The Ludlow Hotel is the latest in Sean MacPherson’s portfolio of boutique NYC properties, and an amalgamation of the lessons he’s learned along the way: It has the brick walls and industrial windows of the Bowery Hotel, the compact guest rooms of the Maritime, the super sound system of the Jane, the Parisian sconces and brass bathroom fixtures of the Marlton. And the clubby atmosphere of all of the above.
What started as a standard concrete-slab high-rise on the Lower East Side has matured into a grand hotel via the layering of materials. Lots of them. Hallways got paneling, guest rooms received beams and wood flooring, and the lobby and its neighboring lounge and buzzing restaurant, Dirty French, now sport the ceilings of old loft buildings, parged brick walls, wainscoting, and a rich mix of new and vintage furnishings.
Design: LTL Architects
Building Architect: H. Thomas O’Hara