New York City’s hotel boom shows no sign of cooling off. This year, sophisticated New York hotels are showcasing subtle variations on stylish period details, primarily from the plush Art Deco-inspired 1920s. Hip design firms and well-known hoteliers opened spots where great artists and writers once slept. Slick and restored new buildings beckon with cool decor and high-end amenities, including custom “sleep experiences” and soaring rooftop bars. These 5 new hotels will transport you to a new, New York state of mind.
The 29-story, 240 room Viceroy New York—opened in October—is a fancy uptown address with a low-key, downtown vibe. There are plenty of stunning city and park views with industrial-chic flourishes à la warm brown leathers and marble herringbone floors. The timeless lobby displays a colorful mural by artist Thomas Hart Benton. Rooms are stocked with Neil George bath products. Dock your iPod in a stellar sound system by Dr. Dre.
Opened in May 2013, this former 1912 hat factory caters to an emerging Garment District crowd. Originally built as a high-end hat factory and tea salon, the Refinery Hotel plays on 1920s industrial décor. The 197 guestrooms include custom-made furniture, high ceilings, and warm wood touches. Frette linens and Le Labo products will keep you plenty comfortable. Thirsty for a view? Nurse a “Water Tower Toddy” (brandy, English Breakfast tea) on the year-round rooftop bar with views of the Empire State Building.
The High Line Hotel
A welcome addition to Chelsea, The High Line Hotel quietly debuted 60 well-edited rooms in May 2013. Tucked in a mid-1800s seminary, expect stained glass windows, private gardens, oriental rugs, and in-room fireplaces. Of-the-moment designers Roman + Williams blended a mix of subway tiles and antique furniture. With such stately Gothic architecture, it’s easy to channel a Harry Potter film. Coffee by Intelligentsia is served throughout the day; beer and wine cameos in the evening. Spring promises a Champagne garden.
Originally constructed in 1926, The Quin opened in November 2013 and includes 208 guestrooms and three suites (paying homage to former guests like artist Georgia O’Keeffe and architect Emory Roth) with handsome, contemporary touches. Beds are by the divine Dux and dressed with Sferra linens, while baths are stocked with Fresh spa products. A tablet controls your climate, music, and lighting. Don’t miss the collection of Irish artist Patrick Graham’s paintings.
WestHouse New York
A few blocks from Central Park, the particular newly opened WestHouse, a person in Small Luxury Hotels of the world, pays homage to a bygone period of highly personalized service and also design. Designed by Jeffrey Contains International, the lobby is moody with dark woods plus a palette of gray, bronze, ruby, and cobalt. The 172-room hotel adds bespoke touches � la DayNa Decker bath, and family and friends can tailor their sleep as a result of Sleep│Studio with evening masks and also aromatherapy oils. It’s so divine and relaxing you will possibly not want to leave your place.