Photo: Stanly Ranch/Auberge Resorts Collection

11 of the Most Luxurious New Hotels in the US

United States Epic Stays
by Lindsay Paige Stein Nov 16, 2021

With the pent-up demand of travelers wanting more seclusion, space, and amenities than ever before post-pandemic, the luxury hospitality scene is back in full swing. Many travelers either canceled or postponed their trips to 2022 and beyond, and they’re ready to treat themselves to a much-deserved luxury experience that’s well worth the wait. In 2022, plenty of high-end hotel openings throughout the US, and we’ve curated a list of the most bucket-list-worthy spots to visit. From upscale nature-focused retreats to sophisticated city high-rises and multi-bedroom family suites, the hotels debuting next year are diverse and innovative, making it evident there are several ways to define luxury travel moving forward. If you’re planning on traveling within the US next year, you’ll want to keep these 11 hotel openings on your radar.

1. Thompson Denver — Denver, Colorado

Seamlessly blending the Thompson Hotels brand’s signature mid-century modern and urban style with upscale mountain chalet chic, Thompson Denver opening in early 2022 will bring a fresh, locally inspired approach to the city. The 216 guest room new-build hotel, owned by the leading hospitality real estate firm T2 Hospitality, will feature Chez Maggy, a sophisticated 90-seat, ground-floor restaurant by celebrated chef Ludo Lefebvre; Reynard Social, a sixth-floor sunroom bar and lounge with a seasonally driven cocktail program curated wine list, local beer selection, and alpine-inspired bites; a 1,032 square foot signature Thompson Suite; and ample meetings and events spaces named for three of Denver’s most notorious early citizens.

The property’s location in LoDo is near key area attractions like the 16th Street Promenade, Union Station, Larimer Square, Coors Field, Ball Arena, and popular eateries, craft breweries, theaters, and museums—all a short drive from Denver International Airport.

2. Albert Hotel — Fredericksburg, Texas

Albert Hotel is slated to open in late summer 2022 in downtown Fredericksburg, Texas. Located on Main Street, Albert Hotel is a historic preservation effort with four late 19th century buildings and a newly constructed hotel with event, spa, and restaurant space. The hotel is named for architect, historic preservationist, and general man-about-town Albert Kiedel, who left quite an impression on the city. The property is located on a two-acre site and is tucked away behind the original historic buildings, creating a peaceful escape with quiet sophistication. The hotel will have 110 guest rooms, including a private house, each with tailored amenities and custom-designed furniture. The property has three restaurants, two bars, a private dining room, and will offer in-room dining. The grounds include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a 2,000 square-foot full-service spa.

3. PGA National Resort and Spa — Palm Beach, Florida

South Florida’s world-class active luxury destination, PGA National Resort and Spa has reimagined the family resort experience through a stunning $100 million transformation. With the official launch set for winter 2022, the revitalization features updated guest rooms and meeting spaces, new dining concepts, and wellness offerings and activities designed for families with an adventurous spirit.

The resort’s 360 guest rooms and private cottages will be designed for curated comfort with hand-selected furniture that pays homage to the charm and elegance of 1960’s Palm Beach chic, a theme that runs throughout the property, featuring wingback headboards, bed frames in dark brown and crème accentuated with custom vintage black-and-white palm-leaf wallpaper, plush area rugs and lacquered and caned case goods.

4. Under Canvas Bryce Canyon — Bryce Canyon, Utah

Under Canvas glamping tent in new hotel in Bryce Canyon, Utah

Photo: Under Canvas/Bailey Made

Set to open on June 2, 2022, for its inaugural season, the upscale outdoor accommodations Under Canvas are launching its fourth Utah camp, Under Canvas Bryce Canyon. “With access to the outdoors more in demand than ever, the launch of our fourth camp in Utah — in a high alpine area offering ideal temperatures for outdoor adventure throughout the spring, summer, and fall — couldn’t be more exciting and timely,” says Matt Gaghen, CEO of Under Canvas. “The Bryce Canyon area is known for exceptional hiking and biking, beautiful landscapes, ready access to multiple national parks and monuments, and is a natural addition to our Grand Circle of camps.”

