Hotel La Jolla, San Diego
The seaside resort of La Jolla unfolds over a seven-mile stretch of curving coastline from San Diego. Here, Kimpton Hotels – the group behind Boston's Nine Zero and New York's Eventi – has transformed the Hotel La Jolla in a $4m renovation. The lobby, pool and Hiatus lounge have all been given a fresh look by Icelandic designer Gulla Jonsdottir, while a new Cusp Restaurant has been added to the 11th floor, with a seasonal Mediterranean menu and Pacific Ocean views.
Hotel La Jolla, 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, San Diego (001 858 459 0261; hotellajolla.com). Doubles start at $190 (£119), room only.