10 New and Noteworthy Hotel Openings

Photo courtesy of The Maven Hotel in Denver

A hotel opening is always exciting news. What designs will it showcase? How will it change a destination? This is especially true for meeting planners, who at times can feel like their entire lives are spent in hotel rooms (or on flights). And being one of the first to book the newest property can definitely earn you brownie points at your next meeting or event. The following hotels are freshly opened and sure to dazzle.

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21c Museum Hotel Nashville

Where: Nashville

Opened: May 2017

The 21c Museum Hotel isn’t only a boutique hotel—it’s a multi-venue museum as well. The property showcases contemporary art through continuously changing exhibits. Plus, museum admission is free of charge to the public. 21c Museum Hotel offers 124 rooms and more than 10,500 sq. ft. of exhibit or event space.

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Detroit Foundation Hotel

Where: Detroit

Opened: May 2017

Detroit Foundation Hotel showcases the industrious spirit Detroit is historically known for. The property was once a firehouse, but now offers 100 guest rooms. Its restaurant, the Apparatus Room, was created by Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Lets and supplies 4,600 sq. ft. of event space.

Holiday House

Where: Palm Springs, California

Renovated: April 2017

This tiny boutique hotel originally opened in 1951. Following the completion of a major redesign, the property is now offers midcentury design, communal accommodations and renowned artwork such as wall hangings and garden statues. In keeping with its rustic, “get-away-from-it-all” spirit, there are no televisions in any of the 28 rooms.

Four Season Hotel at The Surf Club

Where: Surfside, Florida

Opened: March 2017

The new luxury property exhibits old Miami glamour. Calming beaches combined with luxurious amenities provide an experience of authentic and peaceful seclusion. There are 77 guest rooms, all featuring sizable windows and, in many cases, spectacular ocean views. Oceanfront pools, non-motorized watersports, a full-service spa and business facilities can accommodate a wide variety of groups. Meetings can be held in the 531-square-foot board room.

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Life Hotel

Where: New York City

Opened: April 2017

Situated in the center of New York City (four minute walk from the Empire State Building), Life Hotel once housed the iconic LIFE magazine. Although its design is quite modern, it still has a history dating back to 1893. So its brass fixtures and iron bed frames are not there simply to appease retro enthusiasts. Life Hotel offers 98 guestrooms and private meeting or event space that can accommodate up to 60 people.

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Sagamore Pendry Baltimore

Where: Baltimore

Opened: March 2017

The new Sagamore Pendry Baltimore is located in Fell’s Point, a lively waterfront neighborhood. The hotel draws inspiration from the historic boardwalk area. It holds 128 guest rooms and 10,000 sq. ft. of indoor/outdoor event space.

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The Maven Hotel in Denver

Where: Denver

Opened: March 2017

The independent hotel sits in the Dairy Block, Denver’s new micro-district. The Maven provides 2,100 sq. ft. of meeting space and accommodates a variety of events. There are 172 guest rooms.

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Where: Beverly Hills

Renovated: June 2017

The long-awaited renovation of this legendary hotel has finally been completed. Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills has 6,300 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space, including a rooftop lounge deck with panoramic views. The muted hues, glossy finishes and marble fixtures contribute to its upscale ambiance. Not to mention, each of the 170 rooms has floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious balconies.

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