Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, Arizona

The newly reopened downtown property stars a 19,000-square-foot lobby featuring a cafe, bar and restaurant that invites guest to work, sip with friends or relax solo amid communal energy. The lobby features soundproof booths for calls and six glass-enclosed meeting spaces, providing focus and privacy but still energized by comings and goings. Renovation included a floor-to-ceiling redo of its 1,004 guest rooms—enough to accommodate attendees even if you take up all 110,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space.

Kimpton Hotel Fontenot, New Orleans

Named after a famous Creole fiddle player, the new Kimpton hotel brings 202 crisp, lively guest rooms to the Crescent City. The hotel aims to embody the city’s musical heritage and irreverent style with sophistication. A daily social hour, live musical performances and a cocktail on check-in will set guests abuzz with Nola energy—which they can work off in the 24-hour fitness studio before reviving at Gospel Cafe and Boozy Treats, the lobby-level coffee shop (which also serves frozen cocktails.)

Daxton Hotel, Birmingham, Michigan

The brand-new hotel offers 151 rooms, each with original mixed-media artwork as part of the hotel’s impressive 400-piece portfolio of custom art. Creative elements continue with bold furnishings, a chartreuse lobby and lavender parlors (available for meetings, with a full salon that seats up to 300.) Flagship restaurant Madam features sophisticated American cuisine focusing on singular, local flavors and ingredients, best indulged in post-workout with the hotel’s onsite personal trainer or after coming back from a jaunt with the run club.

Nikki Beach Montenegro

The 45-room boutique resort in the Balkans looks over Bay of Tivat and Lady Mercy Island with stunning cliffside sea views, just a 10-minute boat ride from the yachting destination of Porto Montenegro. The property includes a beach club and 250-person capacity restaurant with a seafood-rich menu spanning from local to global favorites. A full-service spa, hammam and gym offer guests the chance to unwind, in addition to three pools, with two reserved for those staying on property.