photo: the leafy entrance to the mondrian soho on opening night the mondrian soho was packed to the guilds with new york fashion and media folk. no wonder, the sister hotels in los angeles and miami beach had long established themselves as their hipster playgrounds of choice, and now finally homebase new york joined the ranks. designed by benjamin noriega ortiz, the interior of the mondrian soho is inspired by jean cocteau's sugary tearjerker la belle et la bête . the aesthetics are accordingly frou-frou, albeit in a modern way, and boasts a striking powdery french blue colour palette that binds the design together. towering over soho, each of the hotel's 270 guest rooms features large dramatic mirrors, 10-foot ceilings and incredible floor-to ceiling windows with amazing views. for those in need of maximum luxe there are four suites with private terraces, or the grand penthouse on the 25th floor. all rooms include an ipad with a one-touch virtual concierge program, fast-speed internet access, (malin+goetz) amenities and a well-stocked minibar. the hotel's special facilities include the imperial no. nine restaurant + bar where top chef sam talbot serves a sustainable seafood menu, and in a city where looks are all important, the well-equipped 24-hour fitness center keeps you firmly [pun intended!] in the sexy league. location: 9 crosby street [soho].
© mondrian soho - a powdery french blue rules the mondrian soho's stylish guest rooms