After a year and a half of little to no travel, many attendees are eager to meet in person again, making gatherings held in new destinations or at just-opened venues all the more enticing. Following is a sampling of posh new hotels set to debut across the country next year. From Chicago to Coral Gables, Fla., these properties offer ample space for groups and scenic settings for getting back to business.
A new 20-acre oasis is coming to Paradise Valley. Ritz-Carlton is expanding its presence out west with a new palm tree–lined property in Scottsdale, Ariz. The 215-room hotel, set to debut in fall 2022, will have more than 20,000 square feet of event space, including two ballrooms, several meeting rooms, an outdoor amphitheater and seven event lawns.
Meet, shop, dine and more at the Conrad Los Angeles, which will be part of a mixed-use development in the city’s arts district. The 305-room luxury property will offer 12,000 square feet of meeting space and a 16,000-square-foot rooftop terrace with a pool.
The 216-room Thompson Denver will mark the brand’s first hotel in Colorado. Now accepting reservations for late January and beyond, the downtown property will offer 8,000 square feet of meeting space, two dining outlets, and a billiards library and whiskey room.
Opening: Early 2022
Raise a glass at the champagne bar or take a dip in one of the two infinity-edge pools at the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale. This 189-room luxury property will come with a beachfront address and will offer 13,000 square feet of space for group gatherings.
A welcome addition to this posh Miami suburb, the 242-room Loews Coral Gables will offer 16,000 square feet of indoor meeting space and 15,000 square feet of outdoor event space, including a rooftop pool and outdoor bar areas.
A historic landmark building that once housed one of Chicago’s biggest banks is being transformed into the high-end LaSalle Chicago. The 232-room financial-district hotel will feature more than 7,600 square feet of event space.
Opening: Late 2022
Raffles’ first property in North America will debut near Boston’s Fenway Park with 147 guest rooms and 146 branded residences. Plans call for six F&B outlets, including a speakeasy and a sky bar, as well as 8,000 square feet of meeting space.
Coming soon to Music City is the Conrad Nashville. The downtown hotel will have 234 guest rooms and suites within walking distance of Music Row. Guests can choose between three dining outlets — two bars and a contemporary surf-and-turf restaurant. A rootop pool and 11,000 square feet of event space are also planned.
Now accepting reservations for early January, the Thompson Austin will bring the brand’s signature contemporary luxe style to the heart of downtown. The boutique property will feature 229 guest rooms and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space, plus a sleek infinity-edge pool and two restaurants from James Beard–award winner Mashama Bailey.
Planners of large events will soon have a new reason to consider Salt Lake City: a 26-story headquarters hotel with 700 rooms and 60,000 square feet of meeting space. Adjacent to the Salt Palace Convention Center, the Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City will feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the downtown skyline and surrounding mountains. A rooftop pool and terrace will be among several options for outdoor gatherings.