Ambassador Hotel Review – Crosby Street New York

- Kathy Lette, Author

Kathy Lette


Kathy Lette first achieved succès de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major motion picture by Oscar-winning director Bruce Beresford. Since then, she’s penned a plethora of bestsellers, including Mad Cows , Nip ‘n’ Tuck, Dead Sexy, and most recently, Men – A User’s Guide.


Crosby Street hotel in New York is an original, chic, sumptuously decorated, luxurious boutique escape offering a little bit of Europe in Manhattan. Award-winning designer Kit Kemp, has waved her magic designer wand to create a quirky tapestry of textures, colours and styles that harmonize the antique and the contemporary. Best of all, there are numerous green spaces, ranging from the rooftop kitchen garden, to the sculpture courtyard and the American woodland meadow which flowers through the seasons. The inventive cocktails are so delicious, you’ll soon be thinker than you drunk I am.

New York hotels have been known to provide service with a snarl. But the young, enthusiastic staff at Crosby Street are not just charmingly efficient but also full of initiative. Crosby Street’s 86 individually designed, exquisite bedrooms are not just spacious, they’re flooded with light from the floor-to-ceiling, warehouse style windows. After a frenzied day in the bustling city, sinking into an acreage of soft bedding, I heard a satisfied sigh escape my lips. I felt as thought I’d just reached the next level of Ashtanga yoga meditation, and all without having to knit my own aura. A true oasis in the heart of a busy metropolis.

The hotel is perfectly positioned for fascinating strolls to Battery Park, the Hudson River boardwalk, shopping in the Meat Packing District and dining in the Village.

Room rates are very reasonable for such luxury and originality. If you stay at the Crosby Street Hotel, you’ll be so happy, you’ll have your own cloud.

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