Lower East Side, New York
Nine Orchard Hotel
Style in the City
What it is
Tucked into a 1912 former bank: a new 116-room retreat with all the perks of true wealth, including cuisine by a Michelin-starred chef in the three on-site restaurants.
What it isn't
Lacking in aesthetic splendor. The original 60-foot tempietto (or domed structure) on the roof remains, as do the cornice moldings and intricate millwork.
What we think
It’s not easy to turn heads in New York City, but Nine Orchard—named for its address on one of Manhattan’s most storied streets—did it even before it opened. Architects and designers toiled tirelessly to bring this historic grande dame back to grandeur, with her Tennessee marble floors and Botticino marble walls that reference the ones in Grand Central Station. Guest rooms were just as lovingly decorated and are fitted with amenities true urbanites appreciate, including bespoke furniture pieces by Philadelphia designer Tyler Hays; Ojas speakers (Prada, apparently, is a fan of the brand); and even outsized windows for that one thing New Yorkers can’t get enough of in the city that never sleeps: daylight. Rooms start at a tidy 230 square feet; we recommend the 410 square foot Classic King, which has a separate living space complete with a tufted sofa and dining table. To feel like you own the city—and darling, you do—book the Terrace Suite, which has a 200 square foot, brick-floored terrace attached to its 600 square foot floor plan that has an eye-popping panorama of the skyline.
You're here because
You love food—especially when you’re in New York—and the chef helming their restaurants (and who founded this hotel), Ignacio Mattos, has already garnered a Michelin star.
Under the vaulted ceilings in the hotel’s Swan Room—where bank tellers once worked— everything tastes exceedingly rich. Especially the oysters in mignonette with Petrossian osetra caviar and pommes frites with truffle aioli.
Restaurants & Bars
Corner Bar - Bistro classics served in a cozy room centered around an impressive 40-seat bar
Lobby Lounge - Installed in a former bank teller room with arched windows and a vaulted ceiling, the Lobby Lounge will offer cocktails with small plates
Amado Grill - An intimate, 44-seat fine-dining restaurant
The buzzing heart of the Lower East Side, a five minute walk from New York’s must-visit Tenement Museum—where you can explore the way waves of immigrants lived in this town from the 19th century to today.