Its the time of year that fashionistas around the world wait for, New York Fashion Week. Held twice a year, Fashion Week turns already fashionable Manhatten into a who’s who of haute couture. A walk down the street will have you catching glimpses of your favorite designers, models, and celebrities, all there to see the next big trends to take the fashion world by storm. If you’re looking to rub elbows with top models at this fall’s fashion week, be sure to stay in one of these 5 hotels known for hosting fashion’s elite.
Gramercy Park Hotel
Gramercy Park is famously one of only two private parks in New York City. The surrounding neighborhood is known for its exclusivity and highly sought-after real estate. Gramercy Park Hotel is no different. Look out for celebrities from Jay-Z to Paris Hilton to Martha Stewart lounging in the hotel’s luxurious velvet lined Rose Bar. Gramercy Park Hotel is a natural destination for fashion week visitors with its art-lined hallways featuring paintings by artists such as Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. For a truly indulgent Fashion Week experience, take advantage of the hotel’s Fashion Week specials with private jet airfare, a chauffeured car, and VIP tickets to fashion week’s hottest shows.
Since its opening in April 2016, 11 Howard has been known as the hottest hotel in Soho. During New York Fashion Week the hotel hosts numerous pop-up shops and trunk shows, making it a hot destination for fashion lovers. The hotel design has a sleek Scandinavian style that fits as the perfect backdrop for glamour. Be sure to look out for models like Kate Upton who flock to the hotel’s Blond restaurant and bar, which has also hosted numerous post-runway parties by designers over the years.
The Soho Grand
The Soho Grand is another popular Fashion Week destination for top models and fashionistas. The hotel’s Club Room is a popular spot for afterparties and features themed dance club nights where designers and models can let loose after their big shows. The Club features guest DJs each night. The jungle-themed Gilliagan’s Outdoor Restaurant is a hot spot place to see and be seen. Try the restaurant’s famous frozen watermelon margaritas while you are there. If frozen drinks aren’t your favorite, simply enjoy their vast selection of beers and rosé wines.
Tucked away between Madison and 5th Avenues on Manhatten’s Upper East Side lies The Mark Hotel. The hotel discretely hosts A-listers like Oprah, Anna Wintour, Russell Crowe, Marc Jacobs, Katie Holmes, and Kelly Ripa. Priding itself on 5-star service, it’s often teeming with celebrities during events like Fashion Week. For the ultimate luxury, book the two-story penthouse suite. Luxury Lifestyle magazine Elite Traveler ranked it the largest and most expensive hotel in the world.
The Crosby Street Hotel
The Crosby Street Hotel is located on a cobbled street in Soho, just a short distance from the Fashion Week venues. The hotel is known as a favorite to style maven Rachel Zoe who has visited year after year. A-listers in town for the show flock to its understated classy decor and popular watering holes. In past Fashion Weeks, the hotel also hosted pop-up fashion shows teeming with the fashion elite.
Whether you choose to stay in Soho or Manhatten, Fashion Week is an exciting time in New York City. For more details on what to do and where to go, explore these tips to help you Plan a Trip to New York Fashion Week.