Almost a decade in the making, The Ludlow Hotel will finally, at very long last, open its doors in June. Lead by hotelier Sean MacPherson and developers BD Hotels, the 184-room lodging aims to capture "the vivid history and gritty, urban charm of the iconic [Lower East Side] neighborhood" it's in. Part of the reason the site is so long in the making is that it was abandoned by its original developers after the financial crash; but the weathered team who picked it up have a history of success with MacPherson's New York strongholds the Bowery and the Jane. Along with its aesthetic of brick and casement windows which "fit seamlessly onto its historic block," the team is hoping that the hotel's ground floor space will become an extension of the area, a living room to the neighborhood, so to speak. The hotel will have 20 suites with nine configurations, from a "rockstar" suite with wraparound windows and a 1,100-square-foot terrace to a "skybox loft" with a sitting area and expansive views of downtown, says Bowery Boogie.
Many of the touches throughout the hotel are hand-picked by MacPherson. In the guest rooms, "hardwood floors and handmade silk rugs complement artisan-crafted Moroccan pendant lamps and Indo-Portuguese style beds. 'Tree-trunk' nightstands in petrified wood come from Brooklyn furniture temple Organic Modernism." Additionally, bathrooms will feature mats by Maison Martin Margiela. "Between two plush upholstered chairs," the press release reads, "a marble-topped bistro table in each room feels like a lucky find you might nab at one of Manhattan's antique flea markets." The hotel will also bring the new eatery Dirty French to the neighborhood.
· Sean MacPherson's Ludlow Hotel to Offer 'Rockstar' Suite and 'Skybox Loft' [BB]
· Ludlow Hotel [official]
· All 180 Ludlow Street coverage [Curbed]