The coolest new hotels in the world


Resorts World Las Vegas, United States

The first new resort to be built on the Las Vegas Strip in over a decade, Resorts World Las Vegas combines celebrity residences, restaurants for newcomers to Vegas and three distinct hotels into one property. The crowd is young here: they are tech-savvy partiers with crypto to spend on entertainment and shopping. Suites vary by hotel, but some have features like in-room massage guns. Dining options range from headline-grabbing $20,000 steaks to food stalls set up like a Southeast Asian street market. The Awana Spa is definitely worth setting aside time for, if only to see what the co-ed Fountain of Youth facility is all about. Rooms from $71. —Andrea Bennett

Boca Raton, USA

Boca Raton have undergone a $200 million makeover, and they’re ready to show it. The 200-acre resort is sandwiched between a half-mile of private waterfront and a cooperative Audubon sanctuary (and bifurcated by Lake Boca Raton) — an elevated option for enjoying Florida’s famous sun-drenched, water-sports pursuits, with pristine, bright interiors with views of towering palm trees, high-end amenities aplenty, and a luxury outdoor lifestyle that beckons you to stay in the sun a little longer. The property has pontoon boats and catamaran cruises, plus two water taxis that ferry guests to the private beach. Because if you haven’t been on the water in Florida, have you really been to Florida? Rooms from $475. —Nila Do Simon

Downtown LA Proper Hotel, United States

A true feast for the senses, this playful, designer property harnesses the creative energy of LTAD with enough visual and cultural interest to make it a self-contained vacation. The lobby is grand, with colorful hand-painted murals on the domed ceilings reminiscent of California’s affinity for Spanish and Moroccan design in the 1920s (when the property was originally built). Each of the 148 guest rooms features cozy amenities such as Fili D’oro linens, Aesop toiletries, Parachute Home bathrobes, and carefully curated artwork. But the real highlight of the property is the 2,777-square-foot Proper Pool Suite, with a full-size indoor pool accented by a ceramic mural. Rooms from $395. —Krista Simmons

Hotel Ace in Brooklyn, United States

The lobby of any Ace hotel is the place to be, and its Brooklyn outpost is no different. There are plenty of public workspaces, including a library-style table, a plant-filled garden, and a moody bar with comfy seating, and plenty of guests, locals, and employees use them all. Many hallmarks of Ace decor are present in the 287 rooms: plywood furniture that offers both form and function, local art, and pops of color (in this case, a deep green). But the design of the room also draws on the architecture of the industrial building, with exposed concrete windows and warehouses. Rooms from $249. — Meredith Carey

West Hollywood, United States

Right in the heart of West Hollywood, the Pendry is across from the Comedy Store, great shopping and world-class dining. The hotel features 149 rooms, 40 residences, a rooftop pool, a stylish private social club that will give SoHo a run for its money, a spa, bowling alley, and several Wolfgang Puck restaurants. If you can, opt for one of their 37 suites, which feature curated art collections and over-the-top but opulent modern furnishings in vibrant electric blues and golds that give the room a playful Hollywood Regency aesthetic. Rooms from $525. —Krista Simmons


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