Published September 14, 2009
Boom Shaka Laka Laka
First Look Inside the Boom Boom Room
You hear things.
Rumors. Conjecture. Loose talk.
A lounge. Madonna. A hot tub. Lohan. Floor to ceiling windows—in the bathroom—overlooking the city from
18 floors up. And you're…intrigued.
But a little visual proof would be nice. Something to confirm that this Shangri-La, this new Studio 54,
Well, feast your eyes on the first shots
of the brand-new Boom Boom Room
, a throwback
to '70s carefree decadence and the latest fun pit at Andre Balazs's game-changing Standard Hotel, open now
for private parties and later this week to the public.
From now on, this is where you party—and we mean really party. The space is split into two modern-retro
rooms, but you're going to want to start by setting up camp in the main area, filled with wavy cream-colored
leather banquettes, golden fireplaces and starburst chandeliers. The other, more intimate room is decked in
black tiles and includes a mischievous, triangular hot tub—right smack in the middle of the room.
The whole place has the feel of a party lounge Donald Trump would have built on his yacht in 1979, only 18
floors above the Meatpacking District and filled with the likes of Bar Refaeli and Karolina Kurkova
Neither of whom happened to be born in 1979. But still…
The Boom Boom Room
in the Standard Hotel
848 Washington St
(at W 13th St)
New York, NY 10014