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.

a room at 11 Howard

11 Howard St (at Lafayette St)

+1 212 235 1111

http://www.11howard.com

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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 hip-ified. 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.

apartment interior at the Nomad Hotel

1170 Broadway (at W 28th St)

+1 212 796 1500

http://www.thenomadhotel.com

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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.

interior of The Ludlow NYC

180 Ludlow St (betw Stanton and Houston St)

+1 212 432 1818

http://www.ludlowhotel.com

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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.

The Bowery Hotel

335 Bowery (betw E 2nd and 3rd St)

+1 212 505 9100

http://www.theboweryhotel.com

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5) The Standard

For those looking for stimulation. It’s not just the breakfast room downstairs, the ice rink or the German beer hall – it’s the action-packed location that keeps it on the edge. Steps away from the High Line, every single room has unobstructed views through floor-to-ceiling windows (which has also been known to reveal what’s going on inside – wink, wink).

corner room at The Standard hotel

848 Washington St (at W 13th St)

+1 212 645 4646

http://www.standardhotels.com

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