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Cipriani-Owned Luxury Boutique Hotel Mr. C Opening in South Street Seaport

By Irene Plagianos | April 22, 2015 1:53pm | Updated on April 24, 2015 5:05pm
 The seven-story hotel will feature a restaurant and two bars at 33 Peck Slip.
The seven-story hotel will feature a restaurant and two bars at 33 Peck Slip.
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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — A boutique hotel owned by the Cipriani family is on its way to the South Street Seaport.

Beverly Hills boutique hotel Mr. C, operated by brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani — fourth generation Cipriani restaurateurs — is slated to open it's newest location at 33 Peck Slip, where they'll be converting a former 7-story Best Western.

The Jade Hotel, a prohibition-era themed boutique hotel, was originally slated to open in the location, but that deal fell through, a lawyer for the Cipriani's told a CB1 meeting Tuesday night.

The hotel will feature two bars, as well as an upscale, sit-down restaurant that features "Cipriani Classics" according to the menu, as well other options. "Classic" dishes include homemade, lightly backed white taglioni with ham for $22.95 and grilled lamb chop served with roasted potatoes for $41.95.

The owners, who were seeking support for their liquor license application, were asking to serve alcohol until 3:30 a.m. on weekends, and 1:30 a.m. on weekdays for the hotel restaurant and two bars in the lobby, which have a total capacity of about 60 patrons.

"We are a luxury boutique hotel," said Maggio Cipriani to the board. "Our bars are there to cater to our customers."

For a six-month trial period, the CB board gave them support for a 12 a.m. license — with a possible extension of those hours if they had no community complaints after opening.

The hotel is slated to have 72 rooms.