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Gramercy Park Hotel
New York, New York
Why Stay At Gramercy Park Hotel
Hospitality heavyweight Ian Schrager and artist Julian Schnabel created this impeccable design hotel in Manhattan's Gramercy Park.
When design partners Ian Schrager and Julian Schnabel unveiled their reimagined, ultraswanky Gramercy Park Hotel in winter 2006, it brought modern glamour back to this 1925-era property. The 185 rooms—done up in Raphaelite tones of jade, claret, and sapphire blue—have chairs and ottomans upholstered in thick velvet, studded leather hope chests, and heavy drapes. Many have views across the park, and all are enlivened by funky metal light fixtures and bold wall art (much of it black-and-white photography from the Magnum agency archives). Art looms large in the common areas too; the checkerboard-tiled lobby, where rough-hewn wooden columns support a 20-foot ceiling, and the adjacent Rose and Jade bars double as galleries for paintings by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Cy Twombly. And all guests are allowed entry to the exclusive, quiet, privately keyed Gramercy Park, just outside.
To get past the doormen at the hotel's popular Rose Bar, be sure to make a reservation upon arrival. The busiest nights are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
A perk for late risers? The hotel's ground-grazing velvet curtains, which also help to block the noise off Lexington Avenue.
Arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), which is approximately 20 miles (30-60 minutes depending on traffic) from the hotel. Transfers available: $170 each way to/from airport.42 East 20th St, New York, New York, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Rooftop Terrace
- In-Room Spa Services
- Fitness Center
- Personal Trainers
- Shoe Shine Service
- Laundry Service
- Wired + Wireless Internet
- Multilingual Staff,
- Art Collection
- Music & Movie Library
- Business Center
- Unique Design
- Flat-Panel Televisions
- iPod Docks
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Mini Bars
- In-Room Safes
- 2 Bars
- Wine Bar
- Private Dining
- 24-Hour Room Service
- 2-person occupancy in Superior Room
- 4-person occupancy in Deluxe Room, Loft & One-Bedroom Suite
Why We Love New York
Higher concentration of swag in one city than almost anywhere else in the world. Oh. And the Alexander McQueen exhibition now at the Met.
Where to Relax: Acqua Beauty Bar. To escape the city's hustle and bustle, stop into the pin-drop-quiet Acqua Beauty Bar. Splurge on the Eastern Meridian, a massage combining shiatsu, acupuncture, and stretching. Pedicures $45. Manicures $22. One-hour massages from $100. 7 East 14th St. 212/620-4329.
Where to Eat: Gramercy Tavern. Snag a covetable dinner reservation at Gramercy Tavern, where chef Michael Anthony serves locally sourced American specialties, such as beef tartare—with eggs straight from an upstate chicken coop. Dinner for two $176. 42 East 20th St. 212/477-0777.
Where to Drink: Jade Bar. Ogle Warhol paintings while sipping ginger martinis at the hotel's Jade Bar. Slink in through the Gramercy Park Hotel's side entrance, reserved for guests only. Drinks for two $38. Read More
Why Go Now
April to November 2011
Even casual sports fans find plenty to cheer about at the city's two new ballparks for the Mets and Yankees
May through July 2011
Stunning exhibition honoring British fashion designer Alexander McQueen at the Metropolitan Museum
July 11-24, 2011
Twice a year, the city's finest restaurants offer prix fixe menus for under $35