New York, NY
This Soho property with a Midtown address is in the center of famous 5th avenue shopping that includes Gucci, Fendi, Louis Vuitton and Prada. The location is significantly close to the uptown galleries and cultural highlights of New York: MOMA, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Inspired by the downtown art scene and neighboring International fashion houses, Chambers combines the industrial feel of an artists loft with the luxuriousness of traditional fabrics; it feels like a wealthy art collectors Manhattan townhouse. Over 500 original artworks from the brightest up-and-coming artists are installed throughout the guestrooms, all part of a permanent collection. Fourteen other famous artists, including filmmaker John Waters, were commissioned to create pieces for each of the hotels floors.
Alpaca sofas, oversized wooden and steel doors and distressed plaster walls instill an urban, yet relaxing atmosphere. Ride up in elevators with lit, exposed shafts to view the mechanics of the cables. The 77 guestrooms feature platform beds covered in the finest of linens and cashmere throws. Felt ottomans in modern earth tones are set on Tibetan and Turkish rugs over walnut floors. The most outstanding feature of some of the suites is the terrace.
As if Chambers was not exquisite enough on its own, TOWN restaurant and bar serves contemporary New York cuisine. The space is separated into an intimate balcony with low tables and settees, perfect for conversation. The main dining area has soaring 24-foot high ceilings, theatrical lighting, backlit screens, decorative crystal strands and mirrors.