Manhattan’s trendy Lower East Side has a new luxury boutique hotel, the Sago Hotel in Orchard Street. Baroque Travel has all the details
Stretching all the way from Orchard Street to Allen Street, this 20-room boutique hotel is located in the heart of the extremely eclectic Lower East Side (LES), one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods and a fertile ground for artistic expression. It’s only been open for a month now (it opened its doors on 15 January this year) and on 15 February the Sago Hotel hosted a grand opening for media, guests and residents in the neighborhood.
With a minimalist European décor style and a vibrancy that signifies what the Lower East Side stands for, the Sago Hotel is certainly unique. Boasting a simplistic, industrial design ethic, the building includes many of the area’s signature mechanical and rustic elements – exposed brick, geometric ceramic tiles and industrial steel beams. The result is a coolly sophisticated blend of modern industrial charm with a side of history and nostalgia, the quintessential New York City experience.
Each of the 20 guest rooms in the hotel offer every modern convenience and luxe, including individual climate control, flat screen LCD TV’s and free high-speed WiFi access. Depending on which room you choose, you can also enjoy a modern tub in the bathroom and exposed cinderblock walls.
It hasn’t opened yet, but the hotel Restaurant, called The John Lamb, will be open in the summer. Located in the basement, it will offer dishes prepared with locally grown food. It will be open to the public as well as to hotel guests.
The Lower East side has many hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. The building in which the hotel is located in one of these. Previously the home of Fine & Klein handbags for four decades, the building, which was erected in 1914, has been transformed into a luxury boutique hotel that still contains much of the humble structure it was before. Which doesn’t mean that guests pay the price in terms of luxury; far from it. The hotel was built to cater to guests’ every comfort in terms of service and facilities.
Aside from regular rooms, the hotel also offers a penthouse with its own patio offering breathtaking views of Manhattan as well as a personalized wine cooler that is pre-stocked to the guests’ specifications.