Soho Grand Hotel

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Coordinates: 40°43′20″N 74°00′15″W / 40.722151°N 74.004204°W / 40.722151; -74.004204

Soho Grand Hotel
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Hotel chainGrandLife Hotels
General information
LocationUnited States
Address310 West Broadway
SoHo, Manhattan, New York City
Opening1996
OwnerHartz Mountain Industries
Height50 m (160 ft)
Technical details
Floor count16
Design and construction
ArchitectDavid Helpern of Helpern Architects
William Sofield of Studio Sofield (interiors)
Other information
Number of rooms353
Number of suites10
Number of restaurantsThe Club Room
Grand Bar
Gilligan's
The Salon
ParkingUS$40 daily
Website
http://www.sohogrand.com/

The Soho Grand Hotel is a hotel located at 310 West Broadway between Grand and Canal Streets in the SoHo neighborhood of Lower Manhattan, New York City at the former location of Church of St. Alphonsus Liguori.[1] It has 353 guest rooms, including ten suites and two penthouses. With the Roxy Hotel (formerly the Tribeca Grand Hotel), they make up GrandLife Hotels and are owned and operated by Leonard N. Stern of Hartz Mountain Industries.

The Soho Grand Hotel opened on August 4, 1996 news of the build initiated significant opposition from local residents; eight prior attempts to build a hotel there in the preceding decade had failed[2]

Design[edit]

The Soho Grand was designed by David Helpern of Helpern Architects.[3] The interiors are designed by William Sofield of Studio Sofield.[4] The architecture and design incorporate elements including bottle glass and cast iron molding, both of which are prominent in neighborhood buildings from SoHo industrial history.[5]

Renovations have continued within the hotel since its opening; in 2004, the hotel introduced two penthouse loft suites, winners of the Interior Design Gold Key award.[6]

Soho Grand’s guestrooms and Suites’ design direction take their cue from the public spaces. In 2010, the hotel unveiled ten suites designed by William Sofield that feature wall coverings designed by New Yorker illustrator, Saul Steinberg.[7]

In popular culture[edit]

The Soho Grand has been represented in a variety of feature films, television shows, and online videos including:

Recent events[edit]

In fall 2013, a hotel employee started several fires because he allegedly wanted to lighten his workload by making the hotel less popular.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York's Soho Grand Hotel Unleashes Dog Park"
  2. ^ Martin. Douglas. " Archives In SoHo, an Outcry From the Lofts; Artists Organizations to Fight Hotel in Neighborhood" New York Times (March 25, 1995)
  3. ^ Piorko, Janet. "Travel Advisory: SoHo to Get a Hotel And a Canine Amenity" New York Times (July 28, 1996)
  4. ^ Gabriel, Trip. "Awash in Chic, Embattled Hotel Hopes to Fit In" New York Times (August 1, 1996)
  5. ^ Pareles, Jon. "Hotel Lets Out-of-Towners Mix With Downtowners" New York Times (August 16, 1996)
  6. ^ Renzi, Jen. "Come Right In" Interior Design (September 1, 2004)[dead link]
  7. ^ Adams, William Lee. "Soho Grand Scheme" Time (October 28, 2010)
  8. ^ "Nate Berkus Tours the Soho Grand<" on Oprah.com
  9. ^ "SoHo Grand" New York Magazine listing
  10. ^ "Sex in the City: A Guided Tour" on the D Guides Destination Tours website
  11. ^ Bumpus, Jessica. "Ricci Four Donna Karan" Vogue UK (December 18, 2009)
  12. ^ "The Approval Matrix: Week of October 7, 2013". New York Magazine. October 7, 2013.

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