The Best Design Hotels in New York
New York's design hotel scene is hotting up, with an amazing selection of new hotels which have opened in the last 12 months. Here is our selection of the four hottest design hotels in New York City right now.
The Crosby Hotel Who would have thought that a former concrete car park on a quiet cobbled street in the heart of New York's vibrant SoHo neighbourhood could be transformed into one of our favourite hotels in New York? Famed British hotelier duo Tim & Kit Kemp have created a stunning sanctuary in the heart of New York’s SoHo district where understated glamour, opulence and comfort reign supreme. Oozing Kit Kemp’s signature modern take on contemporary English style, with loft-style floor-to-ceiling windows.
LES Thompson With dark, brooding and masculine interiors, and sweeping views over Manhattan’s downtown district, the Thompson Hotel Group’s latest venture has been turning heads since it opened in 2008. The rooms and suites have a luxurious amount of space by New York standards, with cutting-edge cool interior of dark wooden floors, sleek modern furnishings and luxuriously deep soaking tubs. Located in the hip Lower East Side district, you’ll be in the heart of NYC's restaurant and nightlife district.
The Ace Hotel As New York’s hottest new design hotel, The Ace Hotel arrived on the scene in May 2009 and has been the destination du jour of the hipster crowd ever since. This is the kind of space where you’ll just want to hang out all day (which is in fact what New York’s cool crowd does) - be it for socialising, sleeping, eating, shopping or some high-quality people watching. The heart of the concept is the sprawling lobby scene with soaring high ceilings and lovingly-restored Chesterfield leather lounges.
The Standard Hotel With a chic assortment of boutique hotels already in his hotel portfolio (including The Chateau Marmont, The Mercer and The Raleigh to name a few), jet-set hotelier Andre Blazc has the midas touch when it comes to launching cool, stylish design hotels. The Standard New York is his grandest venture yet, creating a great deal of international buzz (and a few raised eyebrows due to its raunchy marketing tactics) since opening its doors in 2009. The sleek, modern space is cutting-edge cool, with chic retro-style furnishings.