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NEW HOTELS IN THE AMERICA America is a continent of contrasts: from the North we have Canada and the United States and some of the most iconic cities in the world including New York and Los Angeles; in Central America we have Mexico and its rich heritage and colourful culture; and in the south we have the nations of Brazil, Argentina and some of the most amazing landscapes in the world. Plus, just off the coast we have the Caribbean – the dream destination for holiday makers everywhere. Best in Travel celebrates this most diverse of continents and celebrates some of the most exciting new properties to have opened.


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The great American experience is about so many things: bluegrass and beaches, snow-covered peaks and redwood forests, restaurant-loving cities and big open skies.

Bright Lights, Big Cities

On the Road Again

America is the birthplace of LA, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, Boston and New York City – each a brimming metropolis whose name alone conjures a million different notions of culture, cuisine and entertainment. Look more closely, and the American quilt unfurls in all its surprising variety: the eclectic music scene of Austin, the easygoing charms of antebellum Savannah, the eco-consciousness of free-spirited Portland, the magnificent waterfront of San Francisco and the captivating French Quarter of jazz-loving New Orleans. Each city adds its unique style to the grand patchwork that is America.

This is a country of road trips and great open skies, where 4 million miles of highways lead past red-rock deserts, below towering mountain peaks and through fertile wheat fields that roll off toward the horizon. The sun-bleached hillsides of the Great Plains, the lush rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, the sultry swamplands of the South and the scenic country lanes of New England are a few fine starting points for the great American road trip. Veer off the interstate often to discover the bucolic 'blue highways' of lore.

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ica. Food-Loving Nation

Cultural Behemoth

On one evening in the US, thick barbecue ribs come piping hot at a Texas roadhouse, while chefs blend organic produce with Asian accents at award-winning West Coast restaurants. Locals get their fix of bagels and lox at a century-old deli in Manhattan's Upper West Side and, several states away, plump pancakes and fried eggs disappear under the clatter of cutlery at a 1950sstyle diner. Steaming plates of lobster from a Maine pier, oysters and champagne from a California wine bar, Korean tacos out of a Portland food truck – these are just a few ways to dine à la Americana.

The USA has made tremendous contributions to the arts. Georgia O'Keeffe's wild landscapes, Robert Rauschenberg's surreal collages, Alexander Calder's elegant mobiles and Jackson Pollock's drip paintings have entered the vernacular of 20th-century art. Chicago and New York have become veritable drawing boards for the great architects of the modern era. And from the soulful blues born in the Mississippi Delta to the bluegrass of Appalachia and Detroit's Motown sound – plus jazz, funk, hip-hop, country, and rock and roll – America has invented sounds integral to modern music.

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AWASI IGUAZÚ Located just 20 minutes from the world’s largest waterfalls, Awasi’s new 14-room lodge is situated on the banks of the River Iguazú, surrounded by the Atlantic Rainforest. Each villa is assigned with a private guide and 4WD, allowing guests to explore at their own pace, visiting where they want, in their own time. www.awasiguazu.com/about

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Blackadore Caye, A Restorative Island is one of the world’s most exclusive island retreats, located in beautiful Belize behind the world’s second largest barrier reef. Originally acquired by Leonardo DiCaprio with the vision to create the future home of the greenest luxury development ever built– this vision is now a reality. Blackadore Caye is the World’s first truly restorative island development – a development completely powered by renewable energy and designed to increase the biological health of species on the island and in the waters around it. The project will contain a world-class luxury hotel resort centered on health, wellness and sustainability, off-the-grid ‘living homes’ a research station on climate change and habitat impacts, leading restoration programs and more. www.restorativeislands.com/blackadore-caye/

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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL PHILADELPHIA Crowning the skyline's tallest tower, the brandnew Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center showcases new restaurants by Michellin- starred chef Jean- Georges Vongerichten and James Beard Award- winner Greg Vernick, along with a 57th- floor spa and indoor infinity pool. Anticipate Philadelphia's ultimate urban luxury hotel experience. www.fourseasons.com/philadelphia

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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SÃO PAULO AT NAÇÕES UNIDAS

Making a landmark debut in Brazil, Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo at Nações Unidas is redefining luxury in South America's business and cultural powerhouse. Here, world- class service meets local culture, global businesses blend with lush green spaces, and sumptuous accommodations are complemented by the city's best dining and nightlife.