Located on 750 acres of beautiful and secluded high mountain plains, this safari-inspired lodging tent boasts expansive views of Mount Dutton to the west and the Escalante Mountains to the east, as well as proximate access to Bryce Canyon National Park. The new solar-powered camp will feature 50 safari-style canvas tents on elevated decks with private ensuite bathrooms surrounded by a juniper forest. Each guest will be equipped with upscale amenities including West Elm furnishings, outdoor dining paired with culinary innovation, complimentary adventure programming, and have access to premium brand partnerships such as activewear options from lululemon to Sun Bum Sun products. To showcase its distinctive landscape, the new camp will center around a lobby lounge tent and expansive outdoor patio, featuring locally infused food and beverage concepts along with fire-pits and all the fixings for nightly s’mores.

5. Southall — Franklin, Tennessee

External shot of new luxury hotel Southall in Franklin, Tennessee

Photo: Southall

Come spring 2022, Franklin will see the evolution of traditional Southern hospitality with Southall -— a luxury farm & inn that salutes the agricultural heritage of the area while advancing innovative practices for a sustainable future. Set on a working farm dedicated to education and exploration, Southall will provide ample sustenance for the mind, soul, and body. The stunning property, encompassing over 325 acres in the lush and rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, features 62 guestrooms and suites, along with 16 separate cottages; a spa with unique spa treatments and mindful rituals rooted in natural elements.

External shot of new luxury hotel Southall in Franklin, Tennessee

Photo: Southall

By staying here, guests can enjoy a wealth of farm, wellness, and adventure activities; and a signature restaurant and culinary program led by chef Tyler Brown—a dining experience that incorporates ingredients grown, raised and foraged in Southall’s fields, forests, conservatories and greenhouses, even on its hillsides.

6. Pendry Park City — Park City, Utah

Located in the heart of Canyons Village at Park City Mountain, the ski-in/ski-out resort and residences will be a modernist take on a traditional alpine lodge. Designed by SB Architects with interiors by KES Studio, the luxury boutique hotel Pendry Park City opening in January 2022 will usher in a new era of hospitality in Park City — the future heart of Canyons Village, with dining, programming and experiences that will further elevate the bar for hospitality in Park City.

The property will feature 153 guestrooms, suites, Pendry Residences, four unique lounges, restaurant and bar concepts, the only rooftop pool and bar in Park City, Spa Pendry, state-of-the-art fitness center, Pinwheel Kids Club, curated art collection, 7,000 square feet of meeting space and access to 7,300 acres of world-class skiable terrain.

7. Wyndham Destinations Atlanta — Atlanta, Georgia

In summer 2022, Wyndham Destinations, the nation’s largest vacation ownership company, is opening its first property in Downtown Atlanta. The 22 story swanky space consists of two distinct experiences boasting 200 uniquely designed suites perched above Centennial Park in the heart of downtown. “We are leading the evolution of the timeshare industry by opening new destinations and creating more experiences for travelers in the places they want to explore,” said Michael Brown, CEO of T+L Co, which owns Wyndham Destinations. “Downtown vacation destinations are the number one request from our owners, and Atlanta is at the top of everyone’s travel list. This will be an extremely popular location for our members, adding to our stellar city-center vacation club locations.”

Guests can check-in to spacious one to three-bedroom deluxe and presidential suites with separate bedrooms and living and dining areas, plus kitchenettes or fully equipped kitchens. For guests who prefer a laid-back yet lively coastal ambiance, check-in to Margaritaville Vacation Club suites and be transported away from the buzzing city life to a tropical oasis. For travelers who have an affinity for modern design, the property’s Club Wyndham multi-bedroom suites are the perfect abode. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows in each suite give way to uninterrupted views of the city skyline, and after a day exploring iconic Atlanta, guests can spend the night on the chic rooftop terrace enjoying a dip in the pool with a cocktail in hand from the rooftop bar.

