By Alice M. Lee
Updated October 19, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Bungalow 8 THE BUZZ Movie stars, models, and artists mix at this exclusive enclave in Manhattan’s Chelsea area. NAME GAME The brainchild of NYC nightlife czar/Lot 61 owner Amy Sacco, this ”Sunset Boulevard luxe” lounge was inspired by the Beverly Hills Hotel’s infamous Bungalow 8 — favored hideaway of such Hollywood legends as Howard Hughes and Marilyn Monroe. ROOM SERVICE ”It’s funny and campy,” says Sacco. ”Each table is like going to your own room.” That ”room” is equipped with a cordless phone, minibar, and board games. Nocturnal animals can also stock up at the gift shop (bathrobes, slippers, and other overnight essentials), nosh on delicacies (scrambled eggs with caviar, anyone?), and even order takeout. Feel like partying in the Hamptons? The concierge will book a helicopter flight (from the nearby helipad). If you’d rather stay home, he can arrange limo service, spa treatments, and instant access to the city’s other coveted clubs. CLAIMS TO FAME Kevin Spacey, Benicio Del Toro, Jude Law, Julia Roberts, and Bruce Willis have been among the revelers. Since its opening in May, Bungalow 8 has also hosted bashes for Jay-Z, P. Diddy, and the new thriller Joy Ride. VELVET ROPE With a maximum capacity of 100, expect a tough door — that is, unless you’re a private ”key”-carrying VIP.

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