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HILTON DES MOINES DOWNTOWN Welcome to Hilton Des Moines Downtown, a bright and modern hotel in step with the techcentric area. Part of the Des Moines Skywalk system, the hotel is connected to the Iowa Events Center – perfect for convention attendees – and offers quick access to offices, local dining and Des Moines attractions. We have plenty of conveniences for your stay, including a signature restaurant, indoor pool, fitness center, and 14,000 sq. ft. of stylish event space. www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/iowa/hilton-des-moines-downtown-DSMDIHH/index.html

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BEACHFRONT RESORT

HILTON SANTA BAR

Enjoy the relaxed luxury and natural beauty of the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Set across 8 Spanish-style buildings along the Pacific coastline, our resort has something for everyone – stunning views from every room, a wellness spa, multiple restaurants, a gigantic pool, indoor/outdoor event space, and recreation on land and water.

Lush gardens and palm trees fill the resort’s 24 acres, a dramatic setting for your uniquely California experience. www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/califor nia/hilton-santa-barbarabeachfront-resortSBAFPHH/index.html


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It’s time to unwind Escape the stress of everyday life and embrace the simple joys of living. Here time slows down and there are no distractions. Reconnect with the one you love while attentive staff cater to your every need. Relax on a private white sand beach. Savor gourmet cuisine. Retreat to one of 53 suites and cottages overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Isn’t it time you go beyond relaxation and truly

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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The NoMad hosts a number of events and performances throughout the year in various spaces within the hotel and restaurant. Events are often ticketed, but open to the public and guests of the hotel. More details about currently scheduled events can be found here and will be updated regularly. www.thenomadhotel.com/new-york

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Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Jamaica Round Hill welcomes you with genuine Jamaican hospitality while captivating you at every turn. Our 110acre private enclave of luxury villas, boutique oceanfront rooms, award-winning seaside dining and exquisite spa lie nestled in a lush tropical hillside along a private bay of turquoise waters. Here, guests become family, paradise is found, and experiences become lasting memories. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=d3iGYjzsJFF


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THE OCEAN CLU A FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, BAHAM Discover the legendary chic of The Ocean Club, combining elevated Four Seasons service with laid-back Bahamian style to create one of the most sought- after resort experinces in the Caribbean. www.fourseasons.com/oceanclub


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Located in the heart of “Araucanía”, in Chile’s Lake District, the homeland of the courageous Mapuche people, breathtaking glacial lakes mirror the frosted tips of volcanoes and lush flora decorates national parks. Once a war ground, this area stretching over 99 square kilometres (38 square miles), saw the Mapuche people resisting the advances of Inca and Spanish invaders. Thriving farmlands transformed into a tranquil tourist mecca, where a colourful intricately woven tapestry of quaint

villages, such as Pucon are sprawled along the shores of the Villarrica Lake, near the active Villarrica Volcano. Evergreen rainforests, sparkling lakes and massive Araucaria (or monkey puzzle) trees, some over 1 000 years old, add to the idyllic landscape waiting to be explored. www.andbeyond.com/ourlodges/south-america/chile/lakedistrict/andbeyond-vira-vira

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When Alex Calderwood opened his first Ace Hotel in Seattle in 1999, little could he know how copied, emulated and disseminated the hallmarks of the hipster hotel would become. In the new sharing economy of footloose creatives, the Nineties lobby as party scene became the Noughties lobby as co-working space with bearded millennials tapping on Macbooks surrounded by flat whites. But now Ace – through its Atelier Ace offshoot – is flipping the concept again. With its new Sister City, opening in New York in the autumn, no longer will the model be that of hotel as buzzy

neighbourhood hangout, but more as a stripped back retreat, an escape from the city outside the front door. Naturally, the marketing spiel is still stuffed with zeitgeisty reference points ('Finnish saunas, Japanese bento boxes, John Cage’s ‘4’33”’) but the simple message is 'less is more', and that applies to the price point too: from about £185 a night in Manhattan is positively a bargain. sistercitynyc.com


