New US hotel openings for 2021

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The world is going though a pandemic, but there are still many exciting projects to look forward to. Amelia Levin rounds up some of the year’s stand-out hotel openings

The Beatrice, Providence, Rhode Island

A luxury boutique hotel, slated to open Winter 2021 in the historic 1887 Exchange Building in Downtown Providence. Named after the developer’s mother, The Beatrice will feature 47 rooms, an open-atrium lobby, a rooftop bar and is attached to Nick’s on Westminster. The property is named after Beatrice “Bea” Temkin who was born in Providence in 1931 where she remained a lifelong resident and active community member until her passing in 2016.

The Glass Light Hotel & Gallery,  Norfolk, Virginia

Located in Norfolk’s Historic District and just steps away from the stunning Elizabeth River, The Glass Light Hotel & Gallery will fully open in 2021. The hotel opened its rooms in December 2019 and will be fully open when the Glass Light gallery opens next year. Once opens, the city of Norfolk will have the unique distinction of having the largest collection of glass art in the world. The hotel resides in a beautiful 1912 building on vibrant Granby Street, featuring 113 masterfully detailed guestrooms and suites.

Sweetgrass Inn, Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Sweetgrass Inn, Wild Dunes Resort’s new signature hotel, features all-new amenities including 153 modern guestrooms, a luxury spa for total relaxation, a state-of-the-art fitness center, multiple culinary options and an expansive pool deck. Just 30 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, Sweetgrass Inn also offers Wild Dunes Resort’s signature year-round championship golf, nationally ranked tennis and 1,600 acres of unimpeded sandy beach.

Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel Property, Montgomery, Alabama

Construction is underway on Montgomery, Alabama’s first five-star luxury hotel, transforming the historic Murphy House into the city’s only boutique property in historic downtown. The state’s third Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel property, this multi-million-dollar hotel will feature 100 rooms and suites, while also offering a restaurant and corporate meeting space. Construction plans also include adding a rooftop to the Murphy House’s neighboring warehouse building and a fifth floor to house a bar, restaurant, upper-floor guest rooms and courtyards.

Amelia Levin


Picture credit: The Glass Light Hotel & Gallery