Posted October 6, 2010

The Muse Hotel Bathrooms

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Pop Quiz

The bathrooms at The Muse Hotel in New York City are:

A) A safe place to hide from a bad date.

B) The best spot for cell phone reception in all of Midtown.

C) A design lover’s dream nominated for Cintas’s America’s Best Bathroom Award.

If you answered C, congrats! (We sympathize if you answered A, and have to admit we haven’t tested B.) Designed for hotel patrons, as well as diners at the adjacent NIOS restaurant, the bathrooms allow people to pick a stall according to their personality or mood. There are six unisex stalls, each with a different theme and jaw-dropping design scheme. The choices: Glam, Vain, Rebel, Passion, Macho, and Envy. Each opens directly into a common lounge area. Just don’t lag about there too long; the stark white chamber represents — you guessed it — purgatory.

For those into bling, this chamber is swathed in gilded glass tiles with a shimmery glass overlay.

Covered mirrors of all shapes and sizes massage the egos of attention seekers.

A black, Gothic-looking chandelier and shattered mirror indicate this room takes no prisoners.

The fiery red glow turns up the heat. (And you thought bathrooms couldn’t be sexy.)

Guys’ guys are right at home in the woodsy-feeling stall accented by an antler light fixture.

The marble and mosaic tile swathing this knockout space is green. Of course.

For more information on The Muse Hotel, call 212-485-2400 or visit


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  1. Jamie says:

    I love this! I always love visiting the Muse and deciding which of the bathrooms I’m going to go into that night! 🙂

  2. BT says:

    Anyone know where I can get a mirror like the one in the Rebel bathroom? Or even the one in Glam?