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New York’s finest: star stays in SoHo

Map of SoHo, New YorkJust in case yesterday’s sweetly mouthwatering NY ice-lolly postcard got you in the mood to book a trip to New York, we thought we’d give you a handy run-down of hotels within a lolly-stick’s throw of Popbar (not to mention brilliantly located – see our SoHo hotel map, right). Here’s Mr & Mrs Smith’s star-style SoHo hotel selection, with our pick of each hotel’s ‘suite spot’…

Crosby Street Hotel - New York - SoHo

Style Plucky charm
Setting Cobbled SoHo streets

A little slice of Blighty in the Big Apple, Kit Kemp’s first US outpost is like a gently eccentric romp through the bright prints department of an upscale haberdashery: her trademark combination of quirky art, striped upholstery, floral fabrics and bold colours brings elegant, intimate cheer to this warehouse-style hotel on Lafayette Street. There’s a great bar and restaurant, and the hotel even has its own private cinema (fancy screening your own premiere, anyone?).
Suite spot The charmingly named Meadow Suite opens out onto a private terrace garden; perfect for afternoon tea if you prefer a more private take on afternoon delights…

The Mercer hotel - New York - SoHoTHE MERCER HOTEL
Style High jinks in luxury lofts
Setting Right to the very heart of it

Experience Manhattan-style loft living at one of New York’s hottest hotels – the Mercer takes clean-lined modern minimalism and ups the ante with super-service-oriented staff, discreetly slick decor and a raft of optional extras from private Pilates trainers to Guitar Hero sets. It’s an unusually restrained effort from the André Balazs school of hotels (compare the Mercer’s low-key luxe with the Standard NY‘s ostentatious accessorising).
Suite spot
The Penthouse Suite is suitably grand, with French doors opening onto a Juliet balcony, a kitchenette and acres of space – but we also love the compact (and thus more affordable) Studio rooms, with their tubs-for-two hidden behind folding screen doors.

Style Slick service, sharp style
Setting So SoHo

Quietly confident and sporting a well-worn (but never care-worn) combination of pared-down luxury and neutral decor with a hint of the Orient, 60 Thompson is a great place to base an NY sortie. Careful, though: 60 Thompson’s acclaimed Thai restaurant Kittichai and cocktail lounge Thom Bar may mean you end up spending more time back at base than out and about…
Suite spot The Thompson Suite has mosaic-tiled bathroom floors, a spacious living area with hi-tech shenanigans and a wet bar, plus views over the Manhattan skyline from a private balcony. Those of you whose pockets are not deep enough to foot the bill for the hotel’s best suite can still gaze out across New York from A60, Sixty Thompson’s rooftop bar.
60 Thompson hotel - New York - SoHo

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As well as wordsmithing online, in print, in the press and for Smith TV, Lucy Fennings has been a driving force in making the Smith Travel Blog an award-winner. Mr & Mrs Smith's Group Editor cut her travel teeth early; as daughter of a hotel PR, she visited far-flung flophouses from French châteaux to Ethiopian tukuls. After a year in Dubai (working on Emirates Woman magazine and enjoying the kind of dives that require a wetsuit), Lucy went to Glasgow University to study art, literature and whisky. A stint as production editor at Legalease publishing was spent discovering how to be creative with copy about tax, followed quickly by a stint discovering more interesting things across south-east Asia. When Mr & Mrs Smith found her, Lucy was at Harper’s Bazaar, keeping her finger on fashion’s pulse and sharpening her editorial knife on hapless hotel PR copy.

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  1. Ben W at 7:22 pm

    Looking to book a trip to New York next year.

    The review of the above hotels will come in handy when choosing somewhere to stay!

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