Trust us, you aren’t the only one who used this past winter and spring to tone up and get back in shape. Many of the world’s top hotels also noticed bits of themselves that needed a lift. In the self-conscious world of hospitality, one area in particular — hotel suites — got particular attention through extensive, multi-million-dollar renovations that are finally ready to be revealed to guests. Here are seven that we can’t take our eyes off of right now.
Mandarin Oriental, New York
The Five-Star Mandarin Oriental New York welcomes guests to 42 restyled suites celebrating iconic Big Apple views. The one-bedroom Central Park View Suites honor the sunrise over the park and Hudson River, reflecting Manhattan’s quiet hours in vivid scarlet, orange and yellow. The one-bedroom Hudson River View Suites mirror the river view backdrop with shades of teal and artwork capturing the frenetic feel of rush hour. Finally, the one- and two-bedroom Premier Central Park View Suites showcase panoramic views of not only the park, but also the glittering nighttime skyline. A palette of amethyst and contemporary art set the magical tone of Manhattan at dusk.
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, Las Vegas
From this Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel comes a new ’do for the resort’s Luxury, Bella and Rialto suites. With 4,028 suites total, The Venetian’s standard Luxury Suite starts at 650 square feet, which is almost twice the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. Each unit features a sunken-in living room and spa-like 130-square-foot bathroom with a Roman tub and separate glass-enclosed shower — all the better for relaxing after any of the property’s weekly brunches, including that at the newest restaurant, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.
The St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, California
Save the date for the reveal of the Five-Star St. Regis Monarch Beach’s $30 million reimagining, which will be completed this month in advance of the private SoCal beach resort’s 15th anniversary. In keeping with its focus on sustainable, healthy and active living, the refresh will include rooftop beehives for fresh honey, a new herb garden and the adoption of goats to supply fresh cheese. Within the resort’s 400 Mediterranean-inspired rooms, expect all new textiles, a coastal color palette, sea grass-textured wallpaper, luxurious furniture and fire pits on all first-floor balconies. Guests will also appreciate enhanced in-room technology, including communication panels with one-touch access to housekeeping and text-to-valet service.
Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley, California
Following a four-month, multi-million-dollar transformation, this 57-guestroom Four-Star darling has re-opened in Carmel Valley. The lodge, set on 28 acres of lush landscaping, eucalyptus groves and vineyards, is bookended by the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Rooms have been fully remodeled to incorporate wood floors, marble tile and one of life’s more underrated luxuries, heated bathroom floors. Lucia Restaurant and Bar also received attention in the form of a new look, menu and a raised outdoor dining terrace. The refresh extends to the lobby, pool, spa and public spaces, which have all been re-envisioned to achieve a rustic-chic ranch estate look and feel. On top of all of that, an expansion featuring 16 luxury suites and a secluded hot tub area is slated to debut in early 2016.
Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto
The Five-Star Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto has unveiled two new suites for its senior-executive-level and other elite guests. Named for its place above the clouds, the two-bedroom Sky Suite encompasses 2,300 square feet, and is light and airy with a Champagne-and-caviar décor theme. French doors separate the living and dining rooms, while floor-to-ceiling windows flood the suite with natural light and offer a bird’s eye view of Lake Ontario. The one-bedroom Wellness Suite is committed in purpose, with 1,350 square feet of private healthy-lifestyle space, a Technogym stationary bicycle, free weights and yoga mats. The Zen-like vibe extends to the Miele kitchen, master bedroom with king-size bed, in-suite laundry and guest powder room. Guests of both suites enjoy 24/7 security, personalized concierge service by Trump Attaché and access to the fitness center and spa.
The Langham, Hong Kong
The Five-Star Langham, Hong Kong has completed the first phase of its extensive $30-million facelift with the debut of two new signature suites. The Director Suite takes its inspiration from the nearby Avenue of Stars and incorporates into its 958 square feet an extensive library, 46-inch HD smart television and Asian design elements. The opulent, two-bedroom Penthouse Suite comes in at 1,345 square feet, nodding to the fashion houses of Europe with a palette of cream and silver with touches of red and violet. Both suites boast luxurious bathrooms, dining rooms for six, trays with assorted spirits, iHome docking stations, Wedgwood chinaware and crystal glassware, fresh flowers and a Champagne welcome. Suites guests also have access to the Langham Club lounge, a personal Guest Experience Manager and a dedicated shopping butler.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
On South Beach, you’ll notice this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel completed renovations on four luxe suites in its Chateau Tower. The 950-square-foot king Le Ciel suite comes with a sofa bed, all the better to accommodate the inevitable guests who will flock to see the top floor’s best oceanfront views. At 1,525 square feet, the La Mer suite delivers a wet bar, wrap-around balcony, two more private areas off the two king bedrooms and panoramic views of Miami Beach. The Le Sable Presidential Suite occupies 1,600 square feet of the 14th floor, with dining space for six and a parlor. Finally, the two-bedroom La Baie Presidential Suite is, at 2,400 square feet, Fontainebleau’s largest private space, and it provides stellar vistas of the Intracoastal Waterway, downtown Miami and Key Biscayne.