One of our favorite parts of hosting and attending events is exploring the latest venues. The best hotels, social clubs, museums and special event spaces around the country all have their unique attributes, but they share a few commonalities: impeccable design, thoughtful programming and, often times, an incredible view. Another parallel: many of these new spaces have had to postpone their openings per the pandemic. Now, we’re excited to report that new opening dates have been set and some will debut as soon as this spring. Here are the hottest venue openings to look out for in 2021.
74Wythe inhabits the old Output space in Williamsburg, complete with that expansive rooftop. Set to open in April, the multi-functional event space spans three stories, with four interconnected spaces each featuring a unique design. 74Wythe will accommodate everything from black tie fundraisers and product launches to private parties across the massive Main Room, redeveloped Rooftop with Manhattan skyline views and a secret cocktail lounge hidden behind a mop closet door.
LA’s latest members club, The Britely is set to open on April 2, boasting a glam-meets-casual design by Martin Brudnizki of MBDS. Guests can enjoy quite the range of experiences, including two private dining options helmed by two Michelin-starred chef Wolfgang Puck, plus a music and performance venue and a rooftop pool. The Britely is basically a place you’ll never really need to leave; additional amenities include a gym, spa, screening room, bowling lanes and beyond.
Set to open its doors in September, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will deliver an experience devoted to the arts, sciences and artists of moviemaking. Expect a global perspective with dynamic exhibitions and immersive programs centered around cinema. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the seven-floor museum (complete with a theatre, special event spaces and a café) is a work of art in its own right.
VIP Lounge, The Glasshouse
Midtown is about to get an exciting update with the arrival of The Glasshouse. This sprawling multifunctional event space (it’s 75,000 square feet) has it all: flexible layouts, terraces, cutting edge tech and you really can’t miss that incredible view. We can confirm that construction is in full force, so stay tuned for opening updates. For now, catch a clip of what life at The Glasshouse will look like here.
One of the most highly-anticipated hotel openings of the year, Thompson Hollywood will start welcoming guests this spring. Guests are immersed in the brand’s signature elegant design, this time led by Tara Bernerd & Partners. Among its many amenities, the hotel will feature elevated dining via two immersive restaurants, exciting nightlife and entertainment experiences, 15,000 sq. ft. of event and meeting spaces, plus a stunning rooftop pool deck and lounge.
Presidential Bay-View Terrace Suite, Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero
The bay area anxiously awaits the reopening of Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero, which closed temporarily in December with plans to welcome guests back this May. The second Four Seasons in San Francisco, the 48-story landmark offers panoramic views of the city and bay, plus a convenient proximity to Union Square, the Ferry Building and Fisherman’s Wharf.
The Ace will make its Boerum Hill debut at the end of May, with its event spaces opening up shortly after. It’s as much a boutique hotel as Downtown Brooklyn’s new cultural hub: expect large scale public artwork, communal workspaces, a vibrant lobby, must-dine restaurants and those aforementioned special event spots.