Are you a hip and happening kind of person? Old world elegance not your style? Boutique hotels are revered for their sleek and sexy modern architectural elements to make you feel chic and in with the in crowd. Here are our picks for best of the best- clean lines, straight edges, monochromatic and all.
Kimber Modern - Austin, TX
Whether it’s the clean lines of this architectural work of art tucked away within the vibrant SoCo district or the abundant light filtered through the canopy of oaks in the artfully landscaped Courtyard, this thoughtfully designed and technologically sophisticated boutique hotel spares no attention to detail.
110 The Circle Austin, TX 78704. (512) 912-1046. http://www.kimbermodern.com/
Crosby Street Hotel - Soho, NY
Situated on a quiet cobbled street in the heart of New York’s vibrant SoHo, the hotel has 86 individually designed bedrooms and suites over 11 floors, featuring floor-to-ceiling warehouse style windows. To one side of the shared lobby space is The Crosby Bar which is open all day everyday. To the other is The Drawing Room, a sumptuous resident’s lounge with fireplaces, deep sofas and original art leading onto a spacious leafy courtyard garden.
79 Crosby Street. New York, NY 10012. (212) 226-6400. http://www.crosbystreethotel.com/
The Setei - Miami, FL
A meticulously replicated art deco landmark, The Setai recreates the style and charm of Miami’s fabled past, while seamlessly blending Asian traditions of simplicity and grace. Infused with natural materials, space and light, The Setai bears the unmistakable imprint of legendary hotelier Adrian Zecha.
2001 Collins Avenue. Miami Beach, FL 33139. (305) 520-6402. http://www.setai.com/
The Wit - Chicago, IL
Sleekly designed, with a lightning bolt surging along the outer façade, the Wit - A Doubletree Hotel, offers unequalled access to fabulous theater palaces, high-end shopping, illustrious museums, gorgeous public spaces, and dynamic businesses. One of the “Top 10 Trendiest Hotels in the U.S.” by Trip Advisor, from ROOF, the swinging rooftop lounge to SCREEN, a private theatre room, the Wit oozes sophistication.
201 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60601. (312) 467.0200. http://www.thewithotel.com/
Hotel Saint Cecilia - Austin, TX
Named in honor of the patron saint of music and poetry, the boutique property takes inspiration from 60’s writers like William Bourroughs, the early ’70s Stones, and rebellious Warhol art. Each of the five suites, six poolside bungalows and three studios are custom designed to shock and awe.
112 Academy Dr. Austin, TX 78704. (512) 852-2400. http://www.hotelstcecilia.com/