Buy “Everything from a 50 Cent Spoon to a $300,000 Chandelier” at the Hudson Hotel Clearance Sale
No need to truck it to Jersey for a yard sale – there’s a massive furniture, decor and memorabilia sell-out currently taking place at the former Hudson Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen.
With everything from one of the 800 bedroom hangers (priced at $0.50) to the iconic Ingo Maurer-designed chandelier in the lobby (priced at $300,000) plus artwork and decorations throughout the hotel, thrift shop lovers can browse the sale for a $5 admission fee from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at W58th Street and 9th Avenue.
The clearance sale opened this weekend and will run until all items are sold at the historic West Side hotel with nearly nine cat lives – first a women’s residence founded by the JP Morgan heiress Anne Morgan, who became a hotel for Dutch soldiers during WWII, became WNET Public Television and Daily show studio, converted into hotel Ian Schrager transformed into health care accommodation during the pandemic. Now the building has been sold to developers CSC Coliving to be turned into affordable shared housing and is cleaning up its proverbial (and literal) closets.
Leading the sale is Dayton, Ohio-based International Content Liquidations Inc, a five-generation family business founded in 1890 that specializes in hotel and resort liquidation sales across the country. Nicole L Kabealo, the company’s fifth generation and project manager, told W42ST that despite the volume, ICL was used to overseeing sales as massive as Hudson’s, having presided over the liquidation last year. of the 2,200 rooms and commons of the historic Pennsylvania hotel in Midtown. furniture from the area as well as past sales at St Regis and Commodore hotels — though they’ve traveled all the way to Montana, “Our company and staff are definitely tuned in to New York,” Kabealo said.
When it comes to the Hudson, the ICL team moved every item—from flat-screen televisions to end tables, commercial kitchen equipment and lower-level nightclub furniture—to the level of the lobby for easy browsing and shopping. Kabealo mentioned that while the company provides carts and carts for shoppers so they can grab a couch here and a commercial oven there, customers are responsible for getting the items out and bringing them in their own. apartments without lift. “You have to provide your own muscle,” she laughed.
Some of his favorite selling items include the aforementioned lobby chandelier as well as the hotel’s hand-carved pool table with matching ceiling light (also designed by Ingo Maurer). “You can find anything from a $0.50 spoon to a $300,000 chandelier,” Kabealo said of the market‘s wide range of items. All sales are final – with no refunds, returns or exchanges – and a 15% buyer’s premium and 8.88% tax are added to every purchase.
The best part of her job, she said, is working with clients who are looking to retain memories of their hotel stay. “We have a lot of people coming in and saying, ‘Oh my God, I got married here’ or ‘I stayed in this room – can I buy the room number at the door? People come for specific souvenir-style items,” she said. “But we also have customers coming in and they have no idea what they want. And then, we see them queuing and they leave with four carts of different goods! she added.
While the group’s next sale in New York is still pending – “We travel so much, I’m barely home three months a year!” says Kabealo––for now, they’re happy to help New Yorkers bring home a piece of West Side history. Good shopping!
The Hudson Hotel – Before and After…
What the rooms at the Hudson Hotel looked like before closing. Now they are sold item by item. Photos: Hudson Hotel Instagram and Phil O’Brien
The iconic lobby is now where shoppers check out their clearance sale purchases. Photos: Hudson Hotel Instagram and Phil O’Brien
The antique pool table and ceiling light are available for private sale. Photos: Hudson Hotel Instagram and Phil O’Brien
Many locals enjoyed the courtyard of the Hudson Hotel, it is now under reconstruction for cohabitation. Photos: Hudson Hotel Instagram and Phil O’Brien
Umami Burger is now filled with Philippe Starck chairs and mattresses for sale. Photos: Hudson Hotel Instagram and Phil O’Brien
The Hudson Hotel basement nightclub has items for sale that can be viewed upon request. Photos: Hudson Hotel Instagram and Phil O’Brien
The Hudson Bar can now be purchased piece by piece before rebuilding begins. Photos: Hudson Hotel Instagram and Phil O’Brien