Two decades after bringing a distinctly high design sensibility to cities and resorts in their native Mexico, Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha are tackling an entirely different market: New York City.

With their new Hôtel Americano, located in the middle of Chelsea’s art gallery district, the partners are celebrating both their love of contemporary art and their passion for Manhattan.

A New Yorker is always an Americano, because they live in a city where they have to adapt all the time. Set in a former parking garage, the Hôtel Americano has a cool industrial Manhattan veneer but a warm Latin soul.

The 56-room hotel features decidedly Mexican touches, like an outdoor rooftop pool that becomes a hot tub in winter, along with very New York-style details like iPads in every room that are full of recommendations for the best local galleries, restaurants and shops. Hôtel Americano has two restaurants and bars, as well as locally-produced bicycles guests can use to explore the High Line and Hudson River Park.

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Soft washed denim bathrobe by Loden Dager (who have also handsomely outfitted our staff), felt wool slippers, oversized Turkish bath towels, Japanese Imabari washcloths, Aesop bathroom products, custom alpaca throw blankets, iPad customized with in-room controls and guest directory, Samsung LED pro-idium HD TV, Joe Columbo designed Alessi optic clock, 24-hour room service, in-room mini bar, in-room strongbox, guest bicycles…

Pool, Outdoor

Outdoor rooftop pool, terrace, and cabanas. Outdoor winter thermal bath.

Biking, Touring

Bicycles are available for guest use. Bike one block from the hotel to the Hudson River Greenway Bike Path that runs from the Cloisters down to The Statue of Liberty boat docks.

Meetings and Events

Both indoor and outdoor private event space available.


Hôtel Americano keeps life’s choices simple. Three room types offered, all with the feel of an urban ryokan with wooden platform beds, warm lighting, and luxurious natural materials, some with soaking tubs and fireplaces.

Gastronomy & Bar

The Americano

French fare with a Latin flair. Chef Joseph Buenconsejo, presides over West Chelsea’s prettiest dining room with outdoor patio and rooftop grill. Make reservations online by clicking Book a Table above, or call 212-525-0000.

The Grille at La Piscine

A Mediterranean grill all summer, an Alpine grill when the snow starts to blow. No matter the season, the views, the kitchen and the crowd sizzle. Call 212-525-0000 to make a reservation.

La Piscine

Surrounded by cozy cabanas and sunny daybeds , La Piscine rooftop lido makes a splash day and night. Cocktail and para picar service. Call 212-525-0000 to reserve a place in the sun (or shade).

The swimming pool will be closed from October 1st 2012 until April 30th 2013.

Bar Americano

Shake it up with one of Bar Americano’s signature cocktails. Delicious morning, noon and night. Or if you like it straight, saddle up to the Brazilian-style bar and ask for a shot of our house Mezcal.

El Privado

A private lounge tucked neatly beneath the street. By reservation only.

Bento Box Room Service

The square meals all New York is talking about. Five selections available for Breakfast, five more available around-the-clock. Order with in-room iPad or dial 101 from the in-room telephone.

Americano On-the-go

For on-the-go guests and gallerinas in need of a nibble or caffeine buzz, the lobby coffee shop at Hôtel Americano serves fresh juices and smoothies, coffees and teas, paninis and patiserinis. Call 212-525-0000 to place an order.


Hotel Americano

518 W 27th Street
New York , NY, United States

Book a room: +1 212-216-0000
Book a table:+1 212-525-0000


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