At long last, the Laszlo
Saturday, January 04, 2020
At the Laszlo Hotel, people party like it’s 1945.
Loitering indefinitely in the lobby of Parker’s new boutique hotel are Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart, both looking fresh from the movie set, ready for their close-ups. A nosy reporter in a fedora lingers around for the next scoop and Frank Sinatra entertains a swinging crowd with classic big band hits. The hotel is lousy with “ghosts” from the 1940s.
“You’ll never see the same thing,” said Danielle Ozaluk, marketing director for the Laszlo Hotel.
Bogart roams around Rick’s Prime Steak and Seafood as “the boss,” an homage to Rick Blaine, the character Bogart played in the 1942 film “Casablanca,” who owned the fictional Rick’s Café. The Laszlo partners with Sasquatch Productions, which puts on many shows at the PACE Center, to hire cast members to go with the atmosphere of the hotel.