A luxury hotel has opened in New York’s SoHo neighbourhood, featuring a signature restaurant by Michelin-starred chef George Mendes.
The 114-room Modernhaus SoHo is located at Grand and Thompson Street, and has a “one-of-a-kind art collection” of paintings and sculptures from artists including Alexander Calder, Hans Hartung, George Condo, Harland Miller, Jean Dubuffet, Hans Hofmann, Nicolas Party, and Kaws.
Design has been inspired by the Bauhaus art movement, with “clean lines, geometric harmony, and large windows”, and there are ten room categories ranging from the 26 sqm Modern Queen up to the 122 sqm Gallery Penthouse.
Signature restaurant Veranda has a fully retractable glass roof for al fresco dining, and offers a “globally inspired American menu” from Michellin-starred chef George Mendes. It also features two separate bars for casual drinks or pre-dinner cocktails.
Other facilities include the second floor Jumpin Jacks breakfast and cocktail bar, and The Signature Room – a 3,100 square foot events venue with private dining room and terrazzo bar.
The building’s rooftop nightlife venue Jimmy (an existing space from the property’s previous incarnation as the James SoHo hotel) has also reopened following “a tasteful refresh, channeling Picasso’s Blue Period, while retaining its core layout and design sensibility that the city’s social set has come to cherish”.
Commenting on the opening Jack J Sitt, director of the hotel’s developer Thor Equities Group, said:
“With Modernhaus SoHo, our goal was to create a communal living room and gathering point in SoHo for New Yorkers and visitors alike. We’re excited to welcome guests into our new home, that will be known for its prime location, contemporary touches, exceptional outdoor space, Michelin-star culinary talent and first-rate social offerings.
“Modernhaus SoHo will be an extension of the neighbourhood’s creative and artistic spirit. As a resident of SoHo myself, I’m proud to help lead a project that breathes new life into the community after such a long and challenging year.
“Every element has been created in pursuit of greater connectedness between the guests, the city, and SoHo’s heritage. The building’s art and design reflects, and is inspired by, its immediate surroundings.”