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More New U.S. Hotels

The lobby of Trump SoHo in New York City

The following selection of new hotels didn't make the cut for our top ten, but they came really close. We couldn't help but choose four in NYC alone. From AndAZ 5th Avenue, which tries to make guests feel like real New Yorkers to The Donald's Trump SoHo with its ten Penthouse Suites and one of the city's only Turkish hammams, Gotham City proudly boasts a whole slew of new lodgings. But we are not biased toward big city cool. Bakersfield, a locale best known for its farmlands and oil fields, came onto our radar with the opening of The Padre Hotel, delivering urbane sensibilities with a cowboy twist.

The Padre Hotel

Four Seasons Resort Vail

The Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel

New York
AndAZ 5th Avenue

Gansevoort Park Avenue

The Setai Fifth Avenue (now Langham Place Fifth Avenue)

Trump SoHo New York

Le Meridien Philadelphia

Fairmont Pittsburgh

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Top 10 Green Hotels in the U.S.

Nearly everything is "green" now, so why not hotels? From LEED certification to low-flush toilets and non-toxic materials, these hotels are truly green by design.

Hotel Green, an organic luxury hotel in Nantucket, Massachusetts

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