The Refinery, Garment District
The square-mile that defines the Garment District has acted as a centre for fashion production since the 19th century. Today, it's home to a new hotel, which emerged from the shell of an old milliner's factory in May. The building's Neo-Gothic facade leads through to industrial innards, where quatrefoils decorate arches, and old water tanks have been repurposed as furniture. A Prohibition-style tea room adds the finishing touch.
The Refinery, 63 West 38th Street, Garment District (001 646 664 0310; refineryhotelnewyork.com). Doubles start at $459 (£306), room only.