Blue Moon a former 1879 tenement once again enjoys a life as a stately eight-story hotel. The announcement affirms the commitment of the historical hotel to provide an oasis for those seeking something else other than industrial chic. The 22-room guesthouse/hotel accommodations are huge ranging in sizes from 311 to 800 square feet with soaring ceilings and comfortable living spaces, many including balconies, and some with spectacular views. Blue Moon is located on the trendy Lower East Side’s famed Orchard Street is filled with period artifacts and modern luxuries.
Stepping through the doors of the Blue Moon Hotel is much like walking into a museum. A painstaking restoration created the most authentic ambiance possible. A remarkable element is the inclusion of original artifacts, wood moldings, doors, light fixtures, wrought iron and mosaics, marble and wood fireplace mantels which are reintegrated with contemporary materials as a skin spread over the new infrastructure. Historic memorabilia found throughout the building during reconstruction have been preserved and used as a part of the decor while incorporating modern elegance, amenities, and services. Check out how the rooms are named after celebrities and jazz-era Mega Stars.
A serene snapshot of what once was, the Blue Moon Hotel is a well-guarded secret among New Yorkers who want something different. Once guests arrive, they immediately feel a distinct awareness of what life was like in the 1880’s. Nods to the neighborhood’s past life can be found at every turn: Collages, created from the personal effects of anonymous merchants and former tenants, adorn the walls of the lobby, old mosaics and Victorian-pressed tin enliven the elevator, wrought-iron from the fire escapes are rearranged into European type balconies, and wall art, including black-and-white 1930s street scenes by famed Photographer Rebecca Lepkoff decorate the rooms. Blue Moon reflects a more wholesome period representing a past which fostered a love for artisans and craftwork; specifically, a time when everyday objects required symmetry and technical ability. Historical details, large comfortable well-appointed rooms define the distinctive experience of a sanctuary in NYC.
Blue Moon’s meritorious five-year award-winning project has been the recipient of a media windfall of over 40 Major Articles, and awards including the prestigious National Geographic’s acknowledgement of ONE OF 150 IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE TO CHECK INTO. New York Magazine, Critic’s Pick BLUE MOON, City search Blue Moon as New York’s Best Boutique Hotel, New York’s Best 100 Little Hotels by Allen Sperry, Rizzoli International. Interested parties can find more information by visiting http://www.bluemoon-nyc.com
A review in New York Magazine reads, “A refreshing change from the shiny high-rises popping up downtown, the Blue Moon sits in an 1879 tenement that’s been painstakingly restored to reflect its origins.”
Blue Moon Hotel Ltd
Blue Moon Hotel Ltd
100 Orchard Street
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