The Edgy 60 Thompson Hotel Heats Up New York City

Design-centric boutique hotels reach a new stratum of cool in 60 Thompson, New York’s hippest downtown address. SoHo’s sophisticated 60 Thom boasts an A-list résumé: interior design by Aero Studios’ Thomas O’Brien, who has also worked for Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani; staff uniforms by designer Nino Cerruti; and Thom, the American restaurant with Asian influences, from the folks behind the city’s trendy Indochine. A grove of birch trees fronts the new 12-story structure, where an airy second-floor reception area gateways 100 rooms — each with platform bed, down linens, and leather headboard. Toast your urbane savvy and the surrounding urban streetscape from the roof garden bar. Rooms from $370. (877) 431-0400,