Thanks to some contacts on the 'inside' at Soho House, we were able to get free reign of the place on our recent visit to New York. Having experienced the original Soho House in London, which is excellent, it was good to find that the club had translated superbly across the pond. In fact - and you may consider this a downside - there were more Brits in there than in Macy's :-)
However, don't let that put you off (we're alright really), because Soho House New York really does have a lot to offer. From the swimming pool area on the roof, down through the private cinema, health spa, club rooms, restaurant and games room, you really could be tempted to come and stay here and never leave during your visit (although you'd be mad to miss out on the other NY attractions!).
The place is much larger than the slightly cramped London venue, and seems to exude a slightly 'cooler' atmosphere, although it felt in no way snobby and everyone was very friendly.
The accomodation rooms - especially the 'playground' are amazing, but come with an amazing price tag too. Mind you, the Beckhams had just vacated the room we were messing up, and a Mr 'D.Bowie' had just checked in, so that says it all really.
Bad points? Well the pinball table is broken :-) And due to the new New York smoking laws, everyone has to pile into the tiny games room for a smoke, which makes playing pool something of an obstacle course. Sorry to Billy Piper for whacking her with a cue..Karim!
Overall though, Soho House New York is really very good indeed. Check it out if you can.
If you can get in - and we recommend you try - Soho House New York will not disappoint. Like its sister venue in London, the service and atmosphere are excellent. Although this being New York it all feels just that little bit 'cooler'. For those hot Ne
Very relaxed and friendly, loads to see including swimming pool, cinema, restaurant and games room.
Membership limited, and costs over $1000 for the first year. Games room gets rammed with smokers.