This whimsical boutique hotel, the first branch of a UK chain to open in the US, has excellent SoHo views. The furnishings, all handpicked by co-owner Kit Kemp, are colorful, light, and playful. Rooms are expansive and sunlight-filled, with cozy cushions for relaxing by the floor-to-ceiling windows. In the lobby you'll be greeted by solicitous staff in gray suits, who record your likes and dislikes for future visits. The Crosby Bar, with oak floors, a long pewter bar,
has an impressive "cocktail program" and a garden. On the other side of the lobby are the comfortable guest-only drawing rooms; theres's also a sculpture garden reserved for guests. The hotel is Gold LEED certified and even raises chickens alongside its rooftop garden.