Looking for decor inspiration? Look no further than New York's best, most opulent and quirkiest hotels. Lisa Cowan investigates interiors in the Big Apple
New York, New York, so nice they named it twice. If you've never been to the Big Apple before, now is the time to start planning a visit.
But before you start plotting a hit list of shops and restaurants to visit Stateside, let us be your guide through the plethora of hotels lining the streets of Gotham. From cool and quirky to smart and sophisticated, there is a style of hotel to suit every taste - and the interiors are seriously good decor inspiration...
The Ace Hotel
This hotel has cool written all over it. From its dark wooden interiors, quirky light fittings and so-hip-it-hurts salvage-style decoration, it's if you like you old school with a large pinch of hip.
20 W 29th Street, New York, NY 10001
Rooms from £117
A bohemian hostel/hip boutique hotel, you can't fail to fall for The Jane's old school charm. From the retro bell hop uniforms to the oldy worldy of the public areas to the shabby chic style of the bedrooms, this is one for the vintage lover.
113 Jane Street, New York, NY 10014
Rooms from £105
Gansevoort Park Avenue
Pizzazz and razzmatazz meet you at every turn at the blingy sister hotel of the Gansevoort Meatpacking. Aside from celebrity clientele and a bustling rooftop bar area (we're sold), this hotel is the perfect if you like your accommodation with a side of glitz. The houndstooth wingbacked chairs, dazzling chandeliers and smooth lines of the hotel interior will impress even the most weary of travellers.
420 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016
Rooms from £295
The Crosby Street Hotel
The Crosby Street is the first US outpost for The Firmdale Group of hotels, renowned in London for their sumptuous interior flair. Interior designer Kit Kemp has worked her magic yet again in NYC with a hotel that prides itself on its fabulous use of high-end fabrics and must-own furniture. Comfort, cosiness and that innate sense of home courses through every public space, and the rooms too. We'd be happy to call this place our own. Chic and fabulous, this is one hotel to come for a special occasion.
Believe it or not, you can still find fabulous New York hotel style even if you're on a budget. We're head over heels for the styling at Pod51. Fun and upbeat, you can't fail to be charmed by the playful colourways and cool mix of furniture and accessories. Yes, the rooms might be a little on the small side (this is New York!), but every detail is catered for at this bright as a button location. And did we mention the outside space? Perfect for a post-shopping aperitif. A home from home on a shoestring.
230 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022
Rooms from £65
If sophistication and jaw-dropping design is what you're after, you don't need to look much further than The Quin, the newest luxury opening in NYC. It's exquisite design on a whole other level; from the marble flooring, eye-catching chandeliers, grand opening spaces, right down to every little touch in the bedrooms. We're hooked.