For that boom boom pow, you need to head on over to the Standard Hotel in New York City in the ultra-hip newly re-invented Meat Packing District. I stayed there on a recent trip with some fellow interior designers to the city. I’ve heard so much buzz about it since returning home, that I thought I’d share my experience, particularly what happens on the 18th floor.
This is the reason I named this post “I got that Boom Boom Pow”. The hotel features a VERY trendy, uber-exclusive & celebrity packed nightclub on it’s 18th floor called “The Boom Boom Room”. Some critics have dubbed it the new “Studio 54”. That’s how chic it is. Madonna, Jude Law, Lindsay Lohan, Donna Karen, Tory Bruch, Calvin Klein & Bon Jovi were just a few of the big name celebs who attended their grand opening.
Jesus Luz & Madonna at the opening
Dorothea & Jon Bon Jovi at the opening
Tory Burch at the opening
We had all been dying to get in to check out the swanky establishment. For the celebs? For the drinks? No, no! As designers, we had heard the interior finish out of the bar was absolutely to die for. We just wanted to take a peek. The bouncer at the door apparently didn’t care about our eagerness to check out the architecture. “Are you on the list?” he asked. “Um, no. We’re hotel guests & we’d like to check out the design” we say with a smile. Denied. (at least for the time being…)
As fate would have it, we met Tyson Beckford (who was one of the coolest celebs I’ve ever met! For being one of the most famous male super models, he was insanely personable & very cool to talk with!) during our dinner at Bagatelle (you must dine there when in NYC!) & then ran into him again on his way to the Boom Boom Room. He asked us if we were going & with a look of defeat, we explained what happend. He told us to come with him. Seconds later, we were in the elevator with Tyson & his crew on our way up to get our very own glimpse of what we had heard so much about.
A-maz-ing!!! The scene & be seen bar boasts floor to ceiling windows which offer 360 degree views of NYC as well as the Hudson River. The rumors were confirmed… the architecture & finish out WERE to die for! It had a very “Rat Pack” feel to me. It’s mid-century modern meets old Hollywood. From the upholstered private booths to the stunning main bar, there was plenty of eye candy even without all of the celebs to fill the joint. Enough said. I’ll share the rest of my experience with photos.
Shelly & I with our gracious host, Tyson Beckford
Tyson introduced us to his friend Jazz from the Black Eyed Peas
The Boom Boom Pow was in the Boom Boom Room 😉
I told you the architecture was spectacular!
This is the main bar area.
Bartenders hard at work amongst the gorgeous setting
I love the outfits the cocktail waitresses wear!
SO, if you live in NYC or plan to visit soon, make sure to stop at the Standard Hotel & try to get your very own glimpse of the Boom Boom Room.