Guests At Morgans Hotel Are Getting Treated To the Penthouse
With all the news lately about Delano moving to Russia, and Hudson crossing the pond, it's easy to forget about some of Morgans Hotel Group's other properties. Like the hotel that started it all: Morgans Hotel, which Ian Schrager opened in 1984 as his first boutique hotel.
Described by its prolific progenitor as "a kind of quiet, understated European Inn," the hotel is certainly more understated than the other MHG properties in Manhattan. Though personally, we don't know of any quiet European inns that have flashy duplex penthouses like the one pictured above.
And speaking of that penthouse—since the hotel is currently finishing up renovating its restaurant and lounge (due to re-open at the end of 2012), this summer and fall, all guests are being kindly treated to a lofty breakfast up on the penthouse's two terraces.
That's right! You may not be able to afford a penthouse or suite anywhere else in the city, but at least at the start of your day, you'll enjoy a Continental breakfast in the fresh air, with floor-to-ceiling windows, Empire State views, and plenty of gray furniture to lounge on.
Morgans got a $10 million, top-to-bottom revamp back in 2008, and the new look was marked by "gray tones amid the original black-and-white palette," which can clearly be seen in the above photo.
Actually, the 19th floor duplex penthouse is available for more than just the start of your day. Since there's technically no on-site restaurant or lounge to speak of right now, the hotel is opening it up for guests to "sit, relax, have a drink, read a book or work on your computer." Tea, coffee and WiFi is available all day long, and light refreshments are served from 5–11pm in the evening.
Who needs Mondrian Soho or The Royalton, anyway?
[Photo: Morgans Hotel Group]