The Ludlow Hotel

180 Ludlow St, New York, NY Dec 30, 2018 22 Photos

Located at the heart of the Lower East Side, between the Bowery and the East River, The Ludlow Hotel has a feel-at-home kind of sensibility.

With its red brick façade and glass and steel factory like entrance, The Ludlow Hotel is a coveted destination for out of towners and locals alike. Owned by hoteliers Ira Drukier, Richard Born, and Sean MacPherson (interior design by MacPherson), this boutique hotel is the epitome of bohemianism and charm, fitting seamlessly in the LES iconic neighborhood. At ground level are bistro Dirty French and The Lobby Bar, accompanied by a lovely garden courtyard with hanging greenery, ivy-covered walls, and luminous lights that make for a chic and relaxed evening setting — or by day — a bright oasis, filled with natural light. At the lobby bar with its romantic glow setting of striking artworks and paneled walls, one can lounge on cozy leather and vintage furniture, while warming up by a distressed limestone fireplace and drinking Paris and New-Orleans inspired cocktails.

The Ludlow Penthouse located on the seventeenth floor is a one thousand and five hundred square feet of cool. With an accompanied extensive outdoor furnished terrace, the Penthouse features dark wooden floors, antique brass chandeliers, and floor to ceiling windows. the result, spectacular views of the city’s skyline. The decor is an amalgamation of varies patterns and textures, a touch of Marrakesh here, a chic aesthetic there, with an overall your home but better kind of feel; from a fully stocked kitchen with a poppy orange Le Creuset set to handwoven rugs and artisan crafted decor.

Other meaningful additions include a state of the art sound system and record player with a collection of vinyl (honorable mentions include The Velvet Underground, The Ramons, and Interpol). The Penthouse has a large dining area, two living spaces, one bedroom, and two stunning bathrooms with white tiled walls, mosaic floors, a marble sink with brass fixtures, and a soaking bath with city views that is paired with bathrobes from Parisian fashion label Maison Margiela.

The Ludlow Hotel imparts a sense of a venerable sanctuary, offering a lofty industrial sensibility softened by a unique, authentic sense of place.

Words & Photography: Yael Cohen