Morgans Hotel Group Announces The Opening Of Mondrian Soho

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    Morgans Hotel Group Co. (“Morgans”) has recently announced the opening of Mondrian SoHo on March 1st, with an exclusive preview at the end of February. Fantasy meets sophisticated chic with Morgans Hotel Group’s unveiling of its third Mondrian, the renowned lifestyle brand known for its distinct style of hospitality, nightlife and entertainment, and the company’s downtown debut in Manhattan’s famed SoHo neighborhood at 9 Crosby Street. Morgans Hotel Group selected Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz, the visionary behind the re-imagined Mondrian Los Angeles, to create Mondrian SoHo in collaboration with the company’s renowned in-house design team. By weaving in elements of the signature Mondrian brand ethos in subtle yet provocative design features throughout the property, Morgans Hotel Group has created a luxurious, yet approachable destination. The romantic design draws inspiration from Jean Coucteau’s 1946 French fantasy film “La Belle et la Bête”, an iconic romantic adaptation of two French fairy tales, awakening the imagination and inviting guests into a vibrant escape. All the while delivering the luxurious, chic and comfortable style for which the Mondrian brand is best known.

    As guests enter Mondrian through a lush green garden topiary facade on Crosby Street, the story of “La Belle et la Bête” is unveiled in the lobby: a powdery French blue color palette unifies a series of seating vignettes over a pale oak floor. The casual and eclectic seating groups featuring custom furniture echo the whimsical environments of other signature properties within the Morgans Hotel Group portfolio.

    At the highly anticipated Imperial No. 9, located just off the lobby, Chef Sam Talbot will introduce his sustainable seafood concept with a 150-seat restaurant. In keeping with Noriega’s dream-like theme, an opulent cluster of crystal chandeliers hangs over a large, mirror-topped communal table and anchors the main dining room. White washed oak floors and sandy-beige walls accented with antique mirrors embellish the airy atmosphere. A long bar clad in white-washed oak and cream colored stone serves as a casual imbibing spot with a selection of handcrafted cocktails that Morgans Hotel Group’s nightlife destinations are famous for. A play of sand colors and textures complement subtle references to ocean motifs, giving the room a sense of refined elegance while maintaining the allure found throughout the hotel.

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    Daniel Fountain / 18.01.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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