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Location: New York City
Designers: James Gardner and Andrew Cramer
On offer: A seasonal outpost of the hot spot original in Tulum, with landscape design by Manscapers NY; an Intelligentsia coffee bar; a pop-up boutique from resortwear brand Caló; a meditation pool; and an urban farm collaboration among City-As-School, Battery Urban Farms, and Grow to Learn.
Standout features: Chefs Mads Refslund and Yvan Lemoine, alums of Noma and Union Fare respectively, are behind the modern Mexican menu. Standouts include chorizo lettuce wraps with fennel and sofrito, pork-belly tacos, and wood-fired chicken with Mole Coloradito and heirloom tomatoes served on wood pergola decks festooned with coconut palms sourced from Florida.