60 Thompson

60 Thompson

60 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012

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. Free-spending creative-industry types—most of them young, good-looking, and dressed to the tens—hang out on the birch-screened benches by the entryway, and in the second-floor Thom Bar (where it's often standing-room-only on the pony-skin rugs). The brown- and slate-toned rooms have platform beds, velvet throw pillows, and suede headboards that stretch up to the ceiling. Frette linens and Dean & DeLuca-stocked mini-bars are also part of the package. Some of the white mosaic-tile bathrooms feel a bit cramped, but (somewhat bizarrely) the elevators have more headroom than a SoHo studio.

 


 


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