Hudson Hotel is a swanky property near NYC's famous Columbus Circle with a cool-kids vibe.
The youthful swagger of Hudson Hotel is achieved by an unusual theme; the hotel is made to feel somewhat like a college dorm -- but don't discount it yet; this is basically the idea of a dorm, blown up into a super-concept with common areas, a library and long escalator rides, as well as Hudson Hall, a bar/restaurant serving gourmet cafeteria trays.
You read that right. Hudson Hall is a quirky bar and restaurant reminiscent of an Ivy League mess hall (on drugs), serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at their long tables and Alice-in-Wonderland-esque chairs beneath panoramic video screens. You head up to the kitchen island, which is decorated with antique books, in the center of the bar, get a red cafeteria tray, and pick out your meal. Your server will charge you based on the items they spot on your tray.
If you happen to sit at the bar, you will be probably be pressured into doing shots -- ah, college. Check out more photos of Hudson Hall and Hudson Hotel:
Gallery: Hudson Hall at Hudson Hotel