Mondrian New York Delays Opening To 2011
Where: 9 Crosby Street [map], New York, NY, United States, 10013
August 3, 2010 at 9:18 AM | by MsRebecca| 1 Comment
Putting aside our excitement over the 6 Sexy Hotels opening in NYC this summer, we now have some more sobering news about one of the planned fall openings in the city: the Mondrian New York has been pushed back to 2011.
We learned of the opening delay via a press release about Morgans Hotel Group securing additional funding for the development of the hotel.
Marc Gordon, President of MHG said:
"The additional funding allows us and our partner to focus our attention and resources on completing this spectacular new hotel in downtown New York."
Sure enough, over at the Mondrian New York's website, it no longer says "Coming in November" but "Premiering Soon."
While the press release says the hotel is "expected to open in January 2011," the online rezzie system won't let you make a booking before February 1, 2011.
Even more of a bummer is that the room rates seem to have jumped up. Earlier, we had seen special rates starting at $374 a night for the opening, but now the rates start at $489 a night—and that's still billed as a special rate. We know it's hard to come by credit these days, but didn't we just learn that the hotel has secured some extra money? Why the room rate increase, MHG?