Don’t have New Year’s Eve plans yet? If you’re not in the mood for going out, we suggest ringing in 2010 with an overnight stay at one of the ten hot spots after the jump. As the T Magazine explains in their roundup of the decade’s most important new hotels, “The go-go Nineties gave us the rise of Ian Schrager and Amanresorts and W and exotic fantasies like Rajvilas and Singita and Las Ventanas al Paraíso. The Aughties, on the other hand, were defined by the contraction of development after 9/11; the growth of Asian and Middle Eastern cities requiring high-rise hotels that broke new ground but were far from groundbreaking; and a real-estate boom that fueled an endless stream of dull, mixed-use compounds in which hotels played second-fiddle to luxury residences.”
Translation: While there weren’t as many showboats, things got a lot more interesting. Peep the proof after the jump.
21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, Ky.
Ace Hotel Portland, Ore.
The Dolder Grand, Zurich
Hotel Puerta America, Madrid
North Island, Seychelles