Gemma Bell

Hôtel Americano

with Gemma Bell
  • Where:New York

  • Why:For the launch of A Hotel Life!

  • When:March 2013

  • Who:Me and Ben.

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Highs & Lows

  • Even though there’s enough animal skin and fur on the roof to keep an Eskimo warm, this is a hotel for the summer months with a patio on the ground floor, restaurant, grill, bar and pool on the roof.

  • Location – Art, The High Line, and a short walk to some great restaurants.

  • The Green Smoothie – green apple, kale, spinach, kiwi, mint – even better accompanied by some pancakes and maple syrup!

  • Gorgeous Aesop Amenities.

  • That ‘polished industrial’ look looks good, but the room wasn’t particularly comfortable.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 39/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Boutique Design

  • Vibe

    Polished industrial with a South American edge.

  • Location

    Chelsea – get cultured there are art galleries on every street, and of course walk the High Line and view NYC from a different height.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    Latin-inspired pop beats.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Grupo Habita

  • Pool/Gym

    Teeny pool on the roof; no exercising in this pool, clearly it was designed for a dip accompanied by a martini with a twist.

  • Restaurant

    Go South with the Mexicana-inspired menu.

  • Bar

    ‘Day-time’ bar on the ground floor, candle-lit winter wonderland on the roof (lots of fur on stalls to keep bottoms warm!), and a private bar/club in the basement.

  • Wifi


  • Children

    Leave them at home.

  • Price

    Mid-Range Luxury

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Hôtel Americano

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