Recently I was in NYC for the weekend. Each time I visit I like to stay in a different part of town and explore. This time, a somewhat new hotel came up on my search called The Edition. Located near Madison Square Park, it is the original Met life building, which was once the tallest building in NYC. I love historic buildings that have respect for the past, but also incorporate a modern vibe. The perfect mix of past and present, if you will. The building is distinctive with its clock tower and gold dome. I was so happy with this hotel, I can’t wait to go back!
This hotel hit all my interior design boxes and then some! I especially like the play of dark and light woods through all of the hotel. Much the same way the mix of metals like silver and gold can make fashion more modern and approachable, this mix of woods presents a very modern vibe.
lets start with the lobby:
So simple, so elegant!
Across from the lobby, is a lounge and bar. It is mostly candlelit in the evening and the sound system and music selection are amazing!
At the end of the lounge is a cozy sitting area and a curved staircase leading to the second floor:
Once upstairs, many wonderful choices:
Dinner – amazing dinner!
And last but not least:
A room with a view! Also, these wonderful curved ceilings. Beautiful to look at and designed to absorb sound. Very beneficial as all the flooring is a light wood, not carpeting. As a germaphobe, I can’t tell you how happy this makes me!
In a way it’s too bad this amazing hotel is in the city with so many fun things to do – I really didn’t want to leave. If you are in the city, I definitely recommend it.