Outrageously gimmicky suites and old-timey mainstays will always be an option for travelers, but hotel obsessives are just as curious about what's new, what's hot, which independent hotelier just converted an early 20th-century brothel into Rhode Island's coolest new boutique hotel, and where the Ace will expand to next. Thus, here now is the second edition of Curbed's National Hotel Heatmap, which chronicles the "it" places of the moment. The criteria for compiling this list were simple: properties had to have opened sometime after Labor Day 2013, and they must bring something to the table in terms of architecture, interiors, or (in the case of the only Vegas property on this list) urban development. Because room rates vary so drastically based on day of the week and season, prices are deliberately omitted—click on the URL provided next to each map entry to inquire about rates.
Check out the map of the country's hottest new hotels below, and as always, voice additions/deletions in the comments.
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