The Best Hotel Renovations of 2019
Staying current and at the top of the travel market is no small feat for hotels around the globe. The ability to remain on traveler’s radars to attract new clientele and tempt returning guests can be a challenge. A hotel restaurant needs to constantly share something new, be it a seasonal pop-up, a third Michelin star, or another accolade for an already James Beard award-winning chef. The property itself also needs to align with new partners to constantly deliver fresh, unique experiences.
One clear way to bring a hotel from a traveler’s periphery to their primary focus is a renovation. That, of course, involves giving the property a makeover in some respect—but the refresh can be anything from remodeling and rebranding the restaurant to adding a second building of brand-new suites.
These honorees have expanded their suites, wellness facilities, or other amenities in big ways, some even closing for years to do so.
Here are the 2019 Legend Award honorees for notable renovations within the last year: