The Langford Miami
Situated in a historic former bank in downtown Miami, away from the frenetic party scene of South Beach, The Langford Hotel will have 126 small but stylish guest rooms, a hybrid lobby/library on the second floor, and two restaurants from the popular local restaurant group, The Pubbelly Boys, including a rooftop bar and lounge.
The “good vibes only” hostel brand will open its third American location in the heart of downtown, which has been sprung back to life over the past few years. This Freehand, like the ones in Miami and Chicago, will have a mix of thoughtfully designed private and shared rooms along with a rooftop pool, a Broken Shaker bar, and an Israeli restaurant from famed Portland chef Jenn Louis.
Asbury Park, New Jersey, whose boardwalk was immortalized by native son Bruce Springsteen on his debut album, will get its first hotel in over 30 years just in time for the summer. A once-abandoned Salvation Army building will turn into a 110-room casual and fun boutique hotel, offering nine room types ranging from the usual queens and doubles to pleasantly designed bunk bed rooms. Downstairs will have a “grab-and-go” Counter cafe while the rooftop lounge will host weekly movie nights.
Ace Hotel New Orleans
Ace Hotels, the Seattle-born hipster hotel brand, will take on the Big Easy in March, opening in a former furniture company’s headquarters in the Warehouse District, just a quick walk from the French Quarter. The Ace will have 234 rooms, a restaurant, bar, Stumptown Coffee shop and a rooftop swimming pool, along with the usual Ace amenities such as free Wi-Fi, curated mini-bars, Rudy’s toiletries and custom-designed Pendleton quilts. Suites will have both Martin guitars and turntables should the local music scene inspire guests to create their own riffs and ditties.
Moxy New Orleans