The Smyth takes the Thompson Hotel group into Tribeca. Über modern, posh, and all kinds of swank, lots of red carpet to rolled out. Check out the rain-like showerheads and the Kiehl's bath pro... read more
The IAC building's eastside twin now in André Balazs's competent hands. Twenty-one glossy stories somewhat awkwardly crammed in around crumbly E.Vill tenements. Oriental rug and black settee... read more
Looking like a giant friendly robot in mid-stride over the High Line, latest Andre Balazs project a stunning retro-futuristic addition to the MePa skyline. Designer-chic, eco-chic, brags to blend C... read more
Nothing too out of the ordinary, except for interior design style that’s catwalk-worthy. Zebra-clad pillows set against cushiony leather headboards. Well appointed, with docking stations and ... read more
Big ole black-glass tower sitting astride Allen and Orchard. As with the other Thompsons, enviable mix of luxury and cool. Pool, spa, concierge you can hit up at 4am. Stunning views from lightly in... read more
Former single-room-occupancy dive done up by guys behind Bowery and Maritime hotels. Rooms resemble ship cabins—most are 50 square feet. But size can be deceptive, as these berths come with p... read more
Bobby D. finally gets to add hotelier to his résumé. Personal project, with art by De Niro’s dad behind the check-in desk and Bobby’s own ranch-sized spread on the roof. Hand-cut brick skin to bett... read more
Petit Trianon to the Versailles that is Wall Street. Chic-sleep Thompson crew drops another stylish stunner, fully exorcising Holiday Inn ghosts and wallpapers. Private library, champagne bar, Slim... read more
GEM Hotel on Houston, watch your back. New boutique lowrise lets you live out your converted-tenement dreams. Low-key luxury, subdued gold and wood rooms break away from black and gray regime. Nice... read more
Originally designed for a Chinatown clientele, but reasonable rates have drawn in broader array of guests. Friendly staff speaks German and Spanish, on top of Chinese (and English). Gets a share of... read more
Final nail in coffin of old-school wino playground, as Bowery name increasingly synonymous with high-end downtown style. Brick Rubik's cube exterior once meant to house NYU dorm, but you'd never kn... read more
Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode have had plenty of time to eye the tidy little rowhouse next door to B Bar, which they've now converted into the chic man's B & B. They ain't cooking you breakfas... read more
Low rates rock antipodal take on THOR. Neighbors include Freemans, Loreley, and The Box, so no need to ever leave stumbling range. Suites are clean and not too tight, limited but genial service. Sh... read more
Design-fueled destination amid the hood's booming restaurant scene and rock nightlife. Stylish and slick, with glass walls and Moby endorsement. Definitely a place to use the upgrade. Arty entry, c... read more
Glowing glass beacon in the Meatpacking District. Proof that New York has become soooooo LA. Rooftop bar and pool attracts all varieties of social barnacles. Mobbed on weekends with tan people in s... read more
Hope you brought your sea legs to Eric Goode's behemoth nautical playground. Sweet teak and nice linens, DVDs and flatscreens. Studded with porthole windows, upscale Japanese and rustic Italian res... read more
Waterfront rooms fit with a telescope for chilaxing in comfort. Battery Park location not exactly the center of everything, but if you're in town for the financial and historic districts, you can't... read more
Off the hectic main drags of Soho, rocking custom designer furniture. Understated, elegant, trendy without being too obnoxious. Moneyed and attractive guests. Beautiful rooms quite snug, but the sp... read more
No matter how big the W empire grows, it always delivers on its promise of posh accommodations and sleek, sexy ambiance. This particular W might just offer the best location of them all, mere steps... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
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Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...