Wait, New York City with NO KIDS?!?! Well it was a business conference after all, but luckily the organizers chose a kick ass hotel. So, off to the Big Apple without needing to plan any family activities.
And I’m no slouch, but a trip to NYC always means you’ve got to bring your GAME. And this hotel is like living inside an Instagram filter named “Hipper”, because you just look better and life seems just a bit shinier when you stumble into some good lighting at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel. Maybe it was all the other hip guests staying there too – I’m positive some rubbed off on me in the rooftop bar.
The lobby is chic, the roof bar and pool is a happening spot for locals and guests, and even the restaurant does a good job. I really liked my room, which was large and in charge with plenty of space for sitting, working, sleeping and the whatevers. Plus it was facing 29th Street, where I could spy on the roof bar across the street (Tavern 29) and catch various ongoing shenanigans on display.
Darling I love you but give me Park Avenue…
Located on the East Side at the corner of Park Avenue and 29th in NoMad, the Gansevoort is convenient to many famous sights. I was able to walk easily to Madison Park, Union Square, The Flatiron Building, Eataly, Empire State Building and more. It was a quick cab ride to the cool new digs of The Whitney Museum of Art and the adjacent Highline. Plus being on the East Side means it is so very much easier to get to and from JFK, without having that hideous cross town traffic.
The air! Times Square!
I will definitely go back, especially when I’m due for an uptick in my hip quotient. And I would even consider bringing the family here. Triton would appreciate the design aesthetic, and Sophia and Ava would love the actor/waiter/model parade from the lobby to the roof and back. Especially at 1 a.m.