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Philly Spot Among Best New Affordable Luxury Hotels

New hotels are the perfect way to switch up your usual travel plans. Several new hotels have opened nationwide, including the best new affordable luxury hotels. Travel + Leisure magazine recently released their 100 best new hotels of the year list. Its editors and contributors all visited and reviewed the hotels. "Our annual guide to the most game-changing hotel openings (and reopenings) has taken Travel + Leisure editors and contributors to 39 countries on six continents," they said. They started with a list of more than 200 soon-to-open hotels, and T+L editors and reporters visited nearly 130 of them over the last 12 months. They divided their picks into six categories, including U.S. resorts, affordable luxury, on the water, "splurge" worthy stays, and others. Additionally, they noted, at the end of each entry, properties that have accessible rooms and common spaces that meet or exceed ADA or similar country-specific rules. The Best New Affordable Luxury Hotels Among places in Sumba, Indonesia, and Singapore, a Philly hotel snagged a spot on the best new affordable luxury hotels list. Yowie Hotel is in spot number 17. "Shannon Maldonado opened Yowie, a tiny shop in Philadelphia’s Queen Village neighborhood, in 2017, garnering a devoted following with her ever-evolving collection of cool, highly curated wares. In what feels like a natural evolution, last July, the designer opened a boutique hotel where nearly every item in the rooms is available to purchase," said one of their editors. The travel magazine highlighted the look of Yowie. It's an 11-room hotel situated on the city's historic South Street, on the ground floor by the new Yowie shop and Wim, a minimalist cafe. Accommodations range from a room with a king-size bed to a two-bedroom suite, while each space is outfitted with a kitchen, contemporary furniture, and custom art. " No two are the same." Number one on their list is the 21c Museum Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. It opened in August 2023 and is located in one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods. "Before the renovated, 10-story neo-Renaissance building found a second life as a hotel, it housed the downtown St. Louis chapter of the YMCA for nearly a century," said the outlet. According to the travel magazine, the hotel only showcases art from the 21st century, each piece hanging from an unexpected place, like on the walls lining the YMCA’'s former basketball court, gloss floors, suspended running track, and all. Even the hotel rooms act as mini-galleries, featuring unconventional layouts and exclusive artwork from artists with strong ties to Missouri. Check out the full list of the best new affordable luxury hotels here. [select-listicle listicle_id="606059" syndication_name="5-passport-free-getaways-where-travelers-can-explore" description="yes"]

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