With the start of spring, travelers have their choice of new design-centric boutique properties opening in the coming months. Check out these properties for travel inspiration.
This recently opened 50-room hotel is located at the foot of New York’s Catskills Mountains, just over Rip Van Winkle Bridge. Guests may choose from 26 log cabins (many with functioning kitchens or wood-burning stoves) and 24 hotel rooms. Enjoy an authentic Mexican meal at on-site Casa Susanna restaurant. The hotel’s swim club and sauna are slated to open in May 2023 and fall 2023, respectively.
Opening in late spring 2023, this boutique hotel is located in Mexico City’s hip Condesa neighborhood. The hotel features 19 rooms, a lobby bar and rooftop exclusive to guests. Hotel San Fernando comes from Texas-based Bunkhouse Hotels. The design boasts custom furniture and lighting fixtures from local designers, as well as bold colors and Art Deco inspiration.
Set for a May 2023 debut, The Manchester is located in Lexington, Kentucky’s, historic Distillery District. The property will boast 125 guestrooms, a bottle shop, lobby bar and two dining spaces. Granddam, the 140-seat restaurant, boasts globally inspired versions of classic Appalachian dishes. Lost Palm, the Art Deco rooftop bar and lounge, pays homage to 1960s South Florida horse racing culture with its food and beverage menu.
Located on the coast in southern Maine, this 52-room, family-owned resort opens late spring 2023. Originally an organization for local surfers, the space has been reimagined into a modern Scandinavian meets coastal Maine design. The space also features a lawn space for events and programming, a vintage outdoor caravan serving food and drinks, an all-day café, coffee shop, saltwater pool and other surf-themed amenities. A full-service restaurant will debut later this summer.
After a stressful pre-holiday season and a busy work schedule, there was no better time for a relaxing spa experience than during my recent trip to Pasadena with the FXExpress Publications, Inc. team. We headed to The Langham Huntington, Pasadena for the 20th anniversary of the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, which meant a jam-packed trip, but I managed to carve a little time out of our busy schedule to visit Chuan Spa at the hotel.
Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
You know what you’re going to get at an Aman hotel, and also you don’t. Expect peerless service, obsessive attention to detail, architectural elegance worthy of a fashion magazine, a holistic approach to wellness and astounding levels of comfort. But each property is also intimately connected to its setting, and that’s where the surprises lie. For instance, finding yourself on your knees on a sidewalk in Luang Prabang handing out sticky rice to Buddhist monks at 5:30 a.m. isn’t something we expected.
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It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Muscat, Oman, with us.