Morgans: The “World’s First Boutique Hotel”

By P. Joseph

One of New York’s most important hotels is offering guests a special deal this Spring that includes two tickets to the city’s famous Museum of Modern Art.

Standing proud on Manhattan’s prestigious Madison Avenue, the Morgans Hotel, boasts its own artistic heritage, and is also considered by many as the world’s first boutique hotel.

Conceived by the creators of legendary nightclub Studio 54, Steve Rubbell and Ian Schrager, and designed in 1984 by French interior designer Andrée Putman, Morgans is regarded as a pioneer in its field.

After being re-designed - also by Putman - in 2008, guests at the hotel have the choice of several room-types, including a loft and two-story penthouse. Fine Egyptian cotton linens and fresh flowers in the black and white tiled bathrooms offer a distinctive touch, whilst the stunning lobby is furnished with armchairs and foldable lacquered tables by the 1930s designer Jean-Michel Frank.

As an added novelty, guests can enjoy an art installation created by the French design collective Trafik, where randomly selected patterns and colours are prokected onto the ceiling during the day. At night time, visitors are invited to create their own light-art experience in real time.

The hotel is also home to one of New York’s most popular restaurant – Asia de Cuba. Designed by Phillipe Starck, and under the direction of acclaimed restaurateur Jeffrey Chadorow, it fuses Latin and Asian cuisine.

The Spring Explorer Package starts at $235, with a two night minimum stay, and runs until September 1st.

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By P. Joseph