Ready to escape for a few nights after years of travel deprivation? There are a handful of hotels opening this year, and they’re worth getting excited about.
Thompson Buckhead, open January 2022
Travel time: 1h40
Offering rooms with mid-century modern design and skyline views, the new Thompson Buckhead is conveniently located near luxury shopping and dining. Rooms have thoughtful touches like motion-sensor lights under beds and in bathrooms, and amenities include a rooftop pool with private cabanas, a lobby bar, and an Italian-American restaurant.
1 Hotel Nashville, opening July 2022
Travel time: 2 hours
Billed as “Nashville’s first sustainable, mission-driven luxury hotel,” 1 Hotel Nashville will feature nature-inspired design, including native plants, reclaimed materials, and organic cotton linens. The hotel offers a farm-to-table restaurant and a “farm stand” in the lobby, an Audi E-tron house car, a wellness spa and a rooftop bar. The 215 rooms at 1 Hotel are also pet-friendly and located in downtown Nashville.
Grand Bohemian Greenville, opening fall 2022
Greenville, South Carolina
Travel time: 3h30
Located downtown on the Reedy River next to Falls Park and the Liberty Bridge, The Grand Bohemian features a grand mountain lodge design with a cedar and stone exterior. The hotel also includes a spa, art gallery, and hiking trails through the grounds.
Hotel Tupelo, opening early 2022
Travel time: 4 hours
The city’s first boutique hotel, the pet-friendly Hotel Tupelo is near top Tupelo attractions, such as the birthplace of Elvis Presley. Grab a meal and a signature mojito at the hotel restaurant, or explore the many restaurants and shops within walking distance. The hotel also offers free bike rentals and an on-site market with snacks and travel essentials.
Camp Creek Inn, opening summer 2022
Seagrove Beach, Florida
Travel time: 6 hours, 10 minutes
This three-story boutique inn in Seagrove Beach will be managed by St. Joe Hospitality, which also operates sister properties WaterColor Inn, Watersound Club and the Pearl Hotel – all of which have redesigned rooms and new amenities set to debut this year. Camp Creek Inn is located adjacent to the Watersound Club’s Camp Creek Golf Course and will feature two restaurants, as well as access to all Watersound Club amenities, including a beach club, multiple pools (including a new family pool with waterslide), lazy river, fitness center, tennis and pickleball courts, two golf courses and a golf performance center.
New hotels near Chattanooga to book in 2022