Located on Grand Street at Thompson Street, the James New York has 114 guestrooms and suites, as well as a lobby and common spaces designed to be as eco-friendly as they are stylish. There’s a lot of glass, including a sleek elevator and a two-story glass wall in the lobby offering views of the tri-level urban garden. A rooftop deck, featuring a pool with spa cabanas for the warmer months and a bar with a speakeasy vibe, is scheduled to open October 1st; the bar will be operated by David Rabin (formerly of Lotus) and the partners behind . The restaurant at the James opens in November, under the rumored stewardship of star chef David Burke.
Locally minded, yet luxurious without compromise, The James New York represents the impact the city's progressive new class of up and comers have on global culture.
|James Alan Yorke|
|Born||James Alan Yorke
August 3, 1941
Plainfield, New Jersey
|Fields||Math and Physics (theoretical)|
|Institutions||University of Maryland, College Park|
|Doctoral students||Tien-Yien Li|
|Notable awards||Japan Prize (2003)|
In addition to its kid- and pet-friendly policies (according to , canine guests will be outfitted with dog beds and bowls courtesy of Soho pet store Doggystyle), the James New York will no doubt win raves for the original works of art on display, chosen by the hotel’s own , Matthew Jensen, who worked with the New York non-profit Artists Space to showcase works by emerging local artists.
The James New York sits near the southern edge of Soho, just steps from TriBeCa. Together the two neighborhoods embody New York's haute bohemian downtown shopping and nightlife scene. Greenwich Village, meanwhile, is walking distance to the north. The Financial District is just beyond TriBeCa to the south.