The guestrooms conjure luxury yacht cabins, pairing oak floors with either light or dark walnut paneling.
At hotelier Ian Schrager’s buzzy, 173-room property, designed by Toronto- and New York–based Yabu Pushelberg, the public spaces attract locals as much as guests. It’s easy to see why. Built into a collection of 19th-century Georgian townhouses, the design team preserved stunning details like marble columns and stained-glass windows, and juxtaposed them with modern flourishes, including an Ingo Maurer–designed stainless-steel light fixture in the lobby bar. The oak-paneled Punch Room, with its plush banquettes and drawn blinds, feels like a hushed private members’ club, while Berners Tavern, highlighting the contemporary British cuisine of Jason Atherton, successfully unites a collection of vintage framed artwork with a towering backlit bar. The guestrooms conjure luxury yacht cabins, pairing oak floors with either light or dark walnut paneling. Tufted George Smith lounge chairs, photographs by Hendrik Kerstens, and cast-iron bistro tables add specialized flourishes.