As the travel industry enters 2021, here are a few hotels opening for travelers to look forward to as they plan trips and vacations in the new year:
With a tentative spring 2021 opening planned, Bishop’s Lodge is an iconic 1920’s ranch resort on 317 acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Range. A combination of a renovation and new construction, 126 total rooms include residential and hotel, accompanied by a restaurant, spa, fitness and event lawn, outdoor grounds and stables. The historic property is deeply imbued with the culture of Santa Fe and Native American history.
Opening this month, Moxy Austin boasts 158 rooms on the western edge of the University of Texas campus, part of the area’s revitalization. Materials used include masonry, reclaimed wood and metal panels of weathering steel wrap. The weathering steel changes over time, which also symbolizes the travelers who come and go.
Another Austin hotel slated to open Jan. 13, The Otis Hotel is an Autograph Collection and AC dual-branded luxury and lifestyle hotel. Embodying the spirit of Austin, other highlights include a 4,000-square-foot rooftop deck with pool, bar and terrace overlooking the University of Texas campus, a lobby-level bar and lounge and multi-function space with light dining.
Austin hotel No. 3 opens in March, with diversity and eclecticism reflected in the hotel experience and architecture. Situated between Lady Bird Johnson Lake and downtown Austin, the hotel will serve as a natural connection for the city’s convention center and downtown.
In the city’s historic Gulch District, W Nashville will offer a place to connect and socialize in a casual, but upscale environment. Opening in February, the project optimizes social connectivity and interaction, and will be a place for guests and locals alike.
Coming May 2021, located in Uptown Charlotte, the hotel uses the nearby public plaza as a focal point of the development. Providing all the luxury lodging of a 5-star hotel, the JW Marriott will serve as a pedestrian gateway to the neighboring convention center, numerous art and cultural institutions and multiple sports and entertainment venues.
A couple of my friends and I decided to rent a house in the Camelback Mountain area of Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains for New Year’s Eve. To find the perfect place, we used Vrbo.com; there were a bunch of properties to choose from, but, in the end, we decided to rent a place in The Village at Camelback.
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andBeyond launched an online Dream Board to encourage travelers to start envisioning and planning upcoming trips. The Dream Board, on andBeyond’s website, features an array of experiences, itineraries and accommodations from the three continents where the company operates. It showcases andBeyond’s lodges and camps, but also the choices offered by its tour operating branch.
Aloft Tulum opens in February, with 140 loft-style guestrooms and suites and several lively spaces for socialization and music, as well as a venue for corporate meetings. This marks the first Marriott International property in Tulum, Mexico.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
With the United States, United Kingdom and Canada now requiring a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test for airline passengers, select hotels in Saint Lucia are offering complimentary testing for guests who qualify. Multiple testing options are available for departing visitors, citizens and residents. Tests are available at select hotels or local testing facilities, with results within 72 hours. Travelers can make appointments for tests when they arrive on the island or through COVID-certified hotels, and pricing varies.
Cordis Hangzhou, Sci-Tech City opened, joining sister properties in Shanghai, Beijing, Dongqian Lake, Hong Kong and Auckland. Located in Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City, the luxury hotel features 186 rooms and suites, three restaurants and bar, a 24-hour gym and a range of meeting and event spaces. It is also nearby a subway station.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
The What Matters 2021 survey from Agoda found Americans most look forward to spending more quality time with loved ones in 2021, at 34 percent, while also committing to traveling differently this year. Agoda’s digital travel platform offers a global network of more than 2.4 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide; the survey’s sample size was 16,064 adults, carried out online Dec. 10–16, 2020.