UK: Michael Achenbaum, founder of The Curtain, has ceased operating the hotel and private members club due to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a letter sent to members of The Curtain, Achenbaum explained that the “economic impact on my firm has made it impossible for us to continue being the operator of The Curtain.”
It continued to read: “A letter under separate cover will explain the new management and provide you the opportunity to continue your membership on the same terms and conditions applicable under our former stewardship.
I personally want to thank you for having been part of the unique and diverse community we created at The Curtain. It was a true pleasure getting to know so many of you personally. As such valued customers and friends, we would be delighted if you came to visit us in NYC. My affiliate is the owner of the Gansevoort Meatpacking.”
The Reuben brothers acquired The Curtain in 2018, and entered into a long-term agreement with Achenbaum to continue trading the property under a subsidiary of Achenbaum’s Gansevoort Hotel Group.
The Curtain first opened in 2017 and features 120 bedrooms, a restaurant and bar, rooftop swimming pool and lounge, an open music space and coworking space. It’s also the first London outpost of the restaurant Red Rooster led by Michelin-star chef Marcus Samuelson.
It is now understood that Martin Armstrong of Turpin Barker Armstrong (TBA) has been appointed as liquidator of the business. TBA has been contacted for a comment.