The Condé Nast Traveler Hot List highlights properties you'd happily book an entire trip around for their food, design, and location.
Today we feature three of our favorite new hotels out west - 1 Hotel West Hollywood in California, The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah, and The Mauna Lani in Hawaii.
With their superior amenities, exciting menus and absorbing locales, checking into any of these three hotels could help you disengage, reset, and come back to daily life at your best.
- [Narrator] Conde NastTraveler's Hot List isour definitive take onthe best hotel openingsfrom around the world.The types of propertiesthat travelers bookentire trips around for theirfood, design and location.For the second installment ofour Capital One video series,we're highlighting threeof our favorite new hotels out west,whether one of the world'smost glamorous cities,the wide openness of the American Westor a taste of island life in Hawaii.Across the country, 1 Hotelshows it is possible to marrysustainable mindednesswith urban sophistication.For their West Coast debut,the thought leading brandbrought their neutral toned,biophilic interiors to West Hollywood.The common spaces arebeautiful and calming.You would not even know thatalmost everything is upcycled,including the carpets, which are madefrom repurposed sea plastics.Of all the white-on-white rooms,ask for one in the skyline categoryfor knockout views ofdowntown Los Angeles.If you don't splurgefor a room with a view,be sure to visit Harriet's Rooftop,one of the hotel's fourplaces to eat and drink,where you can watch arose-colored LA sunsetwith tequila cocktails in handand plates of fresh California cuisine.Not far from Salt Lake City in Utah,The Lodge at Blue Sky hasexactly what everytraveler needs right now:wide open spaces, comfortable isolationand the chance to properly reset,all with the stunning viewsof the Oquirrh Mountains.The retreat does a nice job of blendinginto its environment,using local limestones andearthy tones throughout.Though you may be temptedto sink into the coucheswith some of the hotel'ssignature new mountain cuisine,influenced by Navajo cooking,and stare out those floorto ceiling windows all day,the real draw is on theother side of the glass,across the 3500 acresthat the resort anchors.There's access toheli-skiing in the winterand fly fishing in the summer.The horse programming is huge hereand guests can takeone of the horses throughthe sage-scented hillsor stick to the arenaand learn the specifics of theSpanish vaquero riding style.[upbeat music]Last, we visited the Mauna Lanifrom Auberge Resorts in Hawaii.This iconic Big Islandresort was given new lifewhen it reopened witha top to toe renovationearlier this year.Longtime guests will still be greetedwith the familiar friendlyaloha but will step intoa newly designed openair lobby that allowsthat sweet smelling ocean breeze to driftthrough the property.What we love about theretreat is its focuson the natural environment.Guests can learn aboutturtle conservation,pick up a board and hit thewaves at the onsite surf shackor get schooled on allaspects of Hawaiian culture.Though, if you'd prefer tojust lay by the pool all day,that's perfectly encouraged too.The rooms are smartly donein a subtle neutral palette,to really make those greenand blue views of the groundsand the Pacific pop.The island narrative carriesthroughout the hotel,to the decor of the barand the fresh fruitsand seafood served throughout.Here you never have to leave the hotelto feel completely immersedin all things Hawaii.The best hotels are theones that give travelersa total break from reallife, through their food,their design and their activities.Checking into any of these three hotelsfor even a short time canhelp you properly resetin ways you won't evenrealize you needed tobut trust us, you'll be grateful for it.