30 Hot New Hotels to Check Out in 2019 – Part 1

2019-02-26

With modern-day perks like private butlers and pick-your-own prices, these fabulous new hotels may be perfect for your next vacation.
Are you planning your 2019 travels but don’t know where to stay? Consider some new properties that boast luxurious and unusual amenities. From resorts set along the deep blue Caribbean Sea to trendy hubs in the hustle and bustle of London, these hot new additions are worth checking out this year. (Courtesy of Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda)

SCP Hotel Colorado Springs: Colorado Springs, Colorado
At this unusual Colorado Springs property, which opened in September 2018, the focus is on sustainable living, wellness and affordable rates. As such, guests set their own prices for accommodations upon checkout (with suggested rates in mind) based on the quality of their stay. Rooms at the pet-friendly SCP Hotel Colorado Springs feature keyless entry, handmade furniture by local carpenters, rock salt lamps and humidifiers with essential oils. When it’s time for a bite to eat, visitors can head to the on-site market for healthy, locally sourced options. Then, travelers can burn some calories at SCP Fit, the hotel’s fitness area. It offers yoga and spin classes, a rock climbing wall and indoor and outdoor pools. (Courtesy of SCP Hotel Colorado Springs)

Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda: Miches, Dominican Republic
Club Med will be opening a new resort on the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic in December 2019. The brand’s first Exclusive Collection in the Americas, Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda is located about 60 miles northwest of Punta Cana and is enveloped by natural beaches. The area is also home to other outdoor attractions, including a bay for whale watching, a nature reserve with waterfalls and Montaña Redonda (Rounded Mountain), which offers panoramic views. Couples can find peace in the resort’s adults-only section, while younger travelers can enjoy the property’s children’s clubs. (Courtesy of Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda)

Hotel Bennett: Charleston, South Carolina
Situated within the bustling shopping district of King Street by Marion Square, the original home of The Citadel, Hotel Bennett opened in January 2019. It houses 179 rooms and suites with upscale decor, local artwork and amenities, such as minibars and pedestal tubs with separate showers. Book a room with lounge access for views of King Street and free food and drinks throughout the day in a private area. Other noteworthy hotel features include a heated rooftop pool, a French patisserie and the two-story, Southern-style Gabrielle restaurant. (Courtesy of Hotel Bennett)

Kimpton Fitzroy London: London
Located in a 19th-century structure along a block of London’s Russell Square, the Kimpton Fitzroy London opened its doors in October 2018. The boutique property features a quiet interior courtyard, a restaurant with modern seafood dishes, a bar and a coffeehouse. The property also offers Kimpton’s signature yoga mats in every room, complimentary bikes and the option for pets to stay for free. During their stays, guests can choose from a selection of in-room literary classics written by former neighborhood residents like Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf. (Courtesy of Kimpton Fitzroy London)

Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton: Key Largo, Florida
Scheduled for an early 2019 opening, the 13-acre, beachfront Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo – which sits roughly 70 miles southwest of Miami in the Florida Keys – provides guests with a variety of activities and luxury amenities. Take a dip in one of the property’s two pools (equipped with waterfalls), or enjoy water sports like paddleboarding and kayaking right off the beach. Visitors can also snorkel or scuba dive world-renowned coral reefs and shipwrecks. After an active day, travelers can nosh on Caribbean-Creole cuisine at the on-site Calusa restaurant, grab a drink at the Tiki Bar or hang out in their room. Each accommodation comes outfitted with a private balcony, a 50-inch TV and a minifridge. Plus, the hotel’s director of pet relations will ensure all vacationers with dogs have everything they need while bedding down here. (Courtesy of Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton)

Brach: Paris
The Brach hotel opened in Paris’ 16th arrondissement in October 2018. What was once a postal building in the 1970s is now a spacious glasshouse with a mix of modernist design and 1930s-style architecture. The hotel’s sports and health club – modeled after the boxing clubs of the 1930s – contains a Himalayan salt cave, as well as a sauna, a steam room and a lap pool. Some suites come equipped with private terraces that overlook the Eiffel Tower, but guests staying in any room can enjoy panoramic skyline vistas from the rooftop urban garden. (Courtesy of Brach)

West Elm Hotel: Indianapolis
West Elm is opening its first hotel on downtown Indianapolis’ Massachusetts Avenue in late 2019. The property will join a food hall, a movie theater, shops, dining venues and fitness boutiques in the city’s newly developed Bottleworks District (named for its location inside a former Coca-Cola bottling plant). The West Elm Hotel itself will reside on the top two floors of a historic administration building and will feature 146 rooms, each with a full bar, a desk and a music system. The building will also offer a restaurant and a rooftop bar. West Elm says it will custom-make 80 percent of the hotel’s furniture and decor, taking inspiration from the city. These items will become new West Elm offerings that customers can purchase online. (Courtesy of Ratio Architects)

Experimental Chalet: Verbier, Switzerland
Welcoming guests since December 2018, the Experimental Chalet’s main draw is its location in Verbier, though it also appeals to travelers who are not in town to off-piste ski, hang glide or paraglide. The hotel, which sits approximately 90 miles southeast of Geneva, is home to a cocktail bar, a nightclub and a restaurant that’s affiliated with famed Parisian chef Gregory Marchand. The eatery serves hearty Alpine fare made with fresh-caught fish. Most accommodations offer Jacuzzis and terraces with views of Mont Blanc or Grand Combin, one of the highest peaks in the Alps. (Courtesy of Experimental Chalet)

Origin Lexington: Lexington, Kentucky
If you’re headed to horse country, check out the new Origin Lexington hotel within Lexington’s popular shopping complex, The Summit at Fritz Farm. Opening in spring 2019, the 120-room, boutique property will be the only hotel at The Summit and will offer amenities like loaner bikes, a gym, stationary bikes for guest rooms, a water bottle filling station and loft-style suites. At the on-site dining establishment, The Still Restaurant and Bar, you can sample local bourbons, try a bloody mary from a bloody mary bar (on weekends) or enjoy all-day brunch. In the larger Summit complex, you’ll have access to additional amenities like The Barn (an artisan food hall), the Keeneland Pop-Up Shop, a Shake Shack and a World of Beer, which offers more than 50 craft beers on tap. (Courtesy of Origin Lexington)

Espacio Hotel: Honolulu
For the ultimate in luxury and service, hang your hat at the Espacio Hotel. Opening in summer 2019, this Hawaiian property, which sits across the street from Kuhio Beach in Honolulu’s bustling Waikiki neighborhood, offers nine three-bedroom suites that each take up one floor. There will also be a rooftop infinity pool, a restaurant and a spa. Every accommodation comes with its own private butler and boasts high-end features like an Italian marble bathroom, a Jacuzzi on a private lanai, a dry sauna and a fully equipped kitchen. What’s more, all guests enjoy complimentary use of a luxury rental car during their stay. (Courtesy of Aqua-Aston Hospitality)

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