There is no shortage of superb hotels in New York City. Whatever neighborhood you visit, you will find chic, contemporary, and luxurious establishments. Boutique hotels fall into two categories because this type can be either a luxury hotel or a more affordable choice.
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Actually, the owners of boutique hotels place tremendous emphasis on personalized service. The original concept of boutique hotels revolved around smaller places that were not part of a hotel chain. Of course in the modern hotel industry, multi-national companies might have their own boutique Hotel brands. The emphasis, however, remains on customized services for guests. Roam through New York City, through SoHo and Chelsea or elsewhere, and discover chic boutique hotels.
Opened in October 2009, the 11-storey, 86-room Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo takes class and style to a whole new level. This upscale 85,000 square-foot hotel is the London-based Kemp Firmdale's first venture into the NYC hotel market. The company added an extra touch of elegance to the New York City hotel scene with this boutique hotel. In 2006, LXR Luxury Resorts & Hotels had opened London NYC – another Big Apple hotel hoping to enhance the guest experience. No doubt, London NYC made an impression with David Collins interiors and the Gordon Ramsay restaurant.
The diverse design of the guest rooms mean that they can be cozy, comfortable, and trendy at the same time. Delicate details and contemporary colors, as well as striped and floral wallpaper, come together in a glorious mix. The interior design features stylish and playful elements combining in perfect harmony.
Smart and spacious guest rooms focus on comfort rather than the minimalist look seen in other modern hotels. Inviting sofas and arm chairs, soft carpets, and expansive bathrooms are in style at this luxurious hotel. Decor schemes can vary from chintzy to kitsch to streamlined but the designs always impart a warm and welcoming style.
Although right next to the specialty shops of Prince and Spring Streets, Crosby Street is a quiet, cobbled street but the area has an industrial past. With its building façade resembling that of a downtown factory, the Crosby Street Hotel is at home in the area. Coincidentally, the hotel is on the site of a car park – just like Firmdale's Soho Hotel in London.
The hotel is bordered by Houston Street and Broadway. For shopping enthusiasts, international brands, department stores, and charming boutiques are at their doorstep. For those who enjoy fine dining or the excitement of the city's night life, SoHo has something to suit every taste.
Fashion lovers flock to Barney's Co-op on Wooster Street. The Dean and Deluca is a gourmet's delight. Trendy bars and restaurants fill the area including the bistro, Balthazar, on Spring Street and the cocktail bar, Pravda, on Lafayette.
Last week, the Mondrian SoHo entered the mix of neighborhood hotels. Yet there is room for both hotels (and more) to thrive in the creative atmosphere of Soho. Check out more details about the Crosby Street Hotel.