If you are having a late night clubbing experience out at New York‘s iconic Marquee in the Chelsea district, go around the corner and you will find yourself at one of the hippest boutique properties in the city, Hotel Americano. With two gourmet restaurants, this 4-star hotel is located a half mile from the High Line Park and the Hudson River. This 10 story building is home to 56 guestrooms and a warm Latin soul.
This is Grupo Habita’s first project in the United States to celebrate the passion of contemporary design. We stayed at one of their hotels in Mexico City called Downtown Mexico. They took an old fabric factory and transformed it into a shabby chic space complete with a garden restaurant and rooftop pool. It was the perfect combination of industrial with avant-garde style.
A Design Hotel, minimalism is prevalent throughout the space. Contemporary chairs are complemented by retro-chic lamps. The hotel was designed by Mexican-born architect Enrique Norten. Norten is the principal of the design firm TEN Arquitectos and has garnished many awards including the prestigious “Excellence in Architecture and Design Award” by PODER. Some of his projects include the Guggenheim Museum (Mexico) & Xochimilco Master Plan and Aquarium (Mexico
The hotel has a mix of Latin, Japanese, French and mid-century American influences. Black glass, wood, concrete and marble are seen throughout the hotel lobby. We stayed in a Japanese Ryokan-inspired room that was complete with a low to the ground bed encapsulated in a wooden box. A modern minimalist neon green chair surrounded a dangling 70s-inspired contemporary non-functional fireplace. We loved the 400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and soft washed denim bathrobes that were made from Mexico.
The room came with oversized Egyptian cotton bath towels, Japanese Imbari washcloths, an alpaca throw blanket and felt wool slippers. The vibe is eclectic, fashionable with futurist vibes to it. We loved the 500 MB hyperfast Wi-Fi and Tivoli Bluetooth clock/radio. This room could have been easily been used as a set for the movie Bladerunner.
The rooftop pool will be opening for the season in early Spring 2018. It’s a spectacular space with an indoor/outdoor flow. Feast on tostadas, tacos and expertly crafted cocktails topped with mezcal and tequila. With a sweeping view of the New York City skyline, it doesn’t get any better than that.
When the weather is nice, be sure to take a bicycle out to the High Line, Hudson River Park or even to check out the world-class art galleries of Chelsea. The neighborhood is rich, vibrant and filled with culture.
For more information, visit Hotel Americano.