Surety Hotel, Des Moines, Iowa

The only 4-star boutique hotel in Iowa’s capital city just opened with 137 guest rooms and 6,700 sq.ft. of event space, including a 2,200 sq. ft. courtyard. The new property is an adaptive reuse of the historic century-old Hippee building, with preserved features including a 12-story main staircase and vaulted, coffered ceilings. The former bank space honors its heritage with flushes of copper, zinc, tweeds and leather, bringing the style of its past 1920s inhabitants to remembrance. Its dining concept, Mulberry Street Tavern, will marry the comforts of British pub atmosphere with hearty Midwestern fare.

Daxton Hotel, Birmingham, Michigan

The latest from Aparium Hotel Group, this minimal-luxe hotel opens February 2021, just 30 minutes north of Detroit. With 151 sleek guest rooms, beds will be outnumbered by the 400 pieces of international art curated by world-renowned Saatchi Art. Partnerships with local fitness outposts culminate in a running club, an on-staff personal trainer and innovative programming for sweat-seekers, such as “Brunch and Burn.” On-site restaurant Madam will feature fresh, elevated American fare.

Canopy by Hilton Baltimore Harbor Point, Maryland

Canopy Hotel, Baltimore

Opened in October, the newest Canopy property boasts 151 rooms across the top four floors of the new mixed-use Wills Wharf Building—each offering floor-to-ceiling views of the city’s skyline and waterfront. 4,000 sq. ft. of meeting areas includes an outdoor terrace and private restaurant space. The hotel will offer signature Canopy amenities, from the creature comforts of exclusive Canopy Hilton bedding, a large work desk and APAVITA bath products to free bike rentals for wheeling through Myers Maritime Park.

Thompson Dallas, Texas

The new Thompson property calls the historic The National building its home, originally designed by George Dahl, the architect of Dallas’ Marcus Nieman Downtown. Space abounds with 219 rooms with an average area of 700 sq. ft., while the fourth-floor National Ballroom expands over 14,000 sq. ft. of uninterrupted space, with 20-foot-high ceilings. A rooftop bar, resort-style pool, full spa and fitness center round out the offerings, with the unique additions of an on-site floral design studio and a three-chair barbershop.


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