HotelChatter - Soho Hotel is Now Called Hotel Hugo and Will Open This Winter
Last time we checked in on Fortuna Realty Group and Hotelier Matthew Moinian's Hudson Square property, it was still going by the name Soho Hotel. Now comes a new name (reflected in an updated exterior rendering above), new website, and new details on what will be Hotel Hugo.
The 20-story hotel, designed by Beverly Hills-based architect Marcello Pozzi, will feature 122 guest rooms, including two top floor suites; a ground floor Italian restaurant by Sean Largotta of Crown Group Hospitality, and a rooftop cocktail lounge with 360 degree views of the New York City skyline.
The hotel's design juxtaposes raw industrial elements with modern finishes including high gloss imported Italian walnut paneling, chrome fixtures and exposed concrete. The entrance features a 17-foot glass façade leading into the main lobby with floor to ceiling travertine walls and blue marble flooring. Vertical gardens are positioned throughout the hotel’s ground floor; from a horticultural structure behind the check-in desk to indoor foliage in the restaurant, which will also feature floor to ceiling windows that open to the sidewalk for both indoor and outdoor dining.
Hotel Hugo’s guest rooms will come in King or Double-Double categories and all have views of the Hudson River and downtown skyline, as well as custom made Italian furnishings, Keurig coffeemakers and Côté Bastide Argan toiletries.
Opening date has been pushed back a bit since we last checked. They are now shooting for Winter 2014.