Soho Grand Hotel
|Soho Grand Hotel|
|Hotel chain||GrandLife Hotels|
|Address||310 West Broadway|
SoHo, Manhattan, New York City
|Owner||Hartz Mountain Industries|
|Height||50 m (160 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||David Helpern of Helpern Architects|
William Sofield of Studio Sofield (interiors)
|Number of rooms||353|
|Number of suites||10|
|Number of restaurants||The Club Room|
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. 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
The Soho Grand was designed by David Helpern of Helpern Architects. The interiors are designed by William Sofield of Studio Sofield. 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.
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.
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.
In popular culture
The Soho Grand has been represented in a variety of feature films, television shows, and online videos including:
- The Oprah Winfrey "Best of" Show
- The Sopranos,
- Sex and the City,
- Donna Karan viral video starring Christina Ricci
In fall 2013, a hotel employee started several fires because he allegedly wanted to lighten his workload by making the hotel less popular.
- "New York's Soho Grand Hotel Unleashes Dog Park"
- Martin. Douglas. " Archives In SoHo, an Outcry From the Lofts; Artists Organizations to Fight Hotel in Neighborhood" New York Times (March 25, 1995)
- Piorko, Janet. "Travel Advisory: SoHo to Get a Hotel And a Canine Amenity" New York Times (July 28, 1996)
- Gabriel, Trip. "Awash in Chic, Embattled Hotel Hopes to Fit In" New York Times (August 1, 1996)
- Pareles, Jon. "Hotel Lets Out-of-Towners Mix With Downtowners" New York Times (August 16, 1996)
- Renzi, Jen. "Come Right In" Interior Design (September 1, 2004)[dead link]
- Adams, William Lee. "Soho Grand Scheme" Time (October 28, 2010)
- "Nate Berkus Tours the Soho Grand<" on Oprah.com
- "SoHo Grand" New York Magazine listing
- "Sex in the City: A Guided Tour" on the D Guides Destination Tours website
- Bumpus, Jessica. "Ricci Four Donna Karan" Vogue UK (December 18, 2009)
- "The Approval Matrix: Week of October 7, 2013". New York Magazine. October 7, 2013.
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