180 Ludlow is No Longer on The Down Low
It's been quite some time since we last checked in on 180 Ludlow. After more than five years of stops and starts, we weren't even sure that this Lower East Side hotel was ever going to see the light of day.
Since it was taken over by BD Hotels (the secretive team behind the Bowery Hotel, The Maritime Hotel, and Pod Hotels) in 2010, the site, where work on a new hotel began way way back in 2008, has been shaping up slowly. One insider we chatted with the other day was very optimistic that the hotel would open before the end of this year. They also gave us an idea of what to expect when it does.
The 162 rooms of 180 Ludlow will be spread over 20 floors, several of which have balconies with views across the Williamsburg or Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. They also hinted at some kind of raised floor feature in the bedrooms and elegant, gold-decorated bathroom amenities.
Our interest is certainly piqued, and we are looking forward to more news (and maybe an opening date?) coming in soon.