Mar 19, 2019
Designed to warm the cockles of any card-carrying millennial’s heart, The Great Madras is a colorful 35-room conservation project that fully embraces its history and location in vibrant Little India. Its staggering array of photo ops will make an Instagrammer’s head spin: will it be shoefies on the geometric-tiled floors? Selfies in the barbershop or against the numerous neon signs or outdoor pool? Or #foodporn shots of halal Catalonian-style tapas? While rooms are small, they make up for it with style and charm. Design-philes will also note the cleverly laid out hostel rooms (in which doors slide closed to form private rooms) and the open-layout lobby that has been thoughtfully constructed to function as the neighborhood’s “living room,” where locals and visitors alike can mingle and trade a story or two. —S.V
thegreatmadras.com; doubles from $89.