9 hotels opening before the end of the year we

9 hotels opening before the end of the year we can’t wait to visit

I hate to admit it, but we are fast approaching the final leg of 2022. Summer is behind us and the holiday season is fast approaching.

Over the year, incredible hotels have opened around the world, including the long-awaited Aman New York (with nightly rates in excess of $3,000), the architecturally stunning Conrad Los Angeles, and the Madrid Edition, where I stopped by for a drink at the beautiful hotel Lobby bar earlier this year.

But there are still a few months left in the year – plenty of time to open more hotels to guests (and for you to plan a year-end trip).

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If you’re hoping to escape the cold, there’s great news. Many of the hotels and resorts we had our eye on are opening in Mexico. Or, if you consider Nashville, one of the country’s hottest hotel markets, you’re in for one of the city’s most glamorous (and expensive) hotels.

Keep in mind that new hotels have been particularly prone to delays due to delivery and staffing issues. While these hotels all have plans to open before the ball drops in Times Square, some of them may not officially open until 2023.

Four Seasons Hotel Nashville


It feels like hotels are opening left and right in Nashville, and new luxury entrants into the market (like the Conrad Nashville) are giving the scene an upscale edge. Now, the Four Seasons is set to make its debut later this year and is widely expected to be the city’s most expensive hotel.

This downtown high-rise hotel is located on the Cumberland River, close to all the action on lower Broadway and within walking distance to the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Convention Center and the historic Ryman Auditorium. The hotel will have 193 rooms and 42 suites with a luxurious yet modern design that will make you rethink southern style.

Guests can relax at the infinity pool on the seventh floor or visit the spa. You can also take songwriting lessons; The hotel can even arrange a visit to a recording studio to record your song. For dining, Mimo serves Italian food with a southern flair.

How to book: Reservations are currently open for December stays with cash rates starting at $595 per night.

Hyatt Zilara Riviera Maya


In Mexico, Hyatt will open a new iteration of its adults-only all-inclusive Zilara brand this December. One of the most luxurious all-inclusive brands, Zilara is a big hit with travelers sitting on a stash of World of Hyatt points.

The resort is spread over 70 acres and offers a variety of room types, from 474-square-foot King Rooms with balconies to a 1,582-square-foot Presidential Suite with a patio, plunge pool, and kitchen.

Guests will certainly not go hungry here. There are four restaurants, including a classic all-inclusive buffet, a fine-dining Italian restaurant, and a sushi joint, and five bars and lounges, including Social, a craft cocktail bar.

Additionally, guests can take advantage of multiple pools, tennis courts, wine tasting with sommeliers, non-motorized water sports, nightly entertainment, and the Zen Spa.

How to book: Find cash rates for two guests starting at $440 per night. As a Category C hotel in Hyatt’s all-inclusive award chart, award nights can be booked for double occupancy for 21,000, 25,000 or 29,000 points per night, depending on peak and off-peak rates.

Virgin Hotel Glasgow


Virgin Hotels is expanding rapidly, with new locations being announced frequently, like the Denver outpost just announced for 2025. Meanwhile, Sir Richard Branson’s hotel brand will open its second location in Scotland in Glasgow in December.

In Virgin Hotels accommodation, rooms are called chambers. Those in Glasgow are sticking to the brand’s tradition of dividing the space into two separate areas with a large sliding door. This gives the bathroom area (The Dressing Room) privacy from the bedroom (The Lounge). Each room has a Smeg fridge in Virgin’s iconic bright red, stocked with local produce.

At the Commons Club, guests can enjoy dining and drinking in a gold-and-leather bar and dining room, or visit Rocks for a late-night cocktail.

How to book: Opening week rates for Virgin Hotels Glasgow start at around $231 per night.

Waldorf Astoria Cancun


If you want to escape Cancun’s party scene and just soak up the sun on a private balcony or relax in a soaking tub, check out the Waldorf Astoria Cancun, opening November 1st. At this new resort, guests can book one of 173 guest rooms and suites, each with a private balcony and bathtub.

The resort will have multiple pools, including a family-friendly option and one for adults. Watch movies under the stars, make s’mores by the fire or take a fitness class on the beach for a little work-out. The spa will have 21 treatment rooms for those seeking zen, or alternatively find tranquility on the ocean by kayaking out on the water.

Malpeque, an open-flame grill restaurant, serves fresh seafood, while the menu at Ja’o, an outdoor cantina, features traditional Mexican fare. There are also a handful of other restaurants and bars, but true to the Waldorf Astoria tradition, Peacock Alley, the brand’s signature bar, will be on-site.

