JW Marriott Resort Opens in Anaheim; More U.S. Debuts

NATIONAL REPORT—Hotels that recently opened across the U.S. include a JW Marriott resort in Anaheim, CA; the first Viceroy hotel in the DC metro area; and more.

JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort
JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort in California has opened at the Anaheim GardenWalk, near Disneyland Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center. Kay Lang + Associates designed the interiors, which were inspired by Orange County’s agricultural history. The property’s 466 guestrooms, including 19 suites with quiet floors, feature barn door entrances to closets and bathrooms, and walk-in showers with stand-alone bathtubs.

The hotel also offers 43,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor function space, including a Grand Ballroom measuring 13,440 sq. ft., as well as an outdoor pool with three cabanas and two day beds; the JW Garden with an augmented reality sculpture garden; a soon-to-open fitness center; Parkestry rooftop bar and lounge; Citraculture indoor-outdoor lobby bar; and JW Market.

Viceroy Washington DC
The first Viceroy Hotels & Resorts property in the Washington metropolitan area, Viceroy Washington DC, recently made its debut as Logan Circle’s newest hotel. Designed by EDG Interior Architecture + Design, the property includes an all-season outdoor patio with grab-and-go coffee bar, 5,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, work areas, a rooftop with views of the city and a custom-made communal table adjacent to the lobby.

The 178 guestrooms and suites offer oversized desks; Sonifi on the TV to allow for personal device streaming; marble bathrooms with walk-in glass showers; and voice-controlled Google NestHubs that act as a virtual concierge.

Mar Monte Hotel
The 200-room Mar Monte Hotel, part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, has opened in Santa Barbara, CA. A reimagining of the 1930s Vista Mar Monte, Mar Monte Hotel is set among three acres of Spanish-influenced grounds.

Los Angeles-based Beleco led the interior design of the hotel, whose lobby features exposed beam ceilings and arches complemented by feature chandeliers, terracotta tiled flooring and a large-scale ceramic tile art installation behind the reception desk.

Other amenities include two dining outlets, Costa and Café Lido; a fresh-pressed juice program in partnership with Santa Barbara-based Juice Ranch; a variety of yoga classes; and 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space with oceanfront views of the Pacific.

Renaissance Milwaukee West
Located near downtown Milwaukee, Renaissance Milwaukee West in Wauwatosa, WI, has opened. The property is managed by Concord Hospitality Enterprises.

Designed by Simeone Deary Design Group, the hotel was inspired by fashion, with a tailor and seamstress concept. According to the hotel, the tailor influences the masculine forms of the hotel’s architecture while the seamstress brings in the feminine design details.

The 12-story property offers 196 guestrooms and suites with pillowtop beds and TVs with streaming capability. Amenities include a 12th-floor fitness center, lobby bar and an event space on the top floor, as well as more than 9,864 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, including the 4,500-sq.-ft. Revel Hall ballroom.

Four Points by Sheraton Albany
Four Points by Sheraton Albany, the first Four Points-branded hotel in New York’s Capital Region, has opened at the entrance to downtown Albany of the New York Thruway. The property is owned by Mukura Inc. and was constructed by BBL Construction Services.

The 108 guestrooms feature WiFi, in-room refrigerators and microwaves, as well as the latest technology for in-room entertainment. The lobby bar features Four Points’ signature Best Brews Program highlighting locally sourced craft beers on tap.