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Hudson Hotel: Where Affordability Meets Affluence

Posted: Jun. 20th, 2008  |  By JustLuxe Team
Luxury Hotels: Many consider Hudson Hotel to be the last word in elegance. Daring urban motifs, exciting designs, and a tongue-in-cheek metropolitanism echo the bravado and multi-culturalism that New York is associated with.

The Hudson Hotel adventure begins right from the escalators lighted by chartreuse - all designed by Philippe Starck - that zoom up to a level of 40 feet to a fresco-ceilinged lobby courtesy of the renowned painter Francesco Clemente. Paris-born Phillippe Starck is the best known and the most prolific designer alive while Francesco Clemente is a self-taught artist from Italy who studied architecture. He is largely associated with daring imagery in pop art.

The rooms in Hudson Hotel reflect dizzying urbanity, designed to remind the hotel guest of an exclusive cruise. It is as if the hotel is about to set sail any at any moment. Each room is designed like a high-end yacht cabin replete with walls paneled with African wood, a Starcke-designed naval chair and snow-white linen for a degree of feminine softness.

The entire "roomscape" manages to exude an aura of fantasy and fairy tale . While affordability is the key at Hudson Hotel, high-end guests can look forward to a luxurious stay at the Penthouse with a genuine fireplace, which uses actual wood, a huge lush terrace, and an ivy-capped solarium.

Hudson Hotel guests may also look forward to staying in The Apartment designed by Starck. This suite has an oversized terrace with interiors designed with the idea of the best utilization of space. The terrace offers great views of Hudson River and Manhattan.

The Hudson Hotel library offers a cozy nook to guests who wish to simply hang out and socialize while playing video games or savoring a drink. For bookworms there is an array of titles ranging from politics, to fashion, art and film. The old-world air of the library is very enticing indeed.

The Hudson Hotel Bar is another "do-not-miss". Popular since its inception, the bar is a sheer visual treat thanks to the hand-painted ceiling exclusively painted for the hotel by Clemente, the glass floor with lighting from below, and furniture harking back to the time of Louis XV.

Additionally, the Hudson Cafeteria and the Private Park are rather intriguingly designed in the midst of the lobby are also inviting to the eye. The Hudson Hotel is truly different from the average luxury hotels.

Written by the staff writers of JustLuxé
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