block and a half north of Canal Street, two blocks south of the plusher Crosby Street Hotel, this dreamlike operation has its own special appeal.
The idea for this hotel sprang from the imagination of the Morgans Hotel Group and is a New York version of the Mondrian in Hollywood. So it's not surprising that this hotel has a movie theme, in this case, Jean Cocteau's 1946 film La Belle et la Bete (Beauty and the Beast).
There is little that is beastly here. Instead it looks m...