LUDLOW HOTEL NEW YORK
The Ludlow Hotel recently opened its doors around the corner of Katz Delicatessen on the Lower East Side. On a place where constructors had the intention to build an apartment complex, but never finished it. From the skeleton that arose the owners (Sean MacPherson Ira Drukier and Richard Born, known of The Jane, The Bowery Hotel, Martime Hotel and The Greenwich Hotel among others) of the Ludlow Hotel started working. With a pretty awesome result. Since the official opening in September it’s a hotel where the fashion crowd mingles with lovers of design. During NY Fashion Week the team of Saint Laurent called it their home, actresses were spotted there and when I enter the lounge I see fashion bloggers working on their Macbooks next to a couple who is obvious here for a romantic weekend in town.
There are about 180 rooms. All with a warm atmosphere and a fantastic bathroom. Many with a bathtub right before the window. A place where you, believe me, never want to leave. And if you’re finished with taking a bath, you can put on a Maison Margiela bathrobe and relax on the beautiful bed. Next to the lounge, the rooms and the sunny patio, there’s also a restaurant called Dirty French. Not something for people who love a minimalistic Scandinavian style, because in here luxury curtains, wooden furniture and leather sofas predominate the place. A cool detail are the roosters painted in neon-pink. A funny DIY-project at home to introduce a little Dirty French in your own home. Then the location: perfect. You’re right in the LES, close to the spots in Nolita and several metro lines can take you quickly to other neighbourhoods (including Brooklyn).
Vanaf 179 euro per nacht, www.ludlowhotel.com