2021 hotlist: Americas top five hotel openings

by | 18 Jan 2021 | Hotel Openings, Projects

The Americas are set to welcome almost 1,000 new hotels in 2021, according to the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database, including exciting additions for the likes of Margaritaville and W Hotels.

As many as 961 hotels are slated to debut across the Americas in 2021, collectively comprising an impressive 181,321 new rooms. In the US alone, these include exciting properties ranging from newbuild city hotels to a renovated island resort.

Margaritaville Island Resort San Diego

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust and Margaritaville Holdings have teamed up to create the first West Coast property for the Margaritaville brand, which will be situated on the 44-acre Vacation Island in Mission Bay, ten minutes from downtown San Diego. The development of this five-star hotel, which is expected to open late 2021, involves the renovation and rebrand of the existing Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Davidson Hotels & Resorts will continue to manage the property both before and after the transformation.

On reopening as Margaritaville Island Resort San Diego, the 462-key resort will feature casita-style, single-storey guest rooms distinguished by casual-luxe design. These will be joined by signature Martgaritaville dining concepts, new recreational activities and family amenities; other facilities will include five pools, a spa, a fitness centre, tennis courts, 80,000 sq ft of meeting space and a marina. In addition, the property boasts exceptional waterfront views courtesy of its mile of beachfront overlooking the marina and Mission Bay.

Omni Oklahoma City Hotel

Omni Hotels & Resorts is now nearing completion of the highly anticipated Omni Oklahoma City Hotel, which is due to open in the first quarter of 2021. The 605-room property spanning 17 storeys will provide a stylish place to stay in the city’s revitalised downtown area, which includes the new Oklahoma City Convention Center, Scissortail Park and Chesapeake Energy Arena, home to the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder.

The hotel has been developed in partnership with architect Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio, general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie and interior designer Bill Rooney Studio. The five-star property’s 605 rooms, which include 29 suites, promise decor taking cues from Oklahoma’s prairie landscape along with dramatic views of Scissortail Park and the downtown skyline. These rooms will be accompanied by seven dining outlets ranging from Bob’s Steak & Chop House to a poolside bar and grill, as well as a pool deck with event space, Mokara Spa, retail and 78,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor meeting space.

Le Méridien Hotel Orange County

Taking inspiration from the French heritage of Marriott International’s glamorous Le Méridien brand, the new Le Méridien Hotel Orange County will combine a newbuild modern facade with mid-century decor. Developed by SCG America Headquarters, the 400-room five-star hotel will house a wealth of luxury amenities, starting with the lobby, which will act as a coffee house by day and cocktail lounge by night.

Additional spaces channelling the European spirit of savouring the good life will include a signature restaurant and rooftop bar, a swimming pool, a spa and a well-equipped fitness centre, while event space spanning 39,000 sq ft will cater for business and celebratory events. Altogether, the property is designed to cater for business and leisure travellers, as well as groups. The hotel, managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, is expected to open in the second quarter of 2021.

The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

An exciting addition to the iconic Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Walt Disney World Swan Reserve will occupy a new 14-storey tower. On opening in the third quarter of 2021, this five-star hotel will provide 349 luxury rooms and suites with separate living and working areas. Its 149 suites, including two presidential suites, will all come with floor-to-ceiling windows.

In addition to offering luxury accommodation, the hotel will boast a signature restaurant and bar, a lobby lounge, a grab-and-go market, a health club, a swimming pool and over 22,000 sq ft of event space. Guests will also have full access to the rest of Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s amenities, not least 18 restaurants and lounges, four signature restaurants, the Mandara Spa and five pools.

W Hotel Nashville

The early 2021-opening W Hotel Nashville makes up a significant part of a striking 16-storey newbuild in The Gulch – an upscale LEED-certified community at the heart of Nashville, between Music Row and downtown. Setting its own stage for musicians to play, the hotel will include a music venue and a vibrant nightlife scene. W Hotels, part of Marriott International, is creating this highly anticipated property in collaboration with owner Twelfth Avenue Realty Holdings, developer Magellan Development Group, architect and interior designer Rockwell Group, and contractor Yates Construction.

This 346-key five-star property will be home to two dining concepts from chef Andrew Carmellini of NoHo Hospitality Group and a rooftop bar with a central fireplace and views of the Nashville skyline. Also promised is a state-of-the-art Fit gym with yoga lawn; a 9,700 sq ft Wet Deck with luxury cabanas, grill and poolside bar; 13,500 sq ft of event space; a 3,500 sq ft pre-function area; and 3,600 sq ft event terrace. Of the 346 guest rooms, 50 will be suites, including two Extreme Wow Suites.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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