Escaping the mayhem of the city streets is no easy undertaking; these celeb favorites offer the ultimate oasis for incognito lodging.
1.The Greenwich Hotel
Robert DeNiro's TriBeCa brainchild is an absolute no-brainer, given the homey hotel’s unflappable dedication to maintaining both haute boutique fashion and the ultimate exclusivity. Each of The Greenwich Hotel’s 88 rooms and suites are completely unique and cull authentic pieces from around the world, boasting international touches like Tibetan silk to hand-laid imported Moroccan tile while still remaining oh so New York. With 24/7 in-room dining courtesy of Locanda Verde and private courtyard access, celebrities young and old flock here for all-around sensory indulgence.
2. Gramercy Park Hotel
Ahh, GPH. Where do we begin? The lush lobby, golden bicycle collection, set of keys to the park...these are a few of our favorite perks. Celebs enjoy fine dining at Maialino, a drink or two at Rose Bar, and this Gramercy gem's 2,000 square foot penthouse suites overlooking the city below. This ultra-private escape has it all. What's not to love?
3. The Mercer Hotel
Haute hotels come and go, but the Mercer remains as the premier home away from home in the heart of SoHo. The elite seek refuge from the paparazzi-laden streets in the hotel's 75 luxuriously serene loft-style rooms, among them the likes of Kanye West and Leonardo DiCaprio. Bonus: Jean-George Vongerichten’s Mercer Kitchen takes this hotspot to the next level with an exclusive 24/7 in-room dining program. Having a sister such as Chateau Marmont can’t be easy, but the modern-meets-chic Mercer continually remains a favorite of the rich and famous, rolling out the red carpet on a daily basis.
4. The Bowery Hotel
Situated in the epicenter of NYC's vibrant downtown scene, The Bowery Hotel marries old-world glam and New York charm, quickly becoming a favorite amongst the stars. Floor-to-ceiling factory windows and rich vintage textiles adorn this boutique hotel's apartment-style rooms, offering the ultimate home away from home in the city that never sleeps. The Bowery Hotel seals the deal with marble tubs, private terraces, and an exceptional lobby bar. We'll take a tall glass.
5. The Ludlow Hotel
Sean MacPherson's edgy boutique hotel got an added cool factor with the recent opening of Major Food Group's Dirty French as its cornerstone haunt. This downtown hotspot features the hotelier's signature old-fashioned design aesthetic and an out-of-this-world cocktail program shared between the restaurant and the hotel's low-key glam lobby bar with libations carefully curated by beard-toting Major Food beverage whiz Thomas Waugh. Eclectic meets disparate in this rebellious celeb magnet, drawing foodies and city slickers alike.