How to book: Bar rates at this tropical Waldorf Astoria start at $542 per night or 95,000 Hilton Honors points.

See also: How to save on your next trip to Cancun with points and miles

Pendry Washington, DC – The Wharf


In Washington, DC, all eyes are on The Wharf, a dynamic new neighborhood that’s welcoming a slew of exciting bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. Here we are keeping an eye on this hotel, which will likely be one of the best new hotels in the nation’s capital.

With 131 guest rooms and 38 suites, you can expect comfortable rest in well-appointed rooms with European design elements, massive windows and four-poster beds with leather headboards.

Bar Pendry, the brand’s signature bar, will be the after-hours spot to enjoy cocktails in a dark and moody setting with elegant floral wallpaper and deep blue velvet accents. On warm days, you can swim and have a sip at the pool bar. At Flora Flora, the menu features Latin-inspired bites to share.

If you’re looking to unwind after a day of Washington sightseeing or political empowerment, Spa Pendry offers all your favorite spa treatments.

How to book: Bar rates start at $447 per night.

The Grayson Hotel


There is no shortage of new hotels in New York City. In fact, the city has been experiencing something of a hotel boom in recent months. And in late October, Hyatt’s Unbound Collection brings another exciting new option to town, The Grayson, located in Midtown near popular tourist attractions like Bryant Park and Times Square.

Upon arrival at this “industrial-chic” hotel, guests will find a two-story steel spiral staircase on the sidewalk that connects the street to a second-level Mediterranean restaurant. Inside, the 296 guest rooms — some with stunning views of the Empire State Building — have an elegant but cozy vibe filled with art, photographs, and books.

Other highlights at The Grayson include a rooftop tequila and mezcal bar with city views.

How to book: As a World of Hyatt Category 5 hotel, award nights here range from 17,000 to 23,000 points. Cash prizes start at around $230.

Rancho Pescadero


We all know Cabo is famous for its luxury resorts, all-inclusive parties and stunning rocky views, but have you heard of the artists’ paradise of Todos Santos, just half an hour away? If not, the recently updated Rancho Pescadero, now part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection, is a reason to get there ASAP.

The original property, set on 30 oceanfront acres, opened in 2009 with just 12 rooms. Now the new iteration of the gorgeous resort includes 103 suites and villas that evoke the spirit of its tranquil, rugged setting. Most rooms here have sea or coastal views, but the step is to splurge for a villa with a rooftop terrace or plunge pool.

This adults-only resort offers experiences like beekeeping, aerial yoga, and paddle boarding, as well as local wildlife viewing opportunities like watching baby sea turtles hatch or swimming with whale sharks. There are also adrenaline pumping activities nearby such as ATV desert tours and surfing.

Dining options include the hotel’s signature tequila and authentic Mexican cuisine at Centro or fresh seafood snacks at poolside restaurant Kahal.

How to book: This World of Hyatt Category 7 resort, accepting reservations for stays beginning October 13, is available for 25,000 to 35,000 points per night. Daily cash prizes start at $676.

wildflower farms


About 90 minutes from New York City, Wildflower Farms, a 140-acre Hudson Valley resort, might as well be worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Reservations are possible from October 1st.

Here, 65 eclectic and charming cabins, cottages, and suites offer something for everyone, from options with indoor fireplaces to those with cedar hot tubs on a private patio.

Being in nature and connecting with the landscape is at the core of the Wildflower Farms philosophy. Plus, guests can help feed the resort’s animals or forage around the farm, take a fall foliage tour on an electric bike, or take a botanical baking class to learn how to “make edible flower cookies…breads with herbs and herbs.” Cracker.”

When dining, expect nothing less than hyper-seasonal ingredients that are locally or locally grown. Clay features New American on the menu, while The Great Porch lobby bar and Dew Bar (a seasonal poolside bar) serve cocktails and light bites.

How to book: Bar rates start at $390 per night.

Sensei Porcupine Creek


Sensei Porcupine Creek, a luxury spa resort near Palm Springs and at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains, opens November 1st.

It’s sure to be the next hotspot for LA celebrities and stars to unwind. The resort offers tailored wellness packages at different levels, from entry-level offerings like a spa credit and fitness classes to five-day trips that leverage technology and a team of health and wellness experts.

For activities, grab your golf clubs and play the 18-hole course, practice your tennis serve on hard or clay courts, hike, take a yoga class or shop in Palm Springs.

Cap the experience at Sensei by Nobu, a private dining experience led by world-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa alongside Dr. David Agus. The food focuses on freshly prepared, health-oriented dishes.

How to book: Nightly rates start at $1,225 and require a two-night minimum stay.