Preferred Hotels: 20 Hotel Openings This Year
Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a collection of independent hotels, announced 20 new hotels opening across the globe this year, from glitzy West Hollywood to the vineyards of Northern California to the undiscovered beaches of Tuscany.
Pendry West Hollywood (California): Set in a glass-fronted building, Pendry West Hollywood has 149 guestrooms, including 37 suites and 40 residences. Famed Chef Wolfgang Puck is at the helm of the signature restaurant and food and beverage outlets. Other standout features include a rooftop pool and bar adorned with cabanas; Spa Pendry offering personalized wellness treatments; curated public art collections showcasing local talent; bowling alley; and screening room. Opening summer 2020.
Pendry West Hollywood
Amrit Ocean Resort & Spa (Florida): This luxury wellness resort comprises more than seven acres of oceanfront in Palm Beach County's Singer Island. Amrit Ocean Resort & Spa combines Eastern well-being philosophies and western technology through The Five Pillars of Wellness — its partnership with ESPA and the Himalayan Institute that connects mindfulness, nutrition, fitness, relaxation, and sleep across its four-story spa, meditation gardens, four farm-to-table restaurants, tranquility pools, outdoor Patanjali yoga classes, and sleep specialist services. The 153 guestrooms and 34 grand luxury wellness suites include terraces with uninterrupted ocean views featuring circadian rhythm lighting and freestanding bathtubs where guests can enjoy a personalized aromatherapy bath, compliments of a Bath Concierge. Opening June 2020.
Greystone Miami Beach (Florida): Steps from the white sand beach, the historic 1930s hotel embraces Miami's energy with Art Deco glamour across 91 guestrooms, a stunning rooftop pool, and a whiskey and dark spirits lounge. Reopening February 2020.
Hotel Maverick (Colorado): Located steps from Colorado Mesa University, Hotel Maverick will be the first luxury hotel in the area, at 45,000 square feet and offering 60 guestrooms, two restaurants and a bar. Opening April 2020.
The Liberty Trust Hotel (Virginia): Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains and originally opened in 1910 as a bank and office building, The Liberty Trust Hotel will launch after a full refurbishment to offer 50 guestrooms and suites. Opening April 2020.
Hotel Effie Sandestin (Florida): On 2,400 acres of Florida's Emerald Coast, the hotel combines coastal charm with Southern hospitality across 250 guestrooms and 19 suites with views of Choctawhatchee Bay and championship golf courses. Opening June 2020.
Montage Healdsburg (California): The newest hotel from Montage Hotels & Resorts, Montage Healdsburg is nestled in the hills of Sonoma County. Each of the 130 bungalow-style guestrooms and suites are in historic groves and are designed with contemporary furnishings crafted with local stone, wood and copper. Private outdoor spaces make up a third of each lodging, including fire pits, private outdoor showers and plush daybeds. Guests can experience two fine dining restaurants, treatments at Spa Montage, and a host of activities such as winery tours and cooking classes across the 258-acre resort. Opening October 2020.
Brenton Hotel (Rhode Island): Located on the waterfront, Brenton Hotel pays homage to the area's public buildings and their history through its architecture and features 57 sunlit guestrooms and suites with expansive views. Opening June 2020.
The Lake House on Canandaigua (New York): Situated on picturesque Canandaigua Lake, the property offers lakeside luxury across 125 guestrooms, a dedicated events barn, signature restaurant, and destination spa and wellness center. Opening summer 2020.
The Sense Experience Resort (Italy): Located off the tranquil western central coast of Tuscany, bordering the Tyrrhenian Sea, The Sense Experience Resort is an eco-retreat made up of 12,000 acres of natural park and pine forest with a private beach in Tuscany's Maremma region. Inspired by the five senses, the resort offers 112 guestrooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and Italian-designed fabrics and furnishings, with many boasting views of Elba Island and the historic Torre Mozza. Guests will dine on dishes rooted in Tuscan experiences at Eatè restaurant or rotating street food menus for quick eats and picnics at the on-site food truck L'Apino. Opening March 2020.
Villa Dagmar (Sweden): Named after Dagmar Bergsten — a trailblazing woman and member of the owner's family who enjoyed travel, art, and culinary trips to the Mediterranean in the early 1900s — Villa Dagmar is an intimate luxury hotel located in the neighborhood of Östermalmstorg. The late 19th-century Art Nouveau building offers 70 guestrooms and suites, some with balconies overlooking the inner courtyard, as well as an organic food store, and signature restaurant serving Mediterranean-fusion cuisine. Opening April 2020.
Iberostar Grand Fontana di Trevi (Italy): Just 200 feet from Rome's Trevi Fountain, Iberostar Grand Fontana di Trevi extends 19th-century Art Deco design elements across 67 guestrooms, two signature restaurants, and a spectacular rooftop terrace with skyline views. Opening March 2020.
Villa Copenhagen (Denmark): A historic grand post office turned luxury hotel located next to Tivoli Gardens, Villa Copenhagen highlights conscious, approachable luxury across 390 guestrooms and suites — including a luxurious Earth Suite made solely from sustainable materials — as well as stunning interior gardens and dining outlets. Opening April 2020.
The Guardsman (United Kingdom): On London's exclusive Buckingham Gate with 53 unique guestrooms and six exclusive residences, The Guardsman offers the atmosphere, discretion, and personal service associated with a private members' club. Opening April 2020.
The Diaoyutai Mansion Frankfurt (Germany): The first European hotel by the Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality hotel group combines traditional Asian design with international flair across 250 guestrooms and suites, and is just steps from Frankfurt's top attractions. Opening July 2020.
Pestana Douro, Riverside Hotel and Conference Centre (Portugal): The newest hotel from Pestana Hotels & Resorts will offer 165 guestrooms and suites, along with meeting and event spaces, on the shores of the Douro River. Opening May 2020.
The Londoner (United Kingdom): Located in Leicester Square, The Londoner is the world's first super boutique hotel, boasting six subterranean levels and 350 guestrooms including 35 suites, in addition to showcasing the energy of London's West End through unique design, innovative social spaces and distinctive restaurants. Opening July 2020.
Alma Resort (Vietnam): Situated on one of Vietnam's most beautiful beaches, Alma Resort offers innovative design across nearly 600 apartments and villas, each featuring a waterfront view. Opening February 2020.
The Chedi Mumbai (India): Located in the heart of India's commercial capital, The Chedi Mumbai’s 316 guestrooms and suites offer views of Powai Lake or the city skyline. Opening March 2020.
CONNECT BUSAN (South Korea): This property offers 216 guestrooms and suites, each with private balconies and sweeping views of Busan Harbor or Yongdusan Park in South Korea's historic area. Opening May 2020.