I was recently in New York for my 20 year high school reunion (Yes, I know, 20 years...OMG...where does the time go...etcetera etcetera). When I was faced with having to figure out where to stay for the night since ALL of my family has since left New York, I started looking into hotel and Airbnb options.
I happened upon Hotel Hendricks on the Hotel Tonight website and what caught my eye immediately was the dark, sexy, animal print inspired look of the guest rooms. My mind works in pictures and I instantly thought of all of the instagramable photo ops that could be magical there! The second thing that caught my eye was the price. An unheard of price of $213 per night is a steal for Manhattan.
This trip was not only for my 20 year high school reunion, but a night out for my boyfriend and I so I wanted to ensure that the hotel had appeal and could give us a great New York City night on the town. Hotel Hendricks' tag line of "A New Address For Urban Glam" did not disappoint.
Located in the garment district, as we approached the hotel, we were welcomed by the front door man who promptly open the door to a compact but high style lobby. We were checked in by Sarah, who was friendly, efficient and seemed truly interested in why we were in New York for the evening. Once we had our key, another person was waiting at the elevators to usher us on and select our floor. All in all, very pleasant and easy.
The marketing pictures for Hotel Hendricks were amazingly accurate! No embelishments, no over promising. I mean spot on. The room was just as beautiful as they promised. You can't expect much on size but what they lack in size, they make up for in style and glam.
The main feature of the room is the amazing platform, king size bed backed by the sexiest, over the top tiger print wall paper with ambient amber lighting. The beds are outfitted in the most comfortable, plush, crisp, clean white bedding complete with HH monogrammed shams that you would expect from only the finest hotels. No luxury was spare here.
The shiny wood of the closet and the desk area was a great neutral so as to not have too much going on in the small space. Then to top it off, a cool zebra print desk chair added one more touch of pizzaz!
I think my favorite details, however, were understated but made for a huge wow factor in the overall look and feel of the space. The designers of Hotel Hendricks opted not for the basic chrome or brushed nickel finishes that you find in most hotels, but the popular rose gold. It is so delicate and understated, though, that you barely notice. The rose gold continued in all of the bathroom fixtures which made for an absolutely stunning space.
I will start off by saying that due to time constraints, we did not have a chance to check out the onsite restaurant, room service or the lobby bar. I will make it a point to check these out if I go back. However, the rooftop bar was INSANE!! If you want a true picturesque view of the Manhattan skyline, Hendricks Rooftop is a must. It was almost as if you could reach out and touch the Empire State building. Not only that but you have an unobstructed view of the World Trade Center and so many other Manhattan greats.
As a designer, I was on OMG overload when I walked in. The elevators open you up immediately to not only the amazing view of the skyline but a kaleidoscope of wonderfully designed seating vignettes. Gold cage chairs, royal blue with white pipping and zebra print upholstered sofas and accent chairs, gold coffee tables and zebra print area rugs. The boldness of the seating is coupled with wildly unique pink chandeliers that add even more pop to the room.
Overall, Hotel Hendricks is on my must return list. It was a random pick that I had no prior knowledge about but I will definitely be back!