30 Hot New Hotels to Check Out in 2019 Part 3


Holiday Inn Express Farroupilha: Farroupilha, Brazil
The Holiday Inn Express Farroupilha, which opened in October 2018, is conveniently located at the crossroads of multiple highways in southern Brazil’s Serra Gaúcha region. Designed to provide guests with everything they need and nothing they don’t, the property offers fitness and business centers, free daily breakfast, a 24-hour convenience store and modern rooms with sitting areas and minifridges. Save time for exploring Farroupilha’s abundant shops; the city’s seven malls help make it the largest shopping destination in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. (Courtesy of Holiday Inn Express Farroupilha)

Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX: Arlington, Texas
Located between Globe Life Park in Arlington (home of the Texas Rangers) and AT&T Stadium (where the Dallas Cowboys play) in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Live! by Loews – Arlington, TX is set to open in August 2019. A joint project from Loews Hotels, the Texas Rangers and Live! (a collection of branded entertainment districts, casinos and hotels in cities across the U.S.), the property will feature a contemporary glass tower with 302 rooms and suites. Additionally, the hotel will offer amenities like a brewery, a restaurant, a coffee bar, an event lawn, a rooftop terrace and an infinity pool. (Courtesy of Live! by Loews)

Kinkára: San José, Costa Rica
Immerse yourself in nature while glamping at Kinkára. Opened in October 2018, this Costa Rican retreat in Pérez Zeledón (a secluded canton about 95 miles southeast of central San José) caters to guests who want to unplug from the daily stresses of life and reconnect with nature. The property hosts activities like guided meditation, yoga, sound baths, indigenous cocoa ceremonies, hiking and waterfall swims. What’s more, you’ll enjoy curated farm-to-table cuisine and stay in a spacious, private tent with locally made furnishings, plush bathrobes and USB charging pods. (Courtesy of Lori Barsamian)

The Foundry Hotel Asheville, Curio Collection by Hilton: Asheville, North Carolina
Situated inside a former steel workshop in Asheville, The Foundry Hotel Asheville occupies three historic buildings, as well as several new structures. The boutique hotel, which opened in November 2018, showcases artifacts from the original foundry building. It also offers modern amenities like a bocce lawn, fire pits and a Tesla house car that shuttles guests to locations across downtown Asheville and the River Arts District. For meals, visitors can dine at the on-site restaurant, which serves cuisine centered on African-American culinary traditions. And when it’s time to bed down for the night, travelers can retreat to one of the property’s rooms or suites. Each accommodation features contemporary decor with vintage touches and comes equipped with a Nespresso coffee maker, free Wi-Fi access and a stocked minibar. (Courtesy of The Foundry Hotel Asheville, Curio Collection by Hilton)

Santarena Hotel: Las Catalinas, Costa Rica
Making its debut in early 2019, the Santarena Hotel provides visitors a place to relax near northwestern Costa Rica’s gorgeous beaches. The car-free town of Las Catalinas features plazas, shops and eateries, as well as proximity to vast forests with hiking and bike trails. The property’s design pays tribute to Havana’s and Cartagena, Colombia’s grand mansions. On-site amenities will include a rooftop lounge, an outdoor pool and three dining venues that will serve everything from baked goods to gourmet cuisine. All 45 rooms will offer king-sized beds and wooden floors. Most accommodations will also come outfitted with private balconies that overlook the Pacific Ocean. (Courtesy of Santarena Hotel)

avid hotel Oklahoma City – Quail Springs: Oklahoma City
Unveiled in August 2018, this 87-room property by Oklahoma City’s Quail Springs Mall is IHG Hotels’ first hotel in its new avid hotels brand. The brand focuses on four key areas: rooms that promote sound sleep, high-quality breakfasts, modern technology and a commitment to providing accommodations that are “just right” upon check-in. At the avid hotel Oklahoma City – Quail Springs, travelers can expect complimentary daily breakfast and free Wi-Fi access, plus in-room perks like minifridges and blackout shades. Guests also have access to an outdoor pool and a 24-hour market with drinks, snacks and toiletries. (Courtesy of Avid Hotels)

The Dixon, Tower Bridge, Autograph Collection: London
Once the location of the Tower Bridge Magistrates Court and a police station, the building that houses The Dixon dates back to 1906. Today, it features curated artwork that tells the stories of London’s past and present. The hotel’s interior includes restored cells, courthouse furniture and old cell keys transformed into artwork. Plus, this Autograph Collection outpost houses a bar, a cafe, a restaurant and 193 accommodations with smart TVs, minibars and feather beds. The Dixon is scheduled to open in early 2019 and sits within walking distance of Tower Bridge’s southern entrance. (Courtesy of The Dixon, Tower Bridge, Autograph Collection)

Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown: Atlanta
Opened in December 2018, the dog-friendly Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown is located in Atlanta’s trendy Midtown neighborhood. Guests can hop on a complimentary Canopy Bike to explore the immediate area, traverse the Atlanta BeltLine’s multiuse trails or ride to Piedmont Park, which sits a couple of miles away. Each room offers a canopy headboard inspired by “Gone With the Wind” (it is Georgia, after all), a refrigerated drawer and a Nespresso coffee machine. What’s more, every floor features a filtered spring water station. Once travelers have worked up an appetite, they can head to Xhibit Studio Kitchen & Bar for a Southern-inspired snack or meal. The restaurant also hosts complimentary evening tastings. (Courtesy of Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown)

The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The all-inclusive Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real is a superb option for both romantic getaways and family vacations. The property – which opened in Punta Cana’s Bávaro resort area in December 2018 – offers spacious accommodations, including suites with direct pool access. On-site activities range from treatments at the MAIA Signature SPA by Natura Bissé to water yoga to art classes. And for little ones, there’s a water park with waterslides and tipping buckets. The resort is also home to multiple dining establishments, such as a cevicheria, an Asian fusion restaurant, a buffet-style marketplace and a steakhouse. For additional options, travelers can visit the adjacent Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort or The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real. (Courtesy of The Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real)

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Playa del Carmen: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
At the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Playa del Carmen, you can take your pick of relaxing on a nearby stretch of sand, exploring local archaeological ruins, partying at a nightclub, perusing the shops lining La Quinta Avenida or hopping on a ferry to Cozumel. Back at the hotel, which started welcoming guests in November 2018, you’ll find 57 suites equipped with minifridges, microwaves and flat-screen TVs. This Playa del Carmen hotel’s rates also cover in-suite Wi-Fi access, daily breakfast and use of an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Plus, kids always eat for free here. Looking for more hotel inspiration? Explore the U.S. News 2019 Best Hotels rankings » (Courtesy of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Playa del Carmen)

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