New York’s ever-evolving hotel scene is never short of new additions. This week we take a look at a few highly anticipated 2018 openings set to join the ranks. From boutique boltholes to Times Square towers, add these to the wish list for your next Big Apple break.
The Times Square EDITION
Opening: Mid 2018
This new opening joins the larger international collection of EDITION hotels, a concept conceived by hospitality powerhouse Marriott International and hotelier Ian Schrager. Rather than a sterile, cookie-cutter approach so typical of some of the world’s largest hotel group, EDITION promises visitors ‘a personal and unique hotel experience’ with style, service and amenities distinct to the destination. The Times Square property is located at the heart of the action, tucked behind a 18,000 square-foot LED billboard above retail and theatre space. It will offer 452 guest rooms, a performance venue, fitness center, lobby lounge, and meeting studio, as well as a selection of food and beverage outlets.
Opening: 2nd Quarter 2018
This luxury boutique hotel will be opening in Lower Manhattan any day now. Set in a former office building that dates back to the 1960s, the 21-storey hotel has fittingly been designed with today’s business traveller in mind. Made up of 89 high-tech suites, visitors can enjoy contemporary luxuries like free Wi-Fi, in-suite workspaces, and high-tech amenities. Interiors are an ode to bygone days, with inspiration coming from its location in one of the city’s oldest leather and shoe-making districts. Guests can explore nearby Manhattan attractions before heading back to the hotel’s multi-level lounge to enjoy delicious cuisine and cocktails against a backdrop of dazzling city views.
Mr C. Seaport
Opening: Spring 2018
Mr C. Seaport, the second hotel under the Mr. C Hotel umbrella (the other being in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles), is scheduled to open its doors in the next few weeks. Fourth generation Cipriani brothers Ignazio and Maggio are behind the hotel, adding to their family’s already well-established empire of restaurants, clubs and hotels around the world. It’s set in the former Seaport Inn Hotel, an underwhelming chain hotel graced with little but a striking external red-brick facade. The brick will stay, but the interiors have undergone a complete overhaul (by Danish architect Thomas Juul-Hansen) to reflect a European sensibility with a nautical flair and touch of glamour. There will be 66 classic yet contemporary New-York inspired guest rooms, a lobby lounge, fitness area, private event space and Italian restaurant. Located in the Seaport district, Mr C.Seaport is part of a wider redevelopment of the area, indicating that this historic, once sleepy neighbourhood, is about to become a must-visit retail, dining and cultural destination.
Sister City, Bowery
Opening: Fall 2018
A unique lodging from the team behind Ace Hotels, Sister City is due to open in the Fall, occupying the former home of Bowery Salvation Army. Aside from two photographs of the guestrooms and a handful of cryptic descriptions and posts on the website and social media, Sister City isn’t giving much away. What we do know is there will be 200 guest rooms and a ground-floor restaurant, drawing inspiration from “Finnish saunas, Japanese bento boxes, the rock-cut cliff dwellings of prehistory and John Cage’s 4’33 [a piece of music that consists entirely of silence]”–how this actually manifests, we’ll have to wait and see. The hotel itself is described as “an experiment in essentialism”, distilled to its most beautiful–and necessary–working parts. Chief brand officer of Atelier Ace (the creative engine behind the Ace properties) says “We are inspired by the philosophy of ‘less, but better’. The inherent satisfaction of having just enough. Sister City looks through a focused lens to truly anticipate what people need when they’re traveling–comfort, beauty, and human connection.” Located at 225 Bowery, a history-rich street on New York’s Lower East Side, Sister City joins an edgy neighbourhood in easy reach of foodie hotspots, galleries, landmarks, museums and more.
The Hoxton, Williamsburg
Opening: Summer 2018
With locations in the UK, Amsterdam and Paris, the New York summer opening of ‘anti-hotel’ brand The Hoxton is one to get excited about. Just one of a number of Hoxton hotels due to debut over the next few years across New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Portland, the Williamsburg location marks the group’s first foray into America. Set on the site of the former premises of Rosenwach Water Tank Company, it will feature 175 bedrooms, three restaurants, a rooftop terrace, and Apartment: a curated meeting and events space. Interiors are minimalist, keeping in line with Hoxton’s signature style; and you can expect raw concrete ceilings, brass embellishments, plush linen from local designer Dusen Dusen, and uninterrupted floor-to-ceiling views of the New York City skyline.
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