February 7, 2019

7 Inspiring New U.S. Hotels to Visit in 2019

If you’ve resolved to travel more this year, consider these seven new hotels in top U.S. cities your inspiration blueprint.

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1. San Juan: The Serafina Beach Hotel by ICRAVE

The lounge in the lobby of the Serafina Beach Hotel. Photography by Alex Herrera.

As the first new hotel to open after Hurricane Maria, it’s easy to see how the Serafina Beach Hotel has helped to reinvigorate the local economy of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The tranquil, blue-hued color palette brings the outdoors in while work commissioned from local artists imbues the resort with authenticity.

2. Miami: East, Miami by Clodagh

A suite’s lounge in East, Miami. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Designed with elements of feng shui in mind, East can function as a soothing home base to recharge after adventures in the vibrant city of Miami.

3. Los Angeles: Kimpton La Peer Hotel by Gulla Jónsdóttir

A guest room at the Kimpton La Peer Hotel. Photography by Art Gray.

Get a taste of the West Hollywood design district in the neighborhood’s first hotel, which embodies the area’s spirit of artful elegance.

4. Austin: Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt by Markzeff

The lounge in the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Austin’s recent boom as a destination city is predated by its rich musical history. Named for the late folk rock musician Townes Van Zandt, the eclectic hotel is a sophisticated interpretation of the city’s honky-tonk roots.

5. Portland: Hi-Lo Hotel by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

The lobby lounge in the Hi-Lo Hotel. Photography by Aaron Leitz.

Less Portlandia and more polished, the comfortably luxe furnishings in the Hi-Lo Hotel invite guests to mix and mingle in the common areas.

6. Boston: Studio Allston by Dyer Brown and Isenberg Projects

Jason Woodside’s plywood partitions and murals, all in spray paint, occupy the lobby of Studio Allston. Photography by Darrin Hunter/Courtesy of Dyer Brown.

Part gallery, part experiential art exhibit, you’d never guess that this quirky Boston hotel used to be a Ramada Inn.

7. Long Island: Sound View Greenport by Studio Tack

A guest room at the Sound View Greenport. Photography by Read McKendree.

A recently renovated motel from the 1950s, Sound View Greenport offers a tempting respite from the stifling heat of summer in New York City.

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