The James New York to Open in Soho This Summer
Pack up the suitcases. The James is heading to New York!
UPDATE: We totally missed the fact that this hotel was previously known as the Grand Street Hotel. And now we know.
It's no secret that we're a bit in love with the James Hotel in Chicago. After all, just yesterday we got excited about their recent Insider Deal. But when it came to expansion plans, we were always a little frustrated with Jimmy.
In the past few years, we felt the expansion vibes from the James, including for midtownNew York, but nothing ever materialized. Perhaps that's because the James Hotel in Scottsdale didn't quite go well.
But today, we can tell you that a James Hotel is coming to New York and soon, as Summer 2010 is the planned opening date.
The James Hotel Soho will open on the corner of Grand and Thompson Streets. It will have 114 guestrooms and suites awash in natural light with "unobstructed views of Manhattan from every room." According to the NY Times, room rates will start at a reasonable $299 a night.
Here are some more details on what's inside the hotel:
The hotel promises to have an art program, utilizing relationships with local artists; environmentally thoughtful furnishings and interior design features; a Penthouse Loft with some of the best views of Manhattan; an urban garden; The Sky Lobby, a third floor glass-walled welcome and reception area is accessible by a glass elevator that transports guests from the ground floor; convertible indoor/outdoor meeting/event space; and a rooftop pool with spa cabanas.
Oh god! Did you hear that? A rooftop pool with spa cabanas. Yes. Let the rooftop pool games begin. Last one in the water should probably head back to the Soho House.