Manhattan is home to more than its fair share of iconic hotels. However, the “city that never sleeps” also boasts a plethora of exquisite boutique hotels that will host tennis enthusiasts from all across the globe. Fans of the US Open who opt to stay in Manhattan have the convenience of catching the train from Grand Central Station to Flushing Meadows, the section of Queens where the tournament is held.
Over the last few decades the vibrancy in Manhattan has progressed steadily to the south and east. Along with this trend has been the introduction of high-end boutique hotels on the Lower East Side. With its romantic history of vagabonds, punks, artists, and rule breakers, the Bowery is now home to a growing number of independent boutiques, restaurants, clubs, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Today, the Bowery is registered with the New York State Register of Historic Places and exudes an exciting pulse of the city.
The Bowery Hotel
The Bowery Hotel sits in the epicenter of this transformation. Service, style and sophistication are hallmarks of this 135-room hotel which features sun-drenched rooms with hardwood floors, luxurious 400-thread count linens and rich velvet drapes. The Bowery Hotel is the quintessential New York City hotel, with floor to ceiling industrial style windows that allow for remarkable city views and a residential loft design that embodies New York City itself.
From a gracious welcome at the door to a roaring fire in the lobby, hand-picked antique furnishings to high-tech room accessories, and absinthe at the bar to fresh-baked cookies at turndown, The Bowery Hotel brings the opulent warmth of a classic European hotel to New York’s most intriguing neighborhood. The Bowery Hotel’s 2007 opening coincided with a new chapter in the rejuvenation of its famous namesake.
In addition to the Bowery Hotel, MacPherson has teamed with New York hoteliers Ira Drukier, and Richard Born to introduce a new184-room Lower East Side hotel that evokes the rich history of a neighborhood whose charm continue to grow. The Ludlow Hotelconjures the area’s vivid history, from the “Gangs of New York” era to Jewish immigration to the wild art and music of the ‘80s.The Ludlow’s solid brick façade and factory casement windows make it fit seamlessly onto its historic block.
The Ludlow offers 184 guestrooms including 20 spectacular suites in nine configurations. Spaces will range from Full to Queen and King rooms, each with sweeping city views and many with a private terrace. The Ludlow Penthouse, with wraparound windows and 1,100-foot terrace, and “Skybox Loft” with designated sitting area, offer breathtaking vistas of New York’s bridges and landmarks.
The Ludlow’s eagerly awaited restaurant has been the talk of food circles for months. Dirty French will be the first French restaurant from Major Food Group, the group whose white-hot eateries include Torrisi, Parm, Carbone, and ZZ’s Clam Bar. Operating from breakfast until late, Dirty French will feature rebooted, provocative Gallic classics – and embody the “distinctly New York style and swagger” extolled by The New York Times. Major Food Group partners Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick will personally oversee the restaurant.