One of the most anticipated new hotels in the city, the Mondrian SoHo opened its 270 rooms in February 2011. It’s an odd mix of 18th-century elegance and postmodern New Yawk—designer Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz said he was inspired by Cocteau’s 1946 film La Belle et la Bête. There are floor-to-ceiling windows for city views (at 26 stories, it—controversially—towers above the rest of SoHo), marble-clad bathrooms, a vanity–cum–wet bar, curvaceous low-hanging chandelier lamps, and chrome-plated sconces, desks, and bedside tables along vaguely Art Deco lines. Chef Sam Talbot will preside over the contemporary seafood cuisine under crystal chandeliers at Imperial No. Nine restaurant.
Situated downtown in lower Manhattan, Mondrian SoHo is shaped by Benjamin Noriega Ortiz’ provocative design, inspired by Jean Cocteau's 1946 French film "La Belle et la Bête”, and features 270 rooms, an indoor-outdoor bar, Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar restaurant with lush garden seating, and Mister H, our discreet nightlife space. Mondrian SoHo is located in Manhattan's vibrant SoHo district, just steps from shopping, boutiques and art galleries, and near the Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower, Wall Street, Canal Street, Chinatown, Little Italy, Brooklyn Bridge and South Street Sea Port.