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Hotel Series: The Maritime, NYC

August 14, 2012

I’ve shot in this hotel so many times and it’s quite easy to see why. This New York institution has been around since the sixties but only opened as a hotel in 2003.  Just walking past it on the busy Chelsea street makes you stop and check it out properly.

As the name suggests, everything is designed in a ‘maritime’ or nautical theme. It has a very sixties feel and the light through the lobby windows always creates a beautiful atmosphere, softening the solid blue color of the chairs and sofas. Even if you’re not planning on staying here, come anyway to check the model of the Titanic, have a meeting by the fire place in the reception or dine in their restaurant, La Bottega. Perhaps say hello to the local ghosts, maybe one of the previous guests – sailors, runaways, Chinese artists and more. At the very least, take a look at the world differently, through their famous round windows!

Hotel architect: Albert C. Ledner

The Maritime Hotel, 363 16th Street (corner of 9th Ave), NYC


Other great nearby places:
The High Line
One Lucky Duck
Le Pain Quotidien


More hotels I like:

Soho Grand

St Martins Lane

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