At the very least, we can finally see our way around the hallways better. One of the main previous complaints about the Hudson was how dark it is, and efforts have been made to brighten up the hallways with neon green doors and wall-mounted lights hovering over each room.
Meanwhile, we found the actual rooms much improved. The old metal blinds have been replaced with wooden blinds, which blend perfectly with the mini-library look of the Brazilian Cherry paneling on the walls.
Yes, the rooms are tiny, but at least everything is in proportion and they look and feel fresh. The white leather used on the headboards, and other furniture in the larger suites is actually the same material used by Prada, and there's a fleet of nifty new bedside reading lamps that have an X-ray-inspired design showing the 'skeleton' of a lightbulb.'
Furthermore, beds have been raised a foot or more off the floor, allowing for additional storage space (something that's hard to come by in this hotel), and a gauzy white curtain helps close off the intimate space so you don't have to stare at the door all night.
A regular room here during this time of year goes for around $229/night, while a larger Studio room containing a sitting area with chairs and a sofa, hovers around $449/night (we photographed both types of rooms). Of course, the spaces will be small no matter what, but if you happen to be here for longer than a weekend, we'd recommend upgrading to a Studio or Loft. The cost may be a little more, but your alternative is going stir crazy.