Olivia Lopez

PUBLIC

  • Where:
  • Why:Celebrating the roaring '20s reopening in post-pandemic NYC
  • When:June 2021
  • Who:Myself
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PUBLIC The iconic escalators you will never get tired of photographing

The iconic escalators you will never get tired of photographing

PUBLIC Modern and minimal design by Ian Schrager and Herzog & de Meuron

Modern and minimal design by Ian Schrager and Herzog & de Meuron

PUBLIC The lobby lounge area

The lobby lounge area

PUBLIC Conference room with a view

Conference room with a view

PUBLIC Every room offers a great view of Manhattan

Every room offers a great view of Manhattan

PUBLIC Mornings in the corner suite overlooking SoHo

Mornings in the corner suite overlooking SoHo

PUBLIC The Pisco Sour packed bar at POPULAR

The Pisco Sour packed bar at POPULAR

PUBLIC The lovely and peaceful front garden

The lovely and peaceful front garden

PUBLIC The grand view entering the lobby

The grand view entering the lobby

PUBLIC View from the Penthouse Suite

View from the Penthouse Suite

PUBLIC Panoramic views of Manhattan from PUBLIC's rooftop

Panoramic views of Manhattan from PUBLIC's rooftop

PUBLIC In love with the elegant lines everywhere

In love with the elegant lines everywhere

Highs & Lows

  • The design — The hotel uniquely combines high-concept, experiential design with warm and welcoming interiors. From the mirrored escalators to the sprawling, light-washed lobby, the spaces are minimal in design but created with maximum impact.

  • The views are excellent and allow the room to feel more expansive.

  • The hotel service and staff are genuine, friendly, and eager to welcome and assist guests. There’s a strong sense of pride in working at PUBLIC, something that is noticeable in the lively atmosphere of the hotel.

  • The new Peruvian restaurant helmed by Chef Diego Munoz is excellent, serving a fish-focused menu with multicultural ingredients.

  • There is no room service available or espresso machines inside the room, however the cafe on the ground floor offers a range of pastries, sandwiches and a full snack bar.

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Lifestyle hotel

  • Vibe

    Downtown — cool, simple, yet sophisticated

  • Location

    Lower East Side bordering SoHo

  • Rooms

    367

  • Arrival Experience

    Immediately floored by the mirrored escalators that transport you to the incredibly sleek and warm hotel lobby

  • Future Forward

    Great cultural program celebrating the diversity of downtown NYC

  • Music

    Atmospheric with a whole lot of ambiance. Great Latin music at restaurant POPULAR

  • Year Opened

    2017

  • Designed By

    Herzog & de Meuron

  • Health & Wellness

    A well-appointed gym in the basement floor. No Spa

  • Food

    The newly opened La Popular restaurant, helmed by a Peruvian chef, located on the ground floor

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    There are four bars and each offer a different kind of atmosphere. Any and all make for a perfect meeting spot

  • Minibar & Retail

    No, but the bars on-site more than make up for it

  • Accessibility

    Yes

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes

  • Children

    More of a place where you’re inspired to make them than bring them

  • Price

    Excellent value for the price

  • Tel.

    +12127356000

  • Website

    Visit website

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