About the owner
Owner and Interior Designer Sudha Sahai spent the first two decades of her life in India. Her father was a railway executive and she spent much of her childhood riding up, down, and across her vast home country on trains. In the process, she developed a deep and lifelong passion for travel and exploration. After meeting her husband at age 20, Sudha moved to Sardinia for three months, where she fell in love with Italian culture and style, and then to London for five years. Finally, she arrived in New York; she called the city her adopted home and settled to raise three sons.
Sudha maintains that New York is the most vibrant and diverse place she has ever lived, and it is also the only place she ever felt completely unfettered as a woman. Beyond just travel, her lifelong obsession is to get under the skin of a place—to peel back the veneers of appearance and presentation and to access the essence of local culture. Even before the Internet made it easy to find home stays online, Sudha always went out of her way to stay in native residents’ homes, wherever she was. When she realised the scale of tourism in New York, she attained a lodging license and set up her first rental in the East Village. In doing so, she was able to combine and cultivate her interests in travel, in hosting, and in interior design. In addition, Sudha was trained as a nutritionist, for which she cultivated her belief in the importance of a healthy, organic lifestyle.
This emphasis on treating the human body holistically, from inside out, transferred to her approach to hospitality. When she opened her second location in Gramercy, she had a vision for a holiday home that would be unlike any other. Working with a team of architects, designers, and contractors, she transformed a derelict brownstone into an extraordinary Green space, one that would cater to travellers who want to be in a healthy and silent home, as yet to experience New York as a New Yorker, and be a local for a few days or weeks.
is originally from San Francisco. Like Sudha, he is passionate about travel and hospitality and is dedicated to creating new experiences for guests, all while ensuring that they feel completely at home.
Lily is a wonderful housekeeper who loves music. Lily is Chinese-born and sings the National Anthem in Mandarin.
Rosane is also a wonderful housekeeper who loves music. Rosane is originally from Minas Gerais, Brazil, and was formerly a dentist. She likes to blast Brazilian pop music while she’s on the job.
Alexa, born and raised in the Colorado Rocky Mountains is a lover of the outdoors, yoga, and cooking. She has traveled across the world and lived in most of the US's major cities. Alexa loves meeting people and introducing them to her newly adopted, home city of New York.
We had such a wonderful stay. We would definitely return. Beautiful apartment.
We spent 4 days in GramercyTownhouse. Chic location, a few steps from Gramercy Park and ..
What a beautiful and incredibly comfortable townhouse. Huge thanks to the gracious host for providing ..