3. The Hudson Hotel: This hotel may not be on top of Fashion Week like the Empire, but its two-and-a-half block distance and Philippe Starck design mean it definitely won't be left off the circuit. In lieu of a roofdeck, the Hudson will likely host events in their courtyard or in the newly-revamped lounge called Good Units. Rates for Fashion Week start at $289 for a standard double and $359 for a deluxe queen.
The Empire Hotel's rooftop overlooks Lincoln Center
2. The Empire Hotel: Not only is this hotel across the street from Lincoln Center, but it also boasts a chic rooftop space just begging to host runway shows and after-parties. An alfresco lounge and pooldeck make all the difference in New York, and The Empire Hotel answers with both, plus room rates during Fashion Week from $389-$529. Hurry up and book this place, because some nights are already sold out!
1. The Mandarin Oriental: What this classic property lacks in hype, it more than makes up for in fashion clout. Thanks to the simple ads they've been running in the glossy rags for seasons, where a sophisticated famous face states that they are "a fan" of the brand (like Isabella Rossellini), they've been planting seeds in the subconscious of the hip set for a while. It's also centrally located between Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center and it has enviable views over Central Park from both the rooms and the scene-y restaurant, Asiate. The Mandarin Oriental knows they have a winner here, so expect room rates during Fashion Week from $795 per night.