The hotel will also house Sweet Olive, a neo-American restaurant by Coquette chef and co-owner Michael Stoltzfus; the Burgundy Bar, a speakeasy-inspired spot that will host live jazz music; and Halo, a rooftop bar and lounge that will open in the spring.
The lobby right now is all-white with large photos of old Canal Street and some whimsical details, like two bell-shaped chandeliers and an oversized chair, but Wyant says the lobby will soon have a "cloud-like atmosphere" with the addition of sheer, floor-to-ceiling back-lit drapes.
The rooms have an airy loft feel with sleek, modern furniture (designed by Trapolin-Peer, the architecture firm responsible for the building's exterior renovation) and exposed brick walls.
... but walking through the purple-lit hallways were what I imagine it's like to be inside a UV ray.
The hotel should have a soft opening around Dec. 28, and a grand opening is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 28.