The South’s coolest new hotels

Time for a weekend trip: All of these are within 330 miles of Atlanta

May 2017

The Dwell Hotel
The Dwell Hotel. The Martinique banana leaf wall­paper is a nod to the famed Beverly Hills Hotel.

Photograph by Graham Yelton

Whether in new glass skyscrapers or restored art deco masterpieces, boutique and luxury lodges are popping up in small towns and resort areas across the South. Marked by top-notch service and designed to the hilt, these hotels aren’t just a place to stay; they’re stylish destinations in their own right. Our top five picks—all opened within the last year—are within 330 miles of Atlanta for a chic weekend escape.

Edited by Mary Logan Bikoff
Written by: Mary Logan Bikoff, Jennifer Rainey Marquez, Tess Malone, and Betsy Riley

  1. The Dwell HotelChattanooga, Tennessee
  2. The Thompson NashvilleNashville, Tennessee
  3. The HendersonDestin, Florida
  4. The Kimpton Cardinal HotelWinston-Salem, North Carolina
  5. The DewberryCharleston, South Carolina