Hotel in New York
A brand new downtown boutique hotel with eye catching rooms of deep blue and white offering fabulous views from the higher floors.
With its 263 rooms spread over 25 floors The Mondrian opened its doors for the first time in the spring of 2011.
The entrance is easy to miss and is marked by ‘The Tunnel of Love’ leading you into the lobby area. The reception is actually up on the first floor where they also have two terraces.
All rooms enjoy lots of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows that are well insulated and open. They are well equipped with LCD HDTVs, Alarm Radio, iPod docking stations and every room also has an individual iPad with complimentary Wi-Fi, which is used for room and other hotel services. The custom made beds are very comfortable and you are enveloped in lovely down bedding. The marble floored entrance hall gives way to an almost electric deep blue pile carpet whilst the rest of the room is all white with a blue tinted mirror on one wall and blue painted ceiling. The décor will not be to everyone’s taste, but I know people who will love its eccentricity.
A Standard King starts at 190 sq ft, Double Doubles are 240 sq ft and Deluxe King and Queen rooms are around 239 to 243 sq ft. A Suite Queen bedded room offers more space at between 319 to 356 sq ft and the 3 Penthouse Suites start at 490 sq ft and go up to 530 sq ft. Although the entry level rooms are small they do have a small desk area with height adjustable chairs. The bathrooms are a bit quirky with the vanities outside the smallish bathroom along with a full length mirror but there is storage space under the sinks. The king bedded suite I looked at had a sliding door into the bedroom and large shower, but no bath tub. The amenities are MALIN + GOETZ. There is a half-sized closet and I did like the extra storage with draws built in to the bed. All the essentials are included such as an iron, ironing board, cosy bathrobe, decent hairdryer and personal safe.
The hotel has just two sets of adjoining rooms for families.
The Mondrian has a small but well-equipped fitness room with Cybex cardio machines and free weights. Guests also have complimentary access to a local Equinox gym.
I did not get to see Mister H when I was at the hotel, as it was still under wraps, but this new nightclub is now open and offers an Oriental ambience and distinctly trendy atmosphere as I understand. However I did have dinner in their very good restaurant Imperial No. Nine.
|Reviewer's Rating||★ ★ ★ ★ ★|
|Ambience||Hot Spot, Romantic, Trendy|
|Services||Fitness Center, Free High Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service|
|Related Activity||Nightlife, Romance, Culture / Sightseeing, Shopping, Personal event (wedding, etc)|
Trendy, hip and very boutique in style, the bright colours will appeal to many but not all.
Last updated on 28-11-2011