We contribute with Glamour Brazil magazine with posts about the hottest spots in town. In this posts we listed 6 Boutique Hotels in NYC that attract some of the coolest guests.
We’ve translated the article, that is originally in Portuguese, so everyone can understand!
We selected of some boutique hotels in New York – some newer, some older!
Unlike traditional hotels in the city, these boutique hotels attract a young, modern crowd, who appreciate art and like to have fun. Therefore, they offer great restaurants, hype bars, a fantastic décor with art works and design pieces, plus a bustling nightlife!
Built in the 1920’s, the hotel was considered one of the best in town. At the time, everyone passing through Times Square (between 1938 and 1951) would certainly enter the hotel to go to Diamond Horseshoe – a club / theater serving dinners in the basement of the hotel.
After being sealed and closed for 62 years, the hotel was repurchased by a millionaire by $20 million and reopened in the New Year’s Eve of 2014.
One of the great attractions at the hotel is the show Queen of the Night, which takes place inside the famous Diamond Horseshoe which was also revitalized. Giovanna Battaglia is the Creative Director of this “theatrical dinner” that mixes theater, music, circus and design. The Dress Code? They ask you to “Dress for the Queen”, so only formal attires, cocktail dresses or luxurious costumes are accepted.
The hotel is also the home of a restaurant called Paramount Bar & Grill and the Corso Coffee, an Italian bar with coffee, cakes, pastries, sandwiches and salads.
The rooms have contemporary decor and modern design with flat-screet televisions, internet, iPod docking station…and your floor tells you what is the temperature out there to help you get dressed.
Location: 235 West 46th Street
The Refinery Hotel
The hotel was built inside a former hat factory of the early 20th century. Located in Midtown, it has 12 floors with 197 rooms and offers a really cool entertainment.
Parker & Quinn, the restaurant with seasonal foods offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and for those who want a good cocktail, its nostalgic décor recalls the early 1900’s in NYC. They offer live music with pianists, jazz singers and even DJs in certain week nights.
The Winnie’s Wine Lobby Bar recalls the era of the US Prohibition when the production, sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages was prohibited. With a beer and wine menu for every singular possible taste, the bar also offers live music.
Since all true New Yorkers love a rooftop, the hotel did not forget to make its own! The Refinery Rooftop is cozy, with a rustic space and an amazing view of the Empire State Building. The cocktails created by Alex Ott are made from natural ingredients and certainly will make a difference in your night!
Location: 63 West 38th Street
Located in Greenwich Village,The Marlton Hotel is a hotel with small rooms, yes. But, it did become one of the most hip spots in the city where the cool gang hangs out.
In the past it hosted poets, artists and writers such as Jack Kerouac, Julie Andrews, Carmen McRae seeking work in New York and that enjoyed the neighborhood.
After a revival, it was reopened in September 2013.
The restaurant called Margaux, has a menu with influences blending cuisines from California, France and some of the countries bordering the Mediterranean. It offers dishes with fresh seasonal ingredients.
The Cocktail Bar is opened from 7pm through 2am. It attracts the cool NY crowd we mentioned above, for after hours. Something that is pretty common in the New York nightlife scene…
Location: 5 West 8th Street
The Ludlow Hotel, inaugurated in 2014 in the Lower East Side, instantly became one of the coolest places to stay in New York.
The hotel has 184 rooms and 20 suites – that can cost up to $2,000/night. But, the other suites do have good, affordable prices, so don’t worry!
The very unique décor has marble tiled floor, handmade silk carpets, handcrafted lamps from Morocco and giant industrial windows.
We guarantee the hotel has everything you might want…even a mini bar with gluten-free products. WOW!
The restaurant, Dirty French, is also a “must-go” when you come and visit. Be sure to make a reservation!
Location: 180 Ludlow Street
The High Line Hotel
Located on a terrain where apples were once cultivated, the hotel offers 60 rooms in a beautiful brick building bordering the High Line Park – an old train track that was turned into a suspended park, in Chelsea.
The rooms are large, with beautiful décor mixing American and European styles, vintage looking furnitures. In addition, generous windows overlooking the High Line Park and the private garden of the hotel.
Unlike other boutique hotels, it does not offer famous restaurants or bars, but it does host the 1st Coffee Bar in New York, Intelligentsia. They have a wonderful coffee that you can enjoy in their garden area.
In front of the hotel you can find a coffee truck with coffee and delicious sweets that are perfect to enjoy during the summer.
In the evening, Champagne Charlie’s, their outdoor lounge on the hotel’s patio, is a great option to have some appetizers and a great selection of beer, wine and champagne.
Location: 180 10th Avenue
Viceroy New York
Located in Midtown, the Viceroy is one of New York’s hotel that blends the cool Downtown style, with the luxury of Uptown, in a subtle and intelligent way.
The rooms have amazing views of the city, mainly of Central Park. The design was created by the renowned duo called Roman and Williams, famous for decorating other luxury hotels too.
The Kingside restaurant brings the creations of Chef Marc Murphy. In addition, the famous and always crowded rooftop, The Roof, is definitely an attraction.
With a lounge and outdoor terrace, the drink menu is great and offers handcrafted local beers, wines from every corner of the world. The cocktails are made with fresh ingredients and the food menu offers small snacks and dishes – the most popular dish is surely their burger.
Enjoy any time of the year to visit the Viceroy. Go up to the The Roof to be “awed” by one of the most beautiful views of Central Park and Manhattan!
Location: 120 West 57th Street
We are sure you will enjoy any of these Boutique Hotels in NYC. And, even more, your experience in the city will be unforgettable!
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Photo Credits: Courtesy of all the hotels, Floto & Warner, Curbed NY and Jesse David Harris.