The restaurant, Ferris, riffs on the rustic theme with a seasonal, veg-rich menu, while the rooftop bar specialises in craft beer, sharing cocktails and big views.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that New York hotels fall into two categories: either scorchingly expensive or affordable but tiny. It may be a matter of real-estate prices, but New York doesn’t usually excel at boutique hotels. Not so with the brand-new MADE, however, which recently opened at 29th and Broadway in the neighbourhood of NoMad. The 18-storey, 108-room hotel is the first from hospitality entrepreneur Mr Sam Gelin and combines high luxury with environmental consciousness. Sustainable wood is used heavily throughout, fabrics are handwoven, tiles are handpainted and even the stone sinks are handmade – the whole thing is a paean to American craft. A very welcome addition to the New York scene.