Best New Family-Friendly Hotel Openings in 2017

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    This Year's Most Anticipated Properties

    Park Hyatt St Kitts Opening 2017
    ••• Park Hyatt

    Another year, another crop of kid-friendly hotels to explore. Here are our picks for the best new properties to check out in 2017 with your family in tow. 

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    Great Wolf Lodge Colorado Springs

    ••• Great Wolf Lodge

    Opening: January 2017

    The newest Great Wolf Lodge opened in January, becoming the fourteenth property in the wildly popular indoor waterpark lodge chain. This new woodland-themed resort features more than 300 suites and a 65,000-square-foot indoor waterpark where it's always 84 degrees. Zip down the Howlin’ Tornado thrill slide, play in the zero-depth Cub Paw Pool with your little ones, or take a gentle ride in an inner tube along the lazy river. There are waterslides, raft rides, and plenty of wet and dry activities for all ages here. 

    Intro Deal: Stay before April 26, 2017 and save 30% on your stay. Use promo code MOREFUN.

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    Royalton Negril Resort & Spa

    Royalton Negril Resort & Spa
    ••• Royalton Resorts

    Opening: January 2017

    The latest all-inclusive resort to open in Jamaica, Royalton Negril features a dedicated wing with family rooms and suites, kids programming, six restaurants and waterfront swimming pools and a splash pad by the beach. For children ages 4-12, there is a supervised kids club featuring Max & Ruby characters, games, and a playground, while teens ages 13-17 can hang out in the Teens Club with video games, billiards, and Ping Pong.

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    Royalton St. Lucia

    Royalton St. Lucia
    ••• Royalton Resorts

    Opening: February 2017

    Open since late February, Royalton St. Lucia features a divine beachfront location, multiple swimming pools, plus a childrens program for kids ages 4-12 (featuring Max & Ruby characters) and a teen hangout for ages 13-17, Activities include beach volleyball, Ping Pong, cooking classes, dance classes, trivia competitions, snorkeling, kayaking, and introductory scuba diving lessons in the pool.

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    The Grove Resort & Spa

    The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando Hotel
    ••• The Grove Resort & Spa

    Opening: March 2017

    Looking for an Orlando-area resort with room to spread out? Recently opened in nearby Winter Park, The Grove Resort & Spa offers more than 800 spacious condo-style suites with one to three bedrooms, screened balcony porches, full kitchens, washers and dryers. The property will also feature a waterpark with slides, a lazy river, four pools, surfing simulators, a spa and expansive grounds.

    Intro Deal: Stay two or more nights Mar 13-Apr 6 and enjoy 50% savings with a BOGO deal.

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    Legoland Beach Retreat

    Leogland Beach Retreat in Orlando
    ••• Legoland Florida Resort

    Opening: April 2017

    A second hotel has opened at the bricktastic LEGOLAND Florida Resort outside of Orlando. LEGOLAND Beach Retreat is a sunny and colorful hotel featuring 166 rooms in 83 duplex bungalows, a themed swimming pool, sandy lakeside beach area, outdoor playgrounds, and a complimentary breakfast buffet. There will also be a Lego clubhouse with special Lego experiences inside. Guests get early access to the park and exclusive use of some of the park's most popular attractions.

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    The Coral at Atlantis

    The Coral at Atlantis, the Bahamas
    ••• Atlantis Resort

    Opening: July 2017

    A new hotel is opening at Atlantis this summer. Coral Towers is being completely overhauled and will feature a new lobby and guestroom design. Guests can enjoy dessert in the new lobby gelataria, have fun with pint-sized guestroom amenities such as robes for Coral Towers' younger guests, and pre-purchase snacks to be set up in the in-room refrigerator. Even better, the new pool will feature a swim-up ice pop bar specifically for kids.

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    Park Hyatt St. Kitts

    Park Hyatt St Kitts Opening 2017
    ••• Park Hyatt

    Opening: Summer 2017

    The highly anticipated Park Hyatt is the first luxury resort on Saint Kitts, a 126-room resort offering both rooms and suites, private beachfront, family and adult swimming pools, a top-notch spa, and an 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio.

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    Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

    Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach Opening 2017
    ••• Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach

    Opening: Fall 2017

    Following an 18-month renovation, Hawaii's Pacific Beach Hotel will reemerge in 2017 as the Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach, a stylish resort best for families with older kids. The new hotel will feature an eye-popping 280,000-gallon lobby oceanarium that will filter water directly from the ocean and serve as home to more than 1,000 marine life species. There will also be a pool deck with multiple pools, and restaurants by celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto.

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    Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas

    Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas, Cabo, Mexico
    ••• Solmar Hotels & Resorts

    Opening: December 2017

    The newest property in the Solmar portfolio is coming to Rancho San Lucas, located about 20 minutes from Cabo San Lucas on Mexico's Pacific Coast. The 834-acre community is set along 1.2 miles of oceanfront property and is home to private estates, condos and villas as well as a Signature Greg Norman Design golf course. Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas will be located within this community and will provide the same luxurious accommodations and exhaustive list of amenities the brand is known for. 

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    Rosewood Little Dix Bay

    Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort, Virgin Gorda
    ••• Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

    Opening: December 2017

    The iconic and luxurious Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda closed for an 18-month refurbishment back in spring 2016. When the resort reopens this December, it will emerge from a multi-million-dollar makeover with new signature suites, new restaurants, and brand new landscaping.