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Jeffrey Chodorow Kisses Morgans Hotel Bye-Bye

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  Site Where: 237 Madison Ave [map], New York, NY, United States, 10016
July 29, 2011 at 9:15 AM | by | ()

Boy, it sure has been a week of transition. After Wednesday night's momentous closing of the Oak Room, here comes another announcement, this time from Morgans Hotel Group. This October, Jeffrey Chodorow, known for his spaces at the Empire Hotel and the Eventi Hotel, will pull out of Morgans Hotel, where his company (China Grill Management) has operated Asia de Cuba since the hotel opened.

So the Asian-Latino fusion restaurant, which is distinguished by a 30-foot-long illuminated marble banquet table, is on its way out. But who, or what, will take over? Reuters reports that Morgans Hotel Group paid $20 million to acquire the space (in addition to all the other shared food and beverage spaces in LA, Miami, and London) from China Grill Management. But that was back in May. So what does Morgans have up its sleeve?

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Original Boutique Hotel :: The Glenn Hotel

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  Site Where: 110 Marietta Street NW [map], Atlanta, GA, United States, 30303
September 11, 2008 at 2:30 PM | by | ()

In our next profile of Original Boutique Hotels, we head on down to Hotlanta to a sensual boutique experience from Desires Hotels--the company behind Hotel Mela in New York, the Sagamore in Miami Beach and the upcoming Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee.

The Glenn Hotel was the first boutique hotel in Atlanta and its historic address--a renovated 1923 office building--gives plenty of Manhattan attitude to this 110-room urban retreat. And inside the guest rooms it gets even better.

The Jezebel Suite exudes a certain come-fuck-me feel best illustrated by the room's deep soaking tub (for two!) and the clear, glass walls that separate it from the actual bedroom. Remember, this is the hotel that was too sexy for the Times.

It's also worth mentioning that the gossamer curtains on the windows filter the light in a way that makes everyone look good naked (and also makes us wonder if the designer was a woman).

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Another Manhattan Rooftop Bar and Pool Worth Checking Out

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  Site Where: 44 West 63rd Street [map], New York, ny, United States, 10023
May 21, 2008 at 4:39 PM | by | ()

[UPDATE: The Chodorow restaurant, CenterCut, will not be on the rooftop here.]

Hotel Maven AdvilJunkie pointed us to the way of the Empire Hotel in Manhattan and the hotel's rooftop pool deck and bar.

The pool and bar is split into two levels. The top level holds the pool with plenty of lounge chairs for relaxing. Hopefully, there's no fighting for pool chairs going on here. Then again, this is midtown Manhattan.

The second level is where the cabana rentals, the Jeffrey Chodorow restaurant (to come, and to be called CenterCut) and bar are located. What's inside these cabanas? Lookie here:

We also offer private cabana rentals featuring flat screen TV's, mini refrigerators, iPod docking stations with speakers, ceiling fans and daybeds.

Even better, WiFi at the hotel is complimentary. The only thing is you need to be a guest to enjoy this rooftop experience. But you needed a break from your teeny tiny apartment anyways, didn't you?

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Maxim Bungalows To Get Hip Social Restaurant

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  Site Where: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
April 3, 2008 at 9:15 AM | by | ()

Whether or not the Maxim Bungalows are really a good place to vacation, the resort will be getting a hip dining scene.

Prolific restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow will open the Social Dominican Republic restaurant at the Cofresi Beach location of the resort on April 15th.

Chef Angel Mejia will oversee Social Dominican Republic along with general manager Sean Mohammed, both formerly at Social Miami at Sagamore in sizzling South Beach. Designer Carlos Oroza of architecture firm Prada Kulich created an intimate setting for Social Dominican Republic, seating 70 guests inside and 40 outside.

The restaurant will serve a daily specialty breakfast buffet as well as a full dinner menu. Some selections served at night include the Basil Cured Atlantic Salmon, served with crème fraiche and the Grilled Caribbean Lobster served with asparagus, brown butter, lime and cashews.

However, what actually interests us more is the special poolside fare Social will serve which includes Frozen Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Lollipops, Mojito Sno-Cones, and Frozen Spiced Grapes with Rum. Yummy.