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Thread: Hotel Chelsea - 222 West 23rd Street - Chelsea - by Hubert, Pirsson and Co.

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    It certainly effects the calculus.

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    If they removed those iron balconies and widened the widows they might have something.

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    iron.... irony.... punny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc View Post
    ^ More irony?
    Less irony, actually.

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    Andre Balazs Wants Hotel Chelsea for Chateau Marmont East?

    January 10, 2011, by Joey Arak

    Ian Schrager passed on the Hotel Chelsea, but another boutique hotel kingpin is kicking the tires on the bohemian landmark. Page Six reports that Andre Balazs (the Standard, the Mercer, etc.) was spotted "poking around the lobby" and meeting with management last week. The hotel was put on the market late last year, and the board reportedly wants around $90 million to give up the 250-room property and all the headaches that come along with it—like the long-term tenants who revel in the misfortunes of management and get a little upset when the building's ghosts get disturbed.

    Balazs has circled the shabby hotel before, and he could polish the old gal up and turn it into a celebrity hot spot, just like what he did with the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. At least that's what Page Six's sources speculate could be in the works. Balazs's rep had no comment. Would a Balazsian makeover of the Chelsea help restore it to its former glory? Courtney Love lived in the Mercer and Lindsay Lohan lived in the Chateau Marmont, so at least he's got the substance-addled starlet thing down pat.

    Balazs wants Chelsea next [Page Six]
    Hotel Chelsea coverage [Curbed]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2011/0...rmont_east.php

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    OMG- Gene Kaufman- Seriously?!

    Hotel Chelsea to Get 'Subtle' Gene Kaufman Renovation
    Tuesday, July 5, 2011, by Sara Polsky



    While we were off barbecuing and watching fireworks, architect Gene Kaufman was chatting with the Wall Street Journal…about his plans to renovate the iconic Hotel Chelsea. The hotel recently sold to investor Joseph Chetrit, who said at the time that he would keep the building as a hotel, with some upgrades. As for those upgrades, Kaufman tells the Journal, "It will be more like a restoration….It will be subtle." If "subtle" means not visible from the street, well, the exterior is landmarked. As for interior changes, Kaufman will expand the building's lobby by combining it with an existing private office. He's going to fix up the hotel's two vacant retail spaces. Sounds subtle enough, so is there anything on tap that might trouble the close to 100 long-term tenants planning to stay in the building? Just one thing: Kaufman plans to redo the quirky floorplans that have long been a hotel hallmark. He says the layouts will remain "unorthodox," so all may yet be well.
    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2011/0...renovation.php

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    Will the GAK internal upgrades include some subtle [hack hack] glowing red tumors? Or maybe something in yellow?

    Mr. Kaufman sure likes those primary colors.

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    dear god

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    Well, this should be...um...interesting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BStyles View Post
    Well, this should be...um...interesting...
    to death...

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    Thank god the exterior is landmarked.

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    It's probably good news. Kaufman can't change the exterior, except for the street level retail

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    Hopefully the new doughnut shop has set the standard for the next storefront look.

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    Mmmmm. Donut plant. Everyone owes it to themselves to go there sometime. Best donuts ever.

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