A Sneak Peek at The Mysterious Rooms of The Archer Hotel
We wrote about the new mysterious Archer Hotel coming to Manhattan's Fashion District nabe (45 W. 38th Street) back in February but aside from a few Facebook snapshots of their construction, things have been largely quiet. Yet there have been some new developments.
For starters, the hotel has given chef David Burke rein of the restaurant. According to the NY Post, the spot may be very similar to the restaurant he runs at the James Soho but we hope he finds a way to vary things up.
Second, The Archer announced a general manager last month--Michele Mangino. Mangino comes to the hotel from the Millennium Broadway Hotel, where she was served as resident manager. She's also worked at the Park Lane Hotel and in a variety of positions within Dolce International. And it sounds like she is just as curious about the Archer as we are.
“The more I learned about ARCHER the more I was intrigued,” said Mangino. “The extreme attention to detail and thought that is going into the design, the service, the culinary experience and virtually every touch point and corner you turn is exceptional and inspiring. I am thrilled to be a part of what is going to be a new American classic,” she added.
So what will The Archer actually look like? Keep reading for a sneak peek of the guest room!
Glen Coben and NYC-based Glen and Company led The Archer design which is very "residential-minded" and which features four different design palettes. All rooms will have custom drapery, headboards, ottomans and other soft goods but they will vary within the four designs. The furniture is also custom-designed and curated and an art consultant was hired to hand pick the artworks. We especially dig the little accents like the succulents and the clock on the nightstands.
But living up to the mysterious side of Archer's personality, guests won't know which one of the four room design palettes they will stay in until they arrive. That sounds a little risky, and a little risqué. We like. The Archer is still set for an early 2014 opening. Room rates will start around $350 a night.
[Photos: The Archer]