Exclusive: Inside New York’s stylish ModernHaus SoHo

When it comes to boutique hotels in New York, ModernHaus SoHo continues to be one of the coolest properties in town thanks to its epic food and drink offerings, chic rooms, and fantastic location. To get the inside track on the gleaming hotel, Wayfarer and HM editor James Wilkinson sat down with property owner and Thor Equities director Jack Sitt in New York.

Jack, thank you for welcoming us to this fantastic property. What makes the Modernhaus one of the most fun and exciting hotels in SoHo?

Living two blocks from the hotel, I am particularly in tune with the culture of the neighborhood. When opening ModernHaus SoHo, the goal was to create a social gathering point – a one-stop-shop for New Yorkers and visitors.

When guests arrive, there’s so much at their fingertips: 11,000 square feet of outdoor space, dinner prepared by a Michelin-starred chef, coffee in our 24-hour lounge, cocktails on the rooftop pool and a variety of wellness classes.

You have incredible views from the rooms…it really is quite a different experience than some visitors to New York are used to.

With 10 room categories, ranging from studios to standard suites to corner suites, we have something for everyone – your intended length of stay or the purpose of your visit.

All of our rooms throughout the property feature large windows with stunning city views, deluxe amenities and an array of vibrant artwork – some even including original pieces by Hans Hartung, Nicolas Party and Kaws.

The hotel’s crown jewel, the Gallery Penthouse, is sure to stun guests with 1,300 square feet of open floor plan and views of the Manhattan Bridge and Freedom Tower that seem straight out of the hotel. a postcard.

Jack, the food and drink on offer is fantastic. Let us know what’s on offer.

We have assembled a team including star chef George Mendes and veteran restaurateur David Rabin to present our signature restaurant Veranda. Housed in a beautiful greenhouse-like glass enclosure with a fully retractable roof, the venue spans the hotel’s indoor and outdoor nature — perfect for alfresco dining, which is rare in this city.

Jumpin Jacks, our upscale breakfast and cocktail bar is known to many as the property’s lounge and offers healthy fare, pour overs, espressos, macchiatos and lattes. I became engrossed in coffee culture during lockdown – studying the science behind beans and what makes a good cup. It was important to me that we offered the best quality available. Jumpin Jacks is the only NYC outpost that offers Cometeer Coffee; a brand made with premium beans, rare beans you won’t find anywhere else in town.

Finally, Jimmy, the property’s rooftop bar, offers panoramic views and one of the city’s few outdoor pool decks – where guests can hang out enjoying seasonal cocktails and light snacks. .

The general idea is to attract our guests with the beauty of each location and keep them coming back for food and drink.

Your rooftop bar, Jimmy, is still one of the hottest spots even after many years of trading. What makes it so good?

Jimmy has become a neighborhood staple, and with so many new additions to the hotel, it just seemed right to preserve a bit of SoHo’s old soul. When visiting, guests can expect the same basic layout that made David Rabin’s place what it is today, but with a new design and renewed energy, including new works of art. art, furnishings and a top-notch menu.

There are many good things about the hotel. What is the X factor in your opinion?

The vision behind ModernHaus SoHo was to create a dialogue between industrial architecture and a refined, dynamic interior that allows for intimate moments with the city as a backdrop. The hotel’s design and use of outdoor space remains the property’s most unique feature.

We drew inspiration from the Bauhaus art movement, the heritage surrounding the neighborhood and Philip Johnson’s Glass House, bringing color and texture to the interiors while emphasizing space and bringing the outdoors in. inside.

Nicholas E. Crittendon