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Our Stories

​Every one of our hotels has its own story to tell. Each one was designed and curated with a specific concept - or Ethos - in mind. Hudson, for example, was designed by Philippe Starck to emulate an "adult" college campus, while Tom Dixon envisioned Mondrian London to mimic a transatlantic voyage. The uniqueness of each property extends to even the smallest of details: you might be sitting in a Salvador Dali chair in the lobby at Delano, or looking at photographs commissioned by Jean Baptiste Mondino in the Den at Clift. Explore our Ethos stories and you might learn something new about your favorite Morgans hotel.

Delano

Designed by Philippe Starck, Delano is the iconic hotel that changed South Beach forever.

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Delano Las Vegas

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Mondrian LA

When Mondrian LA opened its doors in 1996, it turned the LA nightlife scene on its head. Philippe Starck’s original design was meant to evoke the heartbeat and soul of the quintessential California lifestyle, merging a sense of nature, the ocean and the outdoors with the glamour, sexiness and fantasy of Hollywood.

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Mondrian London

Sea Containers House was originally built as a hotel in the 1970’s as part of the rejuvenation of the South Bank area, but was opened as offices for Sea Containers, one of the world’s largest shipping companies...

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Mondrian South Beach

Built in 1965, two years after the Cuban Missile Crisis, the building was a condominium that was meant to be an impenetrable “fortress”. Renowned artist and designer Marcel Wanders redesigned the building to create a magical fairytale kingdom that appears to have risen right out of the water.

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Clift

Built as the first “earthquake proof” hotel in 1915 after the “great earthquake” of 1906, Clift fuses Old World elegance with modern and daring design, which perfectly captures the spirit of the city it inhabits - San Francisco.

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Hudson

Designed by Philippe Starck, Hudson is a whimsical re-interpretation of a university campus for adults.

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Morgans

Morgans is the hotel that started it all. When Morgans opened in 1984, the term ‘Boutique Hotel’ was used to describe the property by one of the hotel’s founders, who compared it to shopping in an exclusive boutique shop versus a large department store.

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Royalton

Royalton was Morgans Hotel Group’s second hotel, and when it opened in 1988, the vision was to go against the status quo of creating a “cookie-cutter hotel brand”. Royalton was purposely imagined to be the exact opposite of Morgans hotel: Morgans had no lobby and Royalton was all about the lobby.

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Sanderson

Sanderson, built in 1958 as the home for Sanderson Textiles, a fabric and wallpaper company, was the first building in London to have a “curtain wall exterior” – the building is supported by internal steel structure, not the typical exterior walls.

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St Martins Lane

Located in the bustling theatre district in London’s Covent Garden, St Martins Lane is a dramatic and daring take on a London hideaway. Standing outside the hotel, there are two oversized flower pots and a twenty-foot-high revolving door that serve as landmarks, letting guests know they have arrived.

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10 Karaköy

10 Karaköy, a Morgans Original, is a luxury boutique hotel where history meets with modernity. Built in neo-classical style, the hotel has been reimagined and designed in collaboration with award-winning architect Sinan Kafadar to bring a fresh, modern vibe to the dynamic energy of Karaköy...

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Mondrian Doha

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