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The anticipated Frieze New York art fair is just around the corner. Here to guide you through next week’s busy schedule is Whitewaller with a guide to some of the city’s top art attractions, including the hottest hotels, bars, and restaurants. Below, you can find a hand-picked selection of recommendations on where to stay, and what to expect.
Built in 1881, this gorgeous architectural treasure welcomes guests to nine floors of vibrant comfort. The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel, combines the sophisticated interior design of Martin Brudnizki with the culinary masterpieces of restaurateur and chef Tom Colicchio, alongside restaurant-auteur Keith McNally. With its opening in September 2016, the hotel now provides guests with 287 rooms—including 38 suites and two penthouses with private rooftop terraces—with eclectic bespoke furniture and vintage furnishings sourced from dealers all over the world.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a bite to eat at Augustine, Fowler & Wells, and The Bar Room.
In a nautical-themed hub of West Chelsea vibes, The Maritime is an iconic hot spot for fashion, art, food, and business professionals. Enjoy the 16th-century fireplace from the South of France, the ceilings with oak beams, and the much-photographed nautical mural.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a bite to eat from in-house restaurant La Sirena.
The Bowery Hotel
The Bowery 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 Northern Italian fare in their acclaimed restaurant, Gemma.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying 24-hour room service and a complimentary shoeshine.
The Standard, High Line
The Standard, High Line is a boutique hotel located in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, offering 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.
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 bits can be found at the ground-floor restaurant, Reynard.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a cocktail on the rooftop at The Ides.
The Mercer is equipped with 75 rooms in a Romanesque building where the guest service is incomparable. High comfort, natural light, and lofty proportions emphasize elegance, offering an escape from the bustle of New York City.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a bite to eat at Mercer Kitchen.
Opened recently in May, MADE is an inaugural hotel project by the hospitality entrepreneur Sam Gelin. Eighteen floors encompass 108 guest rooms, welcoming a reinvented approach with a crafted environment of rich and conscious materials.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a cocktail at the lobby bar before heading up to the rooftop.
With interiors designed by Jacques Garcia, the 168 guest rooms and suites shine with king-sized beds, custom bedding and bathrobes by Sferra and Frette, and exclusive Argan bath amenities by Côté Bastide.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying the multiple dining spaces with menus by chef Daniel Humm.
The Kitano is New York’s only Japanese-owned hotel, and it offers guests 18 floors with 150 special rooms. The hotel also gives guests wonderful cuisine from the in-house restaurant Hakubai, complemented by Japanese decor and artwork.
Whitewaller recommends: Check out the jazz-infused supper club adjacent to the hotel.
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