10 Hot Hotel Openings in November 2017

Here’s a look at the coolest new hotels opening around the world in November, from Rosewood’s first resort in Southeast Asia to midtown and downtown options in New York.

1. Andaz Singapore

Location: Singapore

Number of Rooms: 342

Three Interesting Facts:

1. The Andaz opens as part of the new DUO development, featuring twin concave towers inspired by the movements of a dancing couple, and occupies the upper floors of one of the towers, including a pool on the 25th and rooftop bar on the 39th.

2. Andre Fu, designer of the renowned UpperHouse in Hong Kong, did the rooms for the Andaz.

They’re noticeably spacious, with high ceilings magnified by floor-to-ceiling windows.

3. Lots of freebies: wifi, a non-alcoholic minibar and all-day refreshments at the Sunroom lounge, regardless of Hyatt status.

Loyalty Program: World of Hyatt

Price: From $250 or 25,000 Hyatt points per night.

Book with the Hyatt Credit Card to earn 3 points per dollar at Hyatt properties.

Image courtesy Andaz
Image courtesy of Andaz Singapore.

2. Hotel Le Louis Versailles Chateau

Location: Versailles

Number of Rooms: 152

Three Interesting Facts:

1. The full name of this property is Hotel Le Louis Versailles Chateau MGallery By Sofitel Ex Pullman. Shall we break that down?

MGallery is a boutique brand from Sofitel, which is owned by AccorHotels.

Pullman is another Accor brand, acquired in the early ‘90s.

At first, all Pullmans, like the Le Louis, were converted to Sofitels, but now Accord has re-launched the line.

The Le Louis remains a Sofitel but after a full renovation that wrapped up last month, has earned the MGallery designation. (Whew.)

2. As the name implies, the hotel is located in Versailles — it’s just a two-minute walk from the famous palace.

There’s no newer or better place to stay in Versailles than this.

3. Stylish rooms have herringbone wood floors, frescoed ceilings and pops of teal, lilac and gold.

Lights figure play a key role in the design throughout the historic property, from the vaulted barrel skylights over the lobby bar to the gold-and-crystal chandeliers in the restaurant.

Loyalty Program: Le Club from Accor Hotels.

This loyalty program works a bit differently than what we’re used to seeing in the US, with every 2,000 Le Club points earning you a 40 euro (~$42) voucher.

Then you simply need to accumulate enough vouchers to score some free nights.

Price: From $175 or 8,000 Le Club points (4 vouchers) per night.

Book with the Chase Sapphire Reserve to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy AccorHotels
Image courtesy AccorHotels

3. Awasi Iguazú

Location: Iguazú Falls, Argentina

Number of Rooms: 14

Three Interesting Facts:

1. Iguazu Falls, the world’s largest waterfall, straddles Argentina and Brazil.

On the Argentine side, Awasi, which operates intimate luxury properties in Patagonia and Atacama, brings a collection of 14 bungalows camouflaged by the verdant jungle.

2. While the resort is in tune with nature, Awasi is not a roughing-it-type experience; each villa has a private plunge pool, outdoor shower and separate living room.

3. The best amenity at this exclusive hideaway: every reservation comes with its own 4WD vehicle and personal guide for exploring — completely at your pace and preferences.

Loyalty Program: N/A

Price: From $760 per night.

Book with the Citi Prestige card to earn 3x points on your stay and take advantage of its nifty fourth night free perk, or the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy Awasi
Image courtesy of Awasi.

4. The Pilgrim

Location: London

Number of Rooms: 73

Three Interesting Facts:

1. Located across from Paddington Station and three blocks from Hyde Park’s Lancaster Gate, the Pilgrim is a hybrid hotel-café connected by a handsome, old wooden staircase.

Upstairs, the rooms range from budget-chic bunks to more standard-size quarters, all furnished with living plants, original art and antique books.

2. The Lounge on the first floor offers celery root soup with citrus-seaweed powder, burrata with baked figs, poached eggs over kimchi rice and bottled Reverse Martinez cocktails with rose vermouth.

3. Special offer alert: The Pilgrim is giving all direct new bookings 10 GBP to spend on food and drinks.

Loyalty Program: N/A

Price: From $142 per night. Book with the Citi Prestige card to earn 3x points on your stay and take advantage of its nifty fourth night free perk, or the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy the Pilgrim Hotel
Image courtesy the Pilgrim Hotel.

5. InterContinental Perth City Centre

Location: Perth, Australia

Number of Rooms: 240

Three Interesting Facts:

1. A revamp of the old Rydges Hotel in Australia’s fourth most populous city, InterContinental Perth opens on Hay Street, a main downtown corridor, walking distance to King’s Park and Elizabeth Quay.

This is the sixth InterContinental in Australia.

2. Perth is in the midst of a mini-boom, with Westin, Ritz-Carlton and QT all openings properties this and next year.

InterContinental is the first five-star hotel to open in Perth’s CBD in decades, according to Hotel Management magazine.

3. IHG invested $70 million in the renovation of the old Rydges, bringing the luxury factors up to par with a dramatic mezzanine-style lobby and sanctuary-like rooms in tones of oyster and pearl.

