens Club offer interactive and supervised opportunities for children of all ages. Meanwhile, adults can slip away to grab a bite from one of the on-site food trucks or themed restaurants, or de-stress with a luxurious spa experience.
–Sara Lancaster

The Sian Ka’an at Grand Tulum

The Escapist
The Sian Ka’an at Grand Tulum
Tulum, Mexico

Life moves fast. And sometimes, you need a pause. The Sian Ka’an at Grand Tulum is the deep breath you’ve been waiting for. At this adults-only, luxury resort,  you’ll find romance and tranquility settling over every inch of the property. It’s cocktails in a personal plunge pool. It’s a Champagne lounge. It’s pure spa serenity. Even butler service and Bali beds. It’s the getaway you’ve been waiting for– and dreaming of.
–Michael Bleach

Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos Moon Lounge

Truly Epic
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos
Los Cabos, Mexico
Could your vacation days use a little red-carpet action? Then treat yourself to the A-list experience at Hard Rock Los Cabos. With five swim-up pool bars, eight restaurants, three lounges and countless opportunities to get your jam on (pick from twenty different Fender guitars), it’s the ideal vacation experience for travelers who like a little rock with their roll. Prepare for mind-altering views of the Pacific Ocean, and you’ll be an instant fan of the 27-room spa. There’s no need to bang your head over your next vacation destination. Because this one will rock your world.
–M.B

Mr. C Seaport Lounge

New Kid in Town
Mr. C Seaport
New York, New York
Mr. C Seaport is the first boutique lodging in the revitalized South Street Seaport District. The landmark’s exterior is red brick. The inside is quintessentially European. Both resonate with the famed cobblestone streets. Panoramic views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Peck Slip, the East River or the New York skyline might make it difficult to settle down. But with custom La Bottega products in a marble-clad bathroom, along with Little C amenities like homemade cookies served with Nutella spread, sprinkles and milk, as well as The Honest Company Discovery Bath products for the kids, Mr. C Seaport makes staying in just as charming as the historic district itself.
–Lisabeth Dayan

B On Canal

Whimsical Wildlife Conservation
B On Canal
New Orleans, Louisiana
Just a hop and a skip away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and within walking distance of the French Quarter, B On Canal is in the heart of the central business and theatre districts of New Orleans. This trendy, contemporary hot spot is right on a streetcar stop so exploring the Big Easy is a breeze. But this place isn’t just looking out for you. A plush albino alligator is up for “adoption” in each guest room, and a portion of the proceeds support wildlife conservation.
–Kia Namin

Park MGM Nighthawk Suite

Artsy VIP
Park MGM/Nomad Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Park MGM includes an impressive array of dining options, shops, and rooms with individual curated art galleries. It is ideally located next to the T-Mobile Arena and The Park, a six-acre outdoor promenade. For those seeking an added element of luxury and intrigue, there will be a hotel within a hotel concept called The Nomad. The top 2 to 3 floors of The Park MGM will transform into a European boutique, which will house its own casino, bar and more.
–Stephanie Blitz

The Jung Hotel

Design Star
The Jung Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana
Let’s get acquainted with one of New Orleans’ original hotels. The Jung first opened in 1907 and after a hiatus it’s back and posher than ever. Yes, that’s imported Italian Carrara marble glistening in the lobby. Expect all the modern amenities you love (like a rooftop pool) and all the historic character you crave when you visit New Orleans. Get your fix at the hotel restaurant or coffee shop, but be sure to save a little room for beignets.
–K.N.

Grand Palladium Junior Suite

Fitness Fun
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa
Cancun, Mexico
Actively laidback. Is that an oxymoron? Perhaps. But it’s really the only way to describe the all-inclusive Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa, a 5-star beachfront hotel. Guests can relax in all the well-known ways. The spa options are spectacular. First-class food and drink abound. And an exclusive kid zone will entertain the little ones. But it’s the Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre that really separates the Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa from the rest of the field. With eight tennis courts, private classes, summer camp programs and a soccer pitch, adults and children can work on their game in luxury. Because getting into the action with some healthy competition can be just what you need to truly kick back.
–M.B.

Margaritaville Beach Resort

Got a Caribbean Soul?
Margaritaville Beach Resort
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
At the new Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman, you’ll find the white sand beach other white sand beaches dream about. You’ll find a world-class, family and couples resort with an ocean-full of water sports, kids’ activities and grown-up perks. You’ll find Grand Cayman’s first all-inclusive resort, on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach. And with the swim-up bar at the “5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar and Grill,” we’re pretty sure you’ll finally find that lost shaker of salt.
–Sheldon Rusch

Nobu Hotel Los Cabos

Peace and Luxury
Nobu Hotel Los Cabos
Los Cabos, Mexico
Cut out the distractions and welcome a vacation of elegance and luxury at Nobu Hotel Los Cabos. This hybrid concept hotel combines the serenity of Japanese minimalism with the natural beauty of Los Cabos for unique laid-back luxury. You’ll enjoy all the elements that define a Los Cabos resort — infinity pools, world-class golf, great food — in a way that’s never been done before. If you are looking to melt your stress under the sun, find your peace at Nobu Hotel Los Cabos.
–M.B.

