Enter The Assemblage from the bustling downtown streets, and you’re immediately transported to a hushed, living sanctuary.
1. A haven in the Financial District
The atrium’s domed ceiling and walls are completely covered in preserved moss and, as you check in, you’re invited to drop a sprig of lavender or sage into a bowl of water to set your intentions for your stay.
2. Connect with nature
Designed around the idea of biophilia, or the innate bond between humans and other living systems, the hotel’s common spaces are dotted with towering cacti, preserved mushrooms and lush greenery. There are also colourful tapestries from the Amazon’s Shipibo tribe and sparkling minerals to connect your body, mind and spirit.
3. Spread out – there’s room
Most Manhattan hotels feel like a squeeze. Here, there’s room to breathe. Created with long-term stays in mind, even the smallest rooms feature comfy chairs, curated book collections, indoor plants and kitchenettes. Larger rooms and suites additionally have dining tables with banquettes and work stations, and some even come with outdoor terraces.
4. Feel the community spirit
You’d miss the point of staying at The Assemblage if you didn’t participate in the communal programming – whether it’s enjoying the city views with other guests from the roof deck; visiting the meditation or screening room; or signing up for one of the many spiritual, cultural and educational workshops on offer. The hotel is also connected to a co-working space.
5. Nourish your soul
Ayurvedic meals are served buffet-style in the café, featuring seasonal food sourced from within 100 miles. If you’re not feeling particularly hungry, grab a botanical boost made with ingredients such as osha root, chlorophyll and nettles at the expansive Alchemy bar.