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
This is my second stay at HGU and will be not the last one.
PROS: the hotel is convenient, confortable, well located, clean and the personnel is helpfull and friendly.
CONS:standard rooms are small and if positioned on the front are noisy.
Right in the middle of all the fun things we wanted to do. Very clean and surprisingly spacious room. Friendly and accommodating staff. Was able to use the lounge area to hang out and get some work done
I hadn't stayed here before but will stay again. The hotel is in a quiet location and is very comfortable. The 1905 Bar tender, George was great and is a credit to the hotel. Other staff were friendly although the guy that looked after the smaller bar at the front of the hotel and restaurant was not the happiest chap and was rather scruffy.
Overall, very happy.
We own a boutique in St Pete Florida and make a trip to market 3 times a year in new York city We have found the BEST value and a room large enough to take care of our girl crew! Most NYC hotels are the size of a walk in closet ours had one!! The room was so beautiful , clean and spacious with many spots to help us all be able to get ready at the same time. It's always a challenge when you have models and gals getting ready. The staff is beyond helpful;) They up graded us to the suite every stay which is comfortable for four Gal's. plenty of stations and mirrors to get ready super comfortable beds, I believe the room is over 700 square feet!! Don't miss out on this New York treasure.Great location close to everything and the subway! We will Stay again soon!
My partner and I stayed at HGU in January 2019 and could not recommend this hotel enough. The location was perfect for us - walking distance to Central Park, Times Square, Soho, Chelsea etc. with the hotel itself located on ‘Korea Way’ so lots of great food options and a buzzing atmosphere late at night. The staff were super friendly and accommodating and the rooms were comfortable and immaculately clean. The hotel also offers free coffee every morning which was a great way to start the day.