H Hotel Los Angeles
This stylish new lifestyle abode, which joined Curio Collection by Hilton, practically overlooks Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)—and offers a free airport shuttle 24/7. Its 168 guest rooms have chic furnishings and a 55-inch HDTV. With a boardroom, four versatile conference rooms and catering options, up to 40 attendees can take a meeting.
Hotel Saranac, Saranac Lake, New York
The sole survivor of 13 properties that surrounded Saranac Lake in the 1920s, this 102-room classic has been revived by a $30 million investment. Pine, birch and maple infuse treatments at the spa, and an Adirondacks-to-table menu is served at the rustic-chic restaurant. A magnificent ballroom, outdoor terrace and three meeting rooms total more than 6,000 sq. ft.
River’s Edge Hotel, Portland
Scandinavian minimalist design guided the property-wide renovation of this 100-room hotel on a tree-lined bend of Willamette River in Portland’s South Waterfront. A 500-square-foot riverside lawn complements 3,500 sq. ft. of gathering space that has water and rolling hillside views. Up to 120 can be accommodated for events. The spa, with 10 treatment rooms, is the city’s largest.
The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta
In one of Atlanta’s most upscale neighborhoods, a long-time star has been reborn. Formerly The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, it now honors Buckhead founder John Whitley. A new ballroom with crystal chandeliers and private alfresco terrace ups meetings allure, and pairs with 30 more event spaces covering more than 30,000 sq. ft. Redoing the 507 guest rooms is next.