Gramercy Park Hotel. Renaissance-inspired NYC Boutique Hotel.
Gramercy Park Hotel
A NYC Boutique Hotel
Gramercy Park Hotel is a luxury hotel which located at 2 Lexington Avenue, in the Gramercy Park. Neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, adjacent to the park of the same name. Gramercy Park’s genteel glamour is a rare feat. Set in one of the most coveted areas of Manhattan, Julian Schnabel has transformed the sophisticated charm of the storied Gramercy Park Hotel into a full-fledged work of art. The legendary hotel has, for nine decades, opened its doors, night after night, to international artists, literati, fashion designers and intellectuals. Today, a lushly landscaped rooftop garden for private events that affords excellent views of the New York skyline and engagingly designed interior spaces offer guests many evocative places to dine or linger over drinks. What is more, guests also have exclusive access to the leafy Gramercy Park, New York’s only private park.
‘’Basically, I’m painter’’, Schnabel says, ‘’I built a place I would like to be in’’.
Gramercy Park Hotel is known for its rich history. It was firstly designed by Robert T. Lyons and built by the developer brothers Bing & Bing from 1924–1925. In 1958 Herbert Weissberg, a prominent New York hotel owner, bought the hotel. He added a gift shop, doubled the size of the bar and gave tenure to Pinky, the beloved hotel bellhop. Guests were drawn to its bohemian character, low prices and locale. The hotel’s reputation for discretion attracted such musicians as Bob Marley and Bob Dylan Other notable guests include the Clash, Madonna, Debbie Harry, and David Bowie. Now, Gramercy Park Hotel is currently owned by the real estate firm RFR Holding LLC, and operated by Manhattan Hospitality Advisors.
The Rose Bar anchors the hotel, along with the Jade Bar and rooftop Gramercy Terrace restaurant. In Rose Bar you can enjoy exotic and delicious cocktails ranging from classic aperitifs to fanciful drinks and modern classics. Sophisticated and diverse music including custom designed playlists by world-renowned DJ’s and live entertainment twice a week. It is also home to Danny Meyer’s Maialino, which serves Italian cuisine. The hotel also exhibits paintings by noted artists. Some of them are Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, Julian Schnabel, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring.
All 190 rooms have a sexy, jewel-toned look courtesy of artist Julian Schnabel. All of them include British mahogany drinking cabinets, St. Laurent marble vanities and Italian linen–swathed beds. Furthermore each one of the guestroom has a unique mix of flea market finds and custom-made furniture, referencing different eras. The generous rooms and suites of this boutique hotel in New York are richly layered with velvet curtains, leather wing chairs, carved stone mantels, and original art. Sensual fabrics and textures throughout, and a Renaissance-inspired color palette give guests the feeling of floating through a living masterpiece. The property’s seven specialty suites are each unique, with spacious living rooms, some also come with dining rooms and bathrooms featuring custom sculpted soaking tubs. A highlight of securing a room at this legendary hotel is getting a key to the exclusive Gramercy Park, the only gated private patch of green in the Big Apple.
The hotel’s interior design is like a living work of art. To be more specific, the Gramercy’ s lush interiors feature velvet curtains, a Renaissance-inspired color palette, and arresting large-scale original works by David Salle, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.