Usually when your job requires you spend the night in…
This week we bring you not one, but two hotels worth hollering about: a double dose of metropolitan cool. Purveyors of haute hotels, the team behind Soho House has a way with super-stylish stays. Isn’t it time to find out what all the buzz is about at their Berlin and New York outposts?
Style Boho Soho member’s clubs
Settings From Meatpacking to Mitte
Why this week? The fine folk at Soho House New York and Soho House Berlin in Germany are offering a chance to move and shake at a reduced rate… from December 19 until February 11 2011, Smith members staying three nights or more can get 25 per cent off room rates at Soho House New York. The offer includes breakfast. And, from December 19 until January 10 2011, Smith members can get 25 per cent off room rates at Soho House Berlin.
Our favourite bits…
… at Soho House New York we love the mix of contemporary and retro accents in Soho House New York’s understated yet refined rooms (and we’ve always been fans of Ilse Crawford‘s creative interior design). And with the palm-fringed rooftop pool and stunning views of the glittering metropolis serving as the backdrop, it’s hard to imagine a more glamorous Manhattan setting.
… at Soho House Berlin, standout features (aside from the trademark rooftop pool) include a private cinema, Cowshed spa and House Kitchen bistro serving daytime delights from pizza cooked in its own wood-fired oven to schnitzel. The high ceilings, exposed concrete beams and deco sensibilities also put a great spin on the classic Soho House template. Fashion illuminati and moguls of many stripes will be your fellow guests, making for excellent rubber-necking at the 8th floor terrace bar.
After staying at Soho House New York, Mr & Mrs Smith said: ‘From the moment we stepped out of our yellow New York City cab in the heart of the Meatpacking District, we knew we were staying in one of the most happening parts of town. It was the first hot weekend of the year; the streets were buzzing with alfresco diners and drinkers spilling out onto the street. The black smoked-glass doors of Soho House opened to reveal a lobby with a simple black desk and distressed leather chairs. Only the exquisite Swarovski chandeliers alluded to the amazing interiors on the floors above…’
Read the full anonymous review of Soho House New York…
After staying at Soho House Berlin, Mr & Mrs Smith said: ‘Reminders of this Berlin Bauhaus building’s past lives as a department store (antique display cases filled with vintage hats) and Communist Party HQ (exposed concrete beams, boulevard-facing terrace) add a sense of history; the polished-concrete industrial-chic lobby graffiti’d by Damien Hirst and leather-lined lifts inscribed with rude doodles keep things more edgy than earnest. Guests who don’t have albums to launch are busy with pre-premiere spa pampering or dropping popcorn at a screening in the red velvet-lined cinema…’