Mondrian SoHo Will Have Outdoor Beds But Not Until Next Summer
The indoor variety of bed. The outdoor beds will have an Egyptian influence.
We love a hotel debut and have been happily checking off a few of our 10 Hot New York City Hotel Openings. When we put the list together in September, the Mondrian SoHo was the furthest off, with an ETA of second-quarter 2010. But now we’ll have to wait even longer. The Morgans website says the hotel is due “Spring 2010” but a rep for the company says that, in fact, the opening will now be Summer 2010.
Bummer. That’s at least six more months to wait, maybe more. But the good news is that a summer opening will give us the chance to test out the hotel’s outdoor garden, located on the Crosby Street side of the building. It’s still unclear whether or not the garden will be allowed to serve booze—Morgans withdrew their liquor license application for the space in July, although they may just try again before they open.
What we do know about the patio is that it will be a “lush enchanted garden designed for social rendezvous.” Architect and interior designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz told the New York Times that it would be:
a “very whimsical garden” featuring 52 trees with canvas-awning-covered sofas and cast-stone dining tables with teak chairs that he designed, and fiberglass chairs by Ross Lovegrove.
As we learned when reading about his own apartment, Noriega-Ortiz is also a big fan of white on white, so we expect lots of modern, white outdoor furniture.
The part we’re most excited about, though? The Mondrian SoHo outdoor space will also have beds. So if we get too tipsy on margaritas we can just curl up in the garden and save ourselves a few hundred bucks on a room upstairs, right? No?