New York Edition — New York, USA
Location has played a significant role in the Edition Hotels’ winning formula thus far, but it takes pride of place in the group’s New York iteration, which opens in Manhattan’s NoMad district this month. Housed inside the iconic Met Life Clock Tower, a landmark skyscraper built by Napoleon LeBrun & Sons in 1909, the storied structure was once the tallest in the city, until the Woolworth Building popped up. In its new life, the tower will house 273 rooms, including three 1,500 square foot penthouses on its 29th, 30th and 31st floors, offering rare views of the city. Hospitality legend Ian Schrager and architect David Rockwell have overseen the hotel’s design together, choosing to pay homage to a classic American aesthetic in both its guest rooms and communal areas. Each space is a blend of rich textures in neutral tones and dark wood that evoke the feel of a well-heeled apartment, of which the NoMad has many. Of course, it wouldn’t be an Edition without the eye-popping facilities; from the 39th Floor gym, which comes complete with two spa treatment rooms and a yoga studio, to the Jason Atherton-helmed restaurant and the all-important lobby bar, the Edition New York is somewhere all New Yorkers can call home.