Scaffolding Looks Serious at The SLS New York, Opening Next Year
While anxiously awaiting the opening of Sam Nazarian's new SLS New York (coming
mid-2013 2014) we decided to take a quick peek at the site at 444 Park Avenue South.
The Philippe Starck-designed 190-room hotel claims to be "bringing new restaurant and nightlife concepts and an exclusive rooftop experience to bring something truly dynamic, vibrant and timeless to the community." Of course, it's difficult to discern much under all that scaffolding, but it does look like something interesting is going on up on the roof.
The New York Post reports, however, that it will not be a nightclub (the neighbors tired of Gansvoort Park's pool parties will be pleased) but a bar with skyline views. A smaller S Bar will be in the basement.
The Post also reports that José Andrés will not be opening an outpost of the Bazaar at the SLS New York, but that he is consulting with the hotel group to find the right fit. Bit of a shame, really. It's hard to imagine the SLS without Andrés.
[Rendering by SLS; Photos by HotelChatter]