Whether brand new or recently overhauled, these phenomenal properties are each putting their best face forward.
For years Asbury Park’s big attraction was The Stone Pony, the rock club where Bruce Springsteen got his start. Now the beach town has a new claim to fame: The Asbury, a 110-room stunner featuring a rooftop bar and concert venue, poolside DJs and a selection of impressive dining options. 210 Fifth Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ; theasburyhotel.com.
The Arnold House
There are more than 100 years of history at The Arnold House, and thanks to a recent renovation they’re all being celebrated. “We tried to pull back to the basics,” owner Sims Foster Says. “We want guests to feel like it’s their living room for the weekend.” 839 Chandelle Road, Livingston Manor, NY; thearnoldhouse.com.
The North Branch Inn
This Sullivan County destination might be one of the Catskills’ greenest getaways, but it’s not lacking in classic charm. “Everything is new here,” says owner Kirsten Foster. “But our best amenity is the 1890s hand-set bowling alley and movie screening room with red velvet seats from Rockefeller Center.” 869 North Branch Road, North Branch, NY; northbranchinn.com.
The eight-bedroom mansion recently underwent renovations to become Mystic, Connecticut’s first luxury hotel. The retreat now blends original features with modern upgrades, including a BMW 7 Series house car, a premium cigar lounge and a six-course tasting menu. 15 Elm Street, Mystic, CT; spicermansion.com.