- Close to only one subway line
- Some may find overly-trendy decor to be passe
- Not particularly family-friendly
A trendy-looking hotel that aims to bring downtown nightlife to sleepy midtown
The original Hotel Gansevoort in New York's nightlife-heavy Meatpacking District was a smashing success when it opened in 2004, so its creators are trying their luck again, a bit farther uptown this time. The Gansevoort Park, on Park Avenue South at 29th Street, sits among office buildings in a bit of a no man's land between Union Square and and Midtown East. The idea is to bring a slice of glamour and nightlife to an otherwise sleepy (at nighttime) neighborhood, though this hotel is slightly more mature than the original (think fewer neon lights, a separate entrance for those arriving only to party, and the classy Italian restaurant, Asellina). It's hard to say just how many bars this hotel has, because many of the nightlife areas run into one another, but suffice it to say there's an impressive amount of space in which to party -- the Plunge lounge that runs across the top floor of the hotel and out onto the pool deck; the rooftop sundeck-cum-event space; the Blue Room and the Red Room -- the list goes on. The hotel has been hosting A-list events since before it even fully opened.
In a neighborhood full of office buildings, but close to several of New York's best sights
The immediate area surrounding the hotel is full of office buildings and take-out lunch joints, and the hotel provides some of the only nightlife in the neighborhood. It's also only close to one subway line, but the hotel is walking distance to sights including Union Square, Madison Square Park, and the Empire State Building.
Comfortable beds, splashes of color, iPods with music, and large bathrooms
All rooms have:
Bars upon bars... upon bars. And a great outdoor pool.
An Italian trattoria and 24-hour room service
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