Hyatt’s Unbound Collection has made its New York debut with the Grayson Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. Paying homage to the turn-of-the-century industrialisation of New York the hotel occupies a brand-new building at 30 West 39th Street. The property tells the story of its surrounding neighbourhoods: Murray Hill, named for the Irish-born merchant who came to New York in 1753; the Garment District, America’s fashion epicentre since 1919; and Hudson Yards, a sprawling 28-acre neighbourhood built over a historic rail yard. Italian architect and designer Marcello Pozzi has designed the 296 rooms as a juxtaposition of grace and grit. Manhattan’s unique style is reflected in the exposed concrete ceilings, bathrooms with subway tiles, and bespoke artwork. Adding an additional sense of place design elements like vintage books and objects reflecting the city’s industrial nature are implemented by The Setting New York.
In-room amenities include a mini bar with craft cocktails, bamboo lemongrass-scented Lather bath products, custom-designed ‘hoodie’ bathrobes and a bronze statue of the hotel’s French Bulldog mascot, Grayson. Dining venues are overseen by New York City-based hospitality company Apicii, with design by Dutch East Designs. All-day brasserie Harta offers pan-Mediterranean cuisine, Bar Harta is a wine and tapas bar with a seasonal patio and Bar Cima is the rooftop mezcaleria. GRIT – the 24-hour fitness centre, features SoulCycle commercial bikes, TRX treadmills, a StairMaster HIIT machine and more.