New York's revamped Riff Chelsea channels Madonna's early career

The Riff Chelsea, the former Chelsea Star (the hotel rumored to be the inspiration for Madonna's hit "Lucky Star") is celebrating a soft opening after a transformation to a musically inspired property. The hotel features 44 guestrooms, from budget-friendly single rooms with shared bathrooms to rooms with seating areas and en suite bathrooms. When renovations are complete, there will also be six 500- to 1,000-square-foot apartments in an adjacent building, which is connected to the main building by an outdoor courtyard. Guestrooms amenities include copies of Interview magazine and "Madonna NYC 83," New York photographer Richard Corman's book of images of the pop star in the early 1980s. Starting rates range from $99 for standard rooms to $249 for apartments.

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