‘Corner Bar’ and ‘Lobby Lounge’ of Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel Now Serving
The 1912 beaux-arts building – restored to glory by owner-developer DLJ Real Estate Partners – is finally a boutique hotel after spending nearly a decade under conversion. Reservations for the 116 guest rooms begin on June 20, which is about two weeks earlier than the hotel initially disclosed.
In the meantime, two of its three dining spaces are open – Corner Bar, an American bistro, and Lobby Lounge – operated by Mattos Hospitality, chef Ignacio Mattos’s food-and-beverage company.
Mattos is also responsible for the room service menu across Nine Orchard.
Amado Grill is also on the docket for September, according to the New York Times. The 44-seat fine dining establishment will flank Corner Bar. Plans are also in the works for a private event space on the 14th-floor rooftop.
As previously reported, DLJ acquired the landmarked property from Equity Management in 2012 for $36 million. It remained vacant and under transformation until now. (Ace Hotel was at one point rumored for the conversion.)
DLJ, for its part, worked to restore the property to its onetime glory. It installed an architecturally accurate replica cupola (which took five years to complete) on the rooftop – the original was removed in 1990 – and also replaced the entrance clock that had been stolen long ago.