The Hottest Hotel Openings in 2023: USA Edition


When it comes to travel trends, the times-they-are-a-changing — aren’t they always? — so why not embrace the latest and greatest in what the great wide world has to offer this year? We’ve compiled the hottest hotel openings from all across the globe, with the intent of not only broadening your horizons but also to induce your wanderlust. 

Some of these hotels opened only a few weeks ago, others are slated to debut later this year. Why not get a head start on crossing off your bucket list in the early months of 2023? New year, new you, new places to go, and people to see. Maybe you’ll discover a new country you love or a city you’d not yet considered — all from the comforts of a sleek, chic, hotel. (AirBnBs are so 2022). Room service, please! 

New year, new hotel bookings!  We’ve already shared the most exciting new hotels in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, so why not consider a trip close to home? For this edition of our 2023 hot hotel series, we’re heading stateside for the best new openings from sea to shining sea. Whether you’re California dreaming, chasing a Rocky Mountain high, or longing for a getaway to the Sunshine State, we’ve got you covered. Read on for the best new hotel openings in the USA for 2023. 

Pendry Newport Beach in Newport Beach, California — Summer 2023

Exterior of Pendry Newport Beach

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California dreaming gets an all-new look this summer with the opening of Pendry Newport Beach. The latest outpost of Pendry Hotels & Resorts will boast views of both the harbor and the bay and is mere steps away from Fashion Island — the premier shopping destination in Orange County. Expect a spa, three separate dining options, an outdoor pool, and a sundeck for on-site amenities. If you’ve always wanted to check out the real OC, now is the time.

Life House in Palm Springs, California — April 2023

The Life House in Palm Springs

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If you’re looking for a retro paradise, look no further than Life House in Palm Springs, California. Old Hollywood comes alive in the desert in this boutique 66-room property, first built in 1965. Mid-century modernism meets Japanese minimalism in this chic West Coast outpost of the LifeHouse brand. Lounge at the pool bar and cabanas, or enjoy sundowners from your private terrace overlooking the surrounding mountains of Palm Springs.

The Benson Hotel in Aurora, Colorado — Spring 2023

The Benson Hotel in Aurora, Co

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The mountains are calling, and we all must go. And, with the spring opening of the Benson Hotel and Faculty Club, there’s no better time to pursue a Rocky Mountain high in southwest Colorado. This seven-story, 106-room hotel will feature a ballroom and rose garden, serving as a hub for locals and visitors. If you’re looking for a launch point on your visit to Aurora, look no further than the Benson. 

Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences in Riviera Beach, Florida — March 2023

Daybeds facing the ocean at Amrit Ocean Resort

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While it’s an annual tradition for snowbirds to fly south in the colder months, why not mix it up this year by trying out a new destination in the Sunshine State? The opening of Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences offers an enticing new alternative for sunshine lovers along Riviera Beach in Florida. This Preferred Hotels property covers over seven acres of prime oceanfront in Palm Beach County’s Singer Island and boasts farm-to-table dining, meditation gardens, and tranquility pools. Paradise awaits. 

The Elser Hotel & Residences in Miami, Florida — Q1 2023

The lobby of the Elser Hotel

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Welcome to Miami — Bienvenidos a Miami — at the newly-opened Elser Hotel & Residences. The latest Miami offering from the Lifestyle Collection and Preferred Residences is situated in a 49-story luxury tower in downtown Miami. 646 guestrooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay. Expect a pool with lounges, as well as a 16-foot LED screen wall. When in Miami, more is more. 

Virgin Hotels New York City in New York, New York — February 2023

The towering Virgin Hotel in New York City

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Visitors will feel like a virgin (travel-wise) when they experience the brand-new Virgin Hotels New York City. Opening in the exciting NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan, the contemporary space blends the classic Virgin Hotels aesthetic with the bustling dynamism of the Big Apple. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer breathtaking cityscape views from all 460 guest rooms and suites. And if you’re looking to go big in the Big Apple, book Sir Richard’s flat, a 2,800-square-foot suite spanning the hotel’s 35th and 36th floors. If you can make a reservation there, you can make it anywhere in the city so nice they named it twice.

Bowie House in Fort Worth, Texas — 2H 2023

A forest in Fort Worth

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Everything’s bigger in Texas, and the latest luxury offering from Auberge Resorts, Bowie House, is sure not to disappoint. This 106-room hotel in the Cultural District is slated to open in late 2023 and is ideally situated next to some of the region’s must-see sites — including the Kimbell Art Museum and the Fort Worth Stockyards. A private garden, billiards room, outdoor pool, signature restaurant, and spa are among the many luxury offerings that await travelers in Texas later this year. So, plan your next Texas vacation for the end of this year — if you book your trip with clear eyes, and a full heart, you can’t lose. 

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