I think I’ve been a bit spoilt for other hotels now…I’m going to want a balcony that feels as though it’s suspended over the water, and which gives me a view of endless blue when I wake up and roll over in the morning.
It’s also great being suspended over the pool area & Sunset Lounge, with its perfect people watching potential.
The hotel opened in 2008 on West Avenue, with an interior by design darling Marcel Wanders, who has managed to add his own imprimateur — large decals, Delft blue carpets, whilst still sticking to the Morgans Hotel Group template — double height atriums, oversized lobby furniture, lots of white and billowing drapes.
We were very, very happy in our Bay View Balcony Studio room — plenty of space in which to scatter our possessions at will, and the afore mentioned balcony to sit on and gaze across the water. The two queen beds were superbly comfortable: I slept the sleep of the deeply content. The neat Delft-tiled kitchenette is a great addition — as is the filter coffee machine and microwave (to heat up my coffee when I inevitably forget to drink it). The only drawbacks were ones I find in almost every hotel designed by a famous male interiors expert: a tiny closet and no drawers for clothes anywhere (I ended up using a kitchen drawer for my underwear), and no full length mirror.
We did however love the gold tinted mirror in the bedroom — super flattering being cast in a roseate glow. And how can you not like a bathroom with gold mosaic tiles, Malin & Goetz toiletries and a showerhead that masquerades as a chandelier?
And here’s the video tour of my room. If you are reading this post in my daily email, you’ll need to click through to the blog to watch it:
LLG was a guest of The Mondrian — but if she didn’t like it, she’d say so…