What's The Best Room to Book at the Mondrian Soho?
Like we get with so many new hotels, we're extremely antsy about the new Mondrian Soho Hotel. We know we can sleep there as soon as February 22nd (for just $229 a night) and we know that the hotel's restaurant, Imperial No. 9 from chef Sam Talbott will open on March 1. But we wanted to know more.
So we chatted up the hotel's general manager, Gary Thomas, and asked him point-blank, "What are the best rooms to book?"
His answer? Rooms 2004 or 2003 which are deluxe queen corner rooms facing uptown. There's floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides of the room and Thomas said the views are simply "phenomenal."
He also told us that the showers will have a big cut-out window and then joked, "you can't be modest showering here." But he assured us that no one can see into the shower simply because there are no other buildings nearby that are taller than the 26-story Mondrian. And it's technically not a peekaboo bathroom because it's properly separated from the rest of the guestroom.
The risk of flying Peeping Toms aside, we found these rooms going for $309 on opening night using the introductory rate code, SPINTR.
Some other things that have us breathing heavily over the Mondrian Soho? iPads in all the guestrooms, carefully-cultivated minibars ("We're staying away from traditional items," Thomas said) and the late-night bar downstairs (with its own entrance of Lafayette Street) that will be open from 10pm to 4am. As of now, the bar has no name but we're sure its name will be all over the It Lists when it opens in March.
If you're a Mondrian lover, Thomas said the Mondrian Soho has that "same sort of magical, whimsical, pixie dust feeling" as the Mondrian West Hollywood and South Beach, but it's also different from the others because it has completely unobstructed, "incredible" views of New York.
Ok, this only has us more anxious to get inside the hotel. Fortuantely, The Mondrian Soho is still very much a go for a February 22nd soft opening with complimentary breakfast and possibly room service. The hotel will be fully operational on March 1 when the Imperial No. 9 restaurant and the two bars open.