Nothing helps us get through the pre-weekend slump like delicious hotel eye candy. The latest to catch our attention: The newly unveiled penthouse at The Ludlow Hotel, a barely year-old urban chic property by star hotelier Sean MacPherson.The 17th floor penthouse is a whopping 1,500 square feet smack in the middle of NYC's Lower East Side, an always-busy neighborhood dense with restaurants and bars. The suite encompasses a king bedroom with floor-to-ceiling views, two bathrooms with rain showers (and one with a soaking tub), and of course a full kitchen. And that doesn't even include the additional 1,000 square feet of terrace space that offers even better views of NYC icons like the Brooklyn Bridge, the World Trade Center, and more.
Of course, this doesn't come cheap. Any space this big -- tasteful Moroccan chandeliers and bronze stools or not -- comes with a premium in such a compact city. What does that mean, exactly? A night here will set you back $1,095. Which means, unfortunately, that a penthouse stay will likely be a dream for the most of us. Happily, we've seen some great deals for some of The Ludlow's other rooms (as low as $195 earlier this summer), and browsing the beautiful pictures below is always free.