While Larry Poston preps Hotel Griffou for a grand opening, another Waverly Inn man, Sean MacPherson, offers Steve Lewis an early tour of his latest, the Jane Hotel & Ballroom. Opening next Tuesday, itll be run by Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte of the Smile, and it looks to be every bit as lavish as the botes MacPherson and his partner Eric Goode installed at the Bowery and Greenwich hotels. Lewiss take: Jane Ballroom is a lounge with the feel of a grand hotel lobby. Its the kind of place where I would order a sidecar even though Ive never tried one. There will be a Monday movie night from up the river and maybe something live on Tuesday. The place will open at 6 p.m. cause its got those chopsand it will go late because the public will not want to go home, ever. An outdoor space is in development.
First Look: Jane Hotel & Ballroom [Blackbook]