Mondrian To Open New Soho Hotel
Morgans Hotel Group Co. is adding a third Mondrian hotel in February (current Mondrian hotels are located in Los Angeles and Miami's South Beach). Mondrian SoHo will open on March 1st, with an exclusive preview at the end of February.
The hotel at 9 Crosby Street was designed in collaboration with Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, the visionary behind the re-imagined Mondrian Los Angeles. The design draws inspiration from Jean Coucteau's 1946 French fantasy film "La Belle et la Bete." Guests enter Mondrian through a green garden topiary facade on Crosby Street into an area with a powdery French blue color palette, a pale oak floor and casual seating groups with custom furniture designed by Noriega-Ortiz.
Former Top Chef contestant chef Sam Talbot is opening the restaurant Imperial No. 9, located just off the lobby. The 150-seat restaurant serves sustainable seafood. In keeping with the dream-like theme, crystal chandeliers hang over a large, mirror-topped communal table and anchors the main dining room. The airy room has white washed oak floors and sandy-beige walls accented with antique mirrors and there is also garden dining under a glass roof. A zinc-topped, potting shed -style bar features wood shelving with potted plants and a Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz double-sided cottage swing completes the theme.
The 270-room hotel has four suites and a grand Penthouse on Mondrian's 25th floor. Some rooms have a marble foyer and bar area, sparkling chrome desks and classic translucent doors offering entry to the bathroom with custom-designed fixtures. Chrome night tables and sconces surround a white bed. The 1,170 square-foot penthouse has a 200-square-foot north-facing terrace with views of the Empire State building and an additional 2,000 square foot south facing terrace with panoramic views.
Our friends at Hotel Chatter report that "preview rates" will start at $229 a night and after March 1, room rates will increase to $259 a night. To book rooms at these low rates, you must must must enter code SPINTR. Otherwise, on opening night, according to the hotel's website, you will pay $319 for a standard queen.