NEW TO NYC
Channel your inner TRAVEL OPTIMIST – because these recent HOTEL ADDITIONS to the NEW YORK scene demand a stay-over.
■ ARLO MIDTOWN
Midtown might not be your first choice of Manhattan neighbourhood to stay but Arlo is tucked between the much-buzzed development of Hudson Yards and the theatre district, so its position is enviable. Arlo describes itself as a sleek urban oasis, and if the greenery is anything to go by, an oasis it is. “It’s really all about the layers – the seamless mixture of wood, marble, glass, unlacquered brass, plus the abundance of greenery – throughout the space,” says interior designer Gray Davis. Look out for the eight-storey wooden art installation, which runs the length of a concrete wall in a tribute to the nearby garment district. arlohotels | arlohotels.com
Yes, staying here is about being based in this iconic creative district, but at the Bauhausinspired ModernHaus Soho, it is also very much about its museum-worthy art collection. Find paintings and sculptures by such legendary names as Alexander Calder, Hans Hartung, George Condo, Harland Miller and Jean Dubuffet throughout the hotel and in every room – an homage to this art-led neighbourhood. Plus, there’s a rooftop pool bar at which to soak up the sun or the skyline views over Manhattan Bridge, spanning the East River. And the greenhouse that is the Veranda restaurant is run by Michelin-starred chef George Mendes. modernhaussoho | modernhaushotel.com
Staying at the BAUHAUS-INSPIRED MODERNHAUS SOHO is very much about its museum-worthy ART COLLECTION.