NEW YORK—Maggio and Ignazio Cipriani, fourth generation of a family internationally known for its restaurants, banquet spaces, clubs and residences, will be opening their first hotel in New York City with the new Mr. C Seaport, slated to debut later this year.
Developed by Bob Ghassemieh and Alex Ghassemieh, the developers of the Mr. C Beverly Hills hotel in Los Angeles, and majority owned by affiliates of the Los Angeles property, the hotel will be operated by the Cipriani family. The property will be redeveloped with a complete interior reconstruction reflecting the revitalization of the Seaport District by The Howard Hughes Corporation. It will maintain the distinctive red brick exterior facade in keeping with the historic nature of the storied neighborhood.
The hotel will have 66 guestrooms including 10 premium suites with panoramic balcony terraces. Rooms will be equipped with teak veneer, rain showers, 50-in. interactive 4K televisions and fine Italian linens. Additional amenities will include a lobby lounge for afternoon tea, flexible private function space, fitness center facilities and a traditional Cipriani Italian dining experience. Danish architect Thomas Juul-Hansen is leading the design, capturing the stylish European glamour and nautical expressions recognized in the Mr. C Hotels general aesthetic, according to the hotel.
The hotel plans to benefit from the meaningful investment underway at the Seaport District, highlighted by the development of Pier 17 by The Howard Hughes Corporation.
Though no stranger to the diverse New York landscape with four restaurants, three landmarked event spaces, Cipriani branded residences with a private club and an exclusive lounge, Mr. C Seaport is Cipriani’s first hotel endeavor on the East Coast and will serve as a bicoastal anchor to complement Mr. C Beverly Hills.
“After many years of searching for the appropriate location and opportunity within New York City, we are pleased to continue the growth of the Mr. C Hotel brand with our partners,” said Bob Ghassemieh, developer of the Mr. C Seaport hotel. “The rebirth taking place in the Seaport District as a dining, retail and entertainment destination makes it the perfect home for Mr. C’s only New York hotel.”