The Points Guy Releases Annual List of Best Hotel Openings of 2023

Their team of experts compiled a list of hotels, from the budget conscious to luxury.

The Points Guy (TPG) released the brand’s annual list of the most exciting, newly opened hotels that opened around the world this year. The list of fabulous properties is TPG’s longest to date and includes everything from over-the-top jetsetter favorites to under-the-radar tropical resorts and even budget-friendly points hotels.

This year’s list is the culmination of countless hours (and nights) of travel and research from TPG’s robust editorial team of hotel experts, and a global roster of contributors. The team considered hundreds of new hotels in the U.S. and abroad, assessing service, design, amenities, location and uniqueness of character. After visiting many of them personally, TPG eventually narrowed down the top contenders to just 37 distinctive properties that embody both the excitement of travel today and the major trends we’re following within the hospitality industry.

New hotels on the list are reinvigorating historic landmarks, like the stately Raffles London at the OWO, and reviving beloved classics like the reincarnation of the Regent Hong Kong and makeover of the iconic Kona Village, a Rosewood Resort in Hawaii. 

Here are the best hotel openings in the US:

1 HOTEL HANALEI BAY
The latest luxury resort on Kauai takes locally inspired spa experiences, sunset watching and rainbow peeping to a whole new level.

AC/MOXY DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
With 12 restaurants, bars and venues, this dual-branded hotel is the hottest new destination in Downtown L.A.

FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL
A former New York City grande dame is creatively reimagined on a prime stretch of the town’s most iconic avenue.

FONTAINEBLEAU LAS VEGAS
After years of setbacks, this contemporary Las Vegas resort is proof that good things come to those who wait.

THE GLOBAL AMBASSADOR
Occupying one of the priciest real estate corners in the Valley of the Sun, The Global Ambassador brings fresh, modern luxury to Arizona.

THE INN AT MATTEI’S TAVERN
A celebrated landmark on California’s Central Coast transforms into a cottage-style, pastoral paradise.

KONA VILLAGE, A ROSEWOOD RESORT
A beloved, decades-old resort gets a luxurious makeover complete with a world-class spa on Hawaii’s sunny Kona coast.

RAFFLES BOSTON
Boston might be one of the most historic cities in the U.S., but a recently opened skyscraper is home to one of the town’s most luxurious new hotels.

RITZ-CARLTON, PORTLAND
A luxury hotel with a soul and a sense of place puts down roots in downtown Portland, Oregon.

ST. REGIS CHICAGO
The St. Regis Chicago elevates the city’s luxury hotel scene to bold new heights. Literally.

TEMPO BY HILTON TIMES SQUARE
A budget-friendly New York hotel with a wellness spin lands in the heart of Times Square.

THE VILLAS AT DISNEYLAND HOTEL
Get a dose of Disney history and magic — inspired by Walt himself — with modern style and conveniences at this new 12-story addition to the Disneyland Hotel.

THE WAYBACK
A retro motor lodge in Tennessee takes travelers back in time on Pigeon Forge’s kitschy main drag.

ULUM MOAB
Experience next-level glamping amid Utah’s surreal red-rock formations.

For the properties outside of the United States that made the list click here.

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 Photo by Pablo Heimplatz on Unsplash.

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