His Majesty

NEW YORK — Knock, knock. "Housekeeping!" fibs Vikram Chatwal as he pauses, key in hand, outside the Astaire Suite, just one of 235 rooms in The Majestic, his new hotel (located at 210 West 55th Street), which officially opens next...

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"People can enjoy the view of Times Square for the price of a cocktail, not a penthouse," says Chatwal, motioning toward the Hudson River from his rooftop seat. Rooms begin at $225 a night and climb to $350 for suites.

By May, he says, the restaurant Serafina will be up and running — and providing room service — as will the Sundari Spa. And Chatwal’s also hard at work on another project, The Lamb’s Club, a 120-room high-end luxury hotel on 44th Street, slated to open next year, which will host a Deepak Chopra spa.

But his most pressing project is the one at hand: coming up with a Halloween costume for his birthday party.

"Elvis, maybe?" he says. "Oh, I’ll probably just be a Rastafarian — or a maharajah."
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