The 3 New York Hotels to Book This Spring
Looking for a stylish bunk in which to bed-down on your next trip to The Big Apple? From pared-back pads to maximalist, design-led digs, these recent additions to our new edition LUXE New York guide offer something for every discerning jetsetter.
1 Hotel Central Park
For unrivalled views of New York’s iconic green lung from the comfort of your own private abode, upgrade to a Park Suite at this chic contempo bunker with serious eco cred – as witnessed in the use of reclaimed woods and organic cottons in rooms, to farm-fresh produce on the plate. A rare style-for-dollar stay in Midtown, 1 Hotel’s inviting and inclusive atmos is extended to sprogs and pooches – the former entertained with tents, sleeping bags and games; the latter with a daily ‘yappy-hour’.
1414 Ave Of The Americas, Midtown. +1 212 703 2001. 1hotels.com
Scandi simplicity reigns supreme at this chic shoppers refuge smack-bang in the middle of SoHo. Lofty ceilinged chambers featuring crisp white linens and sleek, handcrafted furniture are a nod to Danish minimalism, while hot-ticket Le Coucou offers a dash of Parisian pizzazz, with its shab-chic looks and all-day bistro eats. Just add hot n’ steamy HigherDOSE infrared sauna, snug The Library sipper and sceney The Blonde for late-night revelry.
11 Howard St, SoHo. +1 212 235 1111. 11howard.com
Kit Kemp’s distinctive Brit aesthetic – an eclectic mismatch of colour-pop patterns, textures, art and antiques – has earned her iconic hotelier status, and this soulful Midtown sanctuary is the latest incarnation of her style. Inside you’ll discover 86 immaculate rooms, each sporting Kemp’s bold, jovial decor, while floor-to-ceiling windows offer sweeping Manhattan vistas (some with private terraces). An array of guest areas channel a smart country house vibe, from the bright, art-adorned Bar and Restaurant plating up New American cuisine, to elegant The Orangery and the tome-filled Drawing Room, plus there’s a private screening room that’s host to weekly film nights. And when you do manage to step outside, Broadway, MoMA and some of Manhattan’s dreamiest boutiques are all but a stiletto's skip away.
18 W 56th St, Midtown, +1 212 586 5656. firmdalehotels.com
Liv left behind the lanes, arcades, and wide-open plains of Melbourne for the concrete jungle of Hong Kong, joining the team at LUXE after a stint at Swire Hotels.
- Liv LOVES... Escaping the city, sailing the seas of the Gulf of Gokova, unspoiled beaches in southern Sri Lanka
- Liv LOATHES... Smartphone syndrome, turbulence
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