About Hotel Blue Moon NYC:

Built from an 1879 tenement, Hotel Blue Moon presents itself as a time capsule into New York City’s past. When artist and developer Randy Settenbrino purchased the tenement front at 100 Orchard Street in the early 2000s, he decided to turn Hotel Blue Moon into a throwback to years gone by and transformed the five-story tenement into an eight-story stately hotel. The building’s earlier tenants had abandoned the building in the mid-1930s in response to new laws instituted by former New York City mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, leaving behind personal effects and artifacts.

Hotel Blue Moon reconstitutes these pieces as decorations and collages throughout the facility. The building’s developers further acknowledged its history by subscribing to decor, architecture and furnishing styles, and art inspired by the pre-World War II period. Today a renowned New York City boutique hotel, Hotel Blue Moon has received a lot of press since it first opened. The Travel & Leisure section of Vanity Fair praised the originality of the Hotel Blue Moon for its tenement origins, chicness, and combination of period pieces and modern luxury.

A 2006 piece from the Toronto Star discussed how Hotel Blue Moon reincorporated original wainscoting, molding, and sheet metal tiles into the restoration. Hotel Blue Moon received several pieces from the New York Times discussing its development, artistic value, and one-of-a-kind experience. Based in a prime location in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Hotel Blue Moon allows its guests to enjoy the melting pot culture and cuisine that defines New York City, a fact praised by the International Herald Tribune. Bloomberg, in a 2006 article, interviewed Hotel Blue Moon’s artist and developer, Randy Settenbrino.

In the piece, Settenbrino discussed his inspiration for the Hotel Blue Moon and the process of discovering many remnants from its history such as newspapers, calling cards, and 1920s sheet music. Many periodicals have given accolades to Hotel Blue Moon in recent years. Citysearch named Hotel Blue Moon New York’s Best Boutique Hotel, and the National Geographic Traveler chose Hotel Blue Moon as one of the Top 150 Hotels to visit in the Western Hemisphere in 2008. To learn more about Hotel Blue Moon and read its press clippings, visit

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