Andre Balazs is not known for his quietude, having developed hotels the world over famous for their parties and celebrities—the Standard Hollywood has naked people in the lobby, the Standard Manhattan has them the windows. So it is surprising to hear the hot hotelier tell Grub Street that the new Standard East Village, inside the old, alien-looking Cooper Square Hotel, will be more “residential, more quiet—more introspective, if you will.”
One of the city’s more… interesting… structures, the Cooper Square Hotel in the East Village is now property of Westport Capital Partners, a firm specializing in “opportunistic and distressed real estate investments” as part of a $70.9 million debt restructuring deal.
The Real Deal, who first reported the Read More
Crain’s reports that the Cooper Square Hotel on the Bowery will open tomorrow. My colleague, Chris "The Wizard" Shott, has much, much more here on the boutique lodge’s four-year march to the coming day, including the estrangement of its developers, high school buddies Matt Moss and Gregory Peck. Read More
“Right now, I’m in labor—I’m going into labor,” declared Klaus Ortlieb, the effusive 50-year-old manager of the forthcoming Cooper Square Hotel, standing on a large Persian rug in the hotel lobby on Nov. 6.
He was speaking metaphorically, of course, about the final push to open the glassy, 23-story, $110 million Carlos Zapata-designed building, Read More
From The Times: "The glassy Cooper Square Hotel near Astor Place will initially charge $275 a night when it opens next month with 85 of its 146 rooms completed — a steep discount from the $425 rate it had projected for the finished hotel. One of the developers, Matt Moss, said he can Read More
GQ-crowned "Modern Hotel Maestro" Klaus Ortlieb hosted roughly 60 guests at his Tribeca loft on Wednesday night in a preview of the yet-unfinished Cooper Square Hotel’s culinary offerings.
Mr. Ortlieb, 50, a partner in the hotel’s management company, MK Hotels, suggested the somewhat divisive 21-story, 145-room, Carlos Zapata-designed lodge may be just Read More
When the imposing, 21-story neighborhood lightning rod Cooper Square Hotel finally rolls out its sprawling, three-floor bar and restaurant program this summer—complete with an angry-neighbor-friendly “soundbaffling” terrace—what will the developers do as an encore next door?
Another innovative noise-reducing restaurant? A whopping whole other shark-fin-shaped hotel? Perhaps the bigger question: Will affable hotelier Gregory Read More
The Villager is reporting that Cooper Square Hotel developers Gregory Peck and Matt Moss have "finally caved" and agreed to neighbors’ "tough terms for operating [the hotel's] outdoor areas."
Under the deal, outlined on local Community Board 3′s Web site, the builders have agreed to restrict loiterers, taxis, and limos Read More
Lodging blog Hotel Chatter today has compiled a preview of the "most buzzworthy" hotel openings for 2008 and discusses each one’s chances for actually opening on time.
Among them: The Cooper Square Hotel near Astor Place, slated to open this coming spring. Given neighborhood concerns and "rumored falling out Read More