The Crosby Street Hotel, the newest member of
Design Hotels in the Americas, has opened for business.
The property is the first overseas venture
for husband and wife team Tim and Kit Kemp, owners of London-based
Firmdale Hotels. Known for juxtaposing genres, combining eras and
mixing antique pieces with state-of-the-art technology, owner and
designer Kit Kemp follows no rules but her own. Kemp has conceived
40 different design schemes for 86 bedrooms and suites, creating a
hotel unlike any other in New York City.
The 11 story hotel was built from the
ground up with the aim to achieve Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design) certification – the result is an eco-luxe
gem in the heart of New York’s vibrant SoHo.
Although a new build, Crosby Street Hotel melds
seamlessly with the century-old industrial aesthetic of the
neighbourhood. The minimalist façade of brick, stone and glass
pays homage to the surrounding urban landscape, whilst the
floor-to-ceiling warehouse windows are an obvious nod to the
iconic SoHo loft look.
The Crosby Bar offers food and drinks throughout
the day and is a convivial place to meet for breakfast, lunch or
dinner. Seasonal produce like strawberries, heirloom tomatoes and
lettuces will come from the rooftop kitchen garden. In addition,
an area of the garden will be rotated yearly with a 10 chicken
coop. A patio also provides a green oasis for outdoor dining.
Descending the oak stairs from the lobby leads
into an area for private event spaces. A boldly coloured open
reception area with bright Peter Rocklin paintings leads into
three interconnecting private dining and meeting rooms. The Crosby
Street Hotel Screening Room, a state-of-the-art private cinema,
features 99 orange leather Poltrona Frau chairs and walls padded
in violet wool.
86 individually designed spacious bedrooms and
suites, many with stunning views of downtown Manhattan, come fully
equipped with a flat screen LCD television, DVD/CD player, iPod
docking station, WiFi, fully-stocked mini-bar and personal safe.
Bathrooms are executed in light gray granite, oak and glass, and
are outfitted with rain showers – some also feature oversized
bathtubs. The bath products have been created by Miller Harris
exclusively for the hotel.
The hotel’s ecological responsibility ranges
from use of regional or recycled building materials to green
power, water use reduction and education of guests.
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