For travelers with a penchant for warm modernist design and hospitality with a personal touch, the newly opened Tilden Hotel is right up their alley. Situated a stone’s throw away from Union Square, it occupies a historic 1928 building with a brick façade full of character. The 118-room boutique property has been designed by Studio Tack, a New York City-based practice with focus on hospitality and retail design, featuring a compelling palette of colours, materials and design that conveys a strong sense of home and relaxation, and also effortlessly adds to the neighbourhood’s renowned artsy vibe.
The rooms and suites come in four categories, all flaunting a whitewashed aesthetic with homey accents, such as artwork, specific furnishings and a carpet. The setting is completed with modern amenities you’d expect from a place like this, including complimentary wifi, an ihome dicking station and a flatscreen tv. Equally high on style is the bathroom, and although a tad more classic, featuring black + white tiles and chrome faucets, it’s the soothing amenities by (Malin+Goetz) that make it a coherent match.
Tilden Hotel’s public spaces and facilities ooze a similar welcoming vibe, enticing both guests and visitors to meet, mingle, or simply sit back and relax. Specifically the lobby serves as a place of buzzing social interaction, featuring custom-made furniture pieces by a variety of contemporary designers and a striking vintage Harvey Probber sofa, against a backdrop of cherry wood panels, arched walls, and terrazzo flooring. Opening on the ground floor this coming season is the Douglas room, a bar and restaurant helmed by Mo Hodges and Brian Felley of famed neighbourhood watering hole Benjamin Cooper.
The venue aims to be a destination in its own right, fusing the buzz of bar life with a laid-back dining experience. The Café at the Tilden Hotel is another meeting spot, offering espresso drinks and drip coffee, tea varieties, and daily breakfast pastries. And last but certainly not least, the lobby boutique caters to discerning shopaholics with a range of high-end grooming products, fragrances, jewellery pieces and cool eyewear.