SOHO Luxury: The Crosby Street Hotel

crosby street hotel exterior

In a neighborhood as crowded as SOHO, it's hard to imagine that it'd have any well kept secrets.  Let alone a luxury hotel that combines refined English decor with industrial New York architecture.  Yet, shoppers stick to Broadway and don't often stray to Crosby Street, giving those in the know the right opportunity to have a piece of SOHO all to themselves.  

The Crosby Street Hotel specializes in surprises.  At every turn, the decor can instantly shift from fiery red to a pastoral scene.  Each room has it's own decor and the Meadow suite even contains it's own meadow on the terrace.  Get ready to book in 3, 2, and go!

crosby street hotel lobby painting
crosby street hotel decorated bench
crosby street hotel courtyard
crosby street hotel lobby
hotel art display
outdoor patio driftwood
high tea new york
luxury blue suitcase set
crosby street hotel red guest room
crosby street hotel black guest room
black and white ticking stripe wall paper
crosby street hotel suite
crosby street hotel terrace
red and navy hotel guest room
crosby street hotel industrial window
soho crosby street

What's your favorite SOHO NYC hotel?  Tell us in the comments below. 

Hideaway at this Icelandic Design Hotel

Pool deck overlooking snowcapped mountainscape at Ion Adventure Luxury Hotel by Design Hotels in Iceland.

Pool deck overlooking snowcapped mountainscape at Ion Adventure Luxury Hotel by Design Hotels in Iceland.

Just because there's snow on the ground doesn't mean you can't spend some quality pool time.  One of my personal bucket list hotels is the Ion Adventure Luxury Hotel in Iceland.  Winner of numerous design awards, this hotel is perfect for any season.  With that said, the most popular time to visit is during the Northern Lights, which can be found as early as August given cool and crisp conditions.

Front entrance to Ion Adventure Luxury Hotel by Design Hotels.

Front entrance to Ion Adventure Luxury Hotel by Design Hotels.

The lobby area doubles as a restaurant lounge at the Ion Adventure Luxury Hotel in Iceland.

The lobby area doubles as a restaurant lounge at the Ion Adventure Luxury Hotel in Iceland.

Icy roads lead to wild adventures in Iceland, including hot springs hiking and climbing glaciers at nearby Langjokull Glacier.  

Icy roads lead to wild adventures in Iceland, including hot springs hiking and climbing glaciers at nearby Langjokull Glacier.  

Silfra Restaurant & Bar at the hotel is both casual and chic. 

Silfra Restaurant & Bar at the hotel is both casual and chic. 

The heated pool is meant to imitate the popular activity of bathing in local hot springs.

The heated pool is meant to imitate the popular activity of bathing in local hot springs.

After relaxing in the pool or sauna, hotel guests can enjoy the spa located just past the pool deck. 

After relaxing in the pool or sauna, hotel guests can enjoy the spa located just past the pool deck. 

For those expecting luxury hotel rooms reminiscent of the W Hotel, this will feel like a far cry.  Not in a bad way either.  While most luxury hotel rooms are flashy... full of glossy furniture and nickel-plated accents, the Ion is subtle and subdued.  After all, Icelandic life is about the beauty of simplicity.  Each room at the Ion incorporates a minimalist design with a thin black headboard and matching throw blanket.  The white bedding and globe pendant provide a lovely contrast against the dark slate concrete wall.  The oak-stained square log nightstand provides warmth to keep it from feeling too dark.

Hotel rooms at the Ion Adventure Luxury Hotel have a beautiful minimalist approach with concrete walls, globe pendant lights, and a simple square log nightstand.

Hotel rooms at the Ion Adventure Luxury Hotel have a beautiful minimalist approach with concrete walls, globe pendant lights, and a simple square log nightstand.

Suites have a posh aesthetic with ample seating in its signature minimalist decor.

Suites have a posh aesthetic with ample seating in its signature minimalist decor.

The slate tile in the bathroom shower matches the minimalist design found throughout the Ion Adventure Luxury Hotel

The slate tile in the bathroom shower matches the minimalist design found throughout the Ion Adventure Luxury Hotel

For those wondering what to wear, take a cue from this guest by donning all white to match the snowy hillside.  

For those wondering what to wear, take a cue from this guest by donning all white to match the snowy hillside.  

In Spring and Summer, the mossy emerald grass is a wonderful contrast to the amber lights of the hotel.

In Spring and Summer, the mossy emerald grass is a wonderful contrast to the amber lights of the hotel.

The minimalist hotel architecture helps to put the focus on nature.

The minimalist hotel architecture helps to put the focus on nature.

Iceland is known for its amazing sheep and wool products.

Iceland is known for its amazing sheep and wool products.

Guests can find miniature horses at nearby farms.

Guests can find miniature horses at nearby farms.

The spectacle of Aurora Borealis requires dark and clear skies to see it.  Yet, on special days they can even be seen in the early morning.

The spectacle of Aurora Borealis requires dark and clear skies to see it.  Yet, on special days they can even be seen in the early morning.

Have you seen the Northern Lights before?  Tell us where in the comments below.