As traveling becomes more popular, people are always on the lookout for unique experiences. These experiences may be in the form of cultural or traditional activities or experiences that can only be found in certain places. What most people don't realize is that the hotel you choose will often dictate your overall experience at the destination.
Hotels are constantly changing and adapting to the modern-day traveler to ensure they remember their stay and become a guest for life. Some hotels allow guests to immerse themselves right in the local culture from within the hotel, while others provide a home away from home.
Wherever it may be, from California to New York and Arizona to Maine, there are plenty of hotels opening across the United States in 2020. Here are 20 of the most anticipated!
20 Six Senses, New York
The first Six Senses Hotel in North America is set to turn heads in The Big Apple. Two twisting towers flank the Hudson River and the High Line will bring the famous chain to New York in 2020 in one of the most anticipated openings in the US this year.
19 Pendry, West Hollywood
West Hollywood is one of the most hip and happening locations in the world, and it is about to get better with the arrival of The Pendry West Hollywood. The property will consist of 149 rooms designed by the well-known Martin Brudnizki, along with 40 Pendry Residences, a rooftop pool, a bowling alley, and a live entertainment center!
18 Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas
Forget space for one second: Virgin and Richard Branson have announced the opening of Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. The hotel will precede the Hard Rock Hotel which will close, undergo a facelift and reopen as Virgin Hotels consisting of 1,500 rooms and 60,000 square feet of entertainment space.
17 Montage Healdsburg, Sonoma
Wine and dine at the brand spanking new Montage Healdsburg in California's wine country, Sonoma Valley. With 130 bungalow-style rooms scattered around the 258-acre estate, it is a must-stay. If you have had too much wine, indulge in the 11,500 square foot spa and farm-fresh produce straight to your dinner table.
16 Mauna Lani, Hawaii
Mauna Lani occupies 32 acres of luxurious rooms and amenities intertwined with the lush green jungle of Kona, Hawaii. Local produce, seafood being the specialty, and fine Hawaiian art will allow guests to truly immerse themselves into Hawaiian life.
15 Four Seasons Resort & Residences, Napa Valley
According to Forbes, the Four Seasons Resort & Residency is the first hotel or resort that is a part of a working winery in Napa Valley. The resort allows guests to take part in winemaking, taste the wine made on-site, or devour some of the finest food in the region.
14 White Elephant Palm Beach, Florida
Symbolizing the bringing together of two resorts, White Elephant Palm Beach is a relatively chic and boutique hotel. It will offer 13 luxurious rooms and 19 suites featuring designer Italian and French amenities, not to mention beachfront views.
13 Proper Hotel, Los Angeles
There is no cooler or trendier place to hang out than downtown L.A. The Proper Hotel sums up The City of Angels in one property. Once a private club in the early 1900s and a YCWA a century later, this hotel offers its guests an incomparable history, which the builders have incorporated into the interior.
12 Under Canvas Acadia, Maine
Under Canvas Acadia takes glamping to a whole new level. It will be the first edition of the chain in New England and will see 75 safari-like tents dotted around more than 100 acres of dense parklands. 'Under Canvas' is derived from the tent material which gives a roomy yet cozy vibe.
11 The Green O, Montana
Only consisting of 12 elegantly designed villas, The Green O, Greenough, is brought to you by Paws Up. Floor to ceiling windows allow guests to take in the scenery of the surrounding forest. Guests will also receive a Lexus for the duration of their stay so they can explore the surrounding wilderness!
10 Ambiente, Arizona
Located in Sedona, Arizona, Ambiente lives up to its name. Consisting of 40 cube-like, as Fodors puts it, 'atriums', there are floor to ceiling windows that reflect the landscape and world-renowned sunset. Ambiente is a sustainable hotel and each atrium will be rotated by hand to get the best possible view of the surrounding landscape.
9 Aman, New York
Opening in late 2020, the Aman New York will be the 3rd edition in the U.S. The property will consist of 83 guest rooms and be the first of its kind to offer private residences as well. Furthermore, it will offer 3 restaurants, a 25,000 square foot spa, and an exclusive club... oooo, fancy!
8 Commodore Perry Estate, Waller Creek, Austin
Quite unique in nature, the Commodore Perry Estate will open in the Spring of this year. There will be 42 rooms and 12 suites - 5 of those suites are said to be among the original Commodore Mansion built in 1928. One thing that will be guaranteed is that this property will be bursting with character and history.
7 Fairmont Century Plaza, Los Angeles
Once named the Century Plaza Hotel in 1966, it has recently undergone renovations and will be reopened as Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel. The hotel was built on the rear lot of Fox Studios and has become a hotspot for celebrities. The hotel will consist of 400 rooms, a bar, a rooftop pool, and a 14,000 square-foot spa!
6 Nobu Hotel, Chicago
When a hotel is co-owned by Mr. Robert De Niro, you know it will be the place to be. After many delays, the Nobu Hotel and its 115 rooms in Chicago are set to open their doors mid-year and is predicted to bring an influx of foot traffic to the area, especially with on-site and world-renowned restaurants.
5 Camp Sarika by Amangiri, Utah
Comprising of 10 west facing, perfectly located tents, Camp Sarika by Amangiri in Utah is simply one of a kind. Set on 135 acres and surrounded by 5 national parks, guests can keep busy all day, then come back to their private patio with a pool and a nice cold drink waiting for them.
4 Hall Arts Hotel, Dallas
As the name suggests, The Arts Hotel is a worldwide chain offering chic hotels all with unique characteristics. With a staggering 28 room types, there is no page left unturned and there is a design to suit everyone, It really is a true masterpiece and a great addition to Dallas.
3 Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco, California
With floor to ceiling views of the skyline, The Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco is a step above any competition. Offering some of the most personalized services in the city, it is a home away from home and is centrally located so guests are only a short walk away from wherever they need to be.
2 Four Seasons Hotel, New Orleans
The Four Seasons New Orleans simply cannot be missed... quite literally. Located right on the harbor, afoot the Mississippi River, the hotel is in the prime location. Business Insider says what was once the World Trade Center, NO, has transformed into a lifestyle experience in the city.
1 Riggs, Washington DC
Transformed from a bank to luxury hotel, Riggs Washington DC is a sight to behold. Aside from its 181 rooms, it will offer a cafe, underground cocktail bar, and rooftop function area, and among the 15 suites, 1 lucky suite will be located in the old bank boardroom! Turning history into heaven.