Recap: Hottest hotel openings in October 2021

by | 31 Oct 2021 | Hotel Openings, Projects

Our round-up of the hottest hotel openings in October take us on a journey across the US, with design-led properties in Music City, the City of Angels and the Magic City.

Each of these exciting properties from W Hotels, Destination by Hyatt and AC Hotels fuses a focus on contemporary design with local inspiration – and rooftop experiences.

W Nashville

This exciting 346-key property, part of a striking 14-storey, mirrored mixed-use tower in the Gulch community, boasts architecture and interior design by HKS and Rockwell Group. W Nashville draws on neighbourhood culture to provide a social hub where locals feel at home and guests feel like locals.

The concept, programming and design direction of this hotel have been curated by David Tessier and Anna Gomez of Hospitality Gaming Advisors, plus local partner Mark Bloom. Design highlights include the Spanish Steps that act as an amphitheatre with a music stage below.

Guests first encounter the Welcome Den before moving onto the hotel’s 286 rooms and 60 suites, including two Extreme Wow Suites, complete with signature amenities like the Mix Bar. The work of artisans and artists features throughout the property, which houses impressive facilities such as the Wet Deck pool area, Barista Parlor coffeeshop, The Dutch and Carne Mare restaurants, the Living Room and the Sound Room event space. The property is topped off by the addition of the Proof rooftop bar.

The Shay, LA

The Shay, a Destination by Hyatt hotel, has opened in the Ivy Station development of Culver City. The brand’s first urban hotel in southern California, this property is designed to provide a hub for creativity, where loft-like accommodation is joined by a campus featuring luxurious amenities in indoor and outdoor space.

KFA Architects led the scheme’s architectural design and Studio Collective designed the interiors, including crafted details referencing the area’s industrious past.

Each of this property’s 148 contemporary rooms and suites features oversized windows, workstations, curated artwork and modern decor, while some suites also boast wet bars, patios and large soaking tubs. And the hotel’s two dining venues have been created by Michelin-starred chef Danny Grant’s What If Syndicate group; Etta offers wood-fired dishes in an indoor-outdoor setting, and Celestina serves up Mexican-inspired cuisine and cocktails on the rooftop. The hotel also incorporates 8,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor event space.

AC Hotel Miami Dadeland

Now open in Miami’s renowned shopping destination Dadeland Mall, AC Hotel Miami Dadeland offers 170 modern guestrooms with a distinctively European twist. Created by Simon and Concord Hospitality Enterprises in collaboration with Marriott International, this hotel spans seven floors and is home to an array of enticing guest amenities.

A European breakfast is served in AC Kitchen and Spanish tapas, along with cocktails including the AC Gin and Tonic, are offered in the AC Lounge. Perhaps the highlight of the property, however, is the AC rooftop and pool featuring cabanas and a poolside bar.

Additional amenities here include fitness facilities and the AC Store, enabling guests to pick up snacks and local products in a hurry. Moreover, the hotel has 3,600 sq ft of event space encompassing five rooms featuring high-tech equipment.

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