Lights, camera, downtown satisfaction. It’s 2017, and we’re channeling the rock goddesses and femme fatales of the 70s – because who doesn’t want to resurrect these boss babes straight from their SoHo stomping grounds? Uh – we do. The inn that is lavishly rooted on West Broadway between Grand and Canal pays homage to the ever-evolving neighborhood of glorified artists, cast-iron cool kids and the ghosts of music-history’s past. To honor such iconic architecture, we set the mood accordingly for a staycation worthy of velvet couches (and booties), after-party aperitifs and a wardrobe fit for Debbie Harry. Forget the green room- we’ve already checked ourselves into the Soho Grand. No autographs - (we mean selfies) please.
THE STAYCATIONERS VOLUME XXXIII
THE SPOT: Soho Grand Hotel | 310 West Broadway, New York NY
THE STATS: 353 guest rooms, decadent retro-vibes in The Salon, Club Room and Grand Bar, ten suites, two penthouses for when you’re feeling grandeur, pet-friendly and/or pet goldfish (upon request) if you forgot to pack your pup.
PERFECT FOR: A home-away-from-homme or a glittering 1979-nightcap
THE BRAIDY BRUNCH
Can you smell us bringing home the bacon? After lounging oh-so-hard in The Salon as we re-fueled with morning-after delicacies, we quickly went from jaded to braided while being powered and primped with the help of our entourage: MLE BEAUTY and Onomie. In typical staycationers fashion, we sipped on overflowing champagne - but this time, slipped on signature Turkish bath robes by Cuyana as we took a self-guided tour through the city, thanks to the hand-sketched bathroom walls designed by the legendary artist himself, Saul Steinberg.
THE GRAND TOUR '17
No world tour (cough, cough - staycation) is complete without a killer wardrobe that offers multiple outfit changes for those long and glamorous nights scouring hotel lobbies, simultaneously taking cover from fans and papparazzi alike. Before finding center-stage at our next destination, we suited up in THE ARRIVALS jackets, Alice and Olivia separates and Cuyana slip dresses. Next stop on the road: The Club Room.
CLUB ROOM BLITZ
Knock knock, We've arrived... As we strolled into pure rock-star decadence with sky high ceilings known as the Club Room, there was a piano ready to be played and cocktails ready to be slayed. The fireplace was lit - and so were the ornate interiors designed by Bill Sofield (some like it haute...). Debauchery at it's finest? That's our que.
EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT
When the after-party flames have vanished and the palette cleansers have run out, there is only one thing left to silence: the V-unruly late night munchies. BOLLUCKS! Enter: The Grand Bar - party of three. Our hungry eyes read Truffle Beignets, Lobster Mac n' Cheese, Burrata Spaghetti, Bitter Greens & Pear, Roasted Icelandic Cod, and savory Steak Frites... As we perused the menu, our bloody indecisiveness kicked in at the perfect timing - we'll take one of each.
Special thanks to British bombshell, Sophie Sumner, our guest staycationer for the evening.
Photography by her majesty Noa Griffel for THE STAYCATIONERS.