Robert “Toshi” Chan: From Trader to Actor to Hotelier
The seasoned entrepreneur offers advice on how to make seamless career transitions, even when the jumps are big ones
The seasoned entrepreneur offers advice on how to make seamless career transitions, even when the jumps are big ones
"toshi's living room and penthouse featured on Bravo's Million Dollar Listing"
Toshi's Living Room live music lounge.
Here's the latest happening in the luxury hotel world as told by JustLuxe.com. Got a question about luxury hotels, the travel biz, and where to stay? Send it in and we'll have JustLuxe answer it. Whoever came up with that little motto “It’s the thought that counts” for special-occasion gifting is a more spiritually evolved creature than we (or Kristen Stewart …or Johnny Depp’s new piece) will ever be. Loving thoughts are appreciated, but if you really want to make our next birthday memorable, please book us the VIP birthday package at the Flatiron Hotel. Specifically, the one that comes with a private sushi chef, a classic Cadillac Deville ’65 with chauffeur, four tickets to the New York Giants, and all-day spa treatments for all the friends who are staying with us in the 4000-square-foot Toshi’s Penthouse. Plus a few more little things we haven’t detailed (full package details after the jump). It’s $8000 per person, plus tax and tip, but if you love someone, money’s a small price to pay, right?
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New York Photos of the Week, April 20th – April 26th Owner of the Flatiron Hotel, Robert ’Toshi‘ Chan, is hoping to lure in the after-work crowd with his new rooftop bar, ‘Toshi’s Penthouse.’ New bars and restaurants are opening these days at a fever pitch in NoMad, or north of Madison Square Park. (Mark Abramson for The Wall Street Journal)
New bars and restaurants are opening these days at a fever pitch.
Devils legend Ken Daneyko joined Giants David Diehl and Mark Herzlich at the opening of Little Town NJ restaurant and bar in Hoboken on Wednesday night. Co-owners Chris and Albie Manzo of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and their mother Caroline hung out with the sports stars while John Legend took in a performance by tween rockers Giffords Lane. ... Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson will be at Citi Field on Thursday to speak to more than 200 children as part of the Citi Field Kids Program. ... Iman Shumpert hit the town with his girlfriend recently at Toshi’s Living Room in the Flatiron Hotel and noshed on buffalo chicken wings and sliders. ... Plaxico Burress and Frank Gore had a blast at Flatiron “sports-meets-nightlife” staple, Bounce Sporting Club’s famous “Sunday Funday” party. The two ordered Bounce’s infamous “10 spiced Koreatown” wings, sliders, and Belvedere and Don Julio cocktails. They danced and were more than happy to take pictures with other party go-ers.
The Flatiron Hotel had an unexpected hit with Toshi's Living Room, a jazz club and bar that packs them in every night with live music (and lets passersby see the acts through floor-to-ceiling picture windows). As a followup, the property is rolling out Toshi's Penthouse Bar and Rooftop – while the sky-high lounge won't have live tunes, they do sport some excellent views of the Empire State Building (pictured).
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In the wake of Toshi's Living Room's tremendous popularity and success, hotelier, Robert "Toshi" Chan has recently announced the imminent opening of Toshi's Penthouse Bar & Rooftop, which rests above the swanky Flatiron Hotel. Here at Joonbug, we had the pleasure of enjoying live music at Toshi's Living Room after it had recently opened. We can expect the same comforting and cheerful atmosphere evoked by Toshi and his staff when Toshi's Penthouse Bar & Rooftop opens this May, just in time for those hot summer soirees. Toshi's Penthouse Bar & Rooftop offers an inviting, no frills, calming retreat to escape the hustle and bustle of the Flatiron District. If you go to their website, you'll see that Toshi seeks to maintain a "simple, real, and kick-ass" ambiance. Boasting 3,500 square feet on the 12th floor of the Flatiron Hotel, the rooftop offers breathtaking views of the Empire State Building and surrounding architecture. With floor to ceiling windows and indoor and outdoor private spaces, with tasteful yet understated decor suitable for hosting any event, Toshi goes above and beyond to fulfill his promise to provide a "kick-ass" environment. One little caveat: They have a strict "NO MEANIES" policy, so be sure to check your bad attitude at the door. For more information and to take a look at Toshi's dinner and drinks menu head to their website.
Guests may experience a sensory overload once they enter Toshi’s Living Room above the Flatiron Hotel. The bright lights, two-story fish tank and live music is a lot to take in, but once your eyes adjust, you can see you’re in one of the top outdoor bars in NYC. Visitors may even run into owner Robert Toshi (and his dog Ponzu), who has a reputation for throwing some of the swankiest parties in the city. This place has weekly events, like Soul Night on Mondays, as well as charity events.
