Sunday, June 22, 2008

Manic Monday



Mo's word for Manic Monday this week is NIGHT.
(BTW Mo that's a gorgeous banner!)

Night Hotel, New York City

For anyone tired out by the unrelenting tackiness of the neon-lit Times Square, there’s an alternative, this one in basic black. The Night Hotel, a new addition on West 45th between Sixth and Seventh, is, adjusting for the neighborhood, the model of fashionable composure, from the monochrome checks of the lobby floor to the black-and-white Gothic chic of the perversely cozy bedrooms.

And this being Times Square, of course, it’s ever so slightly over the top. This isn’t monochrome-as-minimalism, in a downtown style, but more a black velvet fantasy, a romantic evocation of a darker, more glamorous Gotham.

It’s a smallish (called a boutique) hotel, less than a hundred rooms, and like most New York hotel rooms, they’re not overly large. They are, however, well-appointed, with plasma TVs, iPod stereo systems, and generous creature comforts, including 400-thread-count Frette sheets and Molton Brown bath products, which probably matter more to the Night’s amorous clientele than, say, full-sized work desks — though the latter, one imagines, might find themselves drafted into improvised service too.

There's a restaurant, called Nightlife (what else?) — though, to be fair, this being Manhattan, there’s a lot more nightlife to be had outside the hotel’s walls.

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18 comments:

Jamie said...

Now that is truly unique. I always like hotels that don't look like they came from some corporate cookie cutter.

Putz said...

well teusday and i'll be supporting obama and my redneck boy will disown9SP0 me, and my religion{moromon} will at the very least laugh at me, my town will try and feather me...we have never had a de----crat in ephraim, my daughter might bless me, maybe, my other son will be embarassed by me, and then i will flee to boston where teach says i might be welcome

Julia Smith said...

Glamorous Gotham sounds perfect to me - my husband and I are huge Batman fans. Really enjoyed those photos. If I could book myself for a weekend, I would.

Gattina said...

Seems to be a very nice "posh" hotel ! What a name ! Night Hotel ! it's probably to make the difference between a Day Hotel which is mostly used by married business men for special purposes, lol !

Queen-Size funny bone said...

make my reservations..

anthonynorth said...

Now that looks like a great hotel. A pleasant change.

Coriander Dreams said...

I guess this one's something to miss if one was not a fan of things Black/White! It's quite a nice concept. Not that hard to design/decorate, as there are a lot of things that come in those colours (if you can call them colours)...
...Marie

Suzie said...

Wow thats sort of cool. And probobly over $200 a night.

Ivanhoe said...

That's pretty cool! I wonder how much do they charge for night... Cannot wait to come back to NY for a weekend. Just looking for a special price to fly there *sigh*

the teach said...

On Expedia, $347. per night!

babooshka said...

That looks sumptious. The perfect place to lay my travelling head.

Re The Vikings and the Isle of Man. They are stand alone posts, but will be doing the Scots/Irish/Celts when I research the myth from fact. You are right to think the Irish have a big historical influence on the island and language. They still do. If it wasn't for the Irish teachers that come over, the Isle of Man eductaion system would be about 25% down on it's teaching staff.

The Flying Monkeys said...

HEHEHEHEHE I have never seen such a hotel!

Those are nice shots! We just got back from Ocean city, no really good night shots!

Come check out the night of my blog!

Bond said...

Ah the boutique hotels...

Manhattan has many of them...This looks interesting though

Mo said...

LOVE the black & whites of this hotel.
Thanks for the feedback on the graphic - one of the easiest I've made, and the most fun!

crazy working mom said...

Wow, incredible shots! Happy MM to you, my friend.

Travis said...

I would so stay there. In fact, I'd go to NY just to stay there!

Thanks for sharing that. It's a very cool hotel.

Marilyn said...

That would be a fun place to stay, I think. If I had the cash I would fly to NY and spend a week there recovering from my annual excess of wilderness.

Julie said...

Wow! Love those pictures. I don't like going to "chain" anythings....leaves nothing to tantalize the brain cells!