Conde Nast editors have some suggestions for where to host your next meeting. The travel magazine announced their 2019 top hotels in the world and the United States managed to snag 13 of the 14 best hotels in North America honors with hotels located across the country, from New York to California. Read on for the hotel wins in the U.S.
1. Sunset Tower, Los Angeles
Since opening in 1931, this hotel has hosted a parade of celebrities. Should you want a peek into the VIP life, this property is the perfect place to start. With 81 chic bedrooms to stay in and event space on The Terrace, which can hold parties of up to 500, this hotel will leave guests feeling like the stars they are.
2. Farmhouse Inn, Sonoma, California
All rooms come with wine refrigerators for the inn’s own wine, Lost and Found; wine tours of Sonoma and Napa are also available, including a tour of the hotel’s Lost and Found winery. With only 25 rooms and 650 sq. ft. of event space, it is designed for more intimate gatherings.
3. Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club, Surfside, Florida
Sitting at the northern end of Miami Beach, this hotel is a stunning property that lines the beach, giving gorgeous views of Surfside. Room options include cabanas, which offer patios to sunbathe on and watch the surf. You’ll find 105 guest rooms and suites in total, as well as a 531 sq. ft. boardroom at this dreamy hotel.
4. The St. Regis New York
Though you’re planted right in the middle of the city, this hotel is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of New York City. The hotel channels old New York glamour, with chandeliers complementing the light walls and vibrant curtains in each of the guest rooms. Despite a 2013 renovation, the hotel still oozes vintage charm from its past 100-plus years. A total of 238 guest rooms and 16,000 sq. ft. of meeting space act as a refuge from the world.
5. The Robey, Chicago
Don’t worry about locating your hotel—The Robey is the only skyscraper in the area, towering at 203 feet. This Art Deco tower was renovated in 2016, turning it into an upscale boutique hotel. Stay in one of 69 rooms in the former Northern Tower, or 20 multi-bed Annex Loft rooms in the adjoining former Hollander Fireproof Warehouse. Meeting space totals 7,665 sq. ft.
6. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii
Overlooking white sand and turquoise waters among lava-rock formations, this hotel is the epitome of relaxation. If you’re looking to experience something other than lounging in one of the 243 guest rooms overlooking the beach, consider learning the ins and outs of snorkeling and marine biology—an expert will guide you in a 1.8 million-gallon, lava-rock aquarium among 4,000 tropical fish. Indoor and outdoor meeting space is available, totaling 37,034 sq. ft.
7. The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel, New York
The Beekman opened just two years ago, but manages to mix contemporary architecture with vintage elegance. What truly makes this hotel stand out from the rest is its art, decorating the walls, lobby and rooms, which was inspired by its eccentric history and the American Romantic period. Stay in 287 guest rooms, and host events in its 5,900 sq. ft. of meeting space.
8. Amangiri, Utah
When staying at Amangiri, you’re only a short distance away from adventure. Visit the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Monument Valley, all just a short distance away. Relax post-experience in the 25,000 sq. ft. spa, which includes space for massages, flotation therapy and scrubs. The four-room Mesa Home is surrounded by 600 acres of undeveloped land, while the 34 suites offer desert views.
9. The Dewberry, South Carolina
Its tagline, “Southern Reimagined,” is spot on. The clean lines and sleek details are a modern take on Southern charm; though it might not sound like a match, the two certainly mingle well in this hotel. The lobby features dark wood panels and marble floors, while each of the 155 guest rooms and suites incorporate foliage and blooms by artist Becca Barnet. Meeting space totals 9,700 sq. ft.
10. Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles
Greeting you at your arrival: swans, in a gorgeous lake surrounded by greenery. It’s a 12-acre oasis, offering privacy from the rest of the city in each of its 103 guest rooms and suites. If paradise were a place, this hotel would absolutely be it. For a superb dining experience, head to Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant, which offers fresh, local ingredients. Event space totals 11,000 sq. ft.
11. The Peninsula, Chicago
This hotel has much to be proud of: since its opening in 2001, it has received Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards every year. It brings its Asian heritage to the area without placing it at the forefront, but it brings together “far-Eastern graciousness with Midwestern hospitality.” With 339 guest rooms and suites and 15,973, this hotel is the perfect place for sophisticated meetings.
12. Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, Las Vegas
Wynn Las Vegas features 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, 2,700 rooms and 357 suites. It’s a giant in Las Vegas. Encore’s 2,034 suites and 60,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including a 20,650-square-foot ballroom, are equally elegant. The two giants blend together to create a seamless experience space for large, spectacular meetings.
13. The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, New York
Located in the “Museum Mile,” the hotel is within walking distance of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, the MET Breuer and the Frick. Its live entertainment is also top notch, featuring current musicians such as Earl Rose and Rob Mosci through December. Stay in one of 190 guest rooms; meeting space totals 2,300 sq. ft.