5 of the Hippest hotels
1) 11 Howard
If you want to be near everything chic and unique. One of the newer hotels in town boasts eco-friendly hospitality expressed in a minimalist natural design, with major artwork throughout. Le Cou Cou and The Blond are the hotspots of the moment.
2) The Nomad
For those who have their fingers on the pulse. This once industrial-wholesale area is one of the latest Manhattan hoods being hipified. A stunning Beaux-Arts building delights, along with critically-acclaimed bar and restaurant. Guests are the only ones that can get into the Library Bar after 4 pm.
3) The Ludlow
If you’re looking for a cool place where New Yorkers like to hang out. Downtown and industrial style mark the scene in the lobby amidst plushy 70s leather furniture. By contrast, rooms are formally outfitted with drapes, antique beds, and sheepskin throws, with baths done in mosaic tile. Dinner at Dirty French is not to be missed.
4) The Bowery Hotel
For freethinkers looking to freewheel downtown. A hotel with old-world majesty expressed in faded velvet, potted palms, carved wood, layers of antique carpets and bellhops in red jackets. This is the lobby that everyone wants to get into, and makes a preference for hotel guests. Outside, the world is at your fingertips.
5) Freehand Hotel
If you’re looking for a lively spot. Once a historic hotel and boarding house, this mid-priced hotel has lots to offer: three hot restaurants, a rooftop, comfy lounge area, and a nice location walking distance to the charms of Gramercy. For groups they offer a room with 2 twin bunkbeds or a queen with bunk. Lovingly restored with great architectural details.
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