We could not do Urban Luxury without a trip to New York. New York City, what is it about this place that just the name alone makes you swoon, and like the city of its residence, 60 LES is definitely “swoon worthy”. Located at the corner of Allen and Houston streets in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the hotel is a convergence of some of the flashiest names in design. The architect is none other than Ed Rawlings and the interior is designed by Jim Walrod, in collaboration with Ed Rawlings. The hotel manages to stand out from its surroundings while drawing inspiration from its form and design esthetics, allowing it to embody the ultimate in clean, and industrial New York.

Guests at this hotel will not be disappointed by the amount of on site goodies, including private terrace bar Above Allen, very similar to the A60 at 60 Thompson and ABH at the Thompson in Beverly Hills. There is a pool with a lounge on the third floor, which has a filmstrip image of an Andy Warhol photo lithographed onto the very tiles at the bottom, now that’s cool!

With 141 rooms, there is still a feeling of intimacy to be had here. The rooms are minimalist without being cold and with floor to ceiling windows, the views are amazing. Gone are the days when you paid through the nose to get a closet in the big Apple— the rooms at this hotel are spacious and the bath amenities by Kiehls and linens by Sferra round things off nicely.

The location of the lower east side is also a draw in and of itself, the area that stretches from Houston Street to Delancey bordered by Bowery and the East River, is fast becoming one of the most exciting areas in Manhattan. Recent decades have seen an influx of artists and cool professionals quickly making this area the place to be. 60 LES fits nicely into KA’s Urban luxury vibe.

Perks: Babysitting, bar and lounge, pool on third floor, chinese restaurant with star chef Susur Lee, Kiehls bath products, Sferra linens, spa.

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190 Allen Street

New York City

New York, USA 10002