Most hotels go stale after a while and are in great need of a refresh. Revamped hotels attract a certain type of traveler and when that traveler ages, so does the hotel, décor, bedding and theme. As of late there’s been a scramble to renovate, refresh, revamp and repurpose hotels across the United States. We’ve created a list of recently revamped hotels that take luxury to the next level. Next time you are planning a getaway, consider one or all of these hotels. These new hotels cater to a modern explorer, one who prefers a social space with a stylish design and still has access to luxurious amenities.
Located in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands region, the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort has three on-site hotels and seven private residences. The resort just underwent a $50 million renovation with the most extensive renovations made to the Chateau Lafayette suite modeled after the Ritz in Paris. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy a grand new entryway featuring a plaza of 72,000 tulips, 8,000 liriope plants, 1,000 boxwoods and 900 rhododendron bushes circling a granite fountain. Another notable refresh was to Adren Estates, the largest of the private vacation homes.
The Boston Harbor Hotel re-opened in May after an extensive renovation to its 230 guestrooms, suites and room service menus. The rooms now feature a coastal theme with ocean blue palettes against neutral tones. The room service menu now features 32 local and creative bites like a DIY s’more tray, an in-room bartender, make-your-own cupcakes and local beers paired with homemade chips and dips.
In Hudson Valley, N.Y., is the Emerson Resort and Spa which focuses on rustic luxury. The $6 million renovation that concluded in April included a new restaurant, Woodnotes Grille, which focuses on healthy farm-to-fork fare and a new 6,193-square-foot spa.
The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel re-opened this April following a 20-month $180 million renovation. The hotel, once a railroad hotel, combines a modern take on the original feel. The 704 rooms and suites feature Federal-style details and wall murals with New York topography.
The Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif., completed a $40 million renovation on its 400 guestrooms, pools and spa. The revamp, finished in June, decorated guestrooms with ocean tones, textured seagrass wallpaper, marble baths and added balconies. The pool complex now includes two infinity pools, two swimming pools, an upper-tier sunning deck and several private cabanas. The new 30,000 square foot spa is equipped with 24 treatment rooms.
In spring 2016, the Woodstock Inn and Resort, located in Woodstock Vt., underwent a $3.5 million renovation turning the lobby into a New England Federal-period living room filled with artifacts and artwork from the Rockefeller archives. The hotel worked with Vermont-based luxury textile company, Anichini Hospitality, in order to create custom bedding for all of the guestrooms.
Mercury Financial and Spirit Airlines announced the launch of Free Spirit Points Plus Mastercard, joining the Free Spirit Points Mastercard, which launched in February. Free Spirit Points Plus cardmembers will have the opportunity to earn points and status with Spirit Airlines.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.
Elegant Hotels launched a special wedding offer add-on to its properties in Barbados. Something Elegant takes inspiration from the famous saying: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Guests booking a wedding package can add the offer to their big day.
Thompson Savanah, the brand’s first in Georgia, recently opened along the banks of the Savannah River. Location at the junction of Savannah’s historic district and its newest neighborhood, Eastern Wharf, the hotel honors the city’s vibrant history and local community.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
Trendy, clean, modern and inviting are the words that crossed my mind when first entering Condado Ocean Club in Condado, Puerto Rico. The lobby was stunning with large windows that illuminated the white and blue lobby with pops of bright yellow. Two minimal desks housing friendly staff made the check-in process easy. The hotel required our vaccination cards. Everyone staying at the hotel must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask when in common areas.