If you’re traveling to New York for Frieze week, you’ll need a place to stay. Here, we’re sharing with you the city’s very best spots, from the classic to the newly designed.
THE TIMES SQUARE EDITION
Opened this spring, Ian Schrager’s second New York EDITION hotel has graced Times Square with the neighborhood’s first sophisticated luxury hotel and restaurant headed by a Michelin-starred chef. With interiors by Yabu Pushelberg and ISC Design Studio, the EDITION’s 452 rooms and suites are outfitted with custom-designed furniture and ergonomic work areas, fully stocked mini bars, and Le Labo bath amenities. The hotel includes features like a state-of-the-art
fitness center, multiple bars and restaurants, and The Paradise Club.
•Check out the lobby’s design details, including Christian Liaigre chairs and floor lamps.
•Enjoy a cocktail at the Lobby Bar in chairs by Pierre Jeanneret and Thonet.
•Pop into both the 701West cocktail lounge and restaurant for a bite and a nightcap.
•Mingle on the 11th floor on the Blade Runner Terrace.
•Explore the lush environment at Outdoor Gardens West and Outdoor Gardens East.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying the plant life in rain or shine with the hotel’s lush indoor landscape and multiple outdoor gardens and terraces.
NOMAD NEW YORK
NoMad New York has been fully restored to its original grandeur with interiors by Jacques Garcia. The 168 rooms at the property are decorated in his classic, timeless style, appointed with custom linens, bedding, and bathrobes by Sferra and Frette, complemented by a collection of argan bath amenities by Côté Bastide.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying the hotel’s multiple dining spaces.
The Wythe Hotel is an industrial building that has been converted into a 70-room hotel. With exposed brick walls, iron columns, and pinewood beds, the hotel’s rooms are spacious conversions. Delicious bites can be found at the ground-floor restaurant, Reynard.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a cocktail on the rooftop at The Ides.
THE STANDARD, EAST VILLAGE
The Standard, East Village offers guests an eccentric, charming, and cozy experience. Interiors are outfitted in a playful, contemporary fashion, and each guest room is equipped with Italian sheets, wall-to-wall windows, fluffy bathrobes, and room service. Visitors can explore the hotel’s
bars and eateries, Narcissa, Café Standard, and NO BAR—the new all-inclusive bar with funky interiors, art by Dachi Cole, and a regular lineup of DJ sets, dance parties, and drag shows.
Whitewaller recommends: Bringing your furry friend to stay in the pet-friendly rooms.
Lower East Side
Designed by Herzog & de Meuron and opened by Ian Schrager in 2017, PUBLIC provides guests with 367 rooms and experiences. Inside, there’s an elevated shop (Trade), a restaurant (Public Kitchen), a grab-and-go market by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, an art space (Public Arts), a David Barton gym, a social second floor lobby, a rooftop bar, and more.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying an al fresco bite to eat at Bowery Garden.
FREEHAND NEW YORK
Joining its sister location in Miami is Freehand New York—a 395-room hotel in the former George Washington Hotel, by Sydell Group. To complement the unique and free-spirited rooms, the hotel also welcomes guests to expansive public spaces, two restaurants, and the George Washington Bar. With warm palettes made up of wood millwork, ceramic tile and marble, lush plants, and touches of burnished brass, the hotel is a home away from home.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying cocktails at Studio, and brunch on the rooftop at Broken Shaker.
THE STANDARD, HIGH LINE
This boutique hotel, located in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, offers one of the city’s most renowned rooftops. Startling views can be seen from the top, while the ground-floor plaza acts as the neighborhood’s living room.
Whitewaller recommends: Exploring The Standard Grill’s food and The Standard’s Biergarten beer.
Through a contemporary, bohemian, and inspiring ambience, SIXTY SoHo reflects its stylish surroundings. This boutique hotel features upscale rooms, suites with balconies and soaking tubs, a lobby lounge, and a seasonal rooftop bar.
Whitewaller recommends: Visiting the hotel’s new Jason Volenec-designed lounge and bar, Butterfly.
Lower East Side
Sister City, an Atelier Ace hotel, features an experimental hospitality concept with six different room options. Furnished using natural materials and simple geometry, the hotel has been conceived and designed with an aesthetic informed by Japanese philosophy and Scandinavian architecture.
Whitewaller recommends: Savoring the spirits and panoramic views at Last Light, the 11th floor rooftop bar.
GRAMERCY PARK HOTEL
Gramercy Park Hotel has long been a New York destination for its many cultural happenings, artworks, lively bars, and more. Each room features an array of amenities, and guests are encouraged to dine at Danny Meyer’s Maialino, sip cocktails at Rose Bar, and explore the extensive art collection—with artwork from a rotating cast of world-renowned artists including Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol, and custom-made pieces by Julian Schnabel.
Whitewaller recommends: Staying in the Park View Luxury Suite.
1 HOTEL BROOKLYN BRIDGE
With 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn gets a stunning mission-driven hotel offering sustainable luxury. Situated at Pier 1 and designed by the architecture studio Incorporated, the hotel has sweeping waterfront views of the city’s skyline and landmarks, 195 guest rooms, a lush lobby space by Harrison Green, Bamford Haybarn Spa, two restaurants, a screening room, and more.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying cocktails at Harriet’s Rooftop & Lounge.
THE WILLIAM VALE
In Brooklyn, The William Vale delights visitors with its stunning Albo Liberis–designed structure and interiors by Studio Munge. The multi-use space features 183 guest rooms, three dining destinations by Chef Andrew Carmellini and NoHo Hospitality Group, the Vale Pool, the elevated 15,000-square-foot Vale Park, Westlight bar on the 22nd floor, diverse cultural programming, and more.
Whitewaller recommends: Staying in the Vale Garden Residence suite.
THE BOWERY HOTEL
This hotel epitomizes opulent comfort and character with its 17 floors of handpicked antique furnishings, leather seats, and Persian rugs. Amenities include the rustic Lobby Bar, a calm courtyard, and Italian fare in their acclaimed restaurant, Gemma.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying 24-hour room service and a complimentary shoeshine.