8. Conrad Los Angeles — Los Angeles, California

Conrad Los Angeles is set to debut as Conrad Hotels and Resorts’ first property in California in 2022. The hotel is part of Related Companies’ mixed-use development, The Grand LA, designed by Frank Gehry, located in downtown Los Angeles. “With Los Angeles experiencing its largest downtown development boom in nearly a century, we believe 2022 is the right time to introduce such a dynamic hotel and exciting development to this cultural epicenter,” said Danny Hughes, executive vice president and president, Americas, Hilton. “We’re thrilled to continue to expand Conrad’s footprint in the Americas and have the opportunity to bring this empowered and design-forward brand to a new market.”

The 28-story hotel will include 305 modern guest rooms with bold design, as well as a spa, elevated indoor/outdoor lobby with sweeping views of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall, and a 16,000 square foot rooftop terrace complete with a private pool deck overlooking downtown LA. Guests will enjoy locally inspired culinary experiences through dining outlets featuring expansive lounges and outdoor amenities that embrace California’s outdoor culture, all while staying true to Conrad’s commitment to wellness and sustainable travel. The luxury property will also offer 12,000 square feet of meeting and event facilities with integrated technological capabilities as well as a state-of-the-art fitness room for guests.

9. Stanly Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection — Napa Valley, California

Rendering of lounge at the Stanly Ranch in Napa Valley, California

Photo: Stanly Ranch/Auberge Resorts Collection

Set on over 700 acres of rolling vineyards and farmland in the southern section of Napa Valley’s wine-growing region, the property will embody the “new Napa” with experiences that seamlessly blend local culture with of-the-moment offerings that nourish the mind, body and soul. “Stanly Ranch is a rare opportunity to live the Napa Valley dream and immerse in a lifestyle of holistic wellbeing in connection with the beauty of the land,” said Randy Nichols, President and Founder of The Nichols Partnership. “This private modern ranch community set amidst rolling vineyards, orchards, walking and biking trails offer the casual luxury of an Auberge resort, where residents will spend meaningful time, gather to celebrate and live sustainably for generations to come.”

Rendering of bedroom at the Stanly Ranch in Napa Valley, California

Photo: Stanly Ranch/Auberge Resorts Collection

The resort will include 78 airy hotel cottage suites, all featuring outdoor terraces with fire pits and views of the property’s vineyards and the Mayacamas Mountains. Stanly Ranch will also encompass 70 vineyard residences, together with 40 villas, Hale House, an Auberge spa founded on restoration and recovery, and a working winery and farm. The resort will offer four unique dining venues that pay homage to local farmers and makers and a behind-the-scenes look at wine country with a unique range of immersive experiences. ​​

10. Six Senses New York — New York, NY

Set to open in 2022, Six Senses New York, the brand’s first North American property, will consist of two unique, twisting towers designed by world-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels. The hotel is in a prime location in between Manhattan’s Hudson River and The High Line. Guestrooms and suites are inspired by contemporary design and wellness, offering a calm ambiance of natural-hued fabrics and furnishings. There will be two restaurants on-property serving fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce and ingredients, giving an ode to the brand’s culinary approach to wellness.

11. Lake Nona Wave Hotel — Orlando, Florida

Opening in December, the boutique hotel Lake Nona Wave Hotel will feature over 400 pieces of art and a 50,000 sq. foot Sculpture Garden with significant sculptures from The Lewis Collection, one of the largest private art collections in the world. “Every aspect of the guest experience at Lake Nona Wave Hotel celebrates the possibilities of the future, today,” said Suzie Yang, general manager, Lake Nona Wave Hotel, which is operated by CoralTree Hospitality. “From self-driving shuttles taking guests around town to voice-automated, in-room controls, everything is thoughtfully designed to be a marvel to the innovative eye.”

The hotel will also feature a curated library by the owner of West Palm Beach’s Rohi’s Readery with books educating children on genders, diversity, and cultures; and guest access to the just-opened Lake Nona Performance Club, the region’s most advanced fitness center. At the helm of the hotel’s culinary concepts is Chef Guillaume Robin whose culinary prowess comes from spending nearly two decades in Michelin-starred kitchens and 4- and 5-star hotels across the US and Europe. He is joined by two-time World Pastry Champion Laurent Branlard who will serve as the hotel’s pastry chef, and Beverage Manager Alexa Delgado (a featured mixologist at the distinguished Tales of Cocktail festival) whose beverage program will incorporate championing female-led brands.

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