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10 Things We Love About The Ludlow

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  Site Where: 180 Ludlow Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10002
July 29, 2015 at 5:56 PM | by | Comments (0)

Alright then, you've heard the news but don't be too sad. We're still publishing until Friday.

Yes, this totally cool coffee table in the lobby is a scaled map of Manhattan. Yes, that's Central Park in the middle and yes, that's grass.

It's summer in the city, and we love nothing more than to hit the streets and see the latest hotel developments, up close and personal. We recently popped into The Ludlow to check out the new Penthouse - which was cool on so many levels - but we were also drawn to the countless other great details throughout the hotel. We rounded up our 10 favorites.

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Tudor Cocktails and Faberge Eggs Are on the Menu at Hotel Chantelle

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  Site Where: 92 Ludlow St [map], New York, NY, United States, 10002
January 27, 2015 at 9:25 AM | by | Comments (0)

It has Fabergé eggs. It has King Henry VIII. And it has Tudor-inspired cocktails. That’s quite something for a hotel venue.

Welcome to New York, and to BonBonnière, the new nightclub in the basement of the Hotel Chantelle. A London import – the first one opened in Soho last year – it’s “inspired by the Fabergé egg” and all the European opulence that goes with it.

What does that mean in the 21st century? Mirrored walls, LED-lit ceilings, and a giant Fabergé egg as the DJ booth. Now that is something.

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CitizenM's Next New York Hotel is Underway

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  Site Where: 185-191 Bowery [map], New York, NY, United States, 10002
May 27, 2014 at 9:03 AM | by | Comments (0)

Now that CitizenM Times Square is finally fully open, the small rooms/big amenities hotel brand is turning their attention to their next property--CitizenM Bowery.

Here's a snapshot CitizenM posted on Facebook last week. Um, yeah. Not much to look at except the funny tag lines ("New York luxury, New Jersey prices") but the good news is, the hotel is in very much works and should open in 2016. And then after that, CitizenM is hoping for four more hotels in NYC. We say, let's focus on the Bowery first.

[Photo: CitizenM/Facebook]

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The Ludlow Will Open June 3rd at $159 a Night

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  Site Where: 180 Ludlow [map], New York, NY, United States, 10002
April 24, 2014 at 9:40 AM | by | Comment (1)

The Ludlow, the latest (and long-awaited) venture from Sean MacPherson and BD Hotels is now open for bookings starting June 3rd.

We see rates starting at a reasonable "Soft Opening" rate of $159 for a Studio Full; $289 for a Skybox Loft, and $329 for a Loft King with Terrace. The hotel's 184 guestrooms (including 20 suites) will be available in nine configurations, all with city views and many with a private terrace. Rooms will feature hardwood floors, handmade silk rugs, artisan-crafted Moroccan pendant lamps and Indo-Portuguese style beds.

Amenities include Bellino sheets from Italy and new, exclusive bath products from Red Flower, while bathrobes and “Persian rug” trompe-l’oeil bathmats come from French label Maison Martin Margiela. Let's just hope for more space than at MacPherson's last hotel, The Marlton.

You can also look forward to a lobby bar, covered garden and restaurant from Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi. And free WiFi.

[Photo: The Ludlow]

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The Ludlow Hotel Will Start Taking Bookings Very Soon

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  Site Where: 180 Ludlow [map], New York, NY, United States, 10002
March 28, 2014 at 10:09 AM | by | Comments (0)

At close to six years of delays and drama, we've not been quite sure whether or not to get our hopes up for The Ludlow Hotel on Manhattan's Lower East Side ever actually opening.

However, it does look like an opening date is imminent. We recently stumbled across a real, live website for the hotel, which states" "Bookings from Spring 2014.

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A New Hotel on Canal Street: The Be Hotel

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  Site Where: 125 Canal Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10002
March 24, 2014 at 10:10 AM | by | Comments (2)

A new boutique hotel quietly opened up in Chinatown last week and, with rates for the cheapest rooms (Parlor King) starting at $109, it presents a pretty good deal at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge.

The BeHotel NYC located in the old Grand Sichuan restaurant space, describes itself as a "stylishly appointed boutique hotel ... conceived for the world traveler who looks for comfort with modern sensibilities."

