We can’t wait to check out these new hotels in NYC. JSG’s Hope has been staying at the Muse off Times Square on her last few visits because of the great location (close to the train, shopping and Anne’s place); but it’s time to try something new.
The VU Hotel, opening this Fall in Hell’s Kitchen, is the Kimpton’s third property in NYC. We love that each Kimpton has its own story and that you can see that all over the property. The Vu Hotel recognizes we all have our own style and point of view and appeals different lifestyles.
Gild Hall, the latest Thompson hotel offering, is close to Wall Street and South Street Seaport. It has a champagne bar and the Libertine tavern, by Todd English. It took some time to get the restaurant up and going (it was supposed to be May); but it opened yesterday. We’re curious what spin Todd put on fish and chips. The rooms look masculine with dark leather headboards and green plaid throws, definitely different than other properties we’ve seen of theirs. Amenities we like: fresh toiletries and a mini-bar stuffed with Dean & Deluca treats.
The Greenwich Hotel, from Robert DeNiro, is located in TriBeCa. Each of the 88 rooms has unique furnishings- think Tibetan rugs, English settees and Moroccan tiled bathrooms. We’d like to stay in a ground level room on the inner courtyard. We’re most excited about the Shibui Spa, which opened this week. It’s available to hotel guests only and has a bamboo covered, lantern lit swimming pool and lounge.
Shibui pool picture courtesy of the NY Times.