Being closed for a year and a half due to the pandemic, PUBLIC Hotel New York recently re-opened in June. However, it also reinvented and rethought the hotel with new additions as well as a Cantina, Pisco Bar, Ceviche Bar, and an improved LOUIS (the hotel’s global, fast gourmet food bazaar). New to the hotel is the BAR CHRYSTIE, an updated “Modern Classic Cocktail Bar”; HOUSE OF X, a nightlife space, a wellness program, and new food and cocktail seasonal menus from Chef Diego as well as a Chef’s tasting table. BAR CHRYSTIE features the Lower East Side’s verve with takes on classic drinks, a Champagne program, and cocktails made with rare and fine spirits. It celebrates the famed NYC cocktail culture and that of Hollywood’s glamourous Golden Age of the 1920s. It pays homage to classics such as The Bar Hemingway at The Ritz in Paris and Harry’s Bar in Venice. Also available are bespoke cocktails from Chef John Fraser and Chef Diego Munoz in collaboration with visionary mixologist, Rob Krueger accompanied by music inspired by Aaliyah, D’Angelo, and Maxwell as well as live vinyl-spinning DJs.

 PUBLIC Hotel in NYC
Photo Credit: Nikolas Koenig

HOUSE OF X meanwhile is about the seminal cultural eras such as French and German cabaret of the 20s and 30s, as well as the underground NYC clubs of the 60s and 70s starting with Andy Warhol’s The Dom and culminating in Studio 54. The wellness program includes fitness classes such as Pilates, Yoga, Boxing, HIIT, Sculpt, Stretch, Rehabilitation, Pre-natal and Meditation; personal training options either on-site at PUBLIC’s gym, outside or off-site at the trainer’s home gym; a Nike Run Club; access to spa treatments including an array of massages (Swedish, shiatsu, hot stone, Thai, acupressure, among others) movement therapy, floatation, acupuncture, IV vitamin infusions, cryotherapy and more, both in a room and at the spas; on-call medical experts for tests and treatments, metabolic analysis, nutrition, and holistic wellbeing; and healthy menus including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free from both Chef Diego and Chef John Fraser.

Cantina Pisco Bar at PUBLIC Hotel in NYC
Cantina Pisco Bar. Photo Credit: Nikolas Koenig

For Fall at Popular and Cantina & Pisco Bar, Chef Diego Muñoz, in collaboration with Chef John Fraser, celebrates the season with an autumnal cornucopia. He reimagines Peru’s iconic and regional dishes, as well as the global influences including Incan, Spanish, Moorish, African, Italian, Chinese, and Japanese.