New name, whole new look – it’s exciting times for SIXTY SoHo, formerly 60 Thompson, which has recently re-opened after a multi-million dollar renovation. It wasn’t a giant leap to rebrand the venue though, as the creative set of downtown Manhattan have been referring to the place as Sixty since it opened in 2001. The new interior, on the other hand, is a big deal, and owners SIXTY Collective, led by the Pomeranc brothers, looked to London for a design partner; the renowned interior architect Tara Bernerd was selected to help realise the overhaul.
If you’re familiar with downtown New York pieds-à-terre, you’ll notice their design influences from the entrance inwards. Bernerd went for a member’s club vibe in the lobby, with rich, warm colours and textures and shelves full of intriguing art and design books for those creatives to dive into. Guest rooms now feature timber floors and slatted wooden window blinds, caramel leather and mohair accents. The hotel offers 10 suites with French balconies overlooking the SoHo neighbourhood, there’s three suites with separate living rooms, and one duplex loft with a private roof deck. The British influence extends to the venue’s artwork too: Harland Miller undertook his first hotel collaboration in producing original pieces for guest rooms and the lobby areas, and SIXTY SoHo also houses work by homegrown talent such as photographer Ryan McGinley and artists Grear Patterson and Mark Flood.