Shane Fonner

Gramercy Park Hotel

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Gramercy Park Hotel The modern and elegant entrance.

The modern and elegant entrance.

Gramercy Park Hotel The welcoming, cozy, grand lobby of Gramercy Park Hotel, lined with incredible works of art throughout.

The welcoming, cozy, grand lobby of Gramercy Park Hotel, lined with incredible works of art throughout.

Gramercy Park Hotel The vibrant Jade Bar is ideal for a quick, cozy cocktail.

The vibrant Jade Bar is ideal for a quick, cozy cocktail.

Gramercy Park Hotel The warm bohemian interiors of our suite.

The warm bohemian interiors of our suite.

Gramercy Park Hotel Custom Marshall Acton speakers grace the bedsides and offer Bluetooth connectivity from any device so you can jam out to your own tunes.

Custom Marshall Acton speakers grace the bedsides and offer Bluetooth connectivity from any device so you can jam out to your own tunes.

Gramercy Park Hotel The English drinks cabinet provides a beautiful bevy of tasty, high quality bottles of liquor.

The English drinks cabinet provides a beautiful bevy of tasty, high quality bottles of liquor.

Gramercy Park Hotel The welcoming bed inside our luxe, velvet-lined room.

The welcoming bed inside our luxe, velvet-lined room.

Gramercy Park Hotel The terrace's lightbulb room features over 7,000 lightbulbs dangling from the ceiling above.

The terrace's lightbulb room features over 7,000 lightbulbs dangling from the ceiling above.

Gramercy Park Hotel The impressive rooftop offers views over Manhattan and Gramercy Park, and hosts private parties, events, and weddings, along with an occasional terrace soiree

The impressive rooftop offers views over Manhattan and Gramercy Park, and hosts private parties, events, and weddings, along with an occasional terrace soiree

Gramercy Park Hotel The rooftop's stunning Warhol room.

The rooftop's stunning Warhol room.

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.

The Barometer

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  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 50/50

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.

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Children

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

  • Price

    Accessibly luxurious.

  • Website

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