The James Hotel opens in SoHo

Long beloved by residents of the Windy City, The James Hotel brings its unique blend of residential cool to SoHo with the opening of its first New York City property. Anchoring the southwest corner of Soho at Grand and Thompson Streets, The James is currently accepting reservations at its 114 guestrooms and suites.

“The stylish and culturally rich neighborhood of Soho is the ideal home for The James New York,” said Brooke Barrett, co-CEO of Denihan Hospitality Group, owners and operators of The James brand.

In homage to the creative neighborhood it calls home, The James New York will feature a mix of local and international artists, both prominent and up-and-coming. In an effort to be both child and pet-friendly, the hotel will offer both pajama sets and Paul Frank coloring sheets. Dog beds and doggy bowls will be provided by Soho-based pet retail shop Doggystyle, along with a specially-created amenity treat bag.

Additional guest perks include amenities from Intelligent Nutrients, a certified organic, food-based, natural beauty line and audio technology from Bowers & Wilkins, including Zeppelin iPod docking stations and iPads loaded with customized local shopping and dining guides as well as complimentary bicycles courtesy of Public Bikes or use of the hotel’s Lexus RX 400 hybrid vehicle.

The hotel was designed by the Office for Design and Architecture (ODA) in collaboration with Perkins Eastman and custom interiors by Amanda Sullivan with The James Design team.

In conjunction with the opening, the hotel is offering introductory rates, beginning at starting from $349 and including in-room breakfast.

To make a reservation, visit

Image: Courtesy of James Hotels

The James Hotel in Chicago insider deal – affordable rooms + upgrades + bonus cash

Take a moment to pretend it isn’t bitterly cold here in Chicago, and imagine yourself spending the night at the James Hotel. The James is steps away from the Mag Mile, right in the middle of the best shopping, dining and nightlife the city has to offer.

If you book between now and January 17th, you can take advantage of a special “insider deal”. For just $129, you’ll get your room, a free upgrade and your choice of free parking or a $50 food and beverage credit for in-room dining, or towards dinner at David Burke’s Primehouse.

Best of all, you can book a room at this special rate for stays until March 31st, so if you really dislike the cold, you can snag yourself a room closer to spring.

Obviously, insider specials like this don’t last too long, so book quickly. As of right now, rooms are still available for Valentines Day – and your $129 gets you a fantastic 450sf studio suite with cozy sitting area, complimentary Wi-Fi, iPod radio, 2 TV’s, a marble bathroom stocked with Kiehl’s amenities and a private dining niche. This of course in addition to your $50 parking or dining credit.

To book the deal – head on over to the James Hotel specials page, and click the “Insider Sale” link on the right.