If there’s one thing we rarely compromise on while travelling, it’s a chic, stylish and comfortable hotel. There’s nothing like slipping into the crisp white sheets of a hotel bed and pulling the thick, fluffy comforter up to your chin after a day of flying, sight-seeing or shopping. It’s your home away from home while travelling, and if you’re like us you want an ultra soft bed to sink into, sleek bathroom and an amazing view to look out at your destination. For us, experiencing a new hotel is truly one of the best parts of travelling and we will be featuring our favourite hotel experiences regularly. First up, the Hotel Gansevoort.
The trendy Meatpacking District is not only the hot spot for dining, shopping and celeb-spotting. Thanks to the Hotel Gansevoort you can now stay in the hip NYC location (they are the first luxury, full-service resort in the Meatpacking District). Luckily for us, we had the chance to rest our heads at this chic hotel. Anchored at the corner of Ninth Ave. and 13th Street, the Gansevoort (a Dutch word; “gans” meaning goose and “voort” meaning ahead) has 187 rooms and is urban sophistication at its best. Rooms with plush beds, modern minimalist decor in shades of cream, blackberry and grey and fabulous views of NYC and the Hudson River. Check out styleathome.com for more design details on the Gansevoort.
This hotel is the hot spot to be for the young fashionable crowd. With designer shops and high-end restos on the cobble-stone streets surrounding the hotel, it’s not hard to see why the first season of The City filmed here at the hip Plunge rooftop bar. While we visited the hotel, there was lineup around the block filled with socialites and stylish guys waiting to get into the bar. Luckily, if you’re a hotel guest you get VIP access, so take advantage! With a huge Exhale spa (try the daily yoga classes and the Lift Facial) the Gansevoort is easily at the top of our list of favourite hotels. In fact we loved it so much we jumped at the chance to visit the newest Gansevoort hotel in sunny Turks & Caicos — so stay tuned!
WHERE TO FIND:
18 Ninth Avenue (at 13th Street), New York, NY 10014; (212) 206 – 6700