Loyalty Program: IHG Rewards Club

Price: From $310 or 35,000 IHG points per night. Book with the IHG® Rewards Club Select Credit Card for 5x points at IHG Hotels.

Image courtesy of IHG.

6. Regent Chongqing

Location: Chongqing, China

Number of Rooms: 202

Three Interesting Facts:

1. Chongqing joins Regent’s Asian properties in Beijing, Taipei and Singapore when it opens this month — finally.

It’s been significantly delayed, with an opening originally scheduled for last January.

2. The property’s mixed-media in-house art collection celebrates materials traditional to Sichuan culture, like ceramic, jade, metal and lacquer.

3. Club Rooms have perks like 24-hour butler service, lounge access and complimentary airport transfers.

Loyalty Program: None, but Regent is affiliated with 13 frequent flyer programs, including American and United, and offers a 500-mile bonus per booking.

Price: From $130 per night. Book with the Citi Prestige card to earn 3x points on your stay and take advantage of its nifty fourth night free perk, or the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy Regent Hotels
Image courtesy of Regent Hotels.

7. Cassa Hotel NY 45th Street

Location: New York City

Number of Rooms: 165

Three Interesting Facts:

1. Cassa is a Radisson property that falls under the Club Carlson purview, which also includes Park Inn and Country Inn & Suites.

If you have some Carlson points you’ve been looking to offload on a quick winter trip, you could do worse than this Midtown property (conveniently located on West 45th and 6th).

2. Rooms have pillow-top mattresses, tufted leather headboards and solid soundproofing — key in Midtown.

Studio suites come with separate living rooms and sleeper sofas; upgrade to a one-bedroom and you’ll get all that, plus a soaking tub.

3. Food Network’s Alex Guarnaschelli helms the on-site restaurant, Butter, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

The menu includes oysters on the half shell, gnocchi in the style of mac ‘n’ cheese and a 28-day dry-aged tomahawk steak for two.

Loyalty Program: Club Carlson

Price: From $322 or 70,000 Club Carlson points per night. Book with the Citi Prestige card to earn 3x points on your stay and take advantage of its nifty fourth night free perk, or the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy Cassa Hotels
Image courtesy of Cassa Hotels.

8. Frederick Hotel Tribeca

Location: New York

Number of Rooms: 130

Three Interesting Facts:

1. The Frederick is the newest and first downtown property from Triumph, a NYC-based collection of hotels.

The TriBeCa building it’s housed in dates back to 184 — rumor has it that Abraham Lincoln slept here in the 1850s, back when it was known as the Gerard House.

2. A statement-making deep blue (wainscoting in the lobby, carpets in the rooms) plays off whitewashed brick and subtly patterned wallpaper to create a preppy urban aesthetic.

3. Rooms range from snug-even-for-NY singles to gracious junior suites with high ceilings, loft-style windows, a king bed and a tufted leather sofa that converts to another bed.

Loyalty Program: N/A

Price: From $220 per night. Book with the Citi Prestige card to earn 3x points on your stay and take advantage of its nifty fourth night free perk, or the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy Frederick Hotel
Image courtesy of the Frederick Hotel.

9. Rosewood Phuket

Location: Phuket, Thailand

Number of Rooms: 71

Three Interesting Facts:

1. This is the first Rosewood resort in Southeast Asia, stretching across a third-mile of beachfront on Phuket’s southwest shore.

2. The eco-luxurious rooms are called pavilions and laid out apartment-style, with separate living and bedrooms, terraces facing the Andaman Sea and bathrooms that feature open-air courtyards furnished with soaking tubs.

3. Rosewood has chosen the Phuket property to debut its new wellness brand and spa, Asaya; the centerpiece, Asaya Aterlier, is where spices, herbs and oils are customized, crushed and blended to order for each guest.

Loyalty Program: N/A

Price: From $720 per night. Book with the Citi Prestige card to earn 3x points on your stay and take advantage of its nifty fourth night free perk, or the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy Rosewood
Image courtesy of Rosewood.

10. Hotel Kabuki

Location: San Francisco

Number of Rooms: 225

Three Interesting Facts:

1. This Joie de Vivre property in San Francisco’s Japantown isn’t new, but this month it unveils a $31 million renovation.

All the “tower” rooms (housed in the former Japanese Consulate) have been redone with stitched-leather seating, poppy Japanese art and headboards trimmed in shibori fabric, a Japanese indigo dyeing technique.

2. The fitness center clocks in at more than 3,000 square feet and includes a yoga studio, meditation center and tea garden.

3. Guests have complimentary access to the communal baths at the adjacent Kabuki Springs & Spa.

Loyalty Program: Joy of Life Club lets you redeem points for 2,500-, 7,500- and 10,000-point increments, worth $100, $300 and $750, respectively, toward hotel stays.

Price: From $249 or 7,500 Joy of Life Club points per night.

Book with the Citi Prestige card to earn 3x points on your stay and take advantage of its nifty fourth night free perk, or the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card to earn 3x points on travel purchases — the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card lets you earn 2x points on travel as well.

Image courtesy Hotel Kabuki

Featured image courtesy of the Andaz Singapore.

This post originally appeared on thepointsguy.com

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