We may only be in the second week of the new year, but if you’re anything like us you already have a lot of travel plans on your mind…maybe a little too many plans that your bank account is not exactly equipped for (NYC is, after all, the most expensive city in the country).
So how does a little staycation sound instead? Better yet–a staycation at one of the best new U.S. hotels!
A little insight into what we’re talking about: the team over at USA Today asked a panel of travel experts to nominate their favorite hotels that opened in 2023 and then had their readers vote for their top picks to crown the winners. And, as it turns out, the third best new hotel in the country is located in NYC!
The title went to Virgin Hotels New York, who just recently opened their doors in February 2023!
The ranking writes:
It’s almost surprising that a prestigious brand like Virgin has only just debuted in New York City, but alas, it’s here and it’s making a statement. The NoMad locale keeps visitors central, but the plethora of live events, from sundown socials to live DJs, at the hotel may have guests choosing to never leave the property. Its restaurant, Everdene, hosts guests from day to night, offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and happy hour.
Everdene, the hotel’s cocktail bar and restaurant, offers a rotating roster of DJs, live jazz and soirees, which occupy the evenings, while daytime entertainment such as cabaret brunches hosted by House of Yes round out the weekends. And they even have whimsical snow globes on their terrace that you can dine in this winter!
Plus, the bar is offering some absolutely delicious mocktails for Dry January, such as the Papa Don’t Peach made with peach puree, lavender, lemon, and fever-tree tonic and the Fig-et About It made with Lyre’s Agave Blanco, fig, cranberry, and lime.
And if you’re looking for some R&R during your staycation, allow the hotel’s newly opened spa to whisk you away to the most serene of atmospheres, offering a range of rejuvenating treatments and facilities including a salt room, snow room, hammam, sauna, and more.
Services at the spa include 60 and 90 minute massages, facials, and body treatments, all customized to meet your needs and leave you feeling rejuvenated.
However, if you are looking for more of an actual getaway, you can always book a stay at the The St. Regis which also made the list and say hi to our friends over in Chicago while you’re at it!
All ten of the best new U.S. hotels can be found here.
P.S. you can score some pretty awesome NYC hotel deals during Hotel Week, which is going on now through February 4th! More on that here.