Most Romantic Hotel Fireplaces
Ludlow Hotel, New York
Leave it to hip hotelier Sean MacPherson (The Bowery Hotel, The Maritime, The Marlton), along with Greenwich Hotel masterminds Ira Drukier and Richard Born, to create another New York hot spot, this one on the Lower East Side. Prior to joining the beautiful-people scene in The Ludlow's of-the-moment restaurant, Dirty French, grab cocktails in the Lobby Lounge, whose centerpiece is a grand distressed-limestone fireplace. The vibe lies somewhere between an Old New York loft space—avant-garde art, punky custom chandeliers, whitewashed brick walls—and a swanky gentleman's club.