Soho House New York unveils redesigned rooms and rooftop pool
Covering six floors and built over 45,000 square feet of an old warehouse building in the Meatpacking District, Soho House New York – a private members’ club and hotel, has recently unveiled redesigned guestrooms and rooftop pool. In an exclusive interview to hospitalitydesign.com, in-house designer Vicky Charles speaks about the new rooms and pool: “Each House is a home-away-from home, but design-wise we draw inspiration from the locality. We try to use as many elements from the original building as possible - in this case we have been lucky to preserve the original beams throughout.”
Supplementing the beaming, reclaimed barn wood from Upstate New York and random-width oak plank flooring retain the industrial aesthetic. A collection of vintage items distinguishes each room—including ornate chandeliers hanging from the exposed beams. “There were some outstanding vintage finds—such as the lamp sockets, which are from 1910,” says Charles, which were rewired and topped with vintage glass shades to match.
To pair with the oversized furniture and antiques, hand-carved French Cherub beds were repurposed for the large rooms. Those beds are found in the medium-sized rooms as well, while the smallest rooms boast leather-tufted headboards.
This luxurious, yet cultivated feel continues on the rooftop pool thanks to patterned fabrics, bold colors, and oversized cushions. “The roof is the favorite gathering place of members in the summer months,” says Charles. “We wanted to preserve what the members and hotel guests love, such as the iconic striped lounge chairs, while making the environment more comfortable and intimate.”