The most wonderful time of the year is back! With New York Fashion Week at our fingertips, we’ve put together a list of the hottest places to stay in NYC, complete with celeb favorites. Gorgeous views, lively decor, round the clock room service, modern flairs – what hotel best fits your style?
The Standard, East Village
With all of the commotion that fashion week brings, The Standard, East Village is the perfect place to relax and recharge. Chic, sleek, and sophisticated, the rooms’ simplistic vibe pairs perfectly with floor-to-ceiling windows exposing expansive and breathtaking views of the city. And Narcissa, the hotel’s signature high/low, California cuisine-style restaurant, has entertained the likes of Liv Tyler, photographer Mario Sorrenti and catwalker Jessica Stam. Other amenities include free WiFi, BluRay DVD players, 24 hour room service, a loaded minibar- oh and did we mention The Standard East is also pet friendly?
The Standard, High Line
If views are your guilty pleasure, also with floor-to-ceiling windows is The Standard, High Line, with stunning views overlooking the Hudson. Glamorous suites feature bedside bathtubs and plasma TVs. The High Line is also seated right in the heart of the Meatpacking District amongst endless shopping, dining, and nightlife, ideal for those who prefer an active and social lifestyle. Madonna herself even chose the venue for her “Bitch I’m Madonna” music video. The video, which recently surpassed 100M views, was shot entirely on the top three floors of the hotel.
One of the most high profile lodgings on the list, in terms of celebrities, would be the Mark. Where French style meets American comfort, the Mark is the epitome of avant-garde. Attracting celebrities of both fashion and entertainment, the Mark has become the unofficial place of choice for those attending the Met Gala. Vogue editor Anna Wintour, English model Jourdan Dunn, and actress Kerry Washington are just a few of those who have stayed at the Mark.
Designed to near perfection, the Crosby Street Hotel looks like an interior designers dream. Colorful and comfortable, the Crosby is bound to make you feel right at home. With a rooftop kitchen garden, the Crosby is one of the first hotels in New York City to be certified eco-friendly by the US Green Building council. And bonus, celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe has also been known to frequent the Crosby during Fashion Week.
Looking to escape the madness of the city? The Maritime may just be the perfect place. Nautically themed rooms feature porthole style windows, and cosy cabin-esque furniture creating a luxury liner getaway. But what’s a cruise without a party? Check out Matsuri, Hiro, and La Bottega for a unique and stylish take on nightlife. Fashion designer Tom Ford has even rented the penthouse before.
If you’re looking for something opposite of contemporary, the Bowery is your place. Prints, textures, patterns, and variation galore, this boho chic hotel is beaming with personality and life. Suites are brightly lit, with a classic New York City apartment feel. A hit with the locals and those just passing through, the Bowery has even caught the likes of Blake Lively, Rachel Bilson, and Ashley Olsen.
Written by Stevie Guarino