The Lower East Side's luxury boutique gem, fusing style and history with exquisite dining.
Set in the heart of the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Ludlow Hotel is an artfully designed luxury boutique property, crafted by hoteliers Ira Drukier, Richard Born and Sean MacPherson. Opened in 2014, this stylish property has since flourished into a highly respected neighborhood gem. Step into the glass doors of the lobby into a lounge with oak-paneled walls, marble mosaic floors and a limestone fireplace. The antique chandeliers, handpicked vintage furniture pieces and stunning art collection lend to the hotel’s connection to its neighborhood, rich in history and style.
Guest rooms are minimal and industrial, with oversized casement windows, many affording impressive views of the New York skyline and private terraces. Bathrooms boast gold brass fixtures, soaking tubs overlooking the cityscape and Maison Martin Margiela bathrobes and trompe-l’oeil bathmats. Gorgeous black and white mosaic floor tiling boldly accent the otherwise simple aesthetic.
New York City locals flock to the Ludlow for a night of decadent French fare at the infamous Dirty French, opened by Major Food Group’s Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. At Dirty French, you'll find modern takes on classic french cuisine, with nods to India, Southeast Asia and North Africa. In keeping with its quintessentially French theme, the dining room is designed in the light of a classic French bistro with contemporary accents. Dark wood, circular chandeliers and hot pink rooster statues garnish the stylish interior. Start the evening with a drink from the thoughtfully curated cocktail list by Thomas Waugh. Order the Montecristo, and see how he softens the intensity of Irish whiskey with creme de banane; or The Belmondo, a delicate tequila cocktail balanced with the tang of yogurt and lime. The meal will begin with warmed pita perfectly grilled in olive oil buried under Provençal herbs accompanies with rich fromage blanc. Choose from twists on the classics such as the Duck à l’Orange with ras el hanout and preserved oranges and Trout Amandine with sesame and apricots. The mille-feuille, an accordion of paper thin king trumpet mushroom stems is served over a bed of bright green Thai curry sauce, transporting you to Thailand via France.
The Lobby Bar features cocktails from Major Food Group's acclaimed Bar Director, Thomas Waugh. Plush couches, one-of-a-kind art pieces and vintage accents lend to the eclectic design characteristic of the Lower East Side. Enjoy a cocktail in the outdoor lobby garden- a space flooded with natural light and exotic hanging fixtures, softening the industrial feeling of the building. At the Ludlow, the ambience, design and five-star hospitality will make you feel right at home in one of New York’s most charismatic neighborhoods.
Learn more at www.ludlowhotel.com