Published on September 12, 2017

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For the design lover, an enjoyable vacation is too often as much about the accommodations as it is about the travel destination itself—and believe us, we understand. Scroll on to find the most design-centric new hotel openings of 2017—from eclectic and modern to rustic and old school, we have them all.

Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills, CA

Rates start at $815 per night

For an experience that takes over-the-top luxury to a new level, you need to head over to the Waldorf Astoria’s first California venture. This fabulously grand, art deco inspired hotel is full of opulence, from the terracotta-tiled roofs to the plush green carpeting that greets you the second you enter the space. Subdued, sophisticated color palettes juxtapose the rich hues of the Lalique crystal panels across the lobby, and the rooftop bar offers a 360-degree view of the LA palm trees.

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Las Alcobas, Napa Valley, CA

Rates start at $695 per night

This wine-centric hotel located near the Beringer winery and estate in St. Helena boasts the ultimate boozy getaway. Cozy accents, warming colors, and sweeping vineyard views characterize the rooms, while the modern lobby juxtaposes the rustic feel of the space. It’s perfect for a trip of relaxing lazily in a wine-soaked haze.

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21c, Nashville, TN

Rates start at $299 per night

This art-inspired hotel is part museum, part art gallery, and part modern luxury—but it’s also opening in a former warehouse listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This means you don’t have to choose between contemporary furnishings and traditional accents—just don’t expect anything to be minimalist!

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Life Hotel, New York, NY

Rates start at $250 per night

Housed in the original LIFE Building in New York City’s bustling Nomad district, the newly-renovated space builds on the building’s 1983 heritage with a number of minimalist undertones, including brass fixtures, wrought iron bed frames, high ceilings, pure white touches, and modern lighting. It’s like going back in time—but with a modern twist.

 
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Ace Hotels, New Orleans, LA

Rates start at $230 per night

The Ace brings its art deco vibes to the Big Easy, with Roman and Williams designing the sultry space. A former furniture store, the hotel takes its inspiration from the rich jazz history of New Orleans, with turntables and acoustic guitars in each room, as well as scenic backdrops of New Orleans Opera House.

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MADE Hotel, New York, NY

Rates start at $219 per night

Mixing the elegant with the playful, MADE Hotel in New York uses rich textures and warming materials to bring luxury into every experience. Polished stainless steel mirrors, rich handwoven fabrics, and exposed brass hardware add to the refined theme of the space.

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Surfjack, Honolulu, HI

Rates start at $165 per night

Ocean lovers, rejoice: This kitschy boutique hotel located off the coast of Honolulu combines every surfer’s dream into one streamlined package. Think midcentury inspired coffee tables, surfboards served as art, palm-tree embossed headboards, and bamboo-textured walls—the spirit of Waikiki comes alive in every piece of decor chosen.

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Dossier, Portland, OR

Rates start at $240 per night

Old world hospitality meets new school charm in this chic, modern boutique hotel. The minimalist decor, light colors, sun-drenched open spaces, and elegant design might seem a bit cold at first, but once you experience the hospitality Dossier is known for, you’ll soon feel like you’re in a private club, rather than a hotel.

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Coachman Hotel, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Rates start at $139 per night

Designed by Brooklyn-based design firm Studio Tack, Coachman Hotel is a newly renovated property that combined two previous motels (the Royal Coachman and the Green Lantern) to create what can best be described as “a summer camp for adults.” Frette linens, plywood, custom wall lights, an outdoor fire pit, and a massive poolside lawn characterize the rustic space.

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The Line DC, Washington, DC

Rates start at $268 per night

A former neoclassical church has been converted into a 220-room hotel in DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, but don’t think that means a complete renovation. In fact, several classic features have been retained, such as 60-foot vaulted ceilings, brass detailing, and rich copper cabinetry—leaving you feeling like you’re living in an ancient Roman cathedral.

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The Pendry, Baltimore, MD

Rates start at $305 per night

By restoring Baltimore’s historic Recreation Pier, The Pendry has created a Victorian-inspired boutique hotel that boasts waterfront views, mahogany wood, polished brass, and rich leather furniture tinged with old school vibes. The low lights, equestrian themes, and nautical touches round out the grand space.

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