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THE NoMad LOS AN Located on the corner of 7th and Olive Street, The NoMad Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles continues in the spirit of the original NoMad in New York by taking residence in the historic building, Giannini Place. Originally built in the 1920s as the headquarters for The Bank of Italy, the building’s gold and blue Italianate lobby ceiling has been fully restored and serves as inspiration throughout. Honoring its rich history, The NoMad Downtown LA Hotel naturally balances the

integrity and character of the Neoclassical landmark with a contemporary California design sensibility. As in New York, we have collaborated with Jacques Garcia on the design and Chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara on the restaurants, while adapting our approach to seamlessly blend into the vibrant tapestry of Downtown L.A. www.thenomadhotel.com/los-angeles


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The Perfect Getaway for Everyone Welcome to Beaches®, where everything you can think of is included and good times never stop. It’s the complimentary transfer waiting for you when you arrive. It’s the first time your little one meets Elmo. It’s that day you explored scubadiving. It’s the unforgettable family dinner on the beach, as the sun sets on paradise. Beaches Resorts is that amazing vacation you’ll remember for years to come!

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LINE DC

In Adams Morgan cultures intersect to create one of Washington, DC’s most diverse non-stop neighborhoods. With live music seven nights a week, cuisine from five continents and local shopping boutiques, Adams Morgan has something for everyone and delivers a uniquely rich way to experience the nation’s capital. www.thelinehotel.com/dc


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FREEHAND NEW YORK Located in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, Freehand New York is housed in the former George Washington Hotel—once home to many storied writers, musicians and creatives. Designed by Roman and Williams and featuring custom-commissioned

artwork by Bard College students and alumni throughout, we’re revitalizing the artistic community in a historic NY neighborhood. freehandhotels.com/new-york


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Bishop's Lodge, the iconic 1920s resort situated on 317 acres in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains is being reenvisioned as one of the top resorts in the nation — respecting the property's rich history

and original design while incorporating state-ofthe-art luxury features throughout its accommodations, grounds and amenities. www.bishopslodge.com


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O N LY AT T H E R E S O R T S M A D E F O R L O V E Crystal Lagoon Suite at Sandals Royal Barbados

Over-the-Water Butler Villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean


Sandals® Resorts offers an exceptional all-inclusive experience featuring revolutionary design and five-star luxury. It’s no wonder we are the All-Inclusive Leader with more awards than any other resort brand, ever.

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ROSEWOOD MIRAMAR

Located 80 miles northwest of Los Angeles in Montecito’s idyllic seaside community, Rosewood Miramar Beach Montecito will offer 124 guest rooms and 37 suites on one of the most beautiful and exclusive beaches in Southern California.

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Feed, nourish, and refresh your soul at 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City. Let contemporary art surround you in this museum, boutique hotel, and chef-driven restaurant, nestled between the Power & Light district and River Market in downtown Kansas City. www.21cmuseumhotels.com/kansascity


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UNDER CANVAS MOUNT RUSHMORE

Located on an original gold mining settlement, Under Canvas®, is the best way to experience one of America's most iconic landmarks. Enjoy views of Mount Rushmore during the day and a star filled sky with incredible views of the Milky Way at night, all with the comfort of a private luxury tent, delicious onsite restaurants, and much more. With tons of exclusive activities to go along with your luxurious accommodations, each member of your group is sure to find something they love. www.undercanvas.com/camps/ mount-rushmore


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Set on the site of the former Rosenwach factory, the maker of the iconic wooden water towers that scatter the New York skyline, The Hoxton Williamsburg will be a destination for international visitors, guest and locals alike. It will have three restaurants, including terrace and courtyard spaces, and a rooftop bar with views across Manhattan. thehoxton.com/new-york/williamsburg/hotels

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Best in Travel Magazine // Issue 86 // New Hotels in the Americas & Caribbean  
Best in Travel Magazine // Issue 86 // New Hotels in the Americas & Caribbean