NYFW

When New York Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow, the city will be teeming with fashionistas from around the globe. Not that it isn’t already, of course, but even more models, designers, and socialites will be packing the streets, restaurants, and front-row seats of New York City. While designers show off their Spring 2013 collections, fashion-lovers will be rockin’ their Fall 2012 duds in all the hottest spots around town — and you may just be one of them! We’re sure a fashionista like you already has a good feel for what’s hot and what’s not, but trust us — we’ve got some insider info — and we know just where you’ll want to be spending your time this NYFW. Whether you’re looking to fit in a spa treatment or party the night away with the coolest kids in town, our ten tips on hotel hot spots for NYFW will keep you stylin’.

1. Best Hotel for Celebrity Sightings: The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Hang outside the Carlyle entrance this NYFW and you're (almost) guaranteed a celeb sighting.

Hang outside the Carlyle's entrance this NYFW and you're (almost) guaranteed a celeb sighting.

The Carlyle is a favorite of Victoria Beckham’s when in town for Fashion Week festivities, and in happier times (at least happier for him), Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes hosted a tea party for Suri at the hotel. But even though The Carlyle is a known celebrity hangout and paps may be waiting outside, the staff will never whisper a peep on which famous guests may be staying in the rooms (employees follow a strict discretion policy). After all, the hotel has been the secret host to artists, presidents, and local and international celebrities since 1930: Even JFK and Marilyn Monroe trusted their trysts to its strict security. So if you want a chance of spotting some of the most private of celebs (LiLo — if she’s even invited to any NYFW fetes — will probably be staying somewhere much more flashy, like The Standard), book a room or casually hang in the lobby of The Carlyle — you’ve got good odds for catching a glimpse of a famous face.

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