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Soho House New York is definitely one of the more unique hotels in the Big Apple, and these are the five best things about it:
1. The design. The bespoke guest rooms at Soho House New York are meticulously designed with decorative touches such as reclaimed wood-paneled walls or beamed ceilings, clubby leather furnishings, velvet sofas, Persian rugs and elegant chandeliers or iron light fixtures. Design enthusiasts will adore the look of the rooms.
2. The location. We love how we’re just steps from city’s trendiest boutiques, restaurants, galleries and nightclubs when we stay at this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel. From nights out at The Boom Boom Room to brunches at Bagatelle to delicious dining at Scarpetta or the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Del Posto, Soho House New York puts you in the middle of the action. You’re also just a few minutes away from the elevated park, the High Line, one of New York City's most magical spots.
3. The room amenities. Your hotel room feels more like a home, thanks to the great amenities, including a tin of sugar cookies on arrival to an electric kettle and Nespresso pod coffee maker, magazines such as Vanity Fair and Wired, a well-stocked mini-bar that comes with a cocktail book and a shaker, an iron and ironing board and even a bottle of starch. Bathrooms, meanwhile, go beyond the basics with bottles of lotion, toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, two types of moisturizer, shaving cream, cleanser, toner, lip balm, a shaving kit, a dental kit, a tampon, condoms, a shower cap, comb, cotton pads and swabs and ear plugs.
4. The exclusivity. Founded in London in 1995, Soho House began as a private members’ club for people engaged in the film, media and other creative industries, and in 2003, the brand opened its outpost in New York City’s Meatpacking District. While anyone can book a hotel room, you’ll definitely feel like you’re part of an exclusive club, in part thanks to the series of house rules, which include no wearing of business suits, no photography, no cell phones, and a maximum of one guest per visit.
5. The pool. The outdoor rooftop pool itself is on the small side, but come evening during the spring and summer, the surrounding roof deck is one of the city’s see-and-be-seen social spots. But it’s still enjoyable during the day. Order yourself a mimosa and a bacon, egg and cheddar breakfast sandwich (it’s OK, you’re on vacation!) and soak up the sun from your padded purple-and-white striped lounge chair.