We're choking on our corn puffs over here, as one night in a one-bedroom suite at The Pierre could get you a whole month in an alright studio apartment in Manhattan, perhaps even with doorman! Do they think this will fly in a recession, with travel numbers down and hotel rates even more so? There are 140 regular rooms and 49 suites to fill at The Pierre, and plenty competition in the New York luxury hotel arena.
If they think the new restaurant, Le Caprice at The Pierre, or the 2 East lobby bar will sway the swank set into choosing them, then they've got a whole bucket of disappointment about to come down onto their heads.
For those re-opening rates, The Pierre better send guests home with more than just nice toiletries; we'll settle for the TV and iHome, thank you.