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SOHO HOUSE NEW YORK
Cool Britannia in the heart of New York’s buzzing Meatpacking District, the Manhattan outpost of London media club Soho House New York is the epitome of urban sophistication. The rooms are understated and chic, with an exciting mix of contemporary and retro furniture, and the views of Manhattan, especially from the rooftop pool, are hard to beat.
Style SoHo chic
Setting Meatpacking District
Rates US$525–US$1,450, excluding breakfast and tax (14.75 per cent plus US$3.50 a day).
Facilities Plasma TV, DVD, high-speed Internet access, Cowshed products.
Also The Cowshed Spa offers a range of treatments. The roof terrace has a swimming pool and gym; poolside drinks available from 7am to midnight. The drawing room serves food until 3am on weekdays; 4am at weekends. There is a games room with pool table.
Enshrined in design history as Philippe Starck’s first interiors project, Manhattan’s Royalton has since been brought up to date, with an artfully dark and seductive lobby, exclusive gent’s club atmosphere, and a buzzy cocktail bar that’s on every hipster’s tick-list.
Style Smart, sultry and seductive
Setting In the thick of theatreland
Rooms 168, including 96 suites.
Rates Low season, US$299–US$459; mid-season, US$329–US489; high season, US$459–US$619, excluding breakfast and tax (14.75 per cent plus US$3.50 a night).
Check-out Midday, but may be flexible, depending on occupancy. Check-in, 3pm.
Facilities Gym, in-room spa and beauty treatments, WiFi throughout (US$10 a day), valet parking (US$56 a night). In rooms: plasma TV, Bose iPod dock, minibar, Korres toiletries. Some rooms have working fireplaces (these have to be lit by staff).
Also One floor of the hotel is set aside for smokers.
Five years ago, no one would have looked to the Bowery for Manhattan’s hottest boutique hotel, but the one-time skid row has come up trumps with this irrepressible hipster hangout. The Bowery Hotel’s light, bright bedrooms capture the classic style of New York apartments (complete with moodily lit tiled corridors), and its art-deco-inspired Lobby bar is a homey, wood-panelled haven from the unsleeping city.
Style Retro glamour
Setting Post-punk East Village
Rooms 135, including 25 suites.
Rates US$525–US$1,200; excludes 14.75 per cent tax plus US$3.50 a night. Breakfast is chosen from an à la carte menu.
Check-out Midday; later-check out is subject to availability. Check-in, 3pm.
Facilities Gym, DVD library, valet parking, laundry, free WiFi. In rooms: HD plasma TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock and stereo system, CO Bigelow toiletries.
Also Non-smoking – except in the bar’s patio area. As a concession to the Chihuahua-toting crowd, lightweight pets (30lbs or less) are warmly welcomed.