Welcome to Soho Grand (Grand King)
The hotel is uniquely and advantageously located in the fashionable downtown neighborhood of SoHo. The area of the hotel is bound by Houston Street in the north to Canal Street in the south and by Broadway in the east of the Hudson River in the west. The name of the area literally comes from being located South of Houston. Lining the cobble stoned streets are upscale clothing boutiques, exceptional restaurants, avant-garde art galleries, and a vibrant night life. Also noteworthy are the historic cast iron buildings and iconic bottle glass sidewalks that makes this neighborhood especially unique. SoHo is in close proximity to many significant neighborhoods, including Wall Street and the Financial District as well as the lively neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, Little Italy, and Chinatown. SoHo is also North of the exclusive Tribeca Neighborhood.
1 kms to city centre
19 kms to the airport (la guardia)
24 kms to the airport (jfk)
1 minute walk to the nearest metro station (a, c, e trains)
48 km to the nearest station (newark)
1 minute walk to the nearest bus stop
5 km to the nearest fair site (jacob javits convention center)
Grand King room is apprx 250 sq ft , classic design, flatscreen TV, HSIA, desk, 2 line speaker phone. Minimal and romantic, all guest rooms are fitted with the latest in modern technology, including flat-screen TVs, digital cable, movies-on-demand, iPods, Bose.The inviting bed is dressed with Frette linens and Bergamo spreads with 4 down pillows stacked against a soft leather headboard. A pair of marble bedside tables, fashioned after potter's stands, keep your telephone, alarm clock, and reading lamps within reach. A brightly lit work-desk, with a second telephone, is designed like an architects drafting table. Bathrooms are simple and elegant featuring a porcelain pedestal sink and white subway tiles. Chrome fixtures and milk-glass lights complete the old New York charm.
The recently redesigned restaurant and salon-like lounge has seventeen foot high ceilings with chocolate color drapes connecting them. In the lounge, plush furniture, low cocktail tables, chocolate color drapes and floor to ceiling windows create a luxurious haven overlooking West Broadway. Amber-hued lighting, antique fixtures and weathered mirrors adorn the bar, an intimate, wood-paneled clubroom.
The hotel stands 17 stories high with unrivaled views.
The design evokes the evolution of Soho's architectural heritage over the past 125 years and reflects the stylistic trends visible in Soho today. All of the materials used in the construction are consistent with the existing character of the community including cast iron, stone and brick. The sweeping grand staircase, with its glass bottle-cap inspired design, leads guests up to the lobby area where the front desk sits under a 17 foot ceiling and lamps that evoke the spirit of gas-lit elegance. (0606/CH)