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    Just as long as you don't create a MILF thread for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYC4Life View Post
    Just as long as you don't create a MILF thread for it
    What about a BILF page...Buildings I'd (so on, so forth)...

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    Curbed.com

    Somebody Loves the Cooper Square Hotel

    Monday, December 8, 2008, by Sarah Hromack



    Bloomberg architecture critic James S. Russell gave a nice pre-holiday fluff job to the Cooper Square Hotel, which opens on Thursday with special "introductory" rates of $275 (down from $375). Design was of the essence given the building's location -- Cooper Union and the New Museum occupy blocks on either side -- and the more creative clientele the hotel hopes to attract. Shouldn't be a problem, judging by Russell's assessment: Architect Carlos Zapata has a "rare touch," having created "sculptural drama with finesse" in a "billowing" building that makes "plenty of attention-seeking gestures" with its "distinct" and "thorough" design. Hot. [Bloomberg]

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    Fluff job! Ooooo.

    I'm amazed "creative clientele" can afford $275 a night right now.

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    December 10, 2008 1:01 pm

    21-story E. Village hotel bows as market slips

    Cooper Square Hotel, conceived in best of times, opens in recession.

    Lisa Fickenscher


    Courtesy Cooper Square Hotel

    After nearly four years of construction and a $115 million investment, a luxury hotel will open its doors on Bowery in the East Village tomorrow morning.

    Too bad about the timing.

    Klaus Ortlieb, the co-owner of the new Cooper Square Hotel noted that the project was conceived in the best of times for the hospitality industry.

    “No one could have envisioned what has happened to the economy,” said Mr. Ortlieb, a veteran hotelier who previously oversaw operations at such Manhattan hotels as The Mercer, Hotel Rivington and Hudson Hotel.

    “This one is my baby, though” adds Mr. Ortlieb, who has an equity stake in the new property and is a partner in MK Hotels, the operating management firm.

    Noting the city’s sinking hotel occupancy and room rates Mr. Ortlieb said: “We’ll just have to work harder.” He adds that the property’s financing is manageable. “We have a smart investment group, and the financial structure of the project is very bearable.”

    That structure may be in for quite a stress test. According to the latest statistics from hotel tracking firm, PKF Consulting, the average room rate in Manhattan declined 3% in October to $357, and the occupancy rate declined 8% over the same period last year. The consultancy estimates that revenues per available room, another barometer of the industry’s performance, will decline 7.8% in 2009. PKF forecasts that the downturn will continue through the second quarter of 2010.

    Initially, Mr. Ortlieb is hoping to lure guests to the 21-story, 145-room property with a $275 introductory room rate. By February, the hotelier wants to raise the rate by $100.
    Cooper Square Hotel, a gleaming glass-clad tower is located at 25 Cooper Square, and is marketing itself to the film, music, fashion and advertising industries.

    Roland DeMilleret, senior vice president of hospitality consulting firm HVS, says it ordinarily takes a new hotel between 18 and 24 months to find its footing with room and occupancy rates. In this environment, he says, it should take an additional 12 months.

    He stops short, however, of predicting that any hotels in the city will go out of business. In the last recession of 2001 only one hotel, the Regent Wall Street Hotel, failed.

    “Overall the outlook for the Manhattan market is good,” said Mr. DeMilleret.

    http://www.crainsnewyork.com/apps/pb...FREE&nocache=1

    © 2008 Crain Communications, Inc.

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    A taste of Dubai in NYC.

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    They could always turn it into a flop house.

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    In the last recession of 2001 only one hotel, the Regent Wall Street Hotel, failed.
    Yeah, keep repeating,

    "This is just like 2001. This is just like 2001."

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    Can't wait for the party platform up top of this one to get finished ...



















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    May 8, 2009

    Cooper Square Hotel Starts Enjoying Life Outdoors



    What would a Cooper Union reveal be without a check-up on its neighbor? The always busy crew over at the Cooper Square Hotel on the Bowery have been doing double -duty to ready Table 8, the just-opened dining experience that winds its way through architect Carlos Zapata's spaceship of hospitality. A forest of new trees has recently gone into the ground, transforming the expanse of dirt and construction debris on the corner of East 5th into a little nook of quietude.

    The leafy canopies will protect diners from the summer sun and the bustle of the Bowery. They also create a garden in the air for poet Hettie Jones, long-time tenant of the little old walk-up next to the hotel. But when considering the hotel's open spaces, those stuck down below have nothing on the party people on the wraparound deck atop the hotel, which offers views even an Alaskan governor would drool over. No doubt all involved are hoping this patch of green will do something to solve the problems between the new kid on the block and the commandos next door.

    · Cooper Square Hotel [Official Site]
    · Cooper Square Hotel coverage [Curbed]

    http://curbed.com/archives/2009/05/0...e_outdoors.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    What are they planning for those exposed walls on either side?

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    ivy?

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    ^ Not bad.

    But what about winter?

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    I'm sticking with it. I don't think dormant ivy is prohibitive--especially if the night lighting is interesting. What are your thoughts?

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    The reported plan is that the old tan one with twin dormers on the left (north) will not be with us for long. The building is unprotected and supposedly has been bought by the hotel -- and word is that they have expansion in mind.

    The one on the right will definitely remain (occupied by the long-term protected tenant mentioned in the Curbed article). They're still working on the exposed walls on both the north and south sides (that south wall gets full sun and will face onto a new semi-enclosed garden area on the corner). The west facing 1st story facade along The Bowery has been reclad with big slabs of simple black stone (3 stories of the original red brick remain above).

    Perhaps for the north wall facing the hotel's main entry: a wire screen set out a few inches from the surface with interesting vine-age growing up through it? The problem: Is there a good evergreen vine that will survive NYC climate on a north-facing wall that never gets direct sun?

    If it were up to me I'd forego plantings on that wall. Re-do the big steel supports and opt for a mural or in-place art piece.

    Haven't these guys ever heard of Frosty Myers?

    btw: The hotel recently re-did the plantings out front, with a row of evergreen trees along the sidewalk and at the north edge on the entry plaza. No doubt the idea is that they will grow into a couple of nice beefy green hedges. Plus they put in a ] leafy tree outside the big lobby window ...











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