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What's Inside The Hudson Hotel's New Rooms?

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October 19, 2012 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

Guess who got to take a peek at Hudson Hotel's new rooms? And boy did we photograph the crap out of them.

As many of you already know, the Hudson's recent renovations have been a long, long time coming. In fact, the hotel—which is housed inside a former YWCA and contains a staggering 836 rooms—hadn't really been worked on at all since opening in 2000. And yet with room sizes being what they are (small), and room rates being what they are (disproportionately high), it kind of goes without saying that the hotel's main asset is its Philippe Starck design.

Now, with re-installed Brazilian Cherry wood floors and wall paneling, new lighting, additional storage space under the beds, and Prada-inspired furniture, the space has finally gotten the refresh it deserved. The resulting look? Click through our photo gallery to see for yourself!

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.

[Photos: HotelChatter]

Archived Comments:

Different but not that much

These look better, definitely refreshed but not totally different. Either way, the Hudson gets a lot of traffic so new rooms were totally necessary!

Love colour of your doors

Colour of doors looks really nice. Can't wait to see X-ray inspiration on the new design inside the hotel.