Between the 9th – 17th February, well-dressed fashion lovers from across the globe will gather in New York City to scope out the emerging trends at Fashion Week. To see you through in luxury and comfort, The LuxPad has rounded up our top 5 Fashion Week worthy hotels, featuring everything from roof-top bars to real wood burning fireplaces…
Where: Madison Avenue at 77th Street, NY 10075
Located in New York’s Upper East Side, this beautiful 1972 landmark building is housed at the corner of Madison Avenue and 77th Street. Combining old-word comfort, avant-garde design and an unprecedented level of service, The Mark Hotel is the new beacon of high French style thanks to renowned interior designer Jacques Grange.
Amenities include a 24-hour Punch fitness centre, Frédéric Fekkai hair salon and John Lobb shoe-shine service to ensure guests step out looking front row ready. For those who have over packed, rooms are equipped with generous closet space and boast five fixture bathrooms finished floor to ceiling in Italian marble, with the deep soaking tubs providing the perfect post-after-party retreat.
Where: 60 Thompson Street, NY 10012
Subtle yet chic, the newly renovated SIXTY SoHo boutique hotel is achingly cool without compromising on quality. Offering 97 guest rooms and suites adorned with artwork by Harland Miller, they are enhanced with marble bathrooms, chic custom made furnishings and 400 thread count Sferra linens.
SIXTY SoHo knows the importance of little touches. Find refuge from the frenzy of fashion week with oversized terrycloth robes by Frette, indulge in the gourmet Dean & Deluca snacks in the minibar and regenerate with bathroom amenities by REN. If the night is young, take the elevator to the hotel’s Above Sixty rooftop bar and enjoy the uninterrupted view of Manhattan whilst sipping on an expertly crafted cocktail.
Where: 28 West 53rd Street, NY 10019
Located directly opposite the Museum of Modern Art and steps away from Fifth Avenue’s legendary shopping, the Hotel Baccarat occupies the first 12 floors of the split-level tower that rises 550 feet above West 53rd Street. Glowing inside and out, the lower levels of the hotel are veiled by a 125-foot wide corrugated crystal-like curtain, and this luxurious approach to design transcends throughout the interior which was designed by French design duo, Gilles & Boissier.
Combining the classic elegance of a Parisian hotel particulier with the contemporary aesthetic of midtown New York, each of the hotel’s 114 guest rooms and suites feel like a private pied-á-terre. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, white marble bathrooms hidden by hand-painted French doors and a custom-designed Baccarat red enamel mini bar offering delights from Ladurée, it is the epitome of luxury and provides the ultimate retreat for the Fashion Week elite.
The hotel of choice for those in the know, The Lowell is located on a quiet, tree-lined street off Madison Avenue. Designed by world-renowned interior designer Michael S. Smith (who was responsible for decorating the Obama’s private quarters in the White House), it has a classy yet cosy interior full of cream, brown, blue and green hues embellished with unique art, antiques, burning fireplaces and luxurious silk curtains.
The Lowell has recently unveiled a new restaurant, Majorelle, which is the brainchild of Charles Masson, one of the most respected restaurateurs in the US, and Chef Christian Delouvrier, the legendary epicurean. Named after Jacques Majorelle, creator of Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic gardens in Marrakech, Majorelle is adorned in vibrant blues and yellows and features exotic plants, palm fronds, orchids and illuminated fountains. A welcome oasis from the bustle of Fashion Week, The Lowell is a home from home for the fashion aficionado.
Where: 20 East 76th Street, NY 10021
New York’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel, The Surrey was once a long-term residence to Bette Davis and John F Kennedy and is now the preferred hideaway of today’s elite set. Designed by renowned architectural and interior designer, Lauren Rottet, The Surrey’s interior is reflective of its Upper East Side neighborhood, evoking the ambience of a residential townhouse that has evolved over time.
The Surrey features 189 rooms including 34 suites, a penthouse and a presidential suite. At the heart of each room is the hand-crafted DUX bed by Duxiana dressed in Sferra bedding. All bathrooms have exclusive finishes such as white Italian marble throughout, luxurious Pratesi terry cotton robes and signature bath amenities by diptyque. Showcasing coffered ceilings and marble archways, the refined palette of cream, silver, gray, light tobacco and black provide a timeless stage for the vibrancy of Fashion Week guests.