Hotel Designer Scuffle!


If you loved the sniping between hoteliers in our recent feature on the recent dominance of swanky hotels on New York’s nightlife, you might enjoy Curbed’s report on the bickering between designers at the Standard New York. Though Standard consultant Shawn Hausman (mentioned in our story) sat in on some meetings, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of design firm Roman & Williams say he DID NOT DESIGN THE INTERIOR of the glam hotel. “It is simply unjust to give recognition for the interior architecture, furniture designs and detailing of the hotel to this individual,” they rant in an open letter. “It’s been very difficult for us and our staff to only be credited intermittently for our work, under some sort of ‘Really?’ cloud, and yes ‘Really’ we designed it (with apologies to Seth Meyers).” [Curbed]