REVIEW: Mondrian SoHo, true fairytale


Speaking of comfort, New York has so much great hotels to offer, one can barely make a choice. We selected two ‘rising stars’ and one timeless classic, variating from fairytale settings to modern open mind and ultimate treats of hamman. We are starting with the Mondrian Soho, a true fairytale.

Hidden in an alley of Spring Street, the big building is barely noticed. The gracious rusty bows of the facade are namely blending in a natural way into the street view, like it has been there forever. SoHo is one of New Yorks famous shop areas, but is also known for her solid community. Behind the facade, attention goes to the beautiful pavilion- The Garden Room-, that from the inside reminds at a fairytale ball room with a ceiling of glass, a lot of chandeliers strolling towards the entrance, the romantic bow of green leaves introduces the wonderful world of Jean Cocteau’s La Belle et la bete (1946).

This young hotel, created by designer Benjamin Noriega-Oritz, is fully based on the fairy tale of Belle and the Beast.
The beauty of the interior symbolizes Belle, whereas the beast refers to the raw city life and reality. Everything in this ‘castle’ refers to the classic story, with a modern interior design à la the painter Mondriaan.

Basic colors are white and azure French blue hues, from the lobby to the penthouse at the roof. It evokes a provocative fantasy, translated to every detail, from the ground floor which even blends into the street, to fire torches, which serve as lamps and rose motives at the walls, referring to this fairytale theme.

Restaurant Imperial no. Nine, next to the Garden Room where Belle and the Beast fall in love, has a three dimensional atmosphere, because of optical deception by mirrors. The restaurant is famous for its fish specialties. There are also well known cocktails on the menu of John Lermayer, one of the specialties of the Morgans Hotel Group, what also counts for its breath taking views.

The hotel has 270 guestrooms and there are several floors that have roof terraces, fine decorated with chique and classy launch furniture. Rooms 1804 (Deluxe room) and 1807 are one of the pearls with their perfect viewings: 10-foot floor- to ceiling glass windows. From your bath tub you look straight to Fifth Ave. Who wants to escape from the busy city, can experience a true fairytale here.

At the top floor of the Mondrian Soho it is possible to organize weddings or parties. There are also business meetings at this floor, which makes negotiations easy, surrounded by the NY skyline.

From $319 per night (Superior Queen) up to $1800 per night (Penthouse)

To book
Address: 9 Crosby Street, NY 10013| 212 3891000 / 00800 4969 177O

Angelique van Os

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