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2021 Hotel Openings In The US and Caribbean

July 9, 2021
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We are is thrilled to spearhead grand opening programs for hotels across the US and Caribbean in 2021, including:

CieloLodge - Opened January 15, 2021

Situated on a lush green mountain just behind Golfito overlooking the Golfo Dulce, Cielo Lodge is set amidst 380 sprawling acres of primary and secondary rainforest. This brand new eco-lodge was designed with a modern and minimalist approach—celebrating the region and all it offers. Staying at Cielo Lodge is an incredibly intimate experience; 6 Canopy Suites accommodate between 2-4 people, for a total lodge occupancy of just 12-24guests. Only 30 minutes from the town of Golfito, the lodge feels an entire world away. All are 660 square feet and feature a king size bed, a full-size sofa bed, an indoor and outdoor shower, and an expansive terrace/ outdoor living room. Cielo Lodge’s suites are screened, and have an open, airy feeling—encapsulating a true jungle atmosphere. There are no glass windows—simply walls and screens. With privacy and “pod travel” in mind, CieloLodge created the Rainforest Sanctuary Buyout Package—drawing small groups of friends, family and loved ones to experience Cielo Lodge in its entirety. Package includes access to the full grounds, transfers and all meals and activities within one flat daily rate for six suites (beginning $5,832). For those who book the buyout package, CieloLodge creates customized programming based on the group’s interests—e.g.,wellness or environmental pursuits, surfing retreats, and more. Advance planning and consultation is required prior to arrival. Activities and Wellness Programming are abundant for guests at Cielo Lodge. Daily itineraries include morning and evening naturalist-led rainforest walks, detox hikes, sunrise yoga, Shinrin Yoku / Forest Bathing, private in-room holistic massages, private surfing expeditions to Pavones, mangrove tours, dolphin and whale watching and much more.

 

Sustainability is an important and key aspect of Cielo Lodge’s ethos. We are committed to sustainability and to protecting the amazing natural resources that surround our property. We use solar and micro-hydro to feed a battery bank, which then feeds our lodge. We are part of the FONAFIFO Program, a government program designed to preserve the Costa Rican rainforest. We have planted over 4,000 trees—fruit trees to native hardwoods and use bio gardens as a secondary septic treatment. We additionally use biodegradable soaps and cleaning supplies. We have partnered with several local NGOs who are focused on protecting the environment (e.g., Osa Ecology which rescues sea turtles, and conducts research on dolphins and whales, and Osa Conservation, which is tracking all of the wildlife in the area through a complex system of cameras and audio studies).

Huttopia Adirondacks - Opened May 28, 2021

Situated on 275 acres of pristine woodlands in the Southeast Adirondack Mountains, the new secluded escape will offer a nearby respite from the famed town of Lake George, and Sacandaga River known for its whitewater rafting excursions. Within 30minutes driving, visitors can also find themselves in the Natural Stone Bridge and Caves-- a haven of caves and trail systems ideal for discerning explorers.The company offers a sort of glamping that is different from how we see it in the U.S.-- more of a minimalist, simplistic, back-to-nature camping retreat, but with creature comforts to make it more approachable (wood & canvas tents with proper beds and kitchenettes, fire pits, picnic tables, heated swimming pool, playground, central hub, and made-to-order dining + French wines). Currently slated to feature 79 outfitted tents with scenic views of the surrounding forest, Huttopia Adirondacks will offer outdoor adventure activities and quintessential French camping cuisine-- from espresso and crêpes to handmade brick-oven pizza and French wine. Wood and canvas tents range from the Trappeur family tents for five featuring a cozy kitchen and full bathroom, Canadienne family tents for five with kitchen, Trappeur Duo for two with a full bathroom, outdoor barbecue and cooking equipment, and the Trappeur Duo Nature for those in search of a fully unplugged, electricity-free experience. All accommodations feature a wooden terrace, fire pit and picnic table to draw guests out of their tents and into the crisp air of the great outdoors.

The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences’ HILLTOP LODGE (Richmond, RI) - Opened June 1, 2021

The newest addition to the PreserveSporting Club & Residences is Hilltop Lodge, which opened this spring with 19 all-suite-style accommodations (1,2 and 3 bedroom), a restaurant with panoramic woodland views, indoor/outdoor pool, an expansive OH! Spa, fitness center and more. The Preserve, part of the luxurious Ocean House Collection, debuted last summer and sits on 3,500 acres of recreational paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and is the perfect destination for domestic travelers set in the heart of southern New England. The expansive amenity-rich destination estate offers an award-winning 18-hole executive golf course, clay and grass tennis courts, 10 fly-fishing ponds, and more than 100miles of hiking trails.  

the green o (Montana) - Opened June 2021

Created by the founders of Montana’s iconic Resort at Paws Up, the green o, an adults-only woodland retreat located on 37,000 acres of Montana wilderness debuted in June 2021. The new adults-only, year-round luxury contemporary retreat will offer exclusive experiences in 12 design-forward accommodations—from an elevated Tree Haus to a Green Haus with a living roof, all with floor-to-ceiling windows offering unobstructed views of the Montana wilderness. The units will be scattered amongst the woodlands circling a central Social Haus, featuring open fire cooking and elevating dining. This new forest hideaway will celebrate the heritage of Montana with architecture, cuisine and guest experiences inspired by the land.

