We contributed during 1 year for Glamour Brazil. Here is one of our posts about cool Boutique Hotels in town: http://revistaglamour.globo.com/Lifestyle/noticia/2014/07/lista-reune-os-melhores-hoteis-boutique-pra-se-hospedar-em-ny.html
The English Version below:
We made a selection of some boutique hotels in New York, and some that recently launched! 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, an environment with art works and design, plus a bustling night life!
The hotel was built in the 1920s and was considered one of the best hotels 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 also offers a restaurant called Paramount Bar & Grill, 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. Interesting, right?!
Address: 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, it's an environment with nostalgic decor that recalls New York in the early 1900's.
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 your 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!
Address: 63 West 38th Street
The Marlton Hotel, located in Greenwich Village, is a hotel with small rooms, yes, but it did become one of the most hype places in the city with a very cool gang hanging out there. In the past it hosted poets, artists and writers such as Jack Kerouac, Julie Andrews, Carmen McRae seeking work in New York and 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 open from 7pm through 2am and attracts the cool NY crowd for after hours…something that is pretty common in the New York nightlife scene.
Address: 5 West 8th Street
The Ludlow Hotel inaugurated in 2014 and is already considered 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.
With a very unique decor with marble tiled floor, handmade silk carpets, handcrafted lamps from Morocco and giant industrial windows, the hotel has everything you might want…even a mini bar with gluten-free products!
The restaurant, Dirty French, is also a “must-go” when you come and visit!
Address: 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 decor mixing American with European style, vintage looking furnitures, generous windows overlooking the High Line Park or 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 called Intelligentsia (which exists in other cities) with wonderful coffee that you can enjoy in the garden.
In front of the hotel you can fine a coffee truck with coffee and delicious sweets that are perfect to enjoy during the summer.
In the evening, Champagne Charlie's is an outdoor lounge on the hotel's patio with appetizers and a great selection of beer, wine and champagne.
Address: 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 done by the renowned duo Roman and Williams, famous for decorate other city's luxury hotels, the Kingside restaurant brings the creations of Chef Marc Murphy and the famous and always crowded rooftop called The Roof is a aside show.
With a lounge and outdoor terrace, the drink menu is great and offers handcrafted local beers, wines from every corner of the world, cocktails made with fresh ingredients and a menu with small snacks and dishes - the most popular dish is their burger.
Enjoy any time of the year to visit the Viceroy and go up to the The Roof to be “awed” by one of the most beautiful views of Central Park and Manhattan!
Address: 120 West 57th Street
Photo Credits: Courtesy of all the hotels and Curbed NY