Classic, decades-old mainstays—and gimmicky novelty packages, for that matter—will always be an option for travelers, but hotel obsessives want to know what's new, what's hot, which independent hotelier just converted a turn-of-the-century building into a boutique hotel inspired by, well, the turn of the century, and what U.S. city 21C Museum Hotels will expand to next. Thus, here now is the Curbed National Hotel Heatmap, which chronicles the "it" places of the moment. The criteria for compiling this inaugural list were simple: properties had to have opened within the last six months, and they have to bring something to the table, architecture and interior design-wise. And because room rates vary so drastically based on day of the week, season, and so on, prices are deliberately omitted.
Check out the map of the country's 20 hottest hotels below, and as always, voice additions/deletions in the comments.
And for select city-by-city Heatmaps around the Curbed universe, do check out:
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