Chambers Hotel

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Though it opened in 2001, Chambers has a contemporary residential style that feels utterly current. The double-height lobby, with low seating, a gas fire and a warm color palette of mossy green, brown and gray, exudes Zen serenity. It also showcases some of the owners’ 500-piece art collection, which is scattered around the public spaces and guest quarters and includes works by John Waters, Eve Sussman and John Newsom. The room design takes its cues from upscale loft apartments, combining designer furniture with raw concrete ceilings, exposed pipes, floor-to-ceiling windows and either polished walnut floorboards or Tibetan wool carpeting. Art books and ceramics are displayed on sleek shelf units and architect’s desks are complete with a roll of paper and colored pencils should inspiration hit. The platform beds are topped with luxe, eco-friendly Coco-Mat mattresses and, in a departure from clinical hotel white, purple-accented linens. Everything has been designed to make you feel at home, from the soft terrycloth slippers in appealingly bright colors to the DVD players in every room. The overall effect is very relaxing, like staying at a very stylish friend’s pad, but a lot more luxurious. Some quarters have expansive terraces for private lounging and dining—at up to 750 square feet, they’re larger than many NYC one-bedroom apartments. There’s no need to leave the hotel for meals, since David Chang’s Má Pêche and an outpost of his Milk Bar are on site (you can even have the chef’s cult cuisine delivered via room service). Rooms: 77.
Venue name: Chambers Hotel
Contact:
Address: 15 W 56 St
New York
10019
Cross street: between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Transport: Subway: E, M to Fifth Ave–53rd St
Price: $225–$725 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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