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New York is a great place if you’re into staying at great hotels and there’s a hotel that suits all tastes. The fashion crowd tends to live downtown, so if you’re hoping to bump into your favourite Instagram fashion star on her way to a shoot, a show or a shopping spree, you will know where to find her. We asked five of them to tell you where they spend their nights (and in some cases even their days) when they visit the city that never sleeps.
Swedish pop superstars ICONA POP love The Ludlow Hotel
“The Ludlow is our home in New York. We really like the area and we love the not-so fancy diner, Sugar, that is located beside the hotel. The staff usually sings for us when we come in, and they know that we want our omelettes a bit burned. It doesn’t look like much, but the omelettes are crazy delicious! The rooms are very cozy, not that big, but they feel like you’re at somebody’s home which is very nice when you travel as much as we do.”
Italian stylist, Georgia Tal loves The Standard Highline: “The ultimate New York experience”
“I love the bar and music club on the top floors and the Grill on the ground floor. The view from the rooms is incredible, it’s the ultimate New York City experience. Watching the sunset and having a drink on the rooftop is so New York, and puts you in the vibe straight away! Of course this area, the Meatpacking District, is super cool too. The bars and restaurants are all great, and is walking distance from a lot of art galleries. And let’s not forget Chelsea Market! The highline is great to take a walk on – please mind the windy days, try to avoid them.”
Danish designer, Ditte Reffstrup, of Ganni loves The Nolitan Hotel: “Location always wins”
“Over the years, I’ve spent nights at pretty much every downtown hotel of the boutiquey kind. I’ve loved most of them for various reasons, but in the end, location always wins. It has to be efficient and easy to get from A to B. And, as we all know, in New York, you don’t spend much time in your hotel room anyway. That’s why Nolitan Hotel is one of my favourites. It’s not fancy, it’s not brand new or fashionably under the radar. It’s just friendly, efficient and situated in the perfect sweet spot between SoHo, the East Village, the Lower East side and Nolita. Both Greenwich and the West Village are within walking distance. As a Scandinavian I couldn’t ask for more. The area is also great for food. Across the street you will likely find a fellow Scandinavian at cool hipster (spot) The Butcher’s Daughter. Further down towards Kenmare you have one of my all-time Mexican favourites, La Esquina, hiding behind the facade of a classic corner diner. I go to Pho Bang on Mott Street for a Vietnamese treat.”
German stylist, Veronika Heilbrunner loves The SoHo Grand: “I can spend a whole day without leaving the house”
“The Soho Grand is kind of like my home away from home. I always stay there so I know and love, the staff. They are very helpful, which is very important to me, especially during hectic times or when I have shoots and receive samples. I know they will take care of everything in the best possible way. I love the view and basically can spend all day without leaving the house. I love their breakfast, which is important, as I wake up very early thanks to jetlag. It’s located perfectly in SoHo, close to Tribeca and Wall Street, which is an interesting area to visit. It just takes a few minutes to walk to the Lower East Side through Chinatown. I literally walk everywhere and enjoy exploring the area. My favourite restaurant is NAVY on Sullivan Street, which is just a hop from the hotel. I love their brunch dishes, they’re super healthy and yummy. Also their dinner is nice with great drinks, it’s so cozy there. For shopping or inspiration, I love the vintage classic, What Goes Around Comes Around. The selection is just incredible, not a bargain, but you’ll find something unique. Last but but not least – Juice Press isn’t far (from the hotel), which is a daily destination of mine when in NYC.”
French/Swedish designer, Cecilia Bönström, of Zadig&Voltaire designer loves The Mercer: “I love the reception area”
“It’s one of the only hotels in the world that has succeeded in creating a homey feeling. The reception is very open, everybody can see each other, so it creates real energy. The people working there behave like friends, so the moment you arrive you feel at home. Christian Liaigre’s interior design in the rooms is so pure, timeless and balanced–you don’t want to go anywhere else. My favourite place for lunch, or a drink, is The Mercer reception area; cause it’s a great melting pot where you can get great hamburgers or a mojito. Then for the shopping… there’s a Zadig&Voltaire store very close, which is always nice of course! Around the corner on Hudson you’ll find Trico Field, the amazing Japanese children’s clothing store. I head down towards Lafayette Street for my favourite vintage store, Amarcord and a class of SoulCycle on Crosby. For shoes you’ll find nowhere else, go to a place called Sigerson Morrison on Prince Street.”