Seafronts and Skyscrapers from Florida to Philly

new and renovated

Hyatt Regency JFK Airport, Queens, New York

Opened in August, the new Hyatt property has 366 guest rooms, 34 suites and 7,000 sq. ft. of meeting space—including two ballrooms and six breakout rooms. Located next door is an additional 58,000 sq. ft. of event space at Resorts World New York casino. Onsite eatery Sugarfactory is an American cafe and confectionary serving up sundaes, old-fashioned milkshakes and comfort food. With JFK just a five-minute drive away, you can dreamily gaze at planes soaring overhead to locations unknown.

The Balfour Hotel, Miami

After a name change and renovation to its public spaces, lobby restaurant and 82 guest rooms, this oceanfront hotel reopened late July. Design details evoke Latin flair and the gaucho spirit, and a clean, midcentury style is supplemented with pops of tropical accents for perennial vacation vibes. For fresh- air fun, guests will enjoy an elevated plunge pool, wraparound porch and al fresco social spaces. Eighty-four guest rooms and suites feature walnut furniture and PURE bath amenities. The historic property is prime for intimate events on the property’s sundecks that offer 1,479 sq. ft. of event space.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort, Bastrop, Texas

This Hyatt property is set on the shores of the Colorado River, near Austin. A recent renovation revitalized the hotel’s 434 guest rooms and 56 suites, updating the fixtures, furniture and decor as well as refreshing the hotel’s 60,000 sq. ft. of indoor meeting space. In addition to the 18-hole golf course, guests can enjoy horseback riding, hiking 18 miles of trails and fishing from the resort’s well-stocked pond. The property also provides access to Crooked River Water Park, with its 1,000-foot lazy river and 300,000 sq. ft. of event space.

W Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The first new W hotel in North America since 2019 is a 51-story skyscraper, directly across from city hall in downtown Philly. The property has 259 guest rooms, with 39 suites that show off city views through floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel’s sonorous thumbprint is spun by a resident DJ who will play live sets as well as curating local artists for the common spaces. Guests can unwind or rev up in The Living Room, which will feature Rival Bros coffee by day and masterful mixology by night. The 7th floor WETDECK hosts a heated year-round pool and lush urban greenspace. Event space of 45,000 sq. ft goes beyond ballroom basics with modern, fresh design, a sweeping grand staircase, and 37 meeting rooms.

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