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Let me take you on a journey around New York City. Although we have your typical Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building tours, there are other architectural pleasures to find in the city that never sleeps. Take the hotel for example; there are thousands of hotels to choose from, but these four below are being spotlighted for their impeccable design.

The Archer Hotel, 45 W 38th St.


The Archer Hotel is located in the midst of Manhattan and centrally located near many popular New York City attractions. It is designed to reflect industrial past of this neighborhood. It is a boutique hotel made of glass, steel, and brick. It has 22 floors of rooms with unique art, furniture, and accessories. Each guest room is decorated uniquely.

It has the SpyGlass Rooftop Bar with a great view of the Empire State Building. The hotel has an elegant upscale restaurant called Charlie Palmer Steak Restaurant. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel has floors that resemble butcher blocks and the furniture was custom designed for the property.

The Surrey, 20 E 76th St.


The Surrey is described as resembling an art deco home. It is an upscale hotel in Manhattan with rooms with wardrobes, fireplaces, terraces, living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchen areas. Their tastefully decorated salon rooms range from 330 to 570 square feet. Services include luxury bedding, selection of pillows, bathrooms with large showers, Italian robes, and special bath products.

The Surrey has its own collection of modern art by well known artists, photographers, and fashion designers. It has a luxury full service spa and Cafe Bold serving traditional French cuisine. The cafe serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

The NoMad Hotel, 1170 Broadway


The NoMad Hotel is designed with European elegance in mind. It has high ceilings, tapestries, antique furniture, Persian rugs, and a glass structure that house the restaurant. Each room has custom designed art and furniture with rich textures. Most bathrooms have water closets. They rooms have beds with leather headboards, French mahogany writing desks, and maple hardwood floors.

The restaurant has a wine selection that celebrates the wine regions of the world. It serves breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner. The Atrium has a series of room designed like the courtyards of Europe. The natural light provides a relaxing elegant dining experience. Some of the rooms guests can dine in are The Parlour, The Nomad Bar, The Elephant Bar, Library Room, Fireplace Room, and Rooftop Space.

The Refinery Hotel, 63 W 38th St.


The Refinery Hotel is a former hat factory and tea room. It is designed to give customers a vintage feel. It is decorated with millinery supplies and old antique sewing machines. Winne’s Jazz Bar reminds customers of the Prohibition era. The interior is minimalistic with oak floors, furniture, Art Deco lamps, and high ceilings.

The rooms have high ceilings, views of the New York City, and custom designed furniture. Parker and Quinn is the upscale restaurant with touches of early industrial days. It serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. The hotel has a space for local artist called Hatbox white walls and 700 square feet of space.

Sim Fern is the founder of Upbeat Designs, a Brooklyn-based provider of custom furniture, upholstery, and millwork services for luxury residential and commercial spaces. Sim has always had a passion for furniture, as he’s been working in the business since he was a teenager. What started out as a side job turned into a career for Sim — he’s now transitioned from small projects for homeowners to a wide range of clientele with Upbeat Designs. You can connect with Sim Fern online.