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California’s Most-Anticipated Hotel Openings for 2020

New properties, ranging from luxury hotels to quirky boutiques, will welcome travelers up and down the state

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    Like California itself, the state’s accommodations are diverse and divine. Quirky inns. Luxurious resorts. Hip hotels. California has them all, and each property welcomes guests with unique Golden State style and hospitality. The coming year will bring even more lodging options to travelers, as new properties open across the state. Here are 14 cool new hotels and resorts to check out in 2020, listed from north to south:

    SONOMA COUNTY

    Montage Healdsburg
    An ideal home base for exploring Sonoma’s wine country or enjoying downtown Healdsburg’s sophisticated restaurants and shops, the 258-acre resort—scheduled to open sometime this year—will feature 130 bungalow-style guestrooms combining luxurious modern aesthetics and eco-friendly features. Guests can indulge in “terroir-to-table” cuisine with a French twist at the onsite restaurant, sip garden-fresh cocktails at the poolside bar, or unwind with grape-themed spa services.

    NAPA VALLEY

    Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley
    Set to open this summer, this wine-centric Calistoga luxury resort will include its own organic Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard and an onsite winery that invites guests to get hands-on with the winemaking process. The property will house 85 rustic-yet-elegant villas, surrounded by vineyards.

    YOLO COUNTY

    Hotel Winters
    This newly opened hotel is located in the Sacramento Valley, in the heart of downtown Winters. Surrounded by restaurants, winery tasting rooms, and eclectic shops, it’s the perfect under-the-radar spot for a small-town getaway. With 78 oversized guestrooms, the inn boasts a rooftop bar, custom water lounge, and a full-service spa.

    SAN FRANCISCO

    citizenM San Francisco Union Square
    Dutch hotelier citizenM is building a 195-room “affordable luxury” hotel for business and leisure travelers in Union Square, slated to open in late 2020. If the Seattle outpost is any indication, the San Francisco hotel will feature huge beds, a living-room-like lobby/lounge, and modern Vitra furnishings.

    LOS ANGELES COUNTY

    Downtown LA Proper
    Proper is transforming a 1924 Broadway Corridor landmark into a 148-room hotel at the site of the former Case Hotel. Set to open this spring, the 13-story destination will be decked out in eclectic style, with luxurious interiors, a rooftop lounge, and two restaurants headed by James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin.

    Hotel Mariposa
    This upscale, eco-friendly boutique hotel in Sherman Oaks will offer 94 spacious guest rooms, decorated in contemporary style, plus a craft cocktail bar, a garden courtyard, live music, and a serene spa pool with a waterfall.

    Fairmont Century Plaza
    With 400 rooms and 63 luxury residences, the Fairmont’s new L.A. digs will open this April. Guests will be treated to a gourmet café, a French brasserie, a rooftop bar, and a walkable, “city-within-a-city” atmosphere.

    Thompson Hollywood
    Thompson Hotels will make its California debut with a design-forward boutique hotel overlooking the Hollywood Hills. Along with 200 guest rooms, the hotel will offer Hollywood-style amenities that include a pool deck, rooftop lounge, restaurant, and penthouse.

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    The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood
    Just a block away from Sunset Boulevard, The Godfrey aims to exude “old Hollywood” energy. The hotel will feature a curated art program, plus 220 guestrooms, one of L.A.’s largest rooftop lounges, four on-site bars, and About Last Knife, a gastropub-meets-steakhouse dining venue.

    Pendry West Hollywood
    Pendry is set to open its first L.A. property in West Hollywood, at the former House of Blues site. With 149 rooms and 40 luxury condominiums, the property will feature a signature restaurant, a spa, a live-entertainment venue, and even a bowling alley.

    ORANGE COUNTY

    Inn at the Mission
    Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the upscale inn in San Juan Capistrano will feature 125 hacienda-style guest rooms, with seven luxury suites and three villas. The expansive property will welcome guests this spring with relaxing indoor-outdoor spaces, a 2,500-square-foot spa, a Spanish-style tapas lounge, and a second-story deck that overlooks the Great Stone Church.

    JW Marriott Anaheim Resort
    Opening this April, JW Marriott’s new Anaheim resort is just around the corner from Disneyland Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center. The luxury property will help guests chill after a busy day with an art garden, yoga and Zen room, swimming pool, signature restaurant, and a rooftop bar with front-row views of the nightly fireworks show.

    RIVERSIDE COUNTY

    Hotel Indigo Coachella
    This spring, Hotel Indigo will open in Coachella, home of the famous music festival. Occupying 35 acres, the upscale property owned by the Intercontinental Hotel Group will include casita-style guestrooms, a 10,000-square-foot pool with a fashion runway, a spa, and live music performances.

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY

    San Diego Mission Bay Resort
    After a $21 million makeover, the former Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa at Mission Bay Park will be reborn this month as the San Diego Mission Bay Resort. Along with guest rooms redesigned in clean, contemporary style, the family- and dog-friendly hotel will feature three waterfront dining venues, a beachside pool with inviting cabanas, and beach fire pits complete with s’mores.

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