ICFF is starting soon and for the design lovers out there that haven’t booked a room yet, what could make your stay even more perfect than our top 5 of luxury design hotels in New York City? Discover thebest luxury hotels in this article!
Top 5 luxury hotels in New York City
The Baccarat is the first French luxury hotel by the centuries-old crystal brand. The hotel has a very sophisticated air but is refreshingly modern. As the name suggests, the luxury hotel has lots of Baccarat crystals embedded in the designs, but besides that, there are also signature Harcourt glasses with LEDs placed in the foyer wall which gives a dazzling light show all day long. The hotel also consists of one of the best hotel restaurants in New York, the Chevalier, which offers a fine-dining experience to its guests.
For those visiting the Baccarat, you will feel like a celebrity staying here and be swept away to the glitz and glam of the midtown flagship hotel. The lavishness of the hotel will make the perfect foundation for your NYC adventure.
At the Upper East Side, you can find the elegant Lowell hotel. It has the perfect vibe of luxury, intimacy and privacy in the form of a townhouse. The rooms feature the rare Manhattan feature of still functioning wood-burning fireplaces, which are easily incorporated in the subtle interior style of Michael S. White. He added elegant silk curtains and rich mahogany furniture and decorated the rooms to be real pied-à-terre with terraces and kitchenettes.
However, for those that like the luxury of fine dining, a visit to the Pembroke Room restaurant is one of the city’s best–kept secrets. The Lowell also has a perfect location, it is just a short walk from away from Central Park, the boutiques of Madison and the great galleries of the Museum Mile.
The Greenwich Hotel
Owned by actor Robert De Niro, this chic Tribeca design hotel has a colourful Arabian and tropical influenced aesthetic. In the luxury hotel elements of Europe and Oriental designs are thrown together and manage to flow together wonderfully. The ground floor mimics a Tribeca loft but gives you a warm environment with its polished oak floors, cosy floral sofas and Moorish tiles.
For those who want to relax after a day of exploring in New York City, the hotel’s Japanese-inspired Shibui Spa is the perfect spot.
For those that love a nice mixed aesthetic, the luxury hotel, Soho Grand is the place to stay. The hotel channels the perfect amount of old-world charm mixed with the contemporary-industrial SoHo style. As such the luxury hotel perfectly reflects the glory of the 1870s Gilded Age and the artsy style of the 1970s. The lobby translates this design in towering columns, velvet curtains, vaulted ceilings and bare brick walls. The guest rooms, however, have that sophisticated European style while the Grand Bar & Lounge and the Club Room of the hotel exude the vibe of the Jazz Age of New York.
Build in 1906 by Jacob Astor was one of the swankiest hotels in NYC until its closure in 1921. This Beaux-Arts landmark has recently been reborn. The baggy knickerbockers and Doc Martins set the tone for the design of the hotel. The authenticity and details are what stand out: the domed ceiling with hand-polished gold lead and the glinting silver of chain mail curtains are just a few of the examples. However, what is most striking for the guests is the soundproof rooms. Times Square may be visible outside your window, you don’t hear a thing about the traffic below.
But a must when staying at this luxury hotel is the rooftop bar and terrace, aptly named St Cloud. It offers private seating, a cigar lounge and a majestic view over Times Square.