This is Not a Hotel - RH Unveils First-Of-Its-Kind Hospitality Experience
This fall, RH (formerly Restoration Hardware) unveiled RH Guesthouse New York, a revolutionary new hospitality concept for travelers seeking ultimate privacy and luxury. The boutique property is located within a restored and reimagined 1887 flatiron building, just steps away from the brand’s New York City Gallery in the historic Meatpacking District.
Accessed through a secure private entrance, the property features just six guest rooms, three suites, and RH Chairman and CEO Gary Freidman’s own private penthouse residence, which is sometimes available for booking. Each of the guest rooms and suites include two full bathrooms, a freshly stocked gourmet pantry, an in-room gym and exclusive use of the private rooftop garden, pool & dining terrace with panoramic views of Downtown New York, Freedom Tower and the Hudson River.
An integration of services, surfaces and spaces designed to erase the chaos of the outside world, RH Guesthouse features singular aesthetic defined by floor-to-ceiling European oak and vein-cut Italian travertine – layered with Italian wool-velvet upholstery and stainless-steel accents – resulting in statement spaces that are at once timeless and contemporary. The first of its kind, RH Guesthouse aims to rewrite the rules of hospitality through never before seen quality, service, luxury and privacy.
Gary Friedman commented, “The RH Guesthouse has been designed through a lens of privacy and luxury. Privacy is the one thing everyone has given away on social media, and the one thing the internet has taken away, as you can access anyone online. We believe privacy is going to become a large and important market, and the RH Guesthouse has an opportunity to define that new market with an unseen-before level of design, quality and hospitality.”
A study of balance, symmetry and perfect proportions, the guest rooms and suites are meticulously designed and exquisitely fitted like a bespoke suit. European-oak walls, floors, ceilings and moldings flow seamlessly into two full bathrooms clad in warm, vein-matched Italian travertine slabs. A wall of classically detailed south-facing soundproof windows and architectural lighting illuminate every detail, ensuring a room that glows day or night. Each detail points to the commitment of comfort and privacy. When guests arrive early, or late, or simply have opted out of public dining, they can explore the gourmet pantry filled with a selection of charcuterie, crudités, berries and a fresh baguette. Work out in the privacy of your room with stainless-steel and walnut kettlebells, dumbbells, leather yoga blocks, mats and a Bosu ball. Refresh in your own bathroom – each Guesthouse room has two. Slip into your FreshBed™ and enter a thermo-regulated microclimate scientifically proven to support deep and restorative sleep.
A spectacular open-concept design, The Residence is a singular 2,600-square-foot, full-floor private penthouse featuring 11-foot coffered ceilings, elegant boiserie walls, Corinthian columns and herringbone floors. A monolithic Italian-travertine fireplace and chef’s kitchen with a stainless-steel La Cornue range anchor each end of the spectacular space, framing a hand-carved travertine dining table with seating for eight. Against a backdrop of European oak, guests can relax on upholstered Loro Piana–cashmere seating.
On the upper level, guests will have exclusive access to The Rooftop Garden, Pool & Dining Terrace with panoramic views of lower Manhattan and the Hudson River. This private oasis features sculpted hedges and London plane trees, a 40-foot-long infinity pool and spa perched on the building’s edge, and Italian travertine daybeds with motorized and heated TUUCI umbrellas. Guests can enjoy a morning breakfast, afternoon lunch or candlelit dinner spring, summer, fall or winter in the private dining terrace.
An homage to its hominess, RH Guesthouse also features an aptly named restaurant, The Dining Room, a new live-fire concept serving breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, which is also open to the public. Signature dishes include a wood grilled Australian Wagyu ribeye, fresh-carved rotisserie chicken, a whole branzino cooked over Japanese Binchotan charcoal and the house favorite, a wood-grilled avocado with 15 grams of Petrossian Imperial Kaluga Caviar.
The soon-to-be-opened Champagne & Caviar Bar, located in the Guesthouse cellar, is a luminous 32-seat experience serving the highest grades of Petrossian Caviar and a curated list of some of the world’s finest Champagnes.
RH Guesthouse New York is located at 55 Gansevoort Street. The Dining Room is open from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week. The Champagne & Caviar Bar will be open 5pm-10pm, 7 days a week.