With the unveiling of New York City's newest neighborhood, Hudson Yards, comes a host of luxury amenities. From sleek residential towers to world-class design in the walkable sculpture, the vessel, this newly opened complex will not disappoint. And when it comes to the high-end shopping and luxe eateries, Hudson Yards has brought a new level of prestige to Manhattan's westside.
With 750,000 square feet of retail space, Hudson Yards is the condensed version of Fifth Avenue. Luxury retailers abound with everything from high-end colognes and perfumes to show-stopping jewelry, designer apparel to stylish home decor, and everything in between. If you're looking for luxury then there are plenty of shops to explore.
Neiman Marcus makes it's New York City debut with a 188,000-square-foot, three-level store at the center of the Hudson Yards complex. And while spacious, its size isn't the only thing that sets the space apart. The Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards hosts an epicurean demonstration kitchen on the lower floors as well as an event space with room for 100 people, called Neiman Marcus Live—plans call for the space to be used for mini-fashion talks and Q&As with fashion designers.
In addition to Neiman Marcus, Hudson Yards is home to over 100 other retailers, including Cartier, Dior, Louis Vuitton, among many, many others. For those looking for fine jewelry, there's Piaget, Rolex, Tiffany & Co., and for luxury wears, there are staples like Brooks Brothers, Fendi, and Stuart Weitzman. The complex offers health and beauty offerings like BLVD Beauty Salon at Neiman Marcus, Kiehl's, and Origins, as well as fine home design and decor shops, including 3DEN, Batch, and The Conservatory.
But it's not just about the shopping as there are a number of celebrated chefs leaving their mark on the space. Chef Thomas Keller, the man behind the acclaimed French Laundry and Per Se, unveiled a new restaurant called Tak Room that strays from his traditionally French-inspired restaurants and highlights American cuisine. Chef Costas Spiliadis opened a fine-dining Mediterranean seafood restaurant in a 16,000-square-foot space in the complex that's considered one of the best seafood restaurants in the world.
And famed chef José Andrés teamed up with Ferran and Albert Adrià to welcome what will soon be one of Manhattan's favorite go-to dining destinations, a new Spanish dining hall called Mercado Little Spain. And while the name is little, there's nothing small about the space. The 35,000-square-foot food hall is home to three full-service restaurants; tapas, wine, and cocktail bars; a coffee shop; nearly a dozen food stalls; and three shops selling flowers, dry goods, and souvenirs.
So while New York has always been a draw for international tourists looking to see the sites throughout town, many visitors will have trouble leaving Hudson Yards. With something for foodies, shoppers, and trendsetters, there's something to do for everyone.
If you're planning to visit it's best to plan ahead as the sheer amount of space can be intimidating. For a complete list of shops, restaurants, and activities go to hudsonyardsnewyork.com.