New Hotels 2023
Credit: Tommy Bahama

8 Hotels Opening in 2023 That We Can’t Wait to Escape To

From a Food-Centric Destination in California Wine Country to a Safari-inspired Glampsite in Moab, These Hotels Are on Our Travel Bucket List

With a post-pandemic demand for travel expected to continue in 2023, the hotel business is booming with openings at record numbers thanks to new properties popping up across the West Coast—and a little beyond in either direction in both Utah and Hawaii. And deciding where to stay is often a top priority for most travelers who like to look ahead when planning weekenders and road trips. Whether a historic hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, an island-inspired resort near Palm Springs or a former stagecoach tavern in Los Olivos is your jam—these are the hotels we’re most excited about checking into next year.


Pendry Newport Beach

New Hotels 2023 - Pendry Newport Beach
Credits: Newport Beach Co.

Making its Orange County debut next summer will be the former Fashion Island Hotel-turned-Pendry Newport Beach. Known for creating artful see-and-be-seen spaces, Pendry is turning the 20-story property into a sophisticated destination stay, which is just steps from some of the best shopping in Southern California. Highlights include three posh dining and nightlife concepts, a wellness sanctuary (Spa Pendry), an outdoor swimming pool and sundeck and a private members-only social club. Its 295 tastefully-appointed guest rooms, including 82 signature suites, will feature floor-to-ceiling windows that open to private patios or step-out balconies that feature coveted ocean, harbor and bay views.

Location: Newport Beach


Tommy Bahama Miramonte Resort & Spa

New Hotels 2023 - Miramonte Resort & Spa
Credit: Tommy Bahama

Tommy Bahama is bringing its island aesthetic to Coachella Valley. Opening in late 2023, the clothing company is turning Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells (which will remain open during the transition) into the world’s first Tommy Bahama-branded hotel. Look forward to reimagined public spaces, a retail boutique and a new restaurant concept. Wedding parties and business travelers will appreciate the 35,000 square feet of meeting and event space—although there’s plenty to keep staycationers happy too, including three pools and a palatial spa. Expect plenty of colorful prints and palm tree motifs across the 192 guest rooms and 23 suites.

Location: Indian Wells


Appellation Healdsburg

For an approachable (read: affordable) five-star experience in Wine Country, room rates will be at least half the price of comparable stays at this hotel in Healdsburg. With its charming orchard and garden setting, the 108-room property is designed to showcase the region’s unique culinary landscape (the co-founders have multiple Michelin stars and James Beard Awards between them) with just-picked-from-the-farm produce featured across its restaurant and rooftop bar menus. Guests can work with winemakers, butchers and coffee roasters during classes and demonstrations too. Additional drawing cards include the spa, fitness center, walking trails and a pair of swimming pools.

Location: Healdsburg



Under Canvas ULUM Moab

New Hotels 2023 - Under Canvas ULUM Moab
Credit: Bailey Made, ULUM

A secluded desert setting in southern Utah with views of Canyonlands National Park forms the backdrop for new safari-inspired resort ULUM Moab, which debuts in March 2023. It’s by Under Canvas, so expect a refined nature retreat experience in stylish and sustainable comfort—there are Rivian chargers and International Dark Sky Standards are followed. Suite tents feature king-sized beds with Parachute linens, and en-suite bathrooms are stocked with Aesop products. An Adventure Concierge can arrange activities from guided hikes and National park tours to rafting, and there’s also stargazing, yoga, two dipping pools, plus seasonal Southwest-inspired dishes and craft cocktails to enjoy here too.

Location: Moab, UT


The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern, Auberge Resorts Collection

Fans of the bucolic Central Coast have a new reason to visit when The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern opens in February. Blending modern farmhouse design with California ranch style, the property skews boutique with 67 luxury rooms and cottages—some are new, but original structures have been thoughtfully preserved. Set on a historic piece of land, The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern originally served as a stagecoach stop, while the Tavern Building dates back to 1886. With Mattei’s Tavern highlighting ranch- and ocean-sourced regional produce, a tucked away swimming pool, The Shed and historically inspired cocktails at The Bar, you’ll never want to leave.

Location: Los Olivos


Kona Village: A Rosewood Resort

Famous for creating exceptional hotels and resorts around the world, Rosewood Hotels places an emphasis on location, a core to the brand’s sense of place philosophy. The Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii is a fitting debut for the brand’s first property in the Aloha State. Drawing on history and local culture, inspiration from its iconic Kona Village setting will be evident throughout and will deliver a distinctively Hawaiian experience, from the 150 traditional thatched beach bungalow guest hales to an onsite cultural center. An outdoor recreational program with ocean sports, an Asaya Spa and five dining concepts—including Talk Story Bar—will also be highlights.

Location: Kailua Kona, HI


The Hearst Hotel

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People love to stay in a building with a story to tell, and nowhere has more stories than the Hearst Building. Home to the San Francisco Examiner until the 1960s, the 13-story Spanish Revival landmark is being converted into a 130-room luxury hotel that celebrates its heritage—but with modern amenities and features for guests. Set to redefine luxury in the City by the Bay, it’s a perfect base to explore museums, galleries and restaurants around town. The hotel is slated to open later in 2023 while Local Edition, a beloved bar within the building that pays homage to the newspaper trade, will remain.

Location: San Francisco


Palihotel San Diego

Famous for its distinctive two-story neon sign, The St. James Hotel is ready for its second act as the Palihotel San Diego. Originally built in 1885, the historic Gaslamp District property will feature a preppy-meets-nautical-inspired look across its 122 guest rooms, St. James French Diner restaurant concept and rooftop space. It’s the first foray this far south for the Los Angeles-based Palisociety, which champions high-touch “nice to haves” like Nespresso machines and Diptyque bath products. Within walking distance of the waterfront and Convention Center, it should appeal to visitors and locals alike and is scheduled to open this spring.

Location: San Diego

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Keri Bridgwater is a freelance writer covering travel and lifestyle. Her work has been featured in Fodor’s Travel, Marie Claire, Matador Network and InsideHook, among other outlets and publications.




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