Q: What is it? A: A funky, flawless and very fine hotel at the corner of Mercer and Prince. Here we can all enjoy our 1.5 seconds of fame. You enter the Mercer lobby and every single person on the premises will discreetly look your way. Quick scan while trying to determine whether this schmuck is [...]
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Q: What is it? A: A slightly jaded boutique hotel in the very heart of SoHo. It’s a time-capsule. Looked just like when I stayed there in 2003. Undergoing renovations as this is written. Can’t say I was excited… The 60 Thompson was never a very spectacular hotel. It didn’t have the grand façade of [...]
Q: What is it? A: In 2004, Hakkasan’s top dim sum chef gets a restaurant where he can focus on what he’s good at, and receives a Michelin star within one year of operation. Looks like a nightclub or a cocktail bar. Is not. Packed with beautiful people. Busy, bustling and one of the best. [...]
Q: What is it? A: An Italian embassy in Soho with fantastic pasta and an outstanding waiter. The fat of the land: Linguine with spider crab, tomato and basil. Dessert Sicilian style; a chocolate marzipan ball with rum and raisins in it. Brick building on 12 Archer Street, Soho. That’s where it’s at. I don’t know [...]
Q: What is it? A: If you want to stay in a not so cheap but very well-functioning hotel in a great Soho-location, this may very well be it. You may also keep in mind that hotels are rare in Soho! If you want to stay very, very central… …then maybe you should consider staying [...]
Q: What is it? A: A rather exclusive members club that luckily comes with bedrooms that are luckily not only open for members. ”It’s a private member’s club.” Yes, it is. You need to be a member to stay here. Or, actually, you don’t. Although everybody is repeating the ‘exclusivity’ and ‘private’ and ‘members only’ [...]