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Ben Pundole

Occupation Founder, A Hotel Life

Hometown London

Current Residence Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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WHAT WOULD THE TITLE OF YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY BE? My Life In Hotels: Part One

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL DESTINATION? Tough one… London because it’s home, Berlin because it’s the last bastion of metropolitan freedom… and India because it’s the perfect mix of madness and romance.

WHAT CAN’T YOU TRAVEL WITHOUT? Surface Magazine – Creative brain food.

IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ONE PERSON TO SHOW YOU “THEIR NEW YORK CITY,” WHO WOULD IT BE? Ha… Lysa Cooper!

WHAT ALBUM OR SONG WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOUR SOUNDTRACK TO NYC? It’s gotta be The Strokes – Last Night…

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BRUNCH SPOT? Five Leaves – the house made ricotta with honeycomb is off the charts.

Local Favorites

SATURDAYS SURF

SATURDAYS SURF

Favorite Store
31 Crosby St, New York, NY

Note Clothes I like, nothing I don't and their parties are always brilliant.

FIVE LEAVES

FIVE LEAVES

Favorite Brunch Spot
18 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Note The house made ricotta with honeycomb is off the charts.

THE FAT RADISH

THE FAT RADISH

Favorite Restaurant
17 Orchard St, Manhattan, NY 10002

Note They do to vegetables what April Bloomfield does to meat... The celeriac pot pie is incredible!

Best Rate Promise
Soho Grand Hotel

310 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

(212) 965-3000
The Roxy Hotel Tribeca

2 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013

212.519.6600