The J House Greenwich
A hip Connecticut hideaway less than an hour from Manhattan.
Bucking Connecticut’s preppy reputation, The J House Greenwich brings a hip habitat to the “Constitution State.” Contemporary décor rules throughout, beginning in the lobby, which strives for a gallery effect with artwork (take a gander at those hovering mannequin legs), a locally produced video installation and a library with a glassed-in fireplace. The 86 guest rooms feature personal iPads, complimentary Wi-Fi, 55-inch TVs, bathroom mirrors embedded with TVs, Frette robes and l’Occitane bath products. TVs can also be found in the five cabanas that surround the heated outdoor pool. Along with a 24-hour gym and 3,400-square-feet of meeting space, the hotel is home to an intimate spa, using Natura Bisse products, and The J House Restaurant, serving seasonal American dishes crafted from locally sourced produce and paired with vintages from the wine vault. If you have a sweet tooth, save room for a treat from the Chocolate Lab, such as house-made chocolates, gelato, sorbet and ice cream, all the perfect complement for a cup of fair trade coffee. Like many trendy hotels opening these days, The J House Greenwich is admirably eco-friendly, from its bamboo floors and reclaimed wood to menus on recycled paper and water filtered and bottled on-site.