© ModernHaus SoHo / Photography: Nikolas Koenig

With the end of travel restrictions across the planet in sight, the opening of ModernHaus SoHo is a timely one. Indeed, the allure of New York City is fully reinstated, and it has a new design-led luxury hotel to show for it. Founded by Thor Equities Group, it’s the real estate company’s first foray into hospitality, and it’s one that ticks all our boxes. As its name already implies, it’s situated in Soho, arguably the most exciting neighbourhood in Manhattan, featuring an art-infused hospitality concept which seamlessly blends in. Built by Palette Architecture, ModernHaus SoHo offers 114 guest rooms and suites, but also pitches in with stellar facilities that will undoubtedly become destinations in their own right. The interior design, created by stylist and design consultant Melissa Bowers and the founding company’s director Jack J. Sitt, takes cues from the neighbourhood’s inimitable energy and style, pairing the formality and understatement of a Bauhaus-inspired aesthetic with a warm palette of materials and colours.

As said, art is omnipresent at ModernHaus SoHo. A tightly curated and eclectic range of artworks by iconic artists from different eras, such as Alexander Calder, KAWS, Jean Dubuffet, Harland Miller and Nicolas Party, all from the private collection of Sitt. The rooms come in ten different categories and have been designed with a similar keen eye for detail, style, and obviously, also comfort. Each guest room features panoramic city views with an abundance of natural light, accented by reclaimed wood floors and vibrant artwork. For the most discerning of guests, the 122 sqm. (1,315 sq.ft.) Gallery Penthouse with separate living and dining rooms, and sweeping views of Manhattan is readily available. In sync with Soho’s buzz is a number of alluring facilities on the premises, anchored by Veranda, an elegant greenhouse-like restaurant on the second floor with a retractable glass roof and a collaborative effort of Michelin-starred chef George Mendes and veteran restaurateur David Rabin.

Here, the cuisine is fashionably seasonal and has a global focus with Portuguese touches. Also on the second floor, a more informal all-day eatery can be found. Called Jumpin Jacks, the venue doubles as the property’s art-filled living room. By day, guests can grab coffee, pastries, and to-go fare in the light-flooded space, and by night, it transforms into an intimate lounge where guests can unwind while sipping creative cocktails. For jolly nocturnal banter, in total style of course, Jimmy awaits guests high up on the 18th floor. A longtime staple of nightlife in Lower Manhattan, it has resumed operations on the building’s rooftop, featuring a welcoming and sophisticated setting inspired by artist Pablo Picasso‘s early Blue Period. The atmosphere is intimate and refined, with lingham wood floors, swank modular furniture, rust tile walls, and a working fireplace.

The rooftop scene oozes glamour from a bygone era, surrounded by large windows with panoramic views of Midtown, Wall Street, the Hudson River, the bridges spanning the East River, and last but not least, the sexiest pool downtown. Unlike typical rooftop bars, Jimmy will retain its status as a year-round destination. In colder months, guests gravitate towards the inside conversation pit – a freeform lounge area with blue velvet leather seating, pendant lighting, and sculptural stools. In warmer weather, the roof deck is available, allowing guests to enjoy chaise lounges and unparalleled city views. Last but not least, there’s the so-called Signature Room, a 288 sqm. (3,100 sq.ft.) event space with a private dining room, terrazzo bar, and seating area with velvet chairs and sofa, and capable of being used for gatherings big and small.

ModernHaus SoHo
27 Grand Street (Soho)
New York, NY 10013
Telephone: +1 212 4652000

© ModernHaus SoHo / Photography: Nikolas Koenig