An Expert's Guide to New & Noteworthy Hotels

Elegant dining setup with potted citrus from The Scout Guide.

The summer season begs for travel. And while our plans for the next few months are mostly set — except, perhaps, for an impromptu direct from SNA getaway — we’re caught up in the jet set spirit of the season and already hard at work planning future vacations.

While chatting about such future travel plans with Owner + Founder of Morari, Elaina Graham piqued, or rather directed, our interests. A preferred partner of the world’s most renowned stays, she has the skinny on the latest openings and re-openings. And, as it turns out, 2024/2025 is shaping up to be quite the season for hospitality. Here, the Volume 2 member and local travel expert shares her list of new and noteworthy hotels to bookmark for future travel.

Outdoor lounge with a fire pit by the sea at sunset, from The Scout Guide.

FOUR SEASONS CABO SAN LUCAS AT CABO DEL SOL

Carr. Transpeninsular Km 10.3, Cabo Del Sol, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur | @fscabosanlucas | The arrival of another Four Seasons in Cabo is a big deal, and makes the easy trip from Newport Beach even more enticing. Discover Cabo’s Golden Corridor and embrace the magic of our Hacienda-style village where Mexican chic meets Mediterranean vibes.

Luxury villa with thatched roof and pool featured in The Scout Guide.

MAROMA

Carr. Cancún – Tulum Km 51, 77710 Riviera Maya | @belmondmaroma | Completely reimagined with an obsessive attention to detail, Maroma is an off-the-beaten-Yucatán-path respite for relaxation. For the design-minded, it delights with Tara Bernerd interiors that emphasize Mexican craftsmanship. For the more adventurous guest, Maroma offers thoughtful experiences on and off property, with highlights like cenote excursions and staff with an “encyclopedic” knowledge of the area and hotel. 

Elegant room with fireplace and large windows, curated by The Scout Guide.

ONE&ONLY MOONLIGHT BASIN 

Jack Creek Rd, Big Sky, MT | @oomoonlightbasin| As the newest addition to One&Only’s celebrated collection of resorts and, perhaps most notably, the hotelier’s first and only United States property, Moonlight Basin is generating quite the buzz. Located on 8,100 pristine Montana acres and designed by Tom Kundig, One&Only Moonlight Basin promises to be steeped in nature, guided by the seasons, and fabulously luxurious. Expect reservations for 2025 to open soon. 

Palm-lined beach with waves by the hill, perfect for The Scout Guide.

ROSEWOOD MANDARINA

63724 Monteón, Nayarit, Mexico | @rosewoodmandarina| Located about an hour outside of Puerto Vallarta in the stunning Riviera Nayarit, Rosewood Mandarina will offer guests an immersive, highly individualized experience. While the details are mostly underwraps, we’re expecting modern-luxury-meets-local-culture complete with three bars and restaurants, three pools, a fitness center, intimate spa, and more. 

Luxury poolside loungers at a modern resort - The Scout Guide.

SHA MEXICO

Carr. a Punta Sam 84, 77420 Cancún, Mexico | @shawellness | From one of Europe’s premier health retreats, SHA, comes an intimate wellness clinic on the shores of Costa Mujeres. And while the Mexican outpost is definitely a health retreat – expect world-renowned treatments and cutting-edge health tech – it’s not the kind of wellness destination that neglects (or frowns upon) indulgence. Luxury and comfort are at the heart of their hospitality approach, and the wellness clinic gets major bonus points for easy access (it’s just a short drive from Cancún International Airport).

New & Noteworthy Hotels according to Travel Morari

SIX SENSES LA SAGESSE

Six Senses, La Sagesse, Grenada | @sixsenseslassagesse| The much-anticipated Six Senses La Sagesse sits on a secluded beach on the southeast side of Granada. In keeping with Six Senses tradition, La Sagesse is committed to sustainability, offering guests unique, eco-friendly experiences and programming without ever sacrificing luxury. Expect more elements of Six Senses brand ethos – it started as a spa after all –  like local sourcing and balanced nutrition, alongside thoroughly local experiences. 

SOHO HOUSE MEXICO CITY

C. Versalles 28, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX | @sohohousemexicocity | Located in a Baroque-inspired building in the heart of Colina Juárez, SOHO House Mexico is the brand’s first location in Latin America. Fittingly, it reflects the House’s Mexican influences right down to the tequila bar. Access is included in SOHO House membership and it’s definitely worth a stay while you discover one of the Americas’ most interesting culinary and cultural scenes.

Elegant bar interior with stools and ornate backdrop featured in The Scout Guide.

THE DUNLIN

6000 Kiawah River Dr, Johns Island, SC | @dunlinauberge | From its interiors (designed in collaboration with Amanda Lindroth) to its Southern hospitality, The Dunlin is steeped in Low Country tradition. It’s the kind of place where you linger on generous porches, cocktail in hand, to chat. And while simple pleasures reign supreme at the riverside resort, The Dunlin also boasts thoughtful wellness, cuisine, and activity programming.

Elegant dining room with orange trees, The Scout Guide to stylish spaces.

THE RANCH HUDSON VALLEY

150 Sister Servants Lane, Sloatsburg, NY | @theranch.life | After a celebrated decade of wellness in Malibu, The Ranch has opened an East Coast outpost in Hudson Valley. Housed in a 1904 lakefront mansion nestled on 200-acres, The Ranch Hudson Valley delivers the same (and exquisite) level of health-centric hospitality during their fan-favorite three- and four-night programs.

Interior view of a luxurious room with elegant decor featured in The Scout Guide.

THE SURREY

20 E 76th St, New York, NY | @surreyhotelnyc | Built in 1926 as a residence hotel, the original Surrey was home to many of New York’s most eccentric celebrities. Later this year, Corinthia Hotel Group will reopen the iconic Upper East Side hotel with 70 guest rooms (plus 14 residences), a jewel-box spa, private members club, and Casa Tua outpost.

Luxurious poolside loungers at a serene retreat recommended by The Scout Guide.

THE VINETA HOTEL

363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL | @thevinetahotel | Situated in the heart of Palm Beach (just two blocks off the famous Worth Avenue) and set to open in the “second half” of 2024 is Oetker Collection’s Vineta Hotel. The re-opening promises to be a monumental reimagination of the Palm Beach landmark, and we’re anticipating a marriage of quintessential Palm Beach chic and typical Oetker hospitality. 


Always at the forefront of travel and hospitality experiences, Volume 2’s Morari is a must-tap resource. Learn more about the boutique travel agency, including their flight desk, hotel desk, and thoughtful experiential planning services. Pro Tip: book with Morari to enjoy complimentary upgrades and amenities courtesy of Elaina’s expansive network of preferred partners.