What the hotel wants is to be perceived as an art hotel, due to its proximity to the West Chelsea gallery scene, but let us be the first to tell you: this place isn't just for artists. It's for food-lovers, music-lovers, fabric-lovers (the Zanotti beanbag chairs in the rooms were specially commissioned)—basically, anyone who's looking for a little culture with their $425-a-night stay.
One of our favorite parts was the open-plan prep kitchen in the lobby. Positioned right in the center of the room, you can walk between two prep cooks as they busily prepare panini and juice fresh fruits and vegetables.
Though the hotel is still in its soft opening, almost all of the rooms were sold out, and already dozens of private events have made use of the hotel's four dining spaces. In the coming months, the hotel is planning to open two distinct bars in the basement—one of them, El Privado, resembles a scene from a 1950s James Bond movie. Stay tuned for more!