New Hotel Makes Space for Art in Soho

10/06/2009 9:03 AM |

Jaume Plensa Corsby Street Hotel

The Crosby Street Hotel, a new boutique joint ($495 per night!) in Soho opening its restaurant very soon and its rooms a little later, is the first stateside outpost of Firmdale Hotels, a British company that likes to put art front and center to attract those artsy rich folk.

Their new Soho spot, with its entrance on Crosby between Spring and Prince, already features a custom-made gate to its Lafayette cafe from blacksmith James Gravey, and now, per Curbed, its lobby will feature a giant text head sculpture (pictured) by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, whose monumental and magical work, incidentally, is currently the subject of a major solo show at Galerie Lelong in Chelsea (a.k.a. the new Soho).