For the first time ever, a hotel room is being used as a restaurant.
Behind an unmarked hotel room door in Hotel 32 32 in midtown Manhattan, New York, awaits Sushi by Bou Suite 1001.
Inside where the bed used to be is an intimate four-seat sushi bar offering an hour-long omakase.
The experience begins when guests enter the hotel lobby and are greeted by a hostess stationed at the reception desk. She hands over a key card and sends guests up to the 10th floor. Here, the key card is used to enter Suite 1001 – which has no markings on the door to differentiate it from any other room.
Behind the door is a sexy speakeasy complete with a four-seat sushi bar offering a 60-minute omakase valued at $125 per person. Over the course of the hour, guests enjoy about 17 pieces of sushi, made with local and imported ingredients.
As most hotel rooms are equipped with a small mini bar, Sushi by Bou features a self-serving sake vending machine where guests can select three pours for $30 to enhance the experience. Hand-crafted cocktails are prepared out on the adjacent 25-seat terrace which is equipped with a bar and lounge chairs. Guests are encouraged to sit outside before or after their meal to continue the experience.
Sushi by Bou Suite 1001 is located at 32 East 32nd St., New York, NY 10016.