New Hotel Openings: Alt St. John’s, LondonHouse Chicago, The BoHo Prague Hotel and more

Exciting new hotel openings for early 2016 from Chicago to Brooklyn, to Veradero and some to look forward to for 2017.

 

The rooftop pool at The William Vale.

The rooftop pool at The William Vale.


The William Vale, Brooklyn

If you needed further proof on just how hot this New York outer borough is, then just take note of the hotel scene. Officially opening April 2016, in the heart of Williamsburg, this will be the second major hotel to open in the area (with more to come). The modern 21-storey building will have 183 guest rooms, including 25 suites, a 5,000 square foot terrace with lap pool, 20,000 square foot public park and also space for retail shops. Might be time to book it to Brooklyn.

Where to Find:
The William Vale
111 North 12th Street
Brooklyn, NY
thewilliamvale.com

The LondonHouse is set on the Chicago River.

The LondonHouse is set on the Chicago River.


LondonHouse, Chicago

It’s all about location and LondonHouse has it. Set on the Chicago River just minutes from Millennium Park and theatre district, the hotel is located in the historic London Guarantee Building and new 22-storey modernist glass tower. Taking reservations for stays starting in June 2016, the 452-room luxury property boasts a destination spa, two floors of upscale retail, and a tri-level rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city.

Where to Find:
LondonHouse Chicago
85 E Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL
312-357-1200; londonhousechicago.com

 

The Salazonia restaurant at the Gran Melia Palacio de Los Duques, Madrid.

The Salazonia restaurant at the Gran Melia Palacio de Los Duques, Madrid.

 

Gran Meliá Palacio de Los Duques, Madrid

Set in a former palace built in the 19th century, this newly opened luxury hotel has a prime location in the centre of Madrid, minutes from the Royal Palace and Teatro Royal. Featuring 180 guest rooms and suites, you’ll also find a gourmet restaurant serving up Spanish cuisine, a signature cocktail bar and Asian-style wellness centre. In an ode to renowned Spanish artist Velazquez, the hotel features reproductions of his most famous paintings seen throughout the public areas and guest rooms.

Where to Find:
Gran Meliá Palacio de Los Duques
Cuesta de Santo Domingo, 5
Madrid, Spain
(34) 91 5416700; melia.com

 

A rendering of the Alt Hotel, St. John's.

A rendering of the Alt Hotel, St. John’s.


Alt Hotel, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Alt hotels have been making staying around an airport much more comfortable and stylish in Canada for a few years now. With Alt Hotels already in Québec City, Montréal, Brossard, Toronto, Winnipeg and Halifax, travellers who find themselves in need of some rest on the big rock of Newfoundland will be able to take advantage of the same comforts starting in 2017. And keeping with local heritage and history, the $35-million hotel will be built on the grounds of an old Marshall Brothers cellar from the1800s, with the modern design elements that the Canadian, family-run Alts are known for.

Where to Find:
Alt Hotel St. John’s
Corner of Water Street and Prescott Street
St. John’s, Newfoundland
althotels.com

A luxury suite at the Ocean Vila Azul.

A luxury suite at the Ocean Vila Azul.

Ocean Vista Azul, Varadero, Cuba

With Cuba being on so many top travel lists in 2016, we had to include a newly opened all-inclusive in Veradero, right on the beach. The luxury Ocean Vista property comes with 288 deluxe rooms, privilege rooms and services, six restaurants and a large spa. But the biggest selling feature? That gorgeous stretch of white-sand beach that Veradero is known for.

Where to Find:
Ocean Vista Azul
Autopista Sur, km 11
Cardenas – Matanzas
Veradero, Cuba
oceanhotels.net

 

A stunning seating area in the BoHo Prague Hotel.

A stunning seating area in the BoHo Prague Hotel.


The BoHo Prague Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

The newly opened BoHo Prague Hotel in the heart of one of Europe’s most romantic cities, Prague, is housed in an old post office building, keeping the old-world charm with a mix of sleek, minimalist, modern design. Part of the Small Luxury Hotel group, the boutique hotel comes with 57 rooms, a gym, restaurant and a spa. And being just steps away from the famous Charles Bridge and the heart of the old town part of the city means you can soak up all the romance the city has to offer while offering a cozy reprieve at the same time.

Where to Find:
The BoHo Prague Hotel
Senovazna 4
Prague, Czech Republic
slh.com