After its grand opening last week, we can now take a peep inside PUBLIC, the latest boutique hotel to arrive in New York City.
Based in the city’s Bowery neighborhood, PUBLIC is legendary hotelier Ian Schrager’s latest venture. It’s said the Studio 54 nightclub founder opened the hotel in a bid to counter the growing threat from Airbnb.
Designed by architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, the space’s aesthetic has been described by Schrager as “tough luxe.” The 367 bedrooms, designed to mimic cabins on a yacht, boast the “fastest WiFi in the city” and an Apple TV unit. Guests may dine at two restaurants, both headed up by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, or quaff drinks in three separate bars, one of which boasts 360-degree views.
“It’s not shabby chic, retro, industrial, reclaimed or the ubiquitous Brooklyn look… it’s simplicity as the ultimate sophistication,” said the owner in a statement.
Entry level rooms start at a not unreasonable $200 per night. Head on over to the company website for further information.
A couple of months back, Nobu announced the opening of a luxury hotel in Malibu.