Manhattan is famous for…well, everything. Not the least of which is its hotels. It also can be mayhem to navigate unless you know the public transport system and when the weather is bad—as it’s apt to be in New York in February—hailing a taxi is impossible. You’ve got two solutions: hire a private car, which is fine if you can. Or—better yet—be smart and pick your hotel near where you’re going to spend your time. If you’re attending Fashion Week, then you want to stay downtown, in easy walking distance of Spring Studio, where the runway shows are happening. Just remember to pack comfortable, waterproof walking boots—yes, even hiking boots are all the rage these days—because you’ll need them.
Image courtesy of Roxy Hotel
ROXY HOTEL NEW YORK
2 Avenue of the Americas, New York
Walking distance to Spring Studio
Nestled among the trendy galleries and boutiques of downtown Tribeca, this modern five-star hotel offers luxurious appointments in its 201 guest rooms such as Five Wits toiletries and Frette bathrobes. The hotel’s kitchen and bar is a restaurant during the daytime and one of the most popular nightclubs in the city from dusk till 2 A.M. On the cellar level is the famous Roxy Cinema, where film fans can see some great, seldom-seen motion pictures. Get tickets for the first night of Fashion Week, February 11, to see SEVEN BEAUTIES, the 1975 film on the life of everyman Pasquale Frafuso as he navigates his way through Neopolitan Society. That same night, NEW YORK NINJA will be shown. This 2021 action film is about a news station sound technician who goes vigilante after his pregnant wife is murdered. For the film schedule or to get tickets in advance, log onto www.roxycinematribeca.com
Image courtesy of SoHo Grand Hotel
SOHO GRAND HOTEL
310 West Broadway, New York
Walking distance (0.1 mile) to Spring Studio
“The hotel that made SoHo grand” offers spacious, stylish, newly renovated guest rooms, terraced suites, and two sprawling penthouse lofts in the heart of one of New York’s most creatively energetic neighborhoods. Easy walking distance to Spring Studio. Dine at the hotel’s Grand Bar & Lounge, where DJs spin vinyl live, or the high-style SoHo Diner, which combines elegance and sophistication with Rock n’Roll Heart.
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GREENWICH HOTEL NEW YORK
375 Greenwich Street, New York
Walking distance to Spring Studio (0.2 miles)
Eighty-eight luxury rooms and suites—each one unique—feature British handcrafted Savoir beds (“Sleep is the precious time when our brain and our body can repair from yesterday and prepare for tomorrow,” says Savoir’s Sleep Expert, Dr. Rebecca Robbins.) And peace, comfort, and relaxation is what you’ll find at the Greenwich Hotel. Book a session at the hotel’s Shibui Spa, where you can unwind, cleanse your body and mind, and heal. Enjoy the intimate environment of the hotel’s pool and gym. And dine in the house restaurant, Locanda Verde, a casual neighborhood tavern serving Chef Andrew Carmellini’s urban Italian cuisine.