The rooftop of the Flatiron Hotel (1141 Broadway at 26th Street), aka Toshi’s Penthouse, will open to the public in May and it looks like they did a nice job with its design (see photo below). It’s 4000 square feet of space that can handle a 150-person banquet or a 350-person cocktail party. It has views out on to the New York City skyline and the Empire State Building. Currently they are booking the space for birthdays, weddings and events, but word is they will open to the general public select nights of the week in May and will kick things off with a launch party (Check out the Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse Facebook page or @ToshisLivingRm for more info). This place looks like it is going to be a great spot for drinks this summer (it’s hard to imagine those hot summer nights right now but we know they are coming).
Pet owners know that successful travel with a pet not only depends on advance preparation by the pet owner, but also on organized planning by hosts at the destination. When traveling to New York City, you and your pup are welcome guests of Toshi, the iconic owner of the Flatiron Hotel, and his dog Ponzu. Toshi and Ponzu roll out the red carpet (literally) welcoming furry guests to the Flatiron Hotel with designer welcome kits.
A sure sign of spring? News of new rooftop bars sprouting up around town. Today we have word that the Flatiron Hotel will launch Toshi's Penthouse Bar and Rooftop, a spinoff of the Toshi's Living Room, a live music venue off the lobby of the property. This watering hole will have awesome view of the Empire State Building and will be open Monday through Saturday starting in May. There's an interior space for rainy nights and the property is pushing the joint for private shindigs. File this as yet another reason we're excited to the arrival of spring (9 West 26th St.).
Renowned hotelier, Robert “Toshi” Chan, owner of the Flatiron Hotel, is pleased to announce it will open Toshi’s Penthouse Bar & Rooftop atop the Flatiron Hotel in May 2013. Preceded by the success of the hotel’s live music venue bar and restaurant, Toshi’s Living Room, the Penthouse Bar & Rooftop is an indoor and outdoor private space that offers spectacular views of the Empire State Building and surrounding New York architecture. Toshi’s inner sanctum, nestled over the Manhattan skyline, is a socially curated venue that boasts 3,500 square feet on the 12th floor of the Flatiron Hotel. Toshi’s Penthouse Bar & Rooftop features floor to ceiling windows facing North, East, and South with doors that lead out to the open terrace. Comfortable outdoor lounge seating and tables adorn the breathtaking exterior oasis. Toshi’s Penthouse Bar & Rooftop will be open Monday through Wednesday from 5pm to 1am and Thursday through Saturday from 5pm to 2am. It is available for private functions and is the perfect setting for events such as book release parties, corporate parties, charity auctions, and private social gatherings. The outdoor and indoor spaces make exceptional backdrops for any type of event. About Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse at The Flatiron Hotel Renowned hotelier Robert “Toshi” Chan, owner of The Flatiron Hotel, is pleased to debut Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse, the hotel’s live music venue bar and restaurant. The menu, which includes tasty dishes like “Salmon Sex” with hibiscus and mashed edamame and “Just Shut Up & Beef” prime aged ribeye with pomegranate peppercorn sauce prepared by Chef Jordy Lavanderos and his team. Lavanderos is a Mexican-born chef and a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. The restaurant and bar are located on the ground floor of The Flatiron Hotel, located at 9 West 26th Street at the corner of Broadway. Live musicians play every night beginning at 6pm, drawing a lively crowd and a diverse group of artists.
FLATIRON — A Hollywood actor-turned-hotelier is giving Broadway understudies their star turn in the limelight. Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130312/flatiron/hotelier-gives-broadway-understudies-star-turn/slideshow/356810#ixzz2NNpP4ll9
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Robert “Toshi” Chan, a real estate mogul, party promoter, actor and majority owner of New York City’s newest premier hotel, Flatiron Hotel.
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It's hard to find a place in New York City for musicians and artists where the owner cares for them. We pay them, we feed them. We give them a lot of love here.
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$100 bucks can go a long way when it comes to a creative and enjoyable roof-top stay. For this small cost, people can stay on the roof of Toshi's South Eighth St. building in Williamsburg. There you will find a queen-sized mattress with a plush comforter and cloud-like pillows.
Roomarama.com is a website that allows people to live like the locals at a fraction of the cost of a hotel room. Toshi is joining the trend and allowing individuals to step inside his pristine apartment. Not only is there garden access and a private water fall in the back, but with a full wall of windows the view is incredible.
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Toshi has become well known for his exclusive parties since trading life on Wall Street to be a full-time socialite. "Between managing real estate in Manhattan and Brooklyn and making regular acting appearances on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," the once-nerdy prep school student from California has reinvented himself as a colorful character of the city."
Being a landlord was never in the cards for Toshi, but when he found a building that spoke to him, he had to make the move. The apartments are located in Williamsburg and are completed with ideal finishes that would be found in his own home. "I made everything the same as it is in my own home. I treat them like my friends." "God has played as cosmic joke on me," he said.