4. Hôtel Americano | The Seven Best New Design Hotels in America
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
At just ten stories, and with only 56 rooms, Hôtel Americano is intimate in size, yet large in its presence. Design enthusiasts will appreciate the modern metal façade, airy, open lobby, and sparse yet stylish guest rooms.
Establishing itself as a part of Chelsea and appealing to its denizens speaks to the hotel’s open-door philosophy. For all its cool, downtown character, Americano is extremely welcoming and accessible. “We are Latins, after all,” notes Couturier. Besides the ground-level bar and restaurant, there’s an open rooftop and subterranean lounge, all of which are overwhelmingly frequented by locals.
Read the Design Bureau interview with Carlos Couturier.