Thursday, March 15, 2012

Where to Stay: Gramercy Park Hotel

Photo courtesy of Gramercy Park Hotel

What's better than a stylish hotel? How about a stylish hotel that's within a few minutes of some of the best shopping in New York City? Designed by Oscar-nominated director Julian Schnabel, Gramercy Park Hotel is a 185-room work of art set along the boundaries of Manhattan's private Gramercy Park (only local residents and hotel guests have access to it).

Photo courtesy of Gramercy Park Hotel
Gramercy Park Hotel is within easy access to uptown shopping havens like Fifth and Madison Avenues, as well the downtown funky styles of SoHo, Nolita and the Meatpacking District. If you're not sure where to begin your retail therapy, let the concierge arrange for a private shopping session.

Photo courtesy of Gramercy Park Hotel

One-of-a-kind furnishings, paintings and sculptures (with original art from the likes of Andy Warhol) make for an environment that is both regal and modern. There's a restaurant serving up Roman-style trattoria dishes and a rooftop garden that's perfect for casual al fresco breakfast and lunch. Rose Bar and Jade Bar, both designed in an eclectic candlelit feel, have a long list of classic and exotic cocktails, plus an all-day bar dining menu.

Photo courtesy of Gramercy Park Hotel

Humphrey Bogart, John F. Kennedy and Axel Rose are just some of the high-flying guests that have visited Gramercy Park Hotel since its opening in 1925. The guest suites' rich velvet curtains and carved stone mantels have even served as the backdrop to many ad campaigns, including one for Vera Wang. And we all know how big of a difference the small touches make: at Gramercy Park Hotel, staff leave thoughtfully chosen books in your bedside rack and fragrant bath salts to enjoy in your  sculpted soaking tub.

1 comment:

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