Openings: New York, Zambia, Baja and Miami
The 320-suite Grand Solmar Landâs End Resort and Spa on Playa Solmar, in Baja.
A bi-weekly round-up of new hotels and hideaways, treks and tours.
The Capri Southampton, on New York's Long Island, opens this weekend after being completely renovated. This is just in time for the crowds of New Yorkers that flock to the Hamptons each summer, which kicks off with Monday's Memorial Day holiday. A Nobu and a Cynthia Rowley store are now in place, along with the hotel's new landscaped lounge pool.
The Luwi River Trail in Zambia is a new eight-night trek from Norman Carr Safaris that takes travellers down a seasonal sand river in the remote northern part of the South Luangwa National Park and includes three different campsites.
Baja California, in Mexico, gets a new playground with the opening of the 320-suite Grand Solmar Land's End Resort and Spa on Playa Solmar on the Sea of Cortes - the only new resort in the area opening in 2011.
The Mr C Hotel opens on 1 June in Beverly Hills, California, with its spectacularly-sized 4,500-square-foot pool with private cabanas and Cipriani restaurant.
Dream South Beach in Miami, made up of two Art Deco buildings joined by a skyway, also opens next week on 11th Street and Collins Avenue, dead centre in all the South Beach action.
The Times Square YOTEL in New York City, opens 7 June with tiny "cabins" and the crowd-pleasing Yobot - a giant robot arm that loads guests' bags into a wall of storage lockers. Across the East River, on 9 June, the Aloft brand extends outside Manhattan by opening in downtown Brooklyn. Guests with Starwood loyalty cards can skip check-in and go straight to their room, which they unlock with their card.
Another Brooklyn hotel comes online this month when the Hotel Williamsburg, a condo-hotel where the residences are already 75% sold out. The pool, rooftop bar and valet parking may be a jarring sight to some Williamsburg locals, but the locally-sourced mini bar stocked with goodies like Hudson single malt and Malin+Goetz hemp candles conveys the new Brooklyn aesthetic.
In Amsterdam, the grand Hotel de L'Europe on the Amstel river reopens after extensive renovations to its 111 rooms and suites, as well as an overhaul to Het Terras, the hotel's spectacular canalside dining spot.