Fairly central location for business and sightseeing
Separate entrance for those coming just to party
Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
For a fee, borrow a Mophie juicepack to charge batteries on the go
Close to only one subway line
Some may find overly-trendy decor to be passe
Not particularly family-friendly
This 249-room hotel with flashy decor, an outdoor pool, and lots of bars is the uptown sister to the original, once wildly popular Hotel Gansevoort. The new trendy-looking Park Avenue South outpost adds lots of nightlife to its largely corporate neighborhood, but only time will tell if the owners can successfully reprise their hotel homerun.
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.
One block from the 6 subway line
5-minute walk to Madison Square Park
9-minute walk to the Empire State Building
12-minute walk to Union Square
10 to 15 minutes by subway to Times Square and the Theater District
15 minutes by subway to Central Park
16 minutes by subway to the Museum of Modern Art
17 minutes by subway to Wall Street
20 minutes by subway to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Windsor, an upscale sports bar, serves beer and custom drinks in a sophisticated, sporty atmosphere
Other bars include Plunge lounge, Red Room, and Blue Room
The hotel is attached to a Lacoste retail store
24-hour fitness center
Plunge outdoor heated pool with views of Empire State Building
24-hour business center
Hotel has a Porsche Panamera that can drop off up to three guests anywhere between 57th Street and Canal Street. Car operates on a first-come, first-serve basis and is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the week, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Asellina is a spacious, refined trattoria run by Italian chef Marco Porceddu. The menu includes Italian cured meats ($16), pizzas and pasta ($12-$16), and main courses like veal chop milanese and simmered branzino (entrees $20-$42).
24-hour room service
Neighborhood is home to many take-out lunch spots, casual Indian restaurants, and a few nice restaurants including Park Avenue Bistro and Dos Caminos.
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