After a year of remote working and virtual…well, nearly everything, we are finally able to get excited about new hotel launches that will mark the beginning of a new era of travel. These hotels seem to capture the essence of what most of us are searching for once we embark on an explosion of new destinations to quench our long-held thirst for coastal getaways, city oases, and remote spots just a drive away. We are thrilled to break-out and experience these new gems.
1 — Aman New York | New York, US
With its minimalist Asian sensibilities, the Aman will be unveiled in the heart of Manhattan, bringing some serenity to the epicenter of the hustle and bustle of the Western world. Located on 57th Street in the Crown Building, this new location will give the globe-trotting traveler a piece of the ‘far away-type’ brand in a familiar setting.
2 — Ambiente, A Landscape Hotel | Arizona, US
A first of its kind in North America, Ambiente, a Landscape Hotel, will be uniquely designed to give guests the experience to immerse in the natural beauty of the spiritual red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. Ambiente will comprise of 40 cubic-shaped guest atriums that are elevated above the ground with floor-to-ceiling tinted glass windows that, at dusk, will reflect the nature around it creating amazing mirrored silhouettes.
3 — Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences | Florida, US
Located on Singer Island, an exclusive stretch of the Palm Beaches, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences is built on five pillars: mindfulness, nutrition, fitness, relaxation, and sleep. With your wellness journey at the forefront of this destination, here you can live and enjoy the Western technologies while engaging in the Eastern philosophies, allowing for the perfect balance.
4 — The Aurum Catskills | New York, US
North America has yet to see a Roman-style hammam but this year, in the Catskills, you will be able to experience first-hand an ancient spa in the modern day. The Aurum, will feature mountainside bungalows with outdoor gardens and a 6,000-square-foot spa that would make any Caesar feel right at home.
5 — Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley | California, US
A perfect setting with a wellness spa, farmhouse-style accommodations, a vine-to-table restaurant, and, of course, a required on-site vineyard to capture the very best of Napa Valley, Four Seasons Napa Valley is an ideal getaway. Just 90 minutes from San Francisco, this intimate retreat invites guests to explore nature but also enjoy the comforts of a full service spa, several outdoor pools, a kids club, and fine dining venues.
6 — Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo | Mexico
Looking for an eco-friendly but easily accessible vacation spot, Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo sits in a protected eco-reserve 25 miles north of Manzanillo Airport (ZLO). With more than 2,000 acres consisting of beaches, private coves, mountain peaks, rocky cliffs, and lush jungles, the resort only utilizes 2% of the area. Accommodations will include views of the ocean or abundant greenery with access to private spaces, multiple pools and restaurants, a spa, a championship golf course, and more.
7 — Awakening Riviera Maya | Mexico
Located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, 12 miles south of Tulum, Laguna Nopalitos looks like a Caribbean beach but is actually a “cenote” filled with crystal clear fresh water. Here, at Awakening, guests will not stay in hotel rooms but “capullos” or futuristic looking cocoons. This unique accommodation will transform the guest from an experience typical of a beach side resort to an “awakening”, reconnecting them with nature in a special way.