Friday, August 22, 2014

The Ludlow Hotel, New York City

Just over a week ago, we had a quick little getaway to New York. I always love going to New York, and the city has a special significance for us as this was where, after years of friendship, our romantic relationship really started. With just four days, it flew by in a bit of a whirlwind, as most trips to New York tend to do. We spent our days, and most evenings, out taking in a bit of shopping, restaurants, dinners and drinks with old friends and the big feature of the trip which was Liverpool vs Man City at Yankee Stadium.

With the ferocious pace of the city and limited time, our little refuge for these few days was our suite at the Ludlow Hotel. Newly opened and currently in its 'soft open' phase,  the Ludlow is a new boutique hotel on the Lower East side by 'hipster hotelier' Sean MacPherson. The location was a fantastic jump off point for downtown adventures, just a stone's throw away from the shops in Soho and, very conveniently, right across the street from the iconic Swartz's Deli (site of the famous 'I'll have what she's having' lunch in When Harry Met Sally) and loads of little cafes and restaurants. 

The room was small but very thoughtfully decorated with luxe furniture pieces handpicked by MacPherson himself -hammered gold Moroccan pendants, petrified stone end tables from Organic Modernism, rugs sourced from India (the one is our room was a soft silk Moroccan patterned one that felt amazing underfoot after a long day on your feet!) and of course - my favourite feature, a pair of little purple occasional chairs with plush sheepskins thrown over them. The space in our room was really tight, we had opted for the suite with a terrace, however, and that was huge. You really could have a party for 10 - 15 people out there easily! (So if you're planning a little soiree on your next getaway, this is the place to stay!) While space was tight, it still felt quite airy and spacious with higher ceilings and exposed beams painted white.

My favourite part of the room was the bathroom, which was quite large, especially in comparison with the room. Vintage inspired with all white and marble with brass hardware and accents throughout. 

Downstairs the hotel's lounge had a very cool vibe (and great cocktails too!) with lighting fixtures from the New York studio Apparatus and some brutalist style pieces throughout the space. The patio just outside was perfect for a summer evening cocktail - in a vine covered courtyard with a multitude of coloured glass lanterns up above. 

Photos: 1 -4 Ludlow Hotel; 5- Apparatus

1 comment:

Marsha Splenderosa said...

I'm an uptown girl, but this place looks amazing. I love the room and don't mind the size as it's so well done. Great post !!


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