Check In | 2016

Hotels can make or break a trip. Some hotels even provide a reason for visiting a place we’d otherwise never considered. Here’s our list of some of the hotel openings around the world were most excited about for 2016.

The Beach SamuiKoh Samui, Thailand

Situated in a tiny fishing village outside of Koh Samui, this private residence club only offers 21 beachfront apartments. Designed by world-renowned firm Yoo, the boutique resort was consciously designed to incorporate solar energy efficiency.



Faena Hotel – Miami

Debuting during Art Basel (along with a jaw-dropping Damien Hirst sculpture) at the end of last year, this luxury hotel boasts stunning interiors, restaurants by Francis Mallmann and Paul Qui, as well as breaking the record for the most expensive residence in Miami at $60 million.



Angama MaraNarok, Kenya

Husband and wife teamed opened up this latest safari-centric spot in Kenya. Angama, Swahili for ‘suspended in mid air’, offers 15 luxury tents on the site of 2 camps with views overlooking the Mara Triangle.

The Barazza at Angama Mara’s guest area where guests can sit and enjoy the view


Ace HotelNew Orleans

Opening this March in the CBD of New Orleans, The Ace will be adding one more property to their roster. Housed in a 1928 Art Deco building, the boutique hotel is walking distance to many galleries and art museums as well as the iconic French Quarter.



The JamesLos Angeles

Sunset Boulevard is the address for the latest CIM Group and Denihan Hospitality Group venture. With two 10-story towers and 286 rooms, The James is the first West Coast location of the hotel.



Arovada by Akaryn Cambodia

Live out your fantasy of escaping to your own private island at this holistic hideaway. In collaboration with fashion designer Kenzo, the end result is absolutely spectacular.


KeemalaPhuket Island

Also joining the wellness-focused resorts of SE Asia is boutique resort Keemala. Stay in one of the treehouse-like pods, a clay and straw cottage or a bird’s nest villa with many areas ideal for meditation practice.



Williamsburg Hotel – Brooklyn, NYC

Competition for The Wythe? Slated to open in the spring, the newest Brooklyn-based hotel will feature Manhattan skyline views, 3 bars and a rooftop pool.