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Sean MacPherson Disses (Mario) Carbone Then Teams Up With Him for His New Hotel

Where: 180 Ludlow [map], New York, NY, United States, 10002
October 22, 2013 at 9:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

Now that we've finally seen the inside of The Marlton, we're ready to turn our attention to Sean MacPherson's next new hotel. After years of delays, things are finally moving along at 180 Ludlow Street in the Lower East Side, and while we are still waiting for The Marlton's Café Marlton to open up, the hotelier has released details of what will be The Ludlow's restaurant.

Last month we had some insider information on The Ludlow's 162 guest rooms and now Sean MacPherson has spoken to Eater and told them that he is teaming up with Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi (of Torrisi and Carbone restaurants) and their parent company, Major Food Group, to develop the new hotel's restaurant. Interesting news, given that MacPherson majorly dissed Carbone in the New York Times' Style section just a week ago:

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The Allen Street Hotel is (Slowly) Rising from the Dead

Where: 138 Allen Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10002
October 22, 2013 at 9:02 AM | by | Comments (0)

We'd all but given up on the construction site at 138 Allen Street/139 Orchard Street ever morphing into an actual hotel. The saga of what will most likely be called the Allen Street Hotel is a long one, so here goes:

Development began all the way back in 2008 and quickly rose to 16 stories. But then, in late 2011, the still-unfinished hotel went into foreclosure when developers defaulted on their loan, and then went back on the market for $28 million.

Things went quiet for a while, but when we checked in the other day, we saw a sign with a completion date posted (January 1. 2014). As well as information that the project will be led by Richter + Ratner

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The Holiday Inn LES May Not Be Hip But It is Slightly More Affordable

Where: 150 Delancey [map], New York, NY, United States, 10002
September 9, 2013 at 9:19 AM | by | Comment (1)

Mad hotel construction on the Lower East Side is not looking like slowing down any time soon: projects currently in the works include the promised-to-finally-open-soon 180 Ludlow, Peter Poon Architects' skyscraping Hotel Bowery, and what will be the city's second CitizenM at 185 Bowery. While most offerings down on the LES skew hip, it is somewhat comforting to hear that good old Holiday Inn's newish property, the Holiday Inn NYC - Lower East Side has been consistently selling out since opening earlier this year.

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180 Ludlow is No Longer on The Down Low

Where: 180 Ludlow [map], New York, NY, United States, 10002
September 4, 2013 at 9:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

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Dennis Rodman May Have Fouled Out at the Thompson LES As Well

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  Site Where: 190 Allen Street [map], New York , NY, United States, 10002
March 8, 2013 at 5:41 PM | by | Comments (0)

It turns out the Time Hotel wasn't Dennis Rodman's first choice of hotels in New York City.

A tipster emailed us to say that Rodman was also asked to leave Thompson LES Hotel on Sunday morning after being on the property for less than 24 hours. A guest of the hotel during that time had this to say about their up close encounter with the former NBA bad boy (who, btw, has a new children's book out):

We came down to the bar after putting our luggage away, and arrived at the bar on the second floor. We were greeted by the obnoxious Dennis Rodman who was inappropriately speaking to my wife and making us feel so uncomfortable that we left. We went out to dinner and arrived back to the hotel and tried to have drinks again.

Once again Mr. Rodman was being inappropriate trying to sit on my lap and screaming and clapping while gesturing to my wife. Mr. Rodman was with a group of people who did nothing but stand there and make sure we did not say anything to him. He was rude VULGAR and extremely inappropriate telling my wife unacceptable things that we proceeded to leave the second floor bar and go to bed..."

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HC Exclusive Chat with Celeb Tattooist Mister C for Andaz 5th Ave's tbd Art

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  Site Where: 485 5th Ave [map], New York, NY, United States, 10002
December 19, 2012 at 4:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's that time of year again: tbd Art! Last year, Andaz 5th Ave launched this celebration of art and culture, where guests were encouraged to engage in the creative process.

Due to popular demand, artist-in residence Daniel St. George and celebrity tattooist Mister Cartoon returned to give more illustration love, this time a huge mural with his perspective of New York City, and it's just been finished--a Sandy tribute: the resilience of NYC after the storm. We heart.

Hotel Chatter caught up with Mister C and found a soft side. Here are his thoughts on Andaz, art, Sandy and, weirdly, Eminem.

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