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Mercer New York
New York City, New York, United States of America (USA)|mercerhotel.com|
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The original New York ‘loft-living’ hotel is a cool and sophisticated perch in the heart of trendy SoHo, where A-listers roam not only the streets but The Mercer’s lobby, restaurant and nightclub, too.
Famed for its discretion, elegance and under-stated luxurious comfort in a classic SoHo heritage building, it’s still the leader of the upscale design hotel pack. A pricey but precious experience, for New York first-timers and old-hands returning time and again.
There’s no gym, pool or no green spaces nearby – so not for those who want to come back and relax in typical hotel creature comfort. It’s one for shoppers, foodies and partiers who love being in the heart of the SoHo buzz.
The quaint cobbled streets and iron-clad, post-industrial, low-rise buildings of SoHo (i.e. South of Houston Street) have made it a fashionable magnet that’s beautiful to stroll around, gazing at the architecture. There are plenty of those great New York cosy cafés, pavement tables and intimate restaurants, but all the fashion label shops, from Vera Wang to Calvin Klein and Kate Spade make the neighbourhood touristy these days – and packed on weekends.
It’s a historic and beautiful setting in one of the quaintest parts of New York. And steps from some really useful Subway stations.
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