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New Design Hotel Opens in New York - Crosby Street Hotel

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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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