The Vibe: A Hudson Valley escape without the ‘plaid, antlers and pick-up trucks’ thing.
The Area: In Kingston’s Uptown Stockade District. Kingston is located in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York, about two hours’ drive from Manhattan.
The DNA: Hotel Kinsley occupies four historic buildings, dating from 1688 to the late 19th century that have been meticulously rehabilitated and restored. A former bank building serves as the hotel’s main gathering space, while also housing a treatment room and sauna, as well as its signature restaurant, bar and upstairs lounge, operated by restaurateur Taavo Somer, which will make the most of the region’s bounty of seasonal and local ingredients. The buildings’ interiors, which pick up on each structure’s unique architectural details, original tin ceilings and antique tile work, have been created by Studio Robert McKinley, who has added a Scandinavian minimalism, colourful folkloric accents and a mix of custom and vintage furniture to bring warmth to each space.
Suite-Me-Up: The guestrooms are spread over two other buildings – one with a grand staircase, lounge and rooms with built-in fireplaces, and the other that boasts a ground-floor retail space as well as an outdoor deck. A former single-family cottage, brimming with historic details like stained glass, scallop shingles and original cornices, house a further eight guestrooms.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 43 rooms (19-34m2) (200-370 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2019 • interior design: Studio Robert McKinley ✅ free parking on-site • pets allowed