Hotel Review: Gansevoort Meatpacking

If you’re looking for New York’s trendy party scene, then a stay at the swanky Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel is in order.

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The Vibe: A trendy option in the Meatpacking district, the hotel is high on design with its swanky  downtown style, including a vibrant lobby with plush seating and mod elements sprinkled throughout. Once the clock strikes midnight it’s a party outside with club-goers filling the cobblestone streets outside the hotel, not to mention a large line-up for outsiders hoping to hit the rooftop bar Plunge, which boasts stunning panoramic views of the city.

The Facts: Opening its doors in 2004, the 186-room property has already undergone a major renovation, including extensive updates to the guest rooms and the addition of Studio-54 inspired artwork. All of the guest rooms offer luxe linens, cool Cutler toiletries, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi. Located in a shopping-friendly district, high-end shops including Jeffrey, DVF and Tory Burch are just around the corner, not to mention the High Line Park.

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The Experience: For those with shopping and nightlife at the top of their list, this hotel will certainly fulfill your need for thrills. The vibrant décor palette will perk you up after a flight, but no need to worry about getting zzz’s after a night on the town — the beds are ultra-plush with 400-thread count Egyptian cotton linens. The neighbourhood is home to many restaurants and nightclubs, but you could easily stay in the building. On the top floor you’ll find Plunge Bar & Lounge, with leather seating wrapping around the balcony and a translucent roof that remains open during the summer months. Downstairs is home to Provocateur Nightclub & Café, set-up with two distinctive settings with the Nightclub being the destination to dance the night away. Hotel guests get access to both locations, however for premium seating you’ll still need to book with bottle service. Attempt to erase some of the previous night’s damage with a workout at the Exhale Fitness & Spa, where you can participate in Core Fusion and yoga classes, or completely zone out with a relaxing massage.

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Room to Book: Ask for a Grand Deluxe room with a bay-window seating nook for a little extra space, perfect for laying out your latest purchases or having a pre-dinner cocktail.

Insider Tip: Feeling adventurous? The hotel offers complimentary bicycles and helmets for guests.

Getting There: The three main airports that get you into New York City are JFK (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA), Newark (EWR). A ride in a cab can take anywhere from 30-90 minutes depending on the time and day and traffic. Expect to pay anywhere from $40-60 (plus 15-20% tip) for a cab from the airport depending on what airport you are coming from. An alternative cash-saving option is taking a shuttle bus, such as the GO Airlink NYC, which will take you get you dropped off right at your hotel.

Price: $$$
Rates starting at $295/night.

Where to Find:
Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC
18 9th Ave.
New York, NY 10014
212-206-6700
gansevoorthotelgroup.com