SOHO GRAND HOTEL

New York has thousands of hotels, but what to choose?

I tend to search for a place to stay in Soho, because that’s always where I spend a lot of time and it’s in the middle of Lower East Side, West Village, Nolita and Tribeca.

Last time I was in New York I tried out the Soho Grand Hotel.

It’s said to be one of the first boutique luxury hotels in New York opened in 1996. And there is something old school about it. You instantly feel the good ambience of the lobby and bar area when walking into the hotel. There’s no fancy iPad to order your room service, you can get ice and coffee down the hall from your room and there’s a traditional minibar. I’m not saying I don’t like the newer hip hotels practising the opposite, but sometimes you like it old school. Right?

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I was excited to find that the rooms are bigger than many other hotels in the city (believe me I’ve had my share of shoebox sized Manhattan hotels). We even had a mini walk in for my clothes! And speaking of big … look at that cappuccino!

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Soho Grand is a popular choice among many fashion week guests, as many of the shows are held nearby. And I see why – it’s stylish, comfortable and allows you to actually open your suitcase.

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310 West Broadway, New York, Sohogrand.com

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