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Gansevoort Park Avenue

Gansevoort Park Avenue

Gansevoort Park Avenue

Gansevoort Park Avenue

Gansevoort Park Avenue

Gansevoort Park Avenue

Gansevoort Park Avenue

Gansevoort Park Avenue

Address 420 Park Avenue South; NY 10016
by 29th Street
Neighbourhood NoMad, Murray Hill | See on map
Subway 28th St – Lexington [4,6]
Telephone +1 212 317 2900
Website http://gansevoortpark.com/
Price From USD 385

Although the Gansevoort’s sister hotel on Park Avenue took its time to open, boy was the wait worth it. Sure, the location is non-descript (major neighbourhood attraction: Curry Hill’s Indian restaurants), but it hasn’t lost its fun-loving downtown roots.

The place is built to wow, from the facade’s colour-changing glass column to the huge lobby chandeliers and the ever-present soft porn artwork by Deborah Anderson, but the real stunner is undeniably the tri-level Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge playground. With a 40ft indoor-outdoor pool (heated for all-year use and open to non-guests after 6:30pm), loungers can splish in the water, splash out on cocktails, or simply enjoy the best views in town of the Empire State Building.

As at the Gansevoort Meatpacking, service aims to please here – 24 hour fitness centre, complimentary Wi-Fi and Porsche courtesy cars form part of the package – and the rooms are similarly lush with their high ceilings and open-framed four poster beds.

The food & beverage offering also includes the two-tier Twenty33 lobby cocktail bar serving Prohibition-style drinks, and Marco Porceddu’s sceney Italian eatery Asellina. That may sound like a bootylicious Bronx import but is a name taken from a Pompeiian woman who ran a brothel above her tavern. Puts the whole Dutch moniker in context now, doesn’t it? But what will the WASPs make of it?