The first Mondrian Hotel in New York City, one of the tallest hotels in its neighborhood, opened officially on February 22 in SoHo on Crosby Street. New Yorkers have waited a long time for this 270-room upscale establishment. Developed by the Morgans Hotel Group, the Mondrian SoHo was inspired by Jean Cocteau's 1946 film - "La Belle et la Bête." The hotel offers a tantalizing taste of Paris in New York City.
Global luxury hotels company, Splendia, welcomed hotel partner - the Mondrian SoHo. Since 2008, the Morgans Hotel Group has been a partner of Splendia. Kevin Mauffrey, Global Hotel Business Director at Splendia, commented on the Morgans Hotel Group and the Mondrian Soho.
"We’ve been working with Morgan's Hotel Group for over two years and the product line they offer is pure bliss. You can feel the Morgan's Hotel touch in the location, the decor and above all the atmosphere. We’re thrilled to propose the Mondrian SoHo to our customers and I can guarantee a true Splendia experience,” says Kevin Mauffrey, Global Hotel Business Director at Splendia.
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The hotel has a distinct tent-like exterior but this building is far removed from the 'tent' class. Mondrian SoHo speaks of modern luxury. The Mondrian's hot night club, Mr. H, from Armin Amiri of Bungalow 8 opened last week to the delight of Fashion Week fans. Amiri explained that the lounge's name, short for Mr. Hun, is inspired by a fictitious proprietor who would be Humphrey Bogart's choice for an after-work drink. With its "distressed damask walls, red leather banquettes and jade-and-gold-checkered floors," the design of the lounge was inspired by a 1930s Shanghai speakeasy.
Next week on March 1, the hotel's seafood restaurant, Imperial No. 9, will open to the public. The new restaurant from Chef Sam Talbot (Top Chef and Surf Lodge fame) will offer superb dining. With its anticipated menu of sustainable seafood, possible Chinatown influences, and maybe a Surf Lodge delicacy, Imperial No. 9 is expected to be rated as a "10."
Housed in a garden with a glass roof, the restaurant's decor has the look that should garner top ratings from NYC diners. Designed by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, Imperial No. 9 sparkles with shimmering glass, crystal chandeliers, and stunning skylights. The vibrant greenery, cool white cushioned bar stools, and pure white accents create a refreshing atmosphere with a splash of contrast.
Its revitalizing décor is a perfect match for this garden location. One dining room features a roomy communal table. Last year, the Soho Alliance objected when the hotel applied for an outdoor 'drinking and dining' license. Yet with its current splendour, it is hard to imagine that there would be anything only rave reviews for this gorgeous garden restaurant.
Rooms at the Mondrian begin at $259. As part of the opening celebrations, however, guests who book before March 2, 2011 will receive a free Continental breakfast for each night of their stay. The Mondrian Soho is one of the marvelous Morgans Hotel Group hotels.