If The Cooper Square Hotel Turned Into A Standard, What Would It Look Like?
We've heard rumblings that Cooper Square Hotel will probably turn into a Standard Hotel now that hottie hotelier Andre Balazs owns the place. AB's involvement with the hotel was already public knowledge when his signature was discovered on some liquor license documents back in September.
Now, after the initial shock waves have settled, we're starting to wonder: what exactly is in store for this bizarre, overlooked hotel located in Manhattan's thriving East Village? Though only two miles from the Standard, the crowds here differ greatly from those of the Meatpacking District. But will the hotel, under the new Balazs regime, adapt?
The above photo is, of course, a shot from Le Bain, the Standard's party central roof deck. There's no trace of a pool on top of the Cooper Square now, so this is an unlikely outcome for the hotel's new look.
The Cooper Square has been putting together some wonderful rooftop concerts in the past year, curated by music and nightlife impresario Annie Ohayon. Ohayon got the job because of her relationship with hotel key figure Klaus Ortlieb. But it is unclear what role Ortlieb will play in the hotel's new future.
With any luck, the only things we'll see change are the restaurant...and possibly the layout of the rooms. But we'd sure hate to see this sparkling glass tower on 4th Avenue (located right across the street from the bustling Cooper Union) turn into another velvet-roped club scene.
What about you, dear readers? Have you heard anything about the hotel's new ownership? Drop us a line! Or let us know in the comments below!