6 new hotels in New York to visit right now
Who can resist the call of New York City in autumn? As Manhattan cools, the city’s energy is only beginning to warm up, and a slew of new hotels welcome visitors looking to get in on the action. If you haven’t found a reason to visit the Big Apple lately, these openings provide reason enough to plan your next trip.
Much like Manhattan’s population, the six hotels below are diverse in terms of location – the east and west sides of the island, midtown and downtown are all considered – look and feel. friendliness. Rooftop bars, skyline views, incredible architecture and world-class restaurants await. Read our guide to the best new in old New York.
The soundtrack begins upon entering the two-level, guitar-inspired lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel New York. The circular shape and mirrored panels surrounding the marble staircase create a unique metalwork visual effect that resembles guitar strings. If you want to feel like a VIP, opt for a stay in the Rock Star Suite, a 3,300 square foot high accommodation with an expansive patio, two levels – one intended for the bedroom – and a private elevator entrance to the two floors.
For entertainment, you don’t need to go far: The Venue on Music Row hotspot is downstairs and has already hosted John Legend, Florence and the Machine and Nas in the first few months after opening.
Given its location and history (the building housed the first New York Stock Exchange in 1792), the Wall Street Hotel might seem better suited to costumes. However, the 180-room hotel is refreshingly warm and intimate. Interior designer Liubasha Rose was inspired by the nearby East River and the owners’ (a lifelong Australian pearl mining family) maritime roots for the living quarters’ light blues and greens.
The boutique hotel spoils you with conveniences. Explore the financial district on free Vélosophy bikes. Or retire to your room, which is equipped with Fret linens, Bang and Olufsen Bluetooth speakers, Acqua di Parma bath products and heated bathroom floors. And if you’re here on business, ask for a “mobile office” kit (it includes a printer, copier, scanner, etc.).
The opening of Aman New York marks the brand’s first foray into a major city. Inside the historic Crown Building – the original home of MOMA – on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, renowned designer Jean Michel-Gathy has created an oasis of luxurious serenity.
The Midtown Hotel dedicates three floors to wellness with 10 treatment rooms, two “spa houses” (which include a double treatment room, sauna and steam rooms, a cold plunge, and a terrace with a cabana, a bed rest and a fireplace) and an indoor swimming pool. The 83 suites continue the brand’s theme of Southeast Asian roots and sensibility with simple, elegant lines and organic materials. Each suite’s fully functional fireplace — the first Manhattan hotel to offer this perk — enhances the feeling of warmth in balance with more minimalist design touches.
The NoMad Skyscraper strongly attracts all types of hotel guests. It’s convenient enough for business travelers and lively and luxurious enough for those in town for pure pleasure. José Andrés’ bustling Zaytinya Mediterranean restaurant and highly anticipated Nubeluz rooftop cocktail bar (debuting Oct. 1) will attract locals and residents alike. Even the most jaded New Yorkers will be wowed by the panoramic city views from the rooftop bar. The views from the rooms will also impress – the accommodations point south and overlook the city centre. Whatever your reason for visiting, the hotel’s spa serves as a refuge from the endless bustle of the city.
Further west, at the edge of the island, Pendry Manhattan West offers an equally breathtaking panorama. Discover it from the bay windows of each of the 164 rooms and suites, spaces imbued with chic and modern minimalism.
The West Side location suits the hotel’s California-inspired design well; casual luxury defines Pendry’s sensibility. The laid-back California flair applies to the hotel’s five attractive and lively bars and restaurants — these spots alone make the hotel a destination — where you can sip botanical cocktails surrounded by cool greenery while taking in views of the the city – enjoy the best of both coasts without having to declare any allegiance.
I do not know what arrives in Tribeca with the debut of this French import, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star sibling Hotel Barrière Fouquet’s Paris. The 97 Martin Brudnizki-designed accommodations — parquet floors, detailed wallpapers, and chandeliers make each lavender-shaded room feel like a boudoir — align closely with the art deco aesthetic of the entire building.
Participate in three dining options – Brasserie Fouquet (chef Pierre Gagnaire’s ornate menu pays homage to the iconic brasserie), Par Ici Café (a plant-based, ultra-seasonal and sustainable menu infused with French sensibility) and the roaring Titsou Bar (modeled on speakeasy Le Marta Paris from its sister property); pamper yourself with treatments from the beloved French beauty brand Biological Research at the spa; or see a film at the Cannes Cinema.—Spencer Whaley