Shane Fonner

Gramercy Park Hotel

New York City

by: Shane Fonner

  • Why

    Staycation

  • When

    March 2017

  • Who

    My wife and I

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Highs + Lows

  • The beds are unbelievably comfortable, with fine linens and super soft mattresses that sleep like a dream (and a custom-made blanket that sits splattered like a brushstroke of paint across the beds).

  • The museum-quality artwork throughout the property showcases the owner, Aby Rosen’s, personal collection of contemporary art, and features works by Andy Warhol, Fernando Botero, Julian Schnabel, Damien Hirst, and many more.

  • The dynamic Rose Bar pulses with action in the evenings, and especially during the vibey Rose Bar Sessions, featuring live music from emerging and established musical artists (even Lady Gaga has been known to show up unannounced and jump on stage).

  • The hotel has a selection of vibrantly hued bikes by Martone Cycling Co. on offer for guests, ideal for exploring the charming Gramercy Park neighborhood.

  • The hotel’s warm tones, executed in burgundy, rose, and blue, recall the warm hues of a Caravaggio painting that’s been brought to life by the endlessly talented Julian Schnabel.

  • The hotel’s historic legacy (JFK stayed here as a child, and numerous artists have been known to carouse the dimly lit, baroque hallways, including the Rolling Stones, U2, Blondie, and Madonna, amongst others) is felt in every corridor, and the hallways reverberate with the epic rock and roll pedigree any other hotel in the world would die to replicate.

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Important Bits

  • Type

    Haute bohemian artists’ hideaway.

  • Vibe

    Artistic Haute Bohemian.

  • Location

    Centrally secluded, just off the serenely quiet and private Gramercy Park.

  • Rooms

    190

  • Music

    Rock and roll.

  • Year Opened

    Originally opened in 1925, renovated in 2006.

  • Designed By

    Julien Schnabel.

  • Pool/Gym

    There is no pool, but there is a gym.

  • Restaurant

    The immaculate Maialino from Danny Meyer is just off the lobby.

  • Bar

    Two bars downstairs- the cozy Jade Bar facing Lexington Avenue, and the legendary art-laden Rose Bar just off the lobby.

  • Minibar

    Superbly stocked mini-bar in each room, presented in an English Drinks Cabinet.

  • Wifi

    Free (and solid) WiFi throughout the hotel.

  • Children

    Children are welcome, but best left in the room for visiting the Rose Bar.

  • Price

    Accessibly luxurious.

In the Area

A legendary music and art venue sits just off the lobby, and houses some incredible live music and art shows.

Rose Bar

Rose Bar, New York, NY, United States

A legendary music and art venue sits just off the lobby, and houses some incredible live music and art shows.

Danny Meyer’s spectacular Italian restaurant is downstairs in the hotel, and offers an unreal brunch on the weekends. Try the ricotta pancakes. Trust me.

Maialino

Maialino, Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, United States

Danny Meyer’s spectacular Italian restaurant is downstairs in the hotel, and offers an unreal brunch on the weekends. Try the ricotta pancakes. Trust me.

Gramercy Park is one of the only private parks left in the sprawling metropolis, and Gramercy Park Hotel has a key. Treat yourself to an hour in the blissfully quiet, undisturbed environs and enjoy serenity not found in many other corners of the city.

Gramercy Park

Gramercy Park, New York, NY, United States

Gramercy Park is one of the only private parks left in the sprawling metropolis, and Gramercy Park Hotel has a key. Treat yourself to an hour in the blissfully quiet, undisturbed environs and enjoy serenity not found in many other corners of the city.

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Gramercy Park Hotel

Gramercy Park Hotel, Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, United States

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