Here's What Andre Balazs Has In Mind for The Standard East Village
At last, we have a better idea of what hotelier Andre Balazs plans on doing with his newest hotel in NYC--The Standard East Village, previously known as the Cooper Square Hotel.
According to Eater, Balazs and his team won approval from the community board to add an additional bar in the garden space. No small feat especially considering how much the neighbors hated the noise that came from the hotel when it was run as the Cooper Square.
But Balazs has gotten around the noise issue but rearranging the hotel lobby so that 60 percent of the garden space will now be indoors. The bar will be a small one, only 16 by eight feet with 18 stools for guests. The existing bar on the second floor will be turned into either a guest room or a gym. Or perhaps a ping-pong room?
Eater also reports that the hotel is adding about 1,000-sq.ft. of space. Detes on the new restaurant inside the hotel are scant but Eater hears that chef John Fraser of Dovetail is working on a rotisserie type of menu for the space.
Very innnneresting. Looks like Cooper Square, er, Standard East Village is finally coming into its own! Meanwhile rates for the first weekend of June are around $350 a night. Guess the plans to make the hotel more cost-conscious are still in the works.