Under the guidance of top design teams, everything from the lobbies to the guestrooms of top hotels are created with a unified concept, with attention to the slightest details including small amenities. Another characteristic that is common among these types of hotels is that in addition to overnight guests, they cater to regular customers with the casual or stylish bars and restaurants.
THE BEEKMAN A THOMPSON HOTEL Photo by Lisa Kato
In Japan these types of hotels are classified as designer hotels, and in the United States and Europe they are generally considered boutique hotels. Designer hotels can often be found alongside boutiques, restaurants, and cafes, and are often an indicator of a city’s level of sensibility.
The “NEW YORK HOTEL INTERIOR” magazine released from the CLUTCH BOOKS Series on the 27th
of this month is a special issue that focuses on the many designer hotels in New York.
To be honest, designer’s hotels are not necessarily a new topic. However, we had a strong passion for gathering together and showcasing the designs of some of our favorite designer’s hotels, which have the ability to provide valuable experiences and memories to tourists visiting a foreign land.
THE HIGH LINE HOTEL
Many different designer’s hotels have been opening up in New York in recent years, and each one stands apart from the other with their unique concepts. Some hotels have renovated 100-year old buildings, while others have utilized a wide range of vivid colors to spice up their walls. Throughout this issue, we will be introducing designer’s hotels from Manhattan to Brooklyn, and even some in the suburbs of New York, where New Yorkers often spend their holidays in. Each hotel features its own unique designs and concepts, and we're confident that you won’t be able to stop turning the pages once you open up the issue.
1 HOTELS BROOKLYN BRIDGE
URBAN COWBOY B＆B
GRAMERCY PARK HOTEL
General hotel information has also been included, so we recommend bringing this issue with you the next time you visit New York.
By the way, our editor stayed at THE LUDLOW, one of the hotels introduced in this issue.
THE LUDLOW Photo by THE LUDLOW
Located between the Lower East Side and Soho, it provides great access to many shops.
One of its characteristics is the blend of art, white bricks, and neon colored signs incorporated into the primarily wooden or leather interior furniture. The hotel bar and restaurant are both extremely lively throughout the day, and the guest rooms are clean and very comfortable to stay in. There is also no need to worry about the “lack of water pressure in the showers” in this hotel, a common concerns for guests traveling from overseas. While sometimes focusing too much on design can lead to neglecting comfort and user-friendliness, but being as we're in the great city of New York, there isn’t any need to worry about that either.
“NEW YORK HOTEL INTERIOR” is currently on sale in bookstores nationwide and can also be purchased online