It also started the trend for the cool hotel scene that SoHo boasts today.
With 353 rooms and suites towering 17 stories high, the design at the Soho Grand Hotel mixes industrial metal staircases with heavy velvet drapes and vaulted ceilings – stylish and on-trend without trying too hard to be trendy.
Bedrooms are cool and comfortable, if a little dark, with flat-screen plasma TVs, iPod dock and speakers, and large beds.
The Soho Grand Hotel’s lobby bar and restaurant exude a relaxed hip vibe; glamorous yet casual. For a hotel with so many rooms, it retains a feeling of intimacy where every guest can feel special.
For those who travel with pets, the Soho Grand Hotel is definitely one for you – the hotel opened its own dog park this year to cater to your prized pooch’s every need.
The Soho Grand Hotel has a fantastic location – right next to the boutiques, hot restaurants and cool bars – but if you need further inspiration, check out the hotel’s lifestyle website, Grandlife, an excellent source of knowledge on what to do in the area.
While the Soho Grand Hotel may lack the level of luxury of some of SoHo’s more recent hotel openings, it remains at the top of its game almost 20 years later – something not even the pooches could sniff at.