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, it’ll be run by Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte of the Smile, and it looks to be every bit as lavish as the boîtes MacPherson and his partner Eric Goode installed at the Bowery and Greenwich hotels. Lewis’s take: “Jane Ballroom is a lounge with the feel of a grand hotel lobby. It’s the kind of place where I would order a sidecar even though I’ve 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 it’s got those chops—and 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]