Imagine taking everything that's hip about London style and placing it in the heart of New York's arty SoHo district and you get a sense of the fabulousness of the Crosby Street Hotel. From the owners of London's Charlotte Street and Haymarket Hotels, Crosby Street has 86 spacious rooms. It's how you wish your own home was: comfortable but super-stylish, with lots of quirky artwork (dog lovers will adore the pieces by London-based Peter Clark). There is an incredible art installation in the lobby, a chilled library area and The Crosby Bar and Terrace, a cool brasserie-style restaurant with a buzzy New York vibe, which serves tasty, homely food and great cocktails.

Even with SoHo's boutiques calling - Marc Jacobs and Betsey Johnson are a short walk away - you may find it hard to leave this lively hotel (and you'll probably want to return for those wedding anniversaries).

WOW FACTOR: The Sunday Night Film Club has screenings in the hotel's bijou private cinema.

FLIGHT TIME: From seven hours 30 minutes.

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