With several new American hotels set to open soon, it might be a good time to start planning for a long overdue vacation. After all, most everyone has been doing their best to stay closer to home for nearly a year. While it might be wise not to travel right away, anxious travelers can save money by booking reservations in advance of their trip.
Broken down into two segments, this two-part story will first focus on new hotels listed alphabetically from A-L. The second part of the story that will cover M-Z will be unveiled next week.
Aman New York
730 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10019
Scheduled to open this spring, Aman New York will welcome guests inside Manhattan’s iconic Crown Building. Just minutes from Central Park, Aman New York will feature 83 elegantly furnished guestrooms and suites. Aman New York also houses 22 private residences, many of which have been presold. The stunning new American hotel also features multiple dining venues, 25,000 square foot Aman Spa and jazz venue. The spring opening coincides with the 100th anniversary of the historic building at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street.
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900 State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
With an expected summer opening, Ambiente Sedona will be the first landscape hotel in North America. Featuring architectural designs that blend with the region’s famous red rocks, Ambiente is the first luxury resort to open in Sedona in over 20 years. After completion, Ambiente will feature 40 cube-shaped rooms that are perched upon steel pillars. Each room is 576 square feet and adorned with floor to ceiling windows made of bronze-tinted glass. At dusk these atrium-like rooms will cast stunning reflections as silhouettes at dusk. Ambiente Sedona will also have a two-story lobby, bar and lounge and swimming pool.
1297 Bishops Lodge Road
Santa Fe, NM 87506
One of Santa Fe’s most famous hotels will reopen in March with a dazzling new look. Dating to the 1920s, Bishops Lodge resides upon 317 acres bounded by the Rocky Mountains. The resort-spa will have more than 100 guestrooms, luxury suites, casitas and a bunkhouse. A very popular destination for its horseback riding, Bishops Lodge will have a pool with cabanas and excellent dining options. Also onsite is world class spa and private trout stream for fly fishing with Orvis equipment. The Auberge Collection property’s signature restaurant will be Skyfire, led by Chef Dean Fearing, called the “Father of Southwestern Cuisine”.
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701 Club Dr.
Keswick, VA 22947
Completed in 1912 as a private residence, Keswick Hall has since become one of the finest golf resorts in the world. Spread across 600 acres near Charlottesville, this new American hotel is expected to reopen to overnight guests in May. Each of the 48 guestrooms and suites are being completely reimagined with elegant furnishings and modern conveniences. Despite ongoing renovations, Keswick Hall clubhouse and acclaimed 18-hole Full Cry golf course remain open. The gorgeous pool, fitness center and spa facilities are also open and unaffected by the renovation. Also opening this spring is Jean-Georges at Keswick, led by Michelin-starred and James Beard Award-winning Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten.
Montage Big Sky
Big Sky, MT 5976
Set to open this year, Montage Big Sky will be a remarkable addition to an already extraordinary destination. Situated with the Spanish Peaks Mountain Club, Montage Big Sky resort-hotel will feature 150 guestrooms and suites and 39 Montage Residences. The sprawling resort will offer a number of impressive amenities, like spa facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, bowling alley and dining options. Guests will also have ski-in, ski-out access to Big Sky Resort, second largest ski resort in the country. After the snow has cleared, guests have access to the Tom Weiskopf-designed 18-hole golf course.
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Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who served as the National Travel Writer for CBS Local from 2012-2019. More than 900 of his stories still appear in syndication across 23 CBS websites, including CBS New York, CBS Los Angeles, CBS Chicago and CBS San Francisco. During his peak years with CBS, he reportedly had a digital audience reach of 489 million and more than 5.5 million monthly visitors. Additional stories have appeared in the Daily Meal, Examiner.com, CBS Radio, Engadget and Radio.com. He is a Media Fellow of Stanford University, U.S. Army veteran and lifelong resident of Santa Cruz County, California.