HGU New York
What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
My husband and I loved the vibe of this hotel. Well located near subway station, restaurants, cafes and 2 doors down from fun nightclub "The Cutting Room". Rooms small but comfortable, clean and quiet. Staff warm, professional and helpful. Food in onsite restaurant very good! Also great value!
The hotel is in fantastic location and walking distance to just about everything. i was expecting a little larger room but its New York so hey ho. There was everything you could need in a room including an Ipad. we were given free drinks to to enjoy at the bar which was a lovely treat.
My only niggle was one day we returned after a sightseeing trip and got to the door of the hotel to be asked for ID from the doorman. there seemed to be some sort of party going on. We had to explain we were staying there and they eventually let us in.
I made reservation via booking.com and cancelled it after few days. Hotel charged me 300 dollars ( cancelling reservation was free of charge ) . I wrote 2 emails during last two weeks and got no response.
I would definitely recommend this hotel. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. Rooms are slighlty on the small size but the bed was extremely comfortable. Located in a great place not far from fifth ave which is great if your into shopping also very close to the empire state building
I had a good time at the HGU. The rooms are very clean and the staff friendly. It is located next to a subway station but is also easily reachable by foot. I can highly recommend this hotel to anybody visiting the great city of New York!