Four new and renovated coastal properties in Florida, Georgia and California.
Opened in April, the first boutique hotel experience in Fort Lauderdale is a block from the beach, with 96 rooms in a breezy mid-century style. All the usual Kimpton perks are in swing, from complimentary tea and coffee service in the morning to free bikes for cruising the shoreline. Ground-floor restaurant The Botanic promises a creative cocktail program and locally sourced ingredients for shareable plates with Latin and Caribbean beats. A rooftop pool (opening in fall) with sweeping views of the intracoastal waterway is the perfect place to sip a frozen craft rum concoction.
Hotel Citrine, Palo Alto, California
This Tribute Portfolio hotel opens this week with 150 guest rooms on the same campus as AC Hotel Palo Alto, just minutes from Stanford University and a 22-minute drive from SFO. Rooms feature plush chairs, brass fixtures, rain showers, luxurious natural-fiber linens and Parachute bath robes. The spot is suited for small meets, with 1,400 sq. ft. event space. Local wine, beer and elixirs pair with inventive California cuisine at Wild Onion Bistro and Bar, while partnerships with local purveyors like The Midwife and the Baker, T2 Teas and Equator Coffees make for an elevated teatime.
Mission Pacific Hotel and The Seabird Resort, Oceanside Beach, California
These adjacent beachfront properties opened this month, with a bevy of joint ventures with local companies to entice guests. To start, public spaces and guest rooms are curated by Oceanside Museum of Art, featuring 289 total pieces and installations across both properties. Post visual delights, give your workout an upgrade and celebrate SD’s unique sport culture with lessons from a professional surfer or an Olympic skateboard coach, depending on preference for wheels or waves. Other elevated amenities range from water stations with alkaline systems by Oceanside-based URBN WATER CO. to cold-pressed bevvies from Suja Juice. Mission Pacific Hotel has 161 guest rooms and 13,000 sq. ft. of oceanview event space, while The Seabird Resort boasts 226 guest rooms and 20,000 sq. ft. of room to rendezvous.
Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott, Jekyll Island, Georgia
The dual-branded beachfront property opened this June with 120 guest rooms at Residence Inn by Marriott and 89 rooms at Courtyard by Marriott. Courtyard guest rooms feature flexible design for a seamless switch from productivity to relaxation, while Residence Inn suites are designed for longer stays, featuring studios and one-bedrooms with full kitchens and residential-sized appliances. The property features a heated, freshwater pool, an indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar, a fitness center and 2,600 sq. ft. for meetings; the island is also home to Jekyll Island Convention Center, with 128,000 sq. ft. of event space.