New Hotels to Watch in the U.S. and Mexico

W Punta de Mita has uniquely decorated guestrooms.
W Punta de Mita has uniquely decorated guestrooms.

A number of popular tourism destinations in the U.S. and Mexico have, or soon will have, new accommodations options for your clients.

A highlight of the just-opened Nobu Hotel Miami Beach, a collaborative effort between Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, and actor Robert De Niro, among others, is its food. Nobu Hotel Miami Beach serves classic Japanese cuisine and Helene Henderson’s Malibu Farm specializes in organic dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Guestrooms and suites evoke a contemporary Japanese beach house ambiance. The three penthouse suites offer ocean views, four bedrooms, Japanese walnut soaking bath, 80” smart TVs, personal fitness center, and butler service. Guests will also have exclusive access to a private Nobu pool.

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, set to open on November 1, occupies 23 acres in Paradise Valley with views of Camelback Mountain. In partnership with Cattle Track Arts, the Andaz Salon allows guests to learn and create alongside local craftsmen, including experiences with photography, painting and pottery. Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen highlights plancha cooking techniques by Executive Chef Adam Sheff (formally of Park Hyatt New York).The Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary has four indoor and three outdoor treatment rooms, outdoor hydrotherapy pools, nail and hair salon, eucalyptus steam rooms, outdoor relaxation lounges and a private pool for spa guests.


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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is partnering with three interior designers — Tihany, Daun Curry and Richmond International — to create 21 uniquely styled Boulevard Penthouses in its Boulevard Tower. The new accommodations will maintain views of the Las Vegas skyline and range in size from 2,000 square feet to 5,000 square feet. A private gaming salon will also be created exclusively for these units’ guests. The penthouses are scheduled for completion at the close of 2016 and in early 2017.

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa is set to open on November 1.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa is set to open on November 1.

The new W Punta de Mita in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit offers uniquely decorated guestrooms that come with surfboard or punctured tin headboards. Vintage photographs decorate the walls, while suites also offer private patios or balconies. Dining options include the private Mesa1, available for only one seating per day; the Southeast Asian-inspired Spice Market; Chevicheria bar and casual dining at Venazu. The property also has an Away Spa, Fit Fitness Center and the Wave Surf Shop.

The new AC Hotel Guadalajara, operated by Marriott International, is set within the city’s arts and financial district, not far from the city’s main cultural attractions. The AC Lounge includes local artisanal beer, specialty wines, signature cocktails and tapas. Adjacent to the Lounge, guests will find the AC Kitchen, serving European-style continental breakfast with freshly baked croissants, artisanal Serrano ham, egg tarts and Nespresso coffee, among other treats. The hotel’s poolside lounge and infinity pool, on the 12th-floor open-air sky deck, offers views of the city.

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