20 New Hotels to Know in 2019

20 New Hotels to Know in 2019

By Matt Swenson, February 8, 2019

The Harpeth Hotel, Franklin, TN

One of seven hotels opening this year in Franklin, this four-diamond, 119-room luxury hotel will feature a gourmet chef-led restaurant, spa, whiskey-focused bar and walkability to Main Street.

Cryus Hotel; Topeka, Kansas

Topeka is now home to a boutique property, but regular travelers will recognize the elegance associated with the 8-story Cyrus. There’s 5,550 square feet of meeting space, including a ballroom that holds 250.

El Conquistador, A Waldorf Astoria Resort; Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico will be filled with feel-good stories throughout the year. But Discover Puerto Rico will really feel good when this immense and iconic hotel is fully operational. The recovery from Hurricane Maria is nearly complete and the hotel is now back open.

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Hotel & Residences

This Waldorf property takes over for the Mandarin is undergoing 18 months of renovations to match the brand. One aspect that won’t change: it will continue to be a non-gaming, non-smoking property—a rarity in Las Vegas.

The Lodge at Gulf State Park, A Hilton Hotel; Gulf Shores, Alabama

The Lodge at Gulf State Park is the first full-service hotel to open in the area in 20 years. Outdoor lovers will enjoy the easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and 6,150 acres of trails and activities.

Shinola Hotel; Detroit

Want proof Detroit is well beyond the comeback stages? Look at the surge in boutiques like Shinola. The brainchild of two local companies, Shinola and Bedrock, the hotel marries two restored buildings: the onetime T.B. Rayl & Co. department store and a former Singer sewing-machine store. It has 16,000 square feet of retail, F&B and event space.

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