Sapir can oust Morgans from Mondrian Soho

Judge rules to evict Jason Kalisman’s management company

TRD New York /
Apr.April 13, 2015 03:59 PM

The Mondrian Soho will officially transition to its new brand — NoMo SoHo — after a judge ruled today that Alex Sapir and Rotem Rosen’s ASRR Capital can push the former management company out.

ASRR purchased the swanky hotel out of foreclosure for $205 million earlier this year, and has since been engaged in a struggle with Jason Kalisman’s Morgans Hotel Management, which had a long-term contract with the former owners, according to the New York Post.

The decision comes after a dramatic episode last week in which Sapir tried to oust Morgans in the middle of the night by taking over the hotel’s systems and slipping notes under guests’ doors announcing the new brand. The judge put a temporary restraining order in place, but as of today, the path is clear for ASRR to take over.

Both sides were ordered to submit a plan for the orderly transition of management by May 1.

“We want to succeed or fail on our own abilities and with our own management team,” said Bruce Kaplan, the attorney representing ASRR.

Morgans still has a claim for $110 million in damages that court has not yet decided.

“While we are disappointed in the court’s decision to order a transfer of operations at Mondrian SoHo, we will continue to pursue our damages claim [against Sapir] for willful breach of our management contract,” a Morgans spokesman told the newspaper. [NYP] — Tess Hofmann

Related Articles

From left: Rotem Rosen, Zina Sapir, Tamir Sapir, Bella Sapir, Elena Sapir, and Alex Sapir (Credit: Getty Images)

Alex Sapir accused of mismanaging family fortune amid feud with Rotem Rosen

Sapir Corp. posts $7M loss in first quarter
of 2019

Alex Sapir borrows from father’s estate to pay off Israeli bonds

Alex Sapir’s massive Opportunity Zone site in Miami hits the market

Rotem Rosen and Alex Sapir with 11 Madison Avenue (Credit: iStock and Google Maps)

Rotem Rosen seeks $103M from Tamir Sapir’s estate

Alex Sapir and 218 Madison Avenue (Credit: Getty Images)Alex Sapir and 218 Madison Avenue (Credit: Getty Images)

With sights set on Miami, Sapir looks to sell NYC dev site

Alex Sapir picks up $13M Chelsea townhouse for family member

Hanes takes another floor at Sapir’s
260 Madison