Once upon a time, old-school glam and Aspen chic fell in love, moved to FiDi, and gave birth to a high-ceilinged, leather-tufted hotel. This is the only reasonable explanation for the existence of Gild Hall.

Obviously, THE STAYCATIONERS felt the need to further investigate the undiscovered glory that is Gold Street’s finest. Interior design envy ensued.

Photo cred: Daniela Spector
Photo cred: Daniela Spector


THE SPOT: Gild Hall, A Thompson Hotel | 15 Gold Street

THE STATS: 126 rooms, sky-high (ok, 12-foot) ceilings, marble bathrooms, lots of leather. Also, a kick-ass restaurant, café, and private event space.

PERFECT FOR: A rustic stayaway with the girls and definitely a bottle of bourbon.


Cowhide rugs. Leather-bound books. Antlers. Candles. Shall we go on? Gild Hall not only boasts one of the most welcoming lobbies in the city, but also brings a daring aesthetic to an otherwise unassuming street. While its endoskeleton gives away its historic charm, lacquered in a bold layer of candy apple red, the heart and soul of the hotel are next level, marrying modern architecture with rich colors and textures — a masterpiece courtesy of designer Jim Walrod.

Photo cred: Daniela Spector
Photo cred: Daniela Spector


Never have we ever…seen a hotel minibar with so much swag. THE STAYCATIONERS sipped on various provisions (might we recommend Felice’s very own red blend?) and shook things up with the supplies at hand. Who can resist a striped paper swizzle, anyway?

Photo cred: Daniela Spector
Photo cred: Daniela Spector


With the help of babealicious PRIV pros, THE STAYCATIONERS channeled the Gild Hall’s glamour for a wild night in. Dolled up in Christine Alcalay threads, the gals decked the halls en route to a champagne-fueled night of staycation festivities — down we go.

Enter the bi-level library, the higher of which serves as a wine bar/cozy space for intimate gatherings or impromptu photoshoots. Cue the bubbly.


Behind every great hotel is an equally bomb restaurant. Backed by the team behind Sant Ambroeus and Casa Lever, Felice Ristorante is the perfect complement to Gild Hall in every way, drawing hotel guests and locals alike to its rustic chic Italian digs. Nothing like a table full of Tuscan favorites surrounded by staycationing babes, now is there?

Photo cred: Daniela Spector
Photo cred: Daniela Spector
Photo cred: Daniela Spector
Photo cred: Daniela Spector

Keep up with THE STAYCATIONERS as they take over a new hotel each month. This round made possible by Gild Hall, PRIV (download the Priv app and enter promo code staycation for $20 off your first service), Byredo, and Christine Alcalay

Photography by Daniela Spector  for THE STAYCATIONERS. Special shoutout to Jackie Cruz, our favorite inmate and guest staycationer for the evening.

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