Manor, The -
Taking a cue from the provincial country themes pervading the design and fashion landscape, The Manor takes the lounge scene back to the basics. Forgoing the usual pomp and pastels for rustic romanticism, the once-florid Pink Elephant was gutted to make way for a minimalist, yet decadent hunting lodge complete with pony-fur banquettes, a gold-leafed DJ booth, back-lit pastoral scenes and rich hardwood, velvet and leather accents. Unlike its older MPD brethren, The Manor’s entrance is quite discreet, with gas light lamps and a slender laser-cut sign bearing its logo above the velvet rope. Once through, you’re met with a nutty, wood-framed bar and a sleek mirrored wall leading to the main floor and downstairs trophy room. Hosting a hodgepodge of clientele from asymmetrical nouveau rockers to staid button-down businessmen, The Manor is the quintessential crossing ground for both the downtown and uptown elite. Padded corrugated walls absorb the selection of rock, 80s and mash-ups, while palm trees add a curious dash of tropical escape. Had enough idyllic indulgence? Take advantage of the club’s Cadillac Escalade service which chauffeurs VIPs to their desired destination.