 

The Langham, Boston - Reopened June 2021

The Langham, Boston reopened in June 2021, after a multi-million-dollar renovation aiming to restore this iconic heritage hotel to its role as a New American Classic in Boston. The renovation includes all new guest rooms and public spaces, designed by acclaimed interior design firm RichmondInternational, who are also responsible for curating the hotel’s art collection which will serve as an homage to the history of Boston. The public spaces will feature shades of green and gold, and several design nods to the building’s banking history (it was the former Federal Reserve Bank of Boston). The guest rooms are New England-inspired, featuring rich fabrics and shades of blue and grey. The Langham will also feature a fully-outfitted Langham Club lounge on the hotel’s 8th floor, a destination bar with outdoor space, and a convivial restaurant featuring a robust menu of Italian classics, ideal for celebrations, big and small. The updated hotel will also welcome a 2nd ballroom, coming into market in 2022, allowing for expanded wedding and event options for Bostonians looking for the ultimate celebration venue. A variety of meeting and boardroom spaces will also be available, including the famous Wyeth Room, named for the two historic paintings by N.C. Wyeth that were gifted to the hotel by the Federal Reserve Bank.

Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville - Opening August 2021

Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville is located two blocks off of Nashville’s iconic Broadway and is within walking distance of all the dining, entertainment and cultural experiences Music City is known for. With 252 guest rooms and 11 suites that offer floor to ceiling windows with sweeping views of downtown Nashville, this sophisticated SoBro hotel provides an untethered experience for every guest.Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville includes Ella’s, a three-meal restaurant which pays homage to southern cuisine in Nashville combined with modern vegetarian fare, as well as a ninth-floor rooftop pool bar and restaurant offering a variety of drink and culinary options. The hotel features approximately 7,600sq. ft. of meeting space conveniently located on one floor and all aptly named for a musical instrument.

Huttopia Paradise Springs - Opening August 2021

Recognized for its collection of sought-after natural hideaways luring families and adventure travelers alike, Huttopia - a popular family-owned European outdoor resort brand - is debuting its first-ever location on America’s West Coast: Huttopia Paradise Springs.Elevated 5,000 feet in Angeles National Forest’s San Gabriel Mountains, just 90minutes from Los Angeles, Huttopia Paradise Springs is the perfect escape for urban-dwelling wilderness lovers seeking an immersive natural experience with family and friends. The outdoor retreat will initially open this summer with an exclusive collection of 12 glamping tents, with additional lodging to be rolled out for the 2022 season. Upon opening this August, glamping accommodations will include wood & canvas tents of Huttopia's own unique design, providing the comfort of electricity, beds, and the option of private bathrooms, showers, and camp kitchens, all while remaining grounded in the natural surroundings with each accommodation playing host to a spacious enclosed deck and outdoor lounge area with barbecue. Visiting families will find that they have everything they need on-site, with a central restaurant, a refreshing spring water pool repurposed from its 1920s-era glory, a pétanque playground, foosball, ping-pong and more. As a nod to its heritage, Huttopia Paradise Springs will remain a“BYOB” destination for travelers, with untreated drinking water sourced directly from the pristine Springs. Activities abound with the likes of hiking, fishing and creek swimming. Nearby activities are abundant, with varied mountain and valley exploration opportunities of all skill levels just steps from the camp, including Holcomb Canyon, Mount Lewis and Mount Williamson.

Aman New York - Opening in 2021 (dateTBC)

Aman New York is a new urban sanctuary in the very heart of Manhattan. Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, Aman New York celebrates Aman's philosophy of creating sanctuaries beyond commonplace notions of luxury, whilst paying homage to the building's striking architecture and significant history. Since 1921, the Crown Building has presided over the midpoint of Manhattan; the corner ofFifth Avenue and 57th Street. The Crown Building - formerly the first home ofMuseum of Modern Art - has undergone a monumental transformation, which has seen it fully restored to its original splendor and imbued with the spirit of Aman. Aman New York will consist of 83 hotel rooms, a Garden Terrace & Bar with 7,000 square feet of outdoor dining space overlooking Central Park, three-floor Aman Spa, Jazz Club and Wine Room. Aman New York also offers dining options in Arva, the convivial Italian restaurant, as well as Nama – Aman’s interpretation of Japan’s washoku dining tradition. On the upper floors, there will be 22 private Aman Residences, whose owners will enjoy unlimited access to all hotel amenities, including the Aman Club. Benefiting from detailed design, expansive views and many with generous outdoor spaces including swimming pools, these residences offer an unparalleled dwelling at an unmatched address.

 

O2 Beach Club & Spa (Barbados) - Opening Fall 2021

O2 Beach Club& Spa will open this fall as a new 5-star all-inclusive luxury boutique hotel on the South Coast of Barbados – the island’s up and coming destination. After months of renovating the previous Ocean Two Resort & Residences and expanding with 42 brand new ocean view and oceanfront suites, the resort will open as “O2”, the symbol for oxygen, the element as natural and life essential as the act of breathing. O2Beach Club & Spa will have 130 rooms and suites in three distinct“Collections”: Club, Luxury and Concierge Collection, including two-bedroom residences with full kitchens. Amenities feature three pools (one is a rooftop pool), six dining options, and the new Acqua Spa with a Hamman treatment room. All in a relaxed luxury setting that will become the highlight of the South Coast of Barbados

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