The Best Newly Completed Hotel Renovations in the US
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As we narrowed our travel lens to the U.S. this year, we were heartened to find renovations very much in progress across the country. Many hotels, while temporarily shuttering, used the closure as a way to improve themselves. To that end, from Napa Valley to Orlando, Florida, some of our favorite luxury hotels have remade their hotel suites, restaurants, common areas, and more, spending upwards of $30 million to reinvent their spaces before welcoming back guests. For Legend Awards 2021, here are our favorite luxury hotel renovations that wrapped up between April 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021.