It's been a busy year for U.S. hotel openings. The latest New York properties alone could easily fill our top ten list, but we've branched out from the Big Apple to offer samplings from around the country. Among them, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, actually changed the city's skyline and took it (finally!) into the 21st-century, while the Hotel Parq Central in Albuquerque caters to guests' nostalgia for bygone days. The Marriott brand, once known for its reliability but hardly its style, tops our charts with two entries in Miami and Waikiki. Like all of the hotels on this list, theirs were chosen for notable attributes, from curated art collections to an NBA-approved basketball court.