Having stayed at some of the best hotels around the world, we thought we would step out of our comfort zone. We like old school Glam, so the chance to stay at an ultra modern, open plan hotel was something we were happy to try!
Set alongside the historic tenements of the Lower East Side, Public is an altogether new type of luxury hotel. The idea – the latest brainchild of revolutionary hotelier Ian Schrager – is to provide everything you want, but none of the unnecessary extras. So, you have to check in yourself and arrange your own mints on the pillow, but there’s plenty of upside too. New York-inspired dishes are wood-fired at superchef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Public Kitchen, while Louis – a market/canteen hybrid – serves organic slow food, fast. Every room has floor-to-ceiling windows and ooh-that’s-clever mod cons, but for the best view of the city head to the Roof Bar – nothing beats a Manhattan above Manhattan.