East Coast hotels set opening dates

Yotel is on-track to debut its first acquired hotel in early October following a renovation. Photo credit: Yotel

Three hotels along the East Coast have announced their opening plans.

Washington, D.C.

Yotel is on track to debut its first acquired hotel in early October following a renovation. 

Upon completion this fall, The Yotel Washington D.C. will have 136 Premium King guestrooms and 241 First Class guestrooms, along with more than 21,000 square feet of adaptable meetings & events spaces. The hotel’s restaurant also will reopen in the fall, while the 250-person rooftop bar is set to reopen in the spring. 

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The property will be the brand’s first in the U.S to open with the company’s elevated health and safety program, SmartStay. It is located close to both Capitol Hill and Union Station transit hubs. 


In Ybor City—the landmarked district just northeast of downtown Tampa, Fla.—Kevin Robinson and Mario Tricoci of Aparium Hotel Group are set to open the Hotel Hava open on Sept. 24. 

Hotel Haya will blend Cuban, Italian and Spanish influences, fusing two historic buildings with integrated new-build construction: the ornate Las Novedades building, Tampa’s oldest restaurant built in 1890, and the Warren Building. The largest property in the Aparium Hotel Group portfolio, Hotel Haya has 178 guestrooms. 

“This hotel captures the unique spirit of Ybor City and its people,” said Pablo Molinari, general manager of Hotel Haya. “It is a reflection of the community for the community. We are excited to share it with the world.”
Ybor City’s Alfonso Architects, founded by Cuban-born brothers Albert and Carlos Alfonso, served as architect of record and is responsible for the hotel’s design. 


Sant Singh Chatwal, founder and chairman of Dream Hotel Group, is set to open the Chatwal Lodge on April 1, 2021. The lodge will be in a private reserve 90 miles north of New York City in the town of Bethel, N.Y.  
“The Chatwal Lodge is born from our signature New York City location and five-star luxury brand The Chatwal,” said Chatwal. “We are committed to embracing the natural resources of the area to create an enterprise that truly redefines the town and country luxury hospitality experience.”    
All 10 suites will have details like private patios overlooking the Toronto Reservoir Lake, reclaimed-wood walls and log-treaded stairs. Some accommodations will additionally have larger lakeside decks, outdoor showers, deep soaking tubs, kitchens and dedicated dining and living areas.  
The Chatwal Lodge will have a 1,000-square-feet treehouse raised 25 feet above the ground and a dedicated tent. 

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