Bicoastal Dreams: New and Renovated

Dossier, Portland

Provenance Hotels’ new 205-room hotel is reminiscent of a private club steeped in hospitality. Guest menus offer selections that are spiritual—Tao Te Ching, anyone?—sleep-inducing—down or down alternative pillow?—and addictively yummy—what flavors of Portland’s own Salt & Straw ice cream do you crave? Pets have room service menus, too, including a spiritual menu (books ranging from dog massage to pet psychology), as well as welcome amenities. Meeting rooms are intimate spaces with original artwork and arched floor-to-ceiling views of downtown.

Hotel Amapa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Opening in the vibrant and historic Zona Romantica in early February 2018, this Design Hotels property fuses traditional Mexican aesthetic with a spirited vision in contemporary design. It offers 55 guest rooms and indoor and outdoor event space a block from the popular beach of Playa Los Muertos. Named after the neighborhood in which the hotel is located, an Amapa is also a beautiful tree with lush pink blossoms.

Moxy Times Square, New York City

True to its name, cheeky and playful are words that come to mind at this brand-new property in midtown Manhattan. Its Magic Hour, the largest rooftop bar and lounge of any New York City hotel, has views to the Empire State Building, plus an antique carousel, putt-putt golf with follies of animals “in compromising poses” and a fun house mirror. The 612 guest rooms range from suites to quad rooms with twin bunks. All with lightning-fast Wi-Fi and spacious walk-in rain showers. Seven meeting rooms total 20,750 sq. ft.

Kona Kai Resort & Spa, San Diego

On Shelter Island, this hallmark resort and club was a playground for Hollywood celebs in its heyday. By January, it will add 41 luxury suites, an outdoor terrace and a reimagined pool area. Coastal Revival suites offer bathrooms showcasing hints of patterned, Spanish-inspired accent tiles (pictured). Total guest room count goes up to 170, and flexible indoor and outdoor function space increases to 55,000 sq. ft. The resort’s marina is the closest to San Diego Bay, with 518 slips.

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