New Hotels with Heritage in the South and East

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Hamilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Located just blocks from the White House and adjacent to Hamilton Hotel is its new luxury event space, The Schuyler, set to open November 2020. Housed in the former Almas Temple masonic building, it was named for the surname of Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza. The 12,000-square-foot luxury venue can handle up to 700 guests, reception style. The elegant hotel offers access to The Schuyler via a downstairs passageway; it also has its own 15,000 sq. ft. of space for gatherings.

Hotel Drover, Ft. Worth, Texas

Slated to open October 2020, this 200-room Marriott Autograph Collection property will celebrate Western spirit, especially the cattle drivers whose rugged industry shaped the plains. Making use of event locations within the hotel and throughout the famed Ft. Worth Stockyards, it will offer 55,000 sq. ft. of indoor, rustic-luxe meeting space. The lobby bar will feature cerulean velvet benching, cowhide armchairs, a bevy of spirited cocktails and elevated southwestern fare from Top Chef winner Jenna Kinard.

The Roundtree Amagansett, New York

An intimate property with just 15 rooms among its historic, renovated cottages, The Roundtree brings country elegance to its guests in its own little slice of the Hamptons. Interior design awash in natural light and soft textures reflects the farmsteading origins of the area. Two acres of landscaped gardens provide event space for 250 guests. Request a chef for a barbecue on the resplendent grounds, arrange for morning yoga sessions or take beach cruisers to the water, where a beach shack awaits, stocked with all your needs.

The Plaza Pioneer Park, El Paso, Texas

This art-deco high-rise in El Paso’s vibrant arts district has been a standout on the skyline since the 1930s. Scheduled to open this year, the hotel will have 7,967 sq. ft. of places to meet, the most impressive of which will be the 2nd-floor ballroom and mezzanine. The revitalized historic space features southwestern motifs, hanging lanterns and expansive windows. Dine with a view spanning two countries at the 17th-floor restaurant, La Perla, where patios and terraces add up to 4,000 sq. ft. of event space.