On the east border of SoHo so the perfect location for visiting that neighborhood as well as Union Square. The Bowery, though a major thoroughfare, feels relatively tranquil on this stretch.
The rooms mix faux boudoir furnishings like fringed lamps and velvet covered sofas with huge floor to ceiling windows over downtown - ask for a room with a fireplace and oversize bathtub for two in the chillier months.
The downstairs public areas feel like the grand living rooms of a wealthy mansion with lots of carpets, dark woods and cozy sofas. There is a small oak paneled bar off the main lobby which is one of the city’s most convivial spots (I often have business meetings or meet friends after work there).
Eating and drinking
Gemma, the onsite restaurant, has good Italian food from breakfast to late night.
There is no spa or gym here.
The staff are generally efficient and friendly but service can get slow when the place is fully booked.
Who stays there
Brits and Europeans looking for a chic hotel that still feels grown-up.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
Pros & Cons
- Lobby scene