Sleeping in a historic building imbued with 21st-century New York glamour
Exploring the surrounding NoMad district, a hub of chic restaurants and shops
Admiring the hotel’s contemporary art collection, presented in collaboration with a local gallery
Live jazz, wine tastings, and movie nights offered regularly at the lounge
What To Know
The hotel provides "cheat sheets" for what to do in NYC's top neighborhoods
Eco-conscious property with efficient LED lighting, water conservation systems and recycling policies
Standard Queen rooms are on the small size; opt for a Queen Deluxe or King room for extra space
Free WiFi, in-room iPads, USB ports, and wireless charging stations for tech-savvy travelers
Parking on site
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Renovated architectural gem in buzzing NoMad, with a curated collection of contemporary art and a trio of stylish food and drink venues
Thanks to a multimillion-dollar renovation, the landmarked HGU maintains its 1905 Beaux-Arts grandeur while featuring modern interiors inspired by New York City’s eclecticism. Designers Peter Guzy of Asfour Guzy Architects and DD Allen of Pierce Allen Design were tapped to create pared-down contemporary interiors with just a touch of old-school glamour. In the 90 rooms, clean-lined wooden cabinets and light grey fabrics create a serene atmosphere, while custom patchwork Turkish rugs, beds layered with Frette linens and soft blankets, and padded headboards add a sense of luxury that extends to the all-white bathrooms stocked with luxe C.O. Bigelow products. Communal spaces include a restaurant serving locally sourced American classics, a lobby bar doling out craft cocktails and coffee, and 1905 Lounge, arguably the hotel’s heart and soul. This space, decorated with a marble fireplace, warm leather chairs, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and tweed couches feels like the private salon of a gregarious local—anchored by a rotating series of jazz jams and movie nights.
In the Area
Nomad, a formerly overlooked area bordering Midtown Manhattan, is now the purlieu of young entrepreneurs and fashionistas thanks to a host of high-end shops, design hotels, and superb restaurants—most of them housed in refurbished century-old buildings. Browse the vast collection of gorgeous books at the recently unveiled flagship store of Italian publisher Rizzoli. Then pamper yourself with a lusciously scented body lotion at Le Labo, the luxury perfumery that’s taken the industry by storm. Don’t miss the lamb burger at The Breslin, a fashionable gastropub helmed by celebrity chef April Bloomfield, or the Roman-style pizzas at Marta, run by acclaimed restaurateur Danny Meyer. Madison Square Park, a lovely tree-shaded square that hosts public art exhibits and is home to the original Shake Shack is also worth a visit.