Not since the early days of Balazs and Schrager has New York seen such a boom in design-driven hotels.
Downtown, for instance, there’s the Jade Hotel, a year-old Greenwich Village property whose bohemian vibe suits its storied location. Indeed, here — in the same ’hood Diego Rivera and Georgia O’Keeffe once called home — interior designer Andrés Escobar has filled this 18-story red-brick building with perfectly atmospheric touches. Flanked by a gas-lit entrance, Escobar’s art deco-styled lobby leads to the speakeasy-styled Grape and Vine restaurant where classic cocktails are swilled around an L-shaped bar. Upstairs, there are 113 snuggish rooms with intricately patterned wallpaper, deep wood and Makassar ebony furnishings, distressed leather chairs and rich tones of blue, crimson or gold throughout. With the exception of the Greenwich Penthouse, which boasts a soaking tub, all rooms have showers only, and toiletries are from C.O. Bigelow. Craving outdoor space? The Greenwich features a walk-out balcony, while the three Hudson Queen Deluxe rooms offer private outdoor patios.
From $269; Jade Hotel