As you may know, we used to call New York home a few years ago. New York holds a special place in our hearts because it’s the city where we met over 13 years ago, fell in love and where Annie joined our little family. I’m not sure if I ever told you, but Riz and I use to be roommates and friends first for a couple of years. Then something changed and the rest is history.
This was our first trip back together and we intended to make the most of it. Since we only stayed for a long weekend we wanted to find the perfect place and location for our stay. The result was the Arlo Hudson Square Boutique Hotel, set in Manhattan’s old printing district between SoHo, Tribeca and Greenwich Village.
As soon as you step to the new and thriving, 11-storey building, you are met with staff that always welcome you with a smile, Arlo’s unique signature fragrance and glossy white bookcases that trim the lobby. Arlo Hudson Square has that feel-good factor and the vibe is subtly fabulous and unpretentious, with service that’s seamless and discreet.
The hotel has many common areas with timeless but on trend layouts, designed to accommodate every kind of traveller, from work to play.
The hotel was designed by Gene Kaufman Architects and interiors were created by Studio AvroKO.
Arlo has countless and ever-changing affairs to keep you entertained during your stay.
The rooms at Arlo are called “micro” rooms due to their size. However, our room was no ordinary “micro” room – the hotel has carved out a niche for itself in the worlds of interiors and architecture. Easy does it here; yes, it’s small, but efficient space planning, solid walnut wood furniture, clean lines, lots of natural light and very clever storage solutions makes you re-think the old adage “size matters”.
The room was surprisingly pin-drop quiet and therefore it was the perfect place to recharge after hitting the busy streets of Manhattan.
Wake up with house-roasted coffee from the downstairs 24-hour Bodega.
Or head to Harold’s Meat + Three Restaurant for breakfast. The restaurant serves an ever-changing menu of seasonal favourites, local specialities and good ol’ classics from breakfast to late night dinner.
In the afternoon indulge with a drink at the lobby-level Arlo Liquor Bar and settle into one of the many cosy areas available.
At sunset take a lift to the Good Story Bar & Rooftop for some cocktails and views to downtown. I can imagine how incredible it would be to sit here on balmy summer evenings, sipping bubbly and nibbling canapés while admiring the breathtaking sunset views.
Keen to see a little more of the exhilarating neighbourhoods outside? You are perfectly placed to walk to many of New York’s major attractions, or request one of the Hotel’s cute (and complimentary) bicycles and explore the city on two wheels. Peddle away and soon you’re in SoHo, West Village, Tribeca and the Financial District.
Book a room online below, and be sure to choose one with a city view. It’s a little more expensive (not much) but it means you wake up to incredible views.
More New York adventures coming soon…
ARLO HUDSON SQUARE
231 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013 | +1-212.342.7000 | website