The Ludlow, New York
Posted on August 27 2018
Explore the interior design of the Ludlow hotel; one of New York's most talked about design hotels, transforming the city scene.
Located on Ludlow Street in New York's Lower East Side, The Ludlow Hotel has quickly become the go-to destination for chic style and that authentic New York experience. Rubbing shoulders with some of New York's hippest bars and restaurants, including its very own 'Dirty French' restaurant, the hotel not only provides the ultimate destination for design lovers but a full taste of neighbourhood life with all the luxuries on the side. With contemporary interiors and a retro charm, explore the designs that have the city talking.
Set out across 20 floors, the hotel has 175 rooms that fit into four categories: Studios, Terraces, Lofts and the impressive Penthouse. Purchased by hoteliers Ira Drukier, Richard Born and Sean MacPherson, the abandoned red brick building took two years to renovate and transform into the luxury hotel we know today, complete with restaurant, bar, lounge and garden. The hotel design carefully retains the charm and character from the original fabric of the building, including the wooden beams, oversized industrial style windows and beautiful red brickwork, while introducing new contemporary features and quirky design elements.
The hotel rooms and suites all share a similar design aesthetic, in keeping with the Ludlow style. For those looking to experience the very best on offer, the 1500-square-foot penthouse on the 17th floor is the place to go. Decorated in a soft cream hue and accessorised with vintage purple fabrics and brass detailing, the apartment contains a separate sleeping quarter with King size bed, a large open plan living space with dining area that seats up to six people, lounge with plush corner sofa and fully functioning kitchen. The penthouse also houses two full bathrooms with rainfall showers and one with the renowned window soaking tub. When it comes to New York city views, very few can boast the impressive and unobstructed views from the hotel. With a 1000-square-foot furnished roof terrace and views of Lower Manhattan, the World Trade Center and beyond, one will question if they need to leave the hotel with their very own private viewing gallery.
It is not only the Penthouse that holds claim to the most desired space in the hotel but the Skybox Lofts on the higher floors, attracting attention from international travellers and the New York crowds alike. At 325-square-foot, these perfectly packaged apartments contain a Queen size bed, balcony and the renowned windowed soaking tub bathroom, complete with vintage Hollywood style mirror and vintage-glamour-inspired wash space for those relaxing pamper evenings admiring the skyline. The most striking feature of the skybox is its sitting area that juts out the side of the building, providing impressive 180° views of Manhattan and beyond from the comfort of your very own living room.
If guests ever feel the need to venture out of their suites, the exclusive New York bistro 'Dirty French' created by Major Food Group’s Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick is ready to cook up timeless dishes inspired by French cuisine. For spaces to relax and enjoy a drink or two, the lobby lounge has an intimate look and feel, decorated with Moroccan rugs, lanterns and vintage furniture and its very own limestone gas fireplace to warm the hands, eyes and the heart. The hotel's private garden, complete with colourful glass lanterns and decorative murals is another design destination to enjoy. The garden is open all year round, providing a relaxing environment away from the hustle and bustle of the New York streets come Summer sun or under the cosying heat of a lamp during the Winter months.
The Ludlow's unique look helps it stand out from the crowd but also provides an alternative from the standard and often characterless corporate hotels that have taken over many of the World cities. Its boutique approach allows guests to feel connected to the hotel and the surrounding neighbourhood, creating a sense of community and allowing guests to make the most of their time. As many more businesses follow this trend, rest assured that the Ludlow is in the now, it does it well and it is setting the trend for future travel experiences.
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