From Napa’s vineyards to Aspen’s snowy mountains, these are some of the year’s hottest hotel openings on the West Coast.
The Guild, San Diego
Opening Mid 2019
Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, the new Guild Hotel will open in the former YMCA building which originally was built in 1924. The new boutique hotel will offer rooms in categories like Society, Apprentice and Journeyman. Its restaurant Luca will have a bar, kitchen and outdoor courtyard. Most notably, the former YMCA basketball court has been transformed into an elegant ballroom — complete with the running track that now serves as the mezzanine.
Opening June 2019
The energetic brand is venturing into the mountains with its new Aspen location. The “posh mountain chalet” will still have some of the brand’s iconic features like the WET Deck, an all-weather rooftop with pool, Jacuzzi and fire pits and the Living Room Lounge, ideal for après ski drinks. The hotel will exude a 70s vibe and keep things hot with an underground nightclub. It will also have a full-service ski shop, restaurant and a fitness center.
Andaz Palm Springs
Opening Spring 2019
The vibrant Andaz brand is opening its newest property in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, adjacent to the Uptown Design District, just two miles from the Palm Springs Internationall Airport. The hotel will be made up of small buildings and guest room bungalows. Along with panoramic views of the San Jacinto Mountains and Palm Springs, guests can enjoy two outdoor pools, garden areas on an elevated patio terrace, a full-service spa, event space and an Argentinian restaurant.
Rosewood Miramar Beach, Montecito
Opening February 2019
Located just south of Santa Barbara, Rosewood Miramar Beach will offer a luxury seaside escape. Accommodations will feature an upscale beach vibe spread across 16 acres of lush lawns. Dine on farm-fresh eats at The Manor House or take in views on the rooftop deck at the sophisticated bar. A poolside eatery serves up custom burgers and ice cream. Other amenities include the brand’s Sense spa, cabana-lined pools, a fitness and yoga studio and event space.
Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe
Bordering the Santa Fe National Forest in the Tesuque Valley, Bishop’s Lodge is a historic retreat transformed into a luxury resort. Ideal for outdoor explorers, the resort offer 317 acres of adventure including horseback riding (the hotel has its own stables), an onsite trout stream for fishing and an array of walking and biking trails. The hotel will also feature artists-in-residence, upholding Santa Fe’s iconic art scene. Other amenities that channel the hotel’s location is The Healing Arts Studio which will offer indigenous spa and wellness treatments and SkyFire, an indoor-outdoor dining outlet serving Southwestern cuisine. There is also a 150-year old historic chapel on site that has been restored and is ideal for weddings, among other event spaces.
The Lodge at Blue Sky, Park City
Opening May 2019
Located in the Wasatch Mountains, 40 minutes from the Salt Lake City airport, this new ranch escape is in the heart of the great outdoors. Surrounded by mountain streams, granite peaks and open air, The Lodge is a luxury complement to Blue Sky Ranch, a year-round destination owned by local developer and rancher Mike Phillips. Accommodations are divided into three categories: Sky, Earth and Creek. A spa will overlook the creek and offer an open-air soaking pool, treatments, yoga and more. Dining features western-inspired cuisine including The Tavern, a remote saloon in a high alpine field accessed via hiking, biking, snowshoe, horseback or driving.
Four Seasons Resort Napa Valley
Opening Mid 2019
Wine-lovers will soon be able to escape to Four Seasons’ newest location, surrounded by hundreds of acres of vineyards in Napa’s historic town Calistoga. The resort is the first to feature a thorough grape-to-glass experience with an on-site world-class vineyard and winery led by Calistoga resident Thomas Rivers Brown, who was named Winemaker of the Year by Food & Wine in 2010. Guests can enjoy hands-on winemaking, tasting sessions and private dining in The Barrel Room. Accommodations are highlighted by a farmhouse chic vibe and all include private terraces and fireplaces. A spa and fitness center, signature restaurant, two pools and a kids’ program round out the amenities.
Virgin Hotel, San Francisco
Opening February 2019
The up-and-coming SoMa district will be home to the new Virgin Hotel which will be located just around the corner from the Yerba Buena Gardens. Accommodations include uniquely designed suite-like “Chambers” and two penthouse suites. Guests will be able to unwind at a rooftop bar, coffee shop, or at Commons Club, a dining outlet and cocktail bar. “Lucy,” the Virgin Hotels App, allows guests to do everything, from order their car from valet, make dinner reservations, control the room temperature and more.
The Proper Hotel Austin
Opening Mid 2019
Along with other new properties in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Portland, the mini-chain brand is opening up in Austin just a block from Lady Bird Lake. The 32-story tower will feature 244 rooms and 99 branded residences. Amenities include two rooftop pools, a wellness center and spa, and three restaurants led by McGuire Moorman, the same team behind Austin faves like Lambert’s Downtown Barbecue, Clark’s Oyster Bar and more.