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'The Spot' Inside Trump SoHo
The sleek new lounge in the Trump-owned hotel

The new glamorous and seductive lounge, The Spot, in the Trump SoHo Hotel, officially opened last Wednesday to a small, intimate crowd that could most likely fit inside a single subway car. Guests mingled in the space, formerly known as Kastel, while DJ JUS-SKE spun, beneath a flurry of gold-hued Chinese lanterns. Although the dark stacked-stone walled space is tiny, there is enough room for a few circular, tufted leather banquettes, a small bar, and a DJ booth in one corner. If you want to dance the night away, The Spot, isn’t really ideal, but make the best of what’s available in the middle of the banquette seating. Opening night DJ JUS-SKE, along with Danny A. Abeckaser and other partners, opened this space after the original plans of opening, Bartelier, an ultra-lounge from LA nightlife veteran Darren Dzienciol, fell through. Abeckaser and his partners decided to call the new lounge, The Spot, after a bar Abeckaser frequented on his first trip to Miami. The name also stems from the most important question anyone ever asks when coordinating a night out of the town, “what’s the spot tonight?” The Spot is destined to become the next exclusive VIP lounge in the city due to its small size. As for right now, enjoy the “sultry new grotto of bottles” and all its newness.

Make The Spot your own private club, while you still can get passed security, at the Trump SoHo Hotel, 246 Spring Street (between Sixth Ave. & Varick)