Ludlow Hotel to Open in Lower East Side

New York hoteliers Sean MacPherson, Ira Drukier and Richard Born are setting up shop in the Lower East Side with the Ludlow Hotel. The building includes oak paneled-walls and marble mosaic floors. Plans include a public space on the ground floor. “We’d like it to function as a living room for the neighborhood,” says MacPherson, who also launched L.A. restaurants and clubs like Jones Hollywood and El Carmen.

Eat: The Dirty French restaurant will operate from breakfast to latenight, serving up reimagined Gallic classics, such as lamb carpaccio with goat cheese.

Drink: Featured cocktails include a Muddy Water (Powers Irish whiskey, cumin-infused Sazerac rye, Amaro Nonino, bitters and an absinthe rinse).

Stay: The hotel offers 184 guest rooms, including 20 suites. The 1,000-sq.-ft. Rockstar suite ($2,000 on certain nights) includes wrap-around windows, kitchen, dining room, living room and a 1,100-foot terrace.

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