Best New Hotels In The U.S. And Canada

For Condé Nast Traveler, by CNT Editors.

In this year’s list of the top new hotel openings around the world, the U.S. and Canada lay claim to 22 hot properties, including some surprises in smaller cities (hello, Marfa and Nashville!) and a Charleston, SC charmer that had multiple editors clamoring for yet another weekend away.

1. 11 Howard, New York, N.Y.

There’s a huge mural spearheaded by Koons, a Calder mobile in the lobby, the buzzy street-level restaurant Le Coucou, all before you get upstairs to the hotel proper — a Scandi-chic oasis of soft pink, dove gray, and blond wood.

2. Brentwood, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

The 12-room Brentwood in Saratoga Springs sports subtle nods to the area's equestrian roots (the famed racetrack is across the street).

3. Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa, Laguna Beach, CA

While relaxing with a glass of white in the lobby's patinaed club chairs, arriving guests walked in, out, and back in. They though they'd stumbled into our living room. It's that cozy.

4. EAST, Miami, FL

Proof that Miami has more to offer than beaches and buzzy clubs — the city’s biggest opening last year, EAST, happened in downtown’s Brickell City Centre.

5. Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Hawaii

It now has Polynesian art, indigenous landscaping, and technologically tricked-out rooms (it's owned by Larry Ellison).

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