Where To Stay For New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week Men’s returns for another season as fashion elite prepare to celebrate and check out some of America’s best menswear designers, innovative presentations and upcoming trends.
Quickly becoming an event that draws buyers, editors and bloggers from around the world, we compiled a list of hotels that have sweeping views, stylish design and are close to some of the best cuisine in NYC – because we know fashionistas and food are synonymous.
And if you’re planning to head to London Fashion Week next season, check out our guide to some of the chic hotels to stay at when you’re in London.
HOTEL HUGO NY
A contemporary luxury hotel nestled between SoHo and the Hudson, Hotel Hugo NY is a contemporary oasis for the urban travellers, artists, design and style enthusiasts.
Exuding an industrial style, colours and unexpected accents form the eclectic interiors while luxurious bathrooms feature rain showers. Did we also mention that Hotel Hugo NY is also a breeze walk to many of the shows at Skylight Clarkson Square North?
If you need a break from the fashion festivities, head to Bar Hugo, the rooftop retreat that boasts dramatic views of the Hudson River and Statue of Liberty and enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail or two.
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THE NEW YORK EDITION
An elegant and stylish hotel in the Flatiron district, every room at The New York Edition includes photography by Melvin Sokolsky as well as spectacular views of Empire State Building or city skyline, framed by the oversized windows.
The timeless vibe is accentuated by the hotel’s tasteful design where oak floors feature in the rooms and suites. Drop into The Clocktower, the restaurant that serves up updated classics and contemporary British fare, and you’ll feel like you’ve transported into a retro yet stylish setting.
Dover Street Market is a only a 10-minute walk away so when you’re having one of those “I have nothing to wear” kind of days before a show, you know where to go.
Sleek and modern, The Nolitan Hotel is named after its location in the north of Little Italy (NoLita), a buzzing precinct full of stores and restaurants.
Perfect for out-of-towners who want to be close to the shows and events as well as experience New York from a local perspective, The Nolitan Hotel offers rooms and suites that show off views of Williamsburg Bridge and Empire State Building.
Designed by Grzywinski+Pons, the exterior resembles a jigsaw puzzle while the interior is complemented with industrial details and stylish furnishings The Warehouse Hotel in Singapore. You’ll be filling up your Instagram feed with pictures of the hotel as much as you’ll be snapping runway photos during Fashion Week.
One of the newer hotels to pop up in Manhattan, Arlo SoHo is an urban hub favour by creatives and savvy jet-setter. Trendy Soho is just a 10-minute walk away as is Skylight Clarkson Square North, where most of the runway shows are held.
The rooms are compact yet thoughtfully designed to maximise space, complete with sleek furnishings. The king rooms come with a sleeping alcove that redefines the meaning of cosy and design innovation and several public spaces that suit entertaining non-guests.
Fancy a drink? Arlo Liquor Bar serves up a rotating cocktail list and expansive liquor selection in a typical Arlo contemporary interior.
Want to check this hotel out? Read our Arlo SoHo guest review.
THE STANDARD, HIGH LINE
Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows, the view from The Standard, High Line is a breathtaking one of Manhattan and/or the Hudson River. The hotel rises above a former train line in what has become a public park, popular with locals and tourists.
Decked out in retro interiors and cosy room amenities, boutiques like Burberry and Comme Des Garçons are only a short walk in case you need something new to wear.
Chill out at Top Of The Standard for afternoon tea or soak in some live jazz music as you try their specialty cocktails in the evening. Or party at Le Bain, the penthouse disco where cool and glamorous creatives hang.
Chambers Hotel calls Central Park and 5th Ave its backyard. Its modern design aesthetic and prime access to high end shopping make this oasis of hospitality and luxury perfect for the style crowd.
The rooms have a chic colour palette with modernist touches and balconies that open up to sweeping Manhattan views. For those with an appreciation for art, Chambers Hotel exhibits a collection of over 500 original pieces throughout the hotel.
Those with a sweet tooth, make sure you try out the cereal milk ice cream, compost cookies or crack pie at Milk Bar, an award-winning bakery from chef & owner Christina Tosi.
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ROXY HOTEL TRIBECA
Guests who appreciate music, film and art as much as fashion will find The Roxy Hotel the ideal place to call home during Fashion Week. The hotel pays homage to the past with its interiors and uniforms as much as it looks forward after a renovation in 2015.
Featuring mid-century design with Regency and Art Deco elements, the dramatic atrium is reminiscent of grand cathedrals and Hitchcockian buildings. Rooms showcase high end interiors and fixtures and reflect the luxury of downtown New York.
There are several event spaces for soirees but we recommend Paul’s Cocktail Lounge. The Neo-Baroque extravagance and high-style will complement the fashion elite.