The New Aman, Chelsea Hotel Updated – The Hollywood Reporter

These five new or renovated hotels make the Big Apple more attractive than ever. For anyone traveling to New York for work or pleasure, or wanting to enjoy a short city break on the way to the Hamptons or other nearby locations, here are the best, freshest options for a classy stay.


Bob Dylan, Marilyn Monroe, Patti Smith, Madonna, Dennis Hopper, Uma Thurman. They and so many other illustrious artists have haunted the legendary halls of this iconic hotel in an iconic 1884 structure, which has long “been a beacon and home to the international creative community,” says co-owner Sean MacPherson. After a decade of renovations, the Chelsea Hotel reopened in early summer with 155 meticulously restored rooms (not all finished) with Marshall Bluetooth wireless speakers and fully stocked minibars, plus its own lobby bars and Spanish restaurant El Quijote relaunched. New in July was Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotela documentary filmed during the 11-year shutdown that chronicles the glory days and touching memories of longtime residents. 222 W. 23rd St.; rooms from $300 a night

The renovated Lobby Bar of the Chelsea Hotel.

Annie Schlechter / Courtesy of the hotel


June saw the debut of a luxury hotel in the former Jarmulowsky Bank building, built in 1912 on the Lower East Side and empty since 2006. “It was the tallest building on the Lower East Side, this great wonder architectural, and our whole thing was not to impose a bold or muscular design on this building, but to bring it back to classicism and make it interesting for the neighborhood”, explains Ray Azoulay, one of the many design collaborators and founder of the gallery Obsolete from LA. The 116 rooms at Nine Orchard incorporate gigantic windows, speakers with preset soundtracks handcrafted by a local audiophile, curated minibars from nearby Dimes Market, and titles from second-hand bookstore Sweet Pickle Books. The design is “almost subliminally chic – timeless,” says Azoulay of the character-rich hotel with a rooftop offering sweeping city views. 9 Orchard Street; from $475 per night

A room at the Nine Orchard hotel on New York’s Lower East Side.

Stephen Kent Johnson


Just the third Aman property in the United States and the second in a city in the world, this highly anticipated sanctuary of 83 suites and 22 signature residences – each with a working fireplace and an oval bathtub – is a game-changer in the legendary Crown Building. The Aman New York opened on August 2 with reflecting pools, a jazz club, an omakase-style restaurant and a 65-foot indoor pool. Its spa spans three floors and includes outdoor hot and cold pools and a steam room. 730 Fifth Avenue; from $3,000 per night


This part-hotel, part-private members’ club – created by Soho House CEO Nick Jones and chairman-investor Ron Burkle, and named Ned after the architect of the original London hotel – has opened on June 22 with a party that drew Leonardo DiCaprio, Gigi Hadid, Rosie Perez and Evan Mock. Housed in a building that dates back to circa 1903 and was originally owned by women, Ned NoMad features a Cecconi’s restaurant and members-only venues like The Magic Room event space. “It’s very special to be part of a neighborhood in transition,” says general manager Patrick Siegel of his NoMad location (Madison Square North). “It’s perfectly located and central to Manhattan so whether you need to attend press briefings and meetings in town or attend a party in town, you’re in the perfect place.” Rooms range from 300 square feet to 1100 square feet with a 700 square foot private terrace. 1170 Broadway; from $875 per night, membership $5,000 per year (which is separate from Soho House membership)

Cecconi’s restaurant at the Ned NoMad in New York.

Ned NoMad


The NoMad district also welcomed this new hotel with residences, from July 26th. Michelin-starred chef and philanthropist José Andrés helms all culinary venues and room service at The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, including the Mediterranean outpost Zaytinya and a panoramic rooftop bar with a Spanish-leaning menu. Its avant-garde Bazaar by José Andrés is bowing out at the end of the year. General Manager Bastian Germer notes that VIP service can include “discreet entry and elevator access, stellar wellness offerings including signature Augustinus Bader treatments, and stay-friendly setups with dedicated talent floors.” and surroundings”. 25 W. 28th St.; from $1,000 per night

Lobby of the Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad


Ram’s Head Inn: Shelter Island’s iconic Ram’s Head Inn (from $795 a night), established in 1919, has just renovated its 17 rooms, along with new wellness activations, retreats, hands-on garden experiences and chats by the fireside.

Canoe location: The reopened Canoe Place Hotel (from $595 a night) in Hampton Bays sits on a site where various inns operated as early as 1635. It features five cottages, 20 rooms, residence-style accommodations and a spa by Onda Beauty, co-founded by Naomi Watts. Guests at the property at the time included Lucille Ball, Cary Grant and Albert Einstein.

A room at Canoe Place in Hampton Bays.

Canoeing place

Gurney Montauk Station: The comprehensive wellness destination (from $1,025 a night) – frequented by Trevor Noah and Scarlett Johansson – has unveiled a $20million refresh of its expansive saltwater spa and pool powered by the ocean. Gurney’s Montauk Resort now offers exclusive memberships with unlimited access to premium treatments and facilities. An indoor-outdoor treatment room is hosting the Pop-Up Dioriviera until September 5, dressed in blue and beige toile de jouy from the Riviera summer 2022 collection and offering an exclusive menu of five Dior treatments.

Tod’s and Chanel Pop-Up: In East Hampton, Tod’s opened its second annual seasonal boutique and Chanel launched a two-story pop-up store through Labor Day.

The spot of the hostel: New to Hampton Bays are The Inn Spot’s waterfront bungalows (from $438/night) and its breezy Latin American restaurant Crash Cantina.

Shou Sugi Ban House x The Lowell Package: Water Mill’s Shou Sugi Ban has partnered with Manhattan’s The Lowell for a four-night package at both properties that includes a chauffeured Tesla transfer, a three-course dinner at Majorelle, a private sound bath and a session hydrotherapy and dinner in the main barn plus other perks. , and starts at $5,685 to $6,565.

A version of this story first appeared in the August 3 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.

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