Published on February 4th, 2010 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
Hudson, New York
Located in Midtown, just steps from Central Park, Hudson is stylish, and utterly cool. Hudson’s main entrance features a classic Philippe Starck play on proportions—a small door leads into a neutral, low-slung foyer that functions brilliantly as a decompression chamber, transferring guests from the buzz of New York to the separate reality within. This luminous glass tunnel houses an escalator that transports you, both literally and figuratively, to a dream world that is both captivating and unforgettable—Hudson’s climactic lobby.
With forty-foot ceilings and rampant climbing ivy, it is a soaring and magical space unlike any other.Inspired by the romance of transatlantic travel, this room transports you to another place and time without leaving the city. The rooms are quite small compared other hotels but Philippe Starck’s exuberant neo-modern style is complemented by the sensualist fantasy of artist Francesco Clemente’s bedside lamp light-paintings.
Hudson Bar in midtown Manhattan is a dazzling venue decorated in a riotous collection of styles. It features a glass floor lit from beneath, a hand painted ceiling by world-renowned artist Francesco Clemente, and furniture design that looks like Louis XV meets 2001: A Space Odyssey. It is the perfect place for drinks, lively conversation, people-watching, and experiencing the undeniable excitement of New York.
Located on the 15th floor, Sky Terrace is a large private landscaped terrace with sweeping city and Hudson River views – all for the exclusive enjoyment of hotel guests. It is the ideal spot for soaking up the sun and enjoying a quiet drink and light fare while admiring the breathtaking panorama below.