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Soho House, West Village

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
New York City, New York, United States, North America
29-35 Ninth Avenue
West Village
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 627 9800
Fax: 212 627 4766's insider take:

The Soho House is the Meatpacking District's answer to a country club: Membership is exclusive, and only a privileged few ever enter its unmarked doors. The ticket in for locals and visitors alike is to book one of 24 "playpens" (or "playgrounds," as the palatial 950 square-foot suites are called). The large, loftlike rooms are made for mischief with oversized beds, naughty minibars, booming surround-sound, and freestanding tubs-for-two (or three). The decor is eclectic but tasteful: vintage mohair sofas, antique chandeliers, Moroccan poufs, Tibetan rugs. Because many club members use the rooms as crash pads, every imaginable amenity is provided, ranging from luxe lotions and potions from the onsite Cowshed Spa to hair straighteners, media centers, and barware for entertaining. It's easy to mix with the locals in the playful 6th floor restaurant and lounge where fashion designers, bankers, and celebs occupy tufted leather couches and mod egg chairs or crowd the billiards and foosball tables. But the centerpiece is the storied rooftop pool—setting of a famous "Sex and the City" scene—where you can swim with Hugh Jackman or sip cocktails next to Cameron Diaz while overlooking the Hudson River and West Village.

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