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The Roxy Hotel, New York

27 November 2016

Words: Marina Kay / Images: The Roxy Hotel

CBGB may be gone, and retailers have replaced iconic nightclubs – The Limelight, anyone? – but New York’s music scene is far from over thanks to The Roxy, which put the swagger back into Manhattan’s step ever since revitalising the former TriBeCa Grand Hotel.

Just steps from Canal Street, a well-lit marquee marks the spot – a bastion of things to come. By day, the atrium lounge, clad in tobacco leathers and antique greens, buzzes with meetings over laptops. At night, it becomes The Roxy Upstairs, host to live bands until 10pm. Downstairs, hand-crafted cocktails pour well into the night at The Django, a boozy basement jazz club.

And the beat goes on: guest rooms, impeccably retro chic, come well equipped with Marshall Bluetooth speakers and Teac turntables, plus a selection of vinyl chosen by in-house DJ Alix Brown. Finally, rest assured that somewhere within the eight-storey property David Bowie will be playing as the sun comes up.