Looks can be deceiving. Despite its retro appearance, The Jade is a new hotel, built from the basement up in a style that sits sensitively among its Greenwich Village townhouse neighbours.

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The vintage vibe carries on inside, with a cosy lobby fireplace, hideaway snugs for illicit cocktails, and a speakeasy-style bar-restaurant, all distressed mirrors, parquet floors, and plush velvet banquettes. A jazz band plays twice-weekly, when an up-for-it crowd descend to liven the atmosphere.

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Live out your Gatsby fantasies in the hotel's rooms, which also take their cue from the deco era, with marble-inlaid ebony desks, chrome lamps, and satin poufs. Black-and-white-tiled bathrooms contain satisfyingly non-'20s power showers, and toiletries from trendy apothecary CO Bigelow.

Greenwich's bars and restaurants are on your doorstep, and the downtown hotspots of the Meatpacking District, SoHo, and the West Village are short walks away. Easily the funkiest way to end your North American adventure.

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WOW FACTOR Making a grand entrance; descending The Jade's art deco-style staircase from street level to the lobby is a lesson in how to arrive in style.

GO A double room costs from £320 www.thejadenyc.com