Posts tagged peeps

Meet Marina

Meet Marina. She takes care of The Standard Shop and organizes all the wonderful little things we offer our guests every day — from an issue of Monocle, to colorful headphones, to a limited edition deck of Ryan McGinness nudie playing cards. Here’s a little Q&A with the Russian born sweetie…

Full Name: Marina Gasparyan

Title: Sales Associate at The Shop, Standard New York

Sun Sign: Aries

Standard Hotel: First off, tell us a bit about your background, and what you do at The Standard?

Marina: I’m originally from Moscow, grew up in Brooklyn, lived in Miami for several years and moved back to NYC 2 years ago to attend NYU. I’m studying Film there and holding it down at The Shop here at The Standard.

What’s your favorite secret spot in NYC?

That’s an impossible question to answer but, I do love sitting in Washington Square Park and people watching.

iPhone or Blackberry? What APP do you use the most?

Blackberry, and I don’t use any apps…I check my email, does that count??

What’s one of your most memorable moments in the building?

I’m going to have to keep that to myself….

I spend most of my time thinking about ____________?


What was the last song you downloaded?

I think it was Morrissey, “You have killed me”

What is your favorite movie based in a hotel?

No Country for Old Men. All the motel room scenes in that film are so creepy you can’t take your eyes off the screen.

How has 2011 treated you so far?

It’s been a pretty sweet year for me.

When you finally break free from work, what is the next awesome place you plan to vacation to?

I think I’m going to take a trip back to the motherland, RUSSIA!

Meet “T” Elliott

Full Name: “T” Elliott

Title: Rooftop GM

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Meet T Elliott, our General Manager for the super hoppin’ Rooftop at The Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. T keeps the good vibes flowing whether it’s chill times mid-week or a weekend mid-rager. Here’s a few more things you might not know about T…

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Meet Steven Sué

Full Name: Steven Sué

Exact Title: Purple Lounge General Manager

Sun Sign: Scorpio

First off, tell us a bit about your background, and what you do at the Standard?

It’s a tough job, but someone has to keep the party going nightly, I run the Purple Lounge, hidden in the back of the restaurant; this includes booking djs and bands, hosting events and chewing a lot of fat. Thank god for my protestant work ethic.

What’s your favorite secret spot in Hollywood?

It’s hardly a secret, but Jumbo’s Clown Room is Hollywood’s best bar hands down. Sure, it’s a strip bar, but WHY NOT have a staff meeting there? Always something for everyone (Violet) and everything for someone (Cricket).

What was the last song you downloaded?

Alan Vega’s Jukebox Baby

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