Hotel Julian

Old Meets New
Hotel Julian
Chicago, Illinois
It may be high design, a restored historical building with distinctive architecture, a neo-classical style with a preserved terra cotta exterior, but the essence of Hotel Julian is true to its namesake, St. Julian Hospitaller. The patron saint of innkeepers and travelers. Rising stately above Michigan Avenue, just across from Millennium Park, Hotel Julian has transformed the original structure into smart, elegant guest rooms with stylish amenities like Cagliari espresso machines and SmartFridges. You’ll be transformed too, with hospitality St. Julian would be proud of.
–L.D.

Noelle, Nashville, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel

A Nashville Legend Returns
Noelle, Nashville, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee
It only makes sense that The Music City should play host to an exquisite harmony of past and present. You’ll find it at Noelle, Nashville, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Nashville’s newest boutique hotel and one of downtown’s most treasured historic properties. Having made its debut in 1930, much of the original grandeur and nuance, inside and out, has been lovingly preserved. Today’s guests will also love what’s new. From the locally curated art that adorns the walls to the inspired American cuisine and craft cocktails of the hotel’s Makeready Libations & Liberation restaurant.
–S.R.

Breathless Montego Bay Resort& Spa

Yin and Yang
Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Caribbean breezes, sparkling water and the easy-going vibe of Jamaica provide a relaxing getaway. Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa rounds it out with dance lessons, reggae music, steel-pan parties and authentic jerk chicken. This adults-only resort of 150 suites, all with private balconies or terraces, features a beach club, fire pits, cabanas and themed-parties that make both social and private settings appealing. With the only roof-top pool and bar in Montego Bay, you can enjoy 360° mountain and ocean views, where you can look over your dive site in the Montego Bay Marine Park, a full underwater national park just offshore.
–L.D.

Grand Solmar Lands End Resort

The Shape of Paradise
Grand Solmar Lands End Resort and Spa
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
The Baja is the second longest peninsula in the world. At its southernmost tip, in Cabo San Lucas, Grand Solmar Lands End Resort and Spa will place you in your own private paradise. Picture the perfect luxury suite and a balcony near the Pacific Ocean. Romance? Relaxation? Adventure? Yes to all. With a gorgeous Greg Norman-designed golf course. And you’ll feel good knowing the local Solmar Foundation continues its outstanding mission of funding community programs and education.
–S.R.

Universal Aventura Hotel

Lights, Camera, Vacation!
Universal’s Aventura Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida
Can’t choose a favorite Universal Orlando theme park? Then stay here—the new Universal Aventura Hotel opening August 2018 gives guests a view of all three. But more than being in the heart of all the action, the 600-room property comes with can’t-miss perks and unbeatable value, including early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, complimentary access to select Universal CityWalk entertainment venues, an on-site pool and splash zone, Kids Suites with separate sleeping areas for the little ones, and more—all packaged in a modern-yet-casual, family-friendly atmosphere.
–S.L.

Park Terrace Hotel

Urban Backdrop
Park Terrace Hotel
New York, New York
Tailored accommodations and soothing natural dècor make the Park Terrace Hotel a welcoming space. You might be surprised that you’re right off bustling 5th Avenue in New York City. Add Bryant Park—as famous for its activities and al fresco dining as its lush seasonal gardens– and you’ll want to catch all the sights on the year-round terrace with its magnificent views and urbanely refreshing beverages.
–L.D.

MOXY NYC Times Square

Boutique in the Big Apple
MOXY NYC Times Square
New York, New York
This chic, energetic hotel is just as serious about you seeing the city as you are. The rooms are cozy and chic. But let’s be real. This is NYC and if you’re in your hotel room, you’re probably doing it wrong. Speaking of not being in your hotel room, you should probably find yourself at Magic Hour, the hotel’s rooftop lounge (and NYC’s largest). There are multiple bars, and you can book a “Crash Pad” right off the menu. Just in case.
–K.N.

 

After spending a decade in Los Angeles where she worked with top travel news journalists, produced and casted for such shows as The Biggest Loser, Endurance, Extreme Home Makeover and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search, the travel industry never lost its luster. Lisabeth continues to appease her roving curiosity with travel writing and research. She writes feature stories, news-worthy travel content, interviews experts for in-depth Q&As, and covers vacation trends.