Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Crosby Street Hotel NYC brings London to US brides

Tucked away on a cobble-stoned street amply called Crosby Street is the newly opened Crosby Street Hotel. From the moment you enter you are transported from the busy streets of Soho, to charm of London. There is so much to take in almost immediately. The giant lettered head sculpture, the paper-Mache cartooned dogs and the fabric on the walls calling you to touch them. Yet all of this is perfectly matched as Jazz plays softly through their soundsystem.

The Crosby Street Hotel New York, is the newest gem of the Firmdale Hotel (UK) collection and gem it is. Located in Soho between Prince and Spring, the Crosby hotel takes into account the charm of Soho and adds a British twist. The interior design and unique décor is the passion of award winning Kit Kemp, owner of the London based Firmdale Hotels herself. There are also unique sculptures by Jaune Plensa that you will adore and be amazed by.

As luck would have it, or maybe it was simply asking because of this article, I was given the grand tour of this luxury hotel by Craig Markham Dir of Marketing and PR.

First and foremost and I know a lot of hotels say this but you will truly have personalized service. Here like in their UK locations you will receive “white-gloved” service that is an unexpected pleasure. There are 86 unique and individualized bedrooms and suites on the 11 floors each having high ceilings and full length, ceiling to floor warehouse-styled windows. There is a drawing room with fireplace, courtyard gardens, and a state of the art screening room (just in case you want to show a movie of how you met).

“The goal was to create a place with comfort at every corner. Every room or suite has everything amenity that you could possibly need; we try our best to exceed our guests expectations. By creating a garden oasis we have made sure that none of the rooms are opened to a ‘wall’. There will always be natural light streaming through the rooms or the twinkle of the lights from the garden at night. Every detail was created to make sure that your stay would be memorable.

In any of the private event rooms you can have the privacy you desire with all the opulence you could dream of. Use the “Lafayette room” for your welcome cocktail and then use both the Prince and Spring rooms for your dinner and dancing. I really love the idea of hosting a private ‘movie’ using the screening room.” How many other places can offer you this – your very own movie theater for the night??

Finally, this hotel is committed to you, your guests and the environment as they will soon become GOLD LEED by the US Green Building Council making it one of the first hotels in NY to do so. So you can feel good about having your wedding, rehearsal dinner or any event here as if you needed another reason.

I’ll say that I have a fondness for things British. I attended graduate school there, ‘found myself’ there, and go back when time and the dollar conversion allow. The whimsical details, charm and proper high tea at The Crosby reminded me of some of the best days of my life. Long live the Queen, and long may The Crosby Hotel reign.

For more info: The Crosby Hotel: 79 Crosby Street New York NY 10012
T: +1 212 226 6400 F: +1 212 226 0055 E:


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