I have just checked into 11 Howard, in Soho for the remainder of my time here in NYC. Usually I stay on Crosby Street when I’m here and 11 Howard is right around the corner. So I decided to book this and try something new! I am super happy with my choice, continue reading to hear why and to see some photos.
This boutique hotel has around 200 rooms and is situated in the centre of SoHo, which for me is my favourite area to stay as you have all the best shops, restaurants and bars on your doorstep. I like to walk around this city and really see everything it has to offer by foot, and this hotels’ location makes that very easy to do. They have managed to combine Scandinavian design with being socially and environmentally aware. They have a very discreet method of hospitality, with check-in happening very casually on an iPad (don’t worry this isn’t like other hotels in NYC that require you to check in on the tech alone, there is someone to help you here). This discreet hospitality trickles down into literally everything. From the iPad in the room you can schedule your housekeeping for the next day, order room service, request what you might need from the concierge, and many other things (I had quite a bit of fun playing around with it when I arrived).
The hotel is home to a fantastic restaurant called Le Coucou, Higher Dose Spa (Click here to read about it) a nightclub called The Blond (which during the day is very nice to work, or have a drink at) there is also a great little library which is perfect for meetings.
The rooms, designed in a very minimalistic way, are rather small so do not be surprised. I had to request a clothing rail be put in my room as the wardrobe was extremely small. It is probably a better option to book the nicest room you can afford because otherwise you might find yourself feeling a bit cramped. That being said it is the perfect pied-à-terre for a weekend in the city.
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My number one top tip FYI that you have to try is their tuna tartare, actually the best I’ve ever had… ever… not joking.