by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 11, 2017
The 189-room Mondrian Park Avenue will open this fall in New York City's NoMad neighborhood. Owners SBE initially conceived the property as an SLS hotel; the project evolved following SBE's late 2016 acquisition of the Morgans Hotel Group, which owned the Mondrian brand.
 
The new hotel is in a former office building erected in 1918. It will have 7,000 square feet of meeting space, including a rooftop meeting room, as well as the 120-seat Cleo restaurant, which will offer "a modern twist on the ingredients and cultures of the eastern and southern Mediterranean."
 
"The Mondrian brand aligns perfectly with the NoMad neighborhood, and is an extremely valuable brand for SBE," said Sam Nazarian, founder and CEO of SBE. "Its international allure is why we chose to give it priority in New York, and I'm excited that this property will be SBE's first collaboration with New York's real-estate powerhouse family David Moinian and Moin Development. We're also proud to team up with celebrated hotelier Stephen Brandman and Journal Hotels to bring the spirit of the brand to life in New York City."
 
"We will be launching a truly exciting hotel with exquisite design and terrific views of the classic New York City skyline," said David Moinian. "We look forward to being the new jewel on Park Avenue."
 
The New York hotel is the fourth Mondrian entry, joining properties in Los Angeles, London and Miami's South Beach.