When visiting the Big Apple your hotel bill can bite a big chunk out of your budget, so it’s important to choose the right accommodation to help you get the most from your stay. The Jade Hotel comes with a mid-range price tag (by New York standards) but there is nothing middle of the road about its offering. Tucked away in a discreet corner of Greenwich Village, this boutique hotel pays homage to the heyday of the 1920s jazz scene. Themed with plush furnishings and thoughtfully conceived art-deco inspired fixtures, the Jade Hotel provides an atmospheric retreat from the hustle and bustle of the New York City streets.
Each of the 113 rooms is individually designed with distinctive 1920s flourishes, from vintage telephones and retro alarm clocks to art deco lamps and period fabrics. While the decor may conjure up something of a time warp, the amenities are very much of the 21st century, with everything you could wish for during your stay. All rooms benefit from en-suite bathroom with local CO Bigelow amenities, safety deposit boxes, robes, slippers, room service, complimentary bottled water, HD programming and free wifi. The 24-hour doorman and reception offer added efficiency through the ipad check-in system, and a welcome personal touch is added in the form of complimentary walking tours in the surrounding Greenwich Village area, detailed neighbourhood guides and a helpful and knowledgeable concierge service.
The public areas of the Jade Hotel are as impressive as the individual rooms, with the Grape and Vine 1920s bistro-style restaurant offering a mediterranean menu fused with fresh ingredients from the Hudson Valley. The eatery’s popularity with native New Yorkers is testament to its quality, and with the added option of ordering your gourmet treats to enjoy in the privacy of your own room it is easy to understand why so many guests are reluctant to venture beyond the hotel entrance in search of a decent meal.
Decent food demands a decent amount of activity to work it all off. If pounding the streets of New York as you tick the items of your sightseeing list is not activity enough, you may enjoy making the most of The Jade’s fitness rooms. Plug into one of the personal TV screens, slip your ipod into a complimentary docking station and test out the punch bags, free weights, cross-training machines, bikes and treadmills. Alternatively stretch out on a yoga mat, relax and reflect on your day in the world’s most cosmopolitan city.
The Jade’s location is perfect for those who want to be close to the action without a SoHo or Uptown price tag. Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, it is just a short walk from Washington Square, Sixth Avenue, Little Italy and West Village, and is a stone’s throw from the West 4th Street Subway stop.
Unassuming from the outside but imposing within, this elegant hotel offers charm and character without choking your New York accommodation budget.