Hotels: The Mercer Hotel embodies an air of complete exclusivity and elegance, while remaining small enough to be a boutique hotel. With only 75 loft-like rooms and suites, you won’t be overcrowded with endless streams of guests and visitors, leaving you the feeling of having stumbled upon one of the best-kept insiders’ secrets of New York’s hospitality industry.
Located at center of New York’s famed hub of cultural sites and sounds, The Mercer sits on the entertainment heartbeat of the city. Soho is renowned for its galleries, museums, lavish boutiques, unrivaled restaurants and nightlife, and landmark architecture.
The building itself was built in 1890 and retains iconic Romanesque features. The hotel has received countless recognition over the years for unparalleled and beautiful architecture.
Inside the Mercer the intimate lobby provides a sort of haven of tranquility away from the sights and sounds of busy Soho. The lobby acts as a communal “living room” for guests to meet and relax in with the 50-foot long bookcase, whose book collection is always growing to include titles dedicated to art, architecture, design and fashion. The interiors are bathed in calming neutral tones, fitted with rich accessories like the African wedge woods and inviting divans.
Ideal for any discerning traveler, the rooms put one at ease and at home. The smaller number of loft-like accommodations keep guest numbers relatively low, and allow the hotel to go above and beyond in the amenities offered. Each room and suite emphasizes high ceilings and large windows, which allow for an abundance of natural light. Spacious bathrooms are ideal for guests traveling with a loved one, and oversized bathtubs (many large enough for two) are inviting after a day spent sight-seeing.
After any day out in the city, the best way to wind down is enjoying a meal at The Mercer Kitchen with a casual and communal dining setting, and the sprawling open kitchen plan. World-renowned chef Jean-George Vongerichten commands the kitchen and incorporates pure, locally produced ingredients into the American Provencal menu.
Finally, if you’re not ready to call it a night after your meal, you can head down to the elusive late-night hotspot, once thought to be a myth: the subMercer. If you can find the entrance, tucked into a nook of the building, and your way through an underground labyrinth, you will come out the other side into the nightclub that has Soho humming. Exposed brick walls, beautiful cocktail waitresses, low ceilings and arches makes the subMercer the perfect ending to a day in Soho.
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