Mexico’s famous hotelier, Grupo Habita, chose New York as the location for their first hotel north of the border. Known for designing stylish spaces, they are fixed on a façade of sleek metal cladding, so you know you are about to experience something a bit special.
Inside, the concept is “urban ryokan,” where the warm wooden hues and Zen atmosphere of Japan are woven into the fabric of the building. And tech-savvy Japan is not absent either - you can order room service from the in-room iPad.
On the roof, there is a swimming pool that becomes a hot tub in winter. It is next to the restaurant and bar that serves a French-inspired menu and is a hit with local hipsters.
The hotel is keen on the arts and will help you find the best art in New York, and its unique design is considered an important stop-off itself.