It takes a lot of work to stay on top, and no one knows that better than Forbes Travel Guide Rated properties around the globe. These award-winning hotels constantly look to improve every little luxurious detail, from the art you see when you walk into the lobby to the linens on your bed to the house-blended juices served in the bar’s cocktails.
Get a sneak peek behind the sumptuous curtain to see what some of these newly renovated getaways have in store for you in the coming months.
Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach
Beginning in June, this sophisticated Five-Star resort will undergo a property-wide renovation led by interior designer Martin Brudnizki and architect Leo Daly that will enhance every aspect of the chic coastal charmer.
The outdoor spaces will be reimagined by renowned landscape architect Fernando Wong, while brand-new culinary offerings will be launched throughout the main level, including a restaurant from a top chef to be announced at a later date.
The Palm Beach property’s 210 guest rooms and suites are also receiving a head-to-toe refresh with custom-designed features (silk wall coverings and hand-tufted wool rugs) and updated bathrooms, balconies and in-room technology. But the most covetable upgrade includes the addition of a new first-floor category of accommodations that will offer extended balconies and direct pool access.
And speaking of the pool, the alfresco space will get a remodeled and enlarged deck that will include a dedicated adults-only area.
Though the resort will close for the summer (beginning May 29) to undergo this transformation, the result will be worth the wait, and you can enjoy the new digs just in time for a holiday stay starting November 1.
Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
To stay ahead of the ever-evolving city it calls home, this sleek Five-Star San Francisco stay completed a $20 million renovation in March, including an overhaul of its 46 luxurious suites. The new accommodations nod to California modernism with playful furnishings, unique art displays and graphic carpets.
Designed by New York-based firm Meyer Davis, the 277 guest rooms received a makeover as well. Inspired by the Bay Area’s natural beauty, the accommodations feature a calming color palette of blues and grays complemented by striking brass and gold accents. To make the most of the hotel’s city and Yerba Beuna Garden views, each room comes with a plush window seat.
While deep-soaking tubs in the marble bathrooms help you unwind, updated technology — Bose speakers with Bluetooth, large flat-screen TVs with DVR and casting capabilities, extra USB ports — keep you connected throughout your stay.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills
It wouldn’t be a Beverly Hills getaway without a dose of glamour, and thanks to the completion of a four-month room renovation, this Five-Star spot delivers. Unveiled in March, all 195 of the hotel’s rooms (including 38 suites and 17 private villas) debuted a more residential-style feel punctuated with floral-patterned drapery and bright accent pillows.
Three new color schemes (peach and champagne or blue and white in the rooms; aqua, yellow and blue in the suites and villas) highlight the property’s lush tropical gardens and ensure that you won’t tire of your surrounds no matter how many times you stay at this stylish L.A. escape.
To top off the room refresh, each accommodation is now equipped with an interactive digital bedside tablet (with 11 language options) that controls everything from the lights and temperature to the restaurant menus and concierge services, so you’ll never have to leave your new room.
Montage Kapalua Bay
Fresh off a complete room renovation earlier this year, this Five-Star Maui stunner is ready for spring and summer travel. Led by Dallas-based interior and architectural design firm Wilson Associates, the 50 refurbished accommodations put the area’s natural beauty front and center with a neutral design palette and local touches, including stunning red koa wood accents, island-inspired throw pillows and custom pieces from Hawaiian artisans.
But the most indulgent addition to the new-look rooms is the private lanai furnished with a pune’e, a traditional Hawaiian daybed made for relaxing and enjoying those cool ocean breezes.
Just in time for some fun in the island sun, this Four-Star resort has reopened its doors to show off a grand $25 million top-to-bottom redesign. Officially debuted on April 1, the renovation touched all parts of the scenic Bermuda property, from its 92 residential-style accommodations reimagined by Dawson Design Associates, to the updated Beach Club, featuring chic new cabanas and a Provencal-style seafood eatery.
All of the resort’s culinary offerings have also been redone. Try Bermudian-inspired comfort food at signature restaurant Island Brasserie or dine on rustic southern Italian fare on the fairway at the Golf Clubhouse’s Sul Verde.
The most anticipated upgrade, however, is the revitalized Sense Spa, providing pampering new treatments, a sprawling yoga and tai chi lawn and a Technogym-clad fitness center.
Among all the updates, one longtime favorite remains: Decked out in its iconic pink umbrellas, the spa’s serene reflecting pool is still as Instagrammable as it ever was.