The Ludlow, New York, USA — New York, USA

Bedroom of the Ludlow, New York, USA
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Bringing the essence of a neighbourhood into a hotel is a skill Sean MacPherson has mastered. The hotelier behind some of New York's modern-day greats - the Bowery, Jane and Marlton among them - has now teamed up with BD Hotels to open the Ludlow in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Situated within wafting distance of Katz's Delicatessen, the hotel pays elegant tribute to the idiosyncratic history of its storied neighbourhood, a landing point for Jewish immigrants before becoming the home of rock music and art in the 1980s. A red-brick entryway leads visitors into a stylishly dishevelled lobby lounge, lined with oak panelling and floored in marble mosaic. This opens onto another MacPherson signature: the intimate back garden. Upstairs, 184 rooms are filled with flea-market touches that hark back to the area's past. Hardwood floors are covered with handmade silk rugs while Brooklyn-made petrified-wooden nightstands flank Indo-Portuguese style beds lined with Italian-cotton sheets. The Skybox suite, notable for its spacious sitting area, is one of 20 suites that offer rooftop views of Lower Manhattan and the Williamsburg Bridge.

Bathroom of the Ludlow, New York, USA

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Living room of the Ludlow, New York, USA

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180 Ludlow Street
New York


Pei-Ru Keh is a former US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru held various titles at Wallpaper* between 2007 and 2023. She reports on design, tech, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru took a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars, actively seeking out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.