What We Love
- Loft-style rooms with private bars
- Near the clubs, restaurants, and shopping of the Meatpacking District and the art galleries of Chelsea
- Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror art installation in the lobby
- Free bike rental (depending on the season)
What To Know
- This is a party hotel, so expect a late night crowd
- Thin guest room walls can lead to involuntary eavesdropping
- Pool Bar & Grill is closed during colder months (while the pool itself remains open year round; is adults-only after 12 p.m.)
- Check out Bodega Negra, their Mexican restaurant
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A $270 million renovation transformed this polka-dot 1960s building into a glittering clubhouse for the downtown fashion set. Orange and velvet chesterfields curve below a peep show ceiling that looks into the second-floor pool. Pieces by contemporary It-artists including Avone, LJ Lindhurst and Domingo Zapata pay homage to the hotel’s location near Chelsea’s art galleries and Meatpacking’s design and party scenes. Buttery leather campaign chairs, featherbeds and overdyed kilims add a warm counterpart to the clean lines of the 316 loft-like guest rooms, which are a riot of Jetson-inspired chrome, marble, and silver. Equally futuristic are the tech amenities, from 40-inch LED TVs that connect with your laptop or iPad to Tivoli alarm clocks to recessed speakers in the bathrooms. Some even have teak bars, so you can host your own afterparty. It’s a buzzy scene, from the DJ’d lobby to the French-accented Japanese restaurant Cherry and Côte d’Azur–inspired second-floor pool bar and its see-through bottom, on up to the rooftop PH-D club. PH-D runs a strict door policy, so even guests will have to dress the part for a spot among the A-listers sipping champagne against the panoramic skyline views.
In the Area
Head to Chelsea Market, a block from the hotel, to get picnic provisions before walking the High Line, an urban park built on an abandoned elevated railroad track. You’re also well situated to explore the galleries of Chelsea, from powerhouses like the Gagosian to the cutting-edge Zach Feuer. Score some new duds with the personal shoppers at famed boutique Jeffrey, the glam Diane von Furstenberg flagship or at such of-the-moment stores as Yigal Azrouel and Carlos Miele. Daredevils can learn to fly through the air with the greatest of ease at Trapeze School New York, which sits on a pier on the Hudson during the warmer months.
How to Get There
Unless you are young and want to party I would avoid this hotel.
It feels like a nightclub all throughout.
The pool area is surrounded by great big walls (no view at all) and feels enclosed and prison like.
There are lots of questionable smells around the hotel (musty, stale, nightclubby).
The rooftop bar is frequently unavailable as can be booked for functions by non hotel guests.
The amenities in the rooms are packing, barely any toiletries, towels etc.
The only positive is the location. That is excellent
Stayed here because my office is across the street. This hotel is by far the worst I've stayed at in years. The main thing I pick a hotel for is the ability to get a great night's sleep. I stayed here 3 nights and was a walking zombie by the time I left as I wasn't able to get a single night of good sleep. It's incredibly loud and definitely caters more to the party crowd than the those who want a good night's sleep. Really disappointed in my experience here and will never stay here again.
I want to write a lot more but its limited !
Yogi the best bartender ever! He red my mind !
Karina/ Naomi /Cathy Lynn -the best service!!
Camillo & Sara- always took care of me at the pool non- stop!!