Hotels in SoHo
London’s Firmdale Group brings the spirit of Soho to a cobblestoned lane in the other SoHo.
One of the most anticipated new hotels in the city, the Mondrian SoHo opened its 270 rooms in February 2011. It’s an odd mix of 18th-century elegance and postmodern New Yawk—designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz said he was inspired by Cocteau’s 1946 film La Belle et la Bête.
This trendsetting refuge for downtown movers and shakers still has as much élan as it did when it opened in 1996.
This striking, 46-story property is within walking distance of Lower Manhattan neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village and SoHo. Public spaces are dramatically designed: the two-story lobby has Venetian-plaster columns and discreet leather seating.
It didn't reinvent New York's downtown hotel scene the way the Soho Grand and the Mercer did—it came later, in 2001—but this hyperdesigned, esoteric 97-room enclave has still managed to up the exclusivity ante in an already exclusive neighborhood.
The Mercer's six floor Romanesque-revival style building is a landmark of SoHo. The interior, designed by Christian Liaigre, is accented by dark African wood, subtle colors, and supple leather.
Opened in September, 2010, this Modernist addition to SoHo has a permanent art collection and 114 rooms with natural linen bedding and reclaimed-wood floors. We love wall-size murals by area artists.