Overview:


Having had a great stay at The Refinery Hotel, I moved onto the Trump Soho (now called the Dominick) for my final few days in New York before heading home, (P.s. this was prior to Trump drama!), and it was fantastic. Quite frankly, a beautiful hotel – with impeccable service (ohhh and lots of FENDI furniture), no complaints from me.

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Between two roaring avenues on the western edge of Soho, this towering hotel is the beauty queen on the block. Behind enormous glass doors, the lobby has an organic, textured look, with a full wall of angled wood pillars, polished stone floors, boulder-size light fixtures in metal cradles, and handsome leather armchairs with brass accents. Every detail, from the fresh orchid displays to the selection of art books to the quiet upstairs lounge, is in its well-considered and immaculately quaffed place.

The Location:


If you’re looking for Soho sass, look no further. Cornered on Spring Street, there really is no better place to be nestled. However, if it’s your first time in NYC and you’re wanting to hit the midtown, you might want to take a look at The Refinery instead.

The Rooms:


Guest rooms have that coveted New York amenity: space. Fendi Casa is behind the subtly masculine design that mixes charcoals, whites, and Merlot reds from carpet to studded-leather headboard. By far the best feature, however, is the floor-to-ceiling windows that frame corners of the cityscape rarely seen from this low-rise neighborhood. Bathrooms feel spa-like in striped marble and glass, with standalone showers, double vanities (in some) and lovely Bulgari amenities. All have deep tubs, and a special few are positioned below enormous picture windows so you can admire the city (and inevitably croon Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind”) as you soak.

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The Food:


On the ground floor, just off the lobby, Spring & Varick restaurant serves modern twists on American cuisine in an upscale wooden dining room that works for both late night business diners and the buffet breakfast crowd; drinks are best had at the 60s-style cocktail bar, Mr. Jones.

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The Drinks:


Cocktail bar Mr. Jones is located on the lobby level and celebrates classic 1960’s Americana. Adoring the walls are one-of-a-kind light boxes with the likes of Sophia Loren, Neil Armstrong, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra. Seasonal Bar d’Eau, located on the 7th floor, is an indoor/outdoor poolside rooftop bar with cocktails and light bites.

The Facilities:


The rooftop pool and the spa steal the show. At the spa, guest have access to what the hotel touts as the “first luxury hammam in New York City.” The spa also offers hair and makeup services at the salon or in-room. Those looking for private relaxation can reserve an private spa suite overnight with adjacent treatment rooms or en-suite saunas.

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The Service:


Whilst the name may have been removed, this is really where the hotel still ‘trumps’ everyone. The service here is unreal. The staff will do anything for you to make your trip as relaxing and luxe as possible, from posting your letters to collecting your laundry, to booking your favourite table at a local restaurant.

The Habit Hunter x

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