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Four New Hotels You Should Know About

By: Alex Swanson

You’re probably (hopefully) reading this with your toes in the sand, or sipping a chilled glass of rosé on a sidewalk café somewhere. But don’t let your idyllic summer surroundings distract you from thinking about where you’re heading next. These four brand-new hotels—all recently added to the Skylark collection—will have you considering packing your bags for a long weekend in Napa, a city break in Nashville or Denver, or a damn-it-let’s-be-spontaneous jaunt to London.

NAPA VALLEY: Las Alcobas

A sleek newcomer to St. Helena, Las Alcobas has light, airy rooms designed by Yabu Pushelberg and gorgeous views of the surrounding vineyards. Just off the main street, it has a fab spa, a restaurant from San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino, and large balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows that keep guests in captivating dialogue with the surrounding nature. Also nearby: Charles Krug, Varozza and Beringer—ensuring the cellar never runs dry.

DENVER: The Maven Hotel

A hip newcomer smack in the center of Denver’s burgeoning LoDo district, the Maven occupies a former dairy and has cheeky, art-filled interiors. The focus on local artisans—the bartenders at the attached Poka Lola Social Club have even revived and perfected turn-of-the-century soda fountain culture—make for a cool stay in the Mile High City.


The Ned, a Roaring Twenties–themed hotel inhabiting the old Midland Bank in the City has been the talk of London since it opened last month, with celebrities and jetsetters vying for a table at one of the 10 restaurants and bars. Draws for overnight guests include a rooftop pool, a wide variety of spa, beauty and fitness venues, and the dazzling interior design, which tweaks classic Edwardian motifs with a flapper’s panache.

NASHVILLE: 21c Museum Hotel

Music City is on the verge of becoming Art City, thanks to the arrival of the 21c, which is equally devoted to contemporary art and stylish hospitality. The 10,500 square feet of gallery space combine with the immaculate art direction in the rooms to create a new destination downtown. Transition from the Truth or Dare exhibition downstairs to a private viewing of original work in your suite before checking out the restaurant’s Beth Stichter show.