We're looking ahead to the 2016 hotel scene and we're stoked. The forecast is looking sunny for lovers of fresh spaces, trendy food and drink programs, and off-radar destinations. We're eagerly anticipating this year's openings, which range from hipster hideaways in the American South to private islands off Madagascar.
Without further ado, these are the best hotels opening in 2016.
A VERY HONORABLE MENTION
Some of these hotels are in such early stages that we weren't able to get any photos. So shout out to Nobu Hotel Shoreditch in London, The Line in Washington DC, Ace Hotel and Catahoula Hotel in New Orleans, The Foundation in Detroit, ASH Hotels in New Orleans and Detroit, Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis, The Freehand in Los Angeles, Hotel Saint George in Marfa, and the Jumeirah and Mandarin Oriental hotels opening in Bali. We have high hopes for these arrivals and will be checking in throughout the year.