About Mondrian Soho
Condé Nast Traveler included the Mondrian Soho in its 2012 Hot List, selecting it as one of the 60 best new hotels in the world. Located on the border of SoHo and Chinatown, the hotel reflects the influences of both divergent neighborhoods. The Mondrian caters to SoHo fashionistas with stylish rooms and a cultural cachet that resonates from New York to Miami, while paying homage to Chinatown (the Museum of Chinese in America is right across the street) – and Chinatown clubgoers – through Mister H, its über-exclusive nightspot that evokes a 1930s Shanghai speakeasy with glowing neon signs, beaded curtains and scarlet-lighted lanterns.
Designer Benjamin Ortiz Noriega took his inspiration for the Mondrian Soho’s interior from the classic Jean Cocteau film La Belle et la Bête (Beauty and the Beast). The ivy-covered awning creates the impression that guests are about to enter a fantasy world. Varying shades of French blue tie together the walls, carpeting, chairs and lounges, complemented by blinding-white walls and linens and marble. Topping it all off – 28 floors up – is Soaked, the Astroturf-covered rooftop bar with 360-degree views of Manhattan. Be sure to make reservations online before you go.
All guest rooms at the Mondrian Soho are equipped with iPads to control the room environment, to request hotel services and to figure out where else to venture. The area is one of the most vibrant in the city: The downtown clothing boutique Opening Ceremony is right around the corner, as is a takeout branch of the hipster cafe the Smile. A few blocks away on Broadway, the main drag in SoHo, is one of New York’s most popular shopping destinations.
With its hip location, rooftop bar, glam restaurant and lobby-level nightclub, the Mondrian Soho practically screams “singles scene.” It’s a beautiful hotel for beautiful people doing beautiful things. The Mondrian draws an international crowd, particularly from Australia, Argentina, Mexico and the U.K., so don’t be surprised to hear pickup lines in foreign accents.
Mondrian Soho Location Information:
9 Crosby St.
New York, NY 10013
6, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St.
Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar
The hotel recently opened a new restaurant, Isola, in a lobby space that – with its vaulted glass ceiling, opulent chandeliers, lemon-colored drapes and mix of tile and wood floors – looks like the world’s swankest greenhouse. The menu includes trattoria standbys like pizza and pasta as well as crudo – the Italian word for “raw” – hamachi, octopus, branzino and salmon. Isola’s wine selection has 100 different varieties, with 36 choices by the glass. And yes, the restaurant offers room service.