A late 1400’s Aztec temple was found beneath a Mexico City hotel. A museum is planned for the excavation location. Now and then, something OLDWorthy becomes NEWWorthy.
With summer approaching and families preparing to travel, here at NEWWorthy we figured it was time to update our list of New Hotel and Grand Opening websites. Please note that this list is considered incomplete, as there are many other hoteliers and hotel listing sites not shown here.
Note that some motels and hotels may also list renovated properties as new. One possibly method for detecting a renovated versus a new property is to search out reviews on the property and see how far back in time they go.
Belmond Hotels – Select “Our Collection” to see (Opening …) properties
Choice Hotels – I couldn’t find a complete list of new hotels, but their development pages talk about some of them.
Five Star Alliance lists some new hotels
Four Seasons hotels
Hotel Industry News lists recent openings of hotels around the world.
IHG (such as Holiday Inn)
Kimpton Hotels – See “Coming Soon” on that page
NewSleeps provides a search for many new hotel properties
Oberoi Hotels – See list of “Upcoming Hotels” on that page
Taj Hotels – See “Happenings” at bottom of that page
Travel and Leisure provides their top picks for new hotels in 2016.
USA Today reports that Marriott International is buying Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide for $12 billion. So would the new hotelier be called Marriott International? Or would they agree upon a new name, like Starriott or Marrywood? Below, the Wall Street Journal reports on the possible merger, noting that it still needs to be reviewed by the government.
Yes, micro-hotel rooms are small. But USA Today reports that there is a trend in the hotel industry towards smaller hotels. Marriott’s hotel version is called Moxy. In the video below, micro-hotel brand Tommie is discussed.
It’s been a while since I last listed new hotel property websites, so here goes. These are just some of the places you can find new hotels listings.
Conde Naste Traveler recently listed their choices for the Best New Hotels in the World (2015). Below is a YouTube video from Buzz60 on the subject.
USA Today presents the Linq Hotel & Casino, Caesars’ brand new renovation in Las Vegas, Nevada. An OLDWorthy property made new again.
USA Today writes about the new AC Hotel New Orleans Bourbon, and Marriott’s push to appeal to millennials. Below is a Fox News report on the subject.
The Canopy is a new kind of Hilton.
USA Today published a list (in 2014) of their picks for top pet-friendly hotel chains.
The world’s first robot bellhop is a nice idea. But so often I’d just like the luggage cart from downstairs to get in the elevator and come to the door of my hotel room as we’re getting ready to leave. Or maybe the robot bellhop can retrieve it for me? Either way, that’s what I’d like to have.
Hotels on cliffs are OLDWorthy. But when you see this TripAdvisor collection of “spectacular clifftop hotels” it makes them seem NEWWorthy. Watch the video below to see why Parador de Ronda is spectacular.
USA Today suggests some fantastic castles you can stay at that might remind you of “Game of Thrones” styling. Many of these castles are very old, but connecting with remarkable architecture can often feel NEWWorthy. It isn’t clear from watching “Game of Thrones” what time frame it takes place in, but similarities to 13th and 14th century Earth have been noted.
TripAdvisor recently listed “10 jaw-dropping hotel pools“. Granted, these aren’t all entirely new, but because they are spectacular and modern, I’m going to make these NEWWorthy for now.
TripAdvisor’s 2014 Traveler’s Choice “Top 25 Hotels in the World“.
USA Today reports that Loews Hotels will allow booking of rooms via Twitter starting Nov. 19, 2013.
USA Today listed a few of their favorite apps for booking a hotel room at the last-minute.
Trident hotels is opening a new hotel in Hyderabad, India.
Best Western has several hotels (not sure if all are new, though) joining its ranks, including a couple in India.
Holiday Inn (IHG – Intercontinental Hotels Group) has some new and some “coming soon” hotels listed, including a Fort Walton Beach, FL hotel in 2014.
Would you like to see some new or “coming soon” Hampton Inns?
Looking for a new Marriott Fairfield Inn for your stay? Use this map search and look for the ones with a little red dot.
The video below describes a new kind of Japanese capsule hotel room (an airplane cabin-like room) that is a bit taller, perhaps a bit safer, and costs a bit more.
AARP is showing a Summer Sale in their Travel Center for bookings by September 2, 2013 for travel through September 30, 2013. Check the website to verify the dates of validity.