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about the hotel
Swanky hotel in the heart of Gramercy Park with upscale Italian restaurant and posh rooftop.
5 star hotel | rooms $400 - $600/night
2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
What is there to do around the Gramercy Park Hotel?
The GPH is perched on the north end of Gramercy Square Park. The hotel vibe and decor is part Renaissance-revival flair and part 1920s. It’s the work of artist Julian Schnabel. The hotel is full of his hand-crafted furnishings and rare, imported items from far-away markets. From the lobby’s hand-tufted, garnet-and-gold Aubusson rug and the looming saw-tooth chandelier in the Rose Bar to each room’s custom-cut crystal glasses and bronze-studded velvet headboards every detail creates a story. It’s conveniently located tucked away in the quiet and quaint neighborhood of Gramercy but still very accessible from the rest of Manhattan and New York City via the Union Square subway station which is a hub for all major train lines in the city.
Public spaces showcase original works from artists such as Warhol, Basquiat and Damien Hirst. There is also a renowned Italian trattoria (Maialino) and 2 trendy bars, plus a 24-hour fitness room and spa services (surcharge). Guests also have access to a private garden inside Gramercy Park. The park is typically only accessible to residents who own homes directly along the park so this is a huge perk.
Maialino is a destination in itself. Checkout the guide below titled The Gramercy Park Brunch for the perfect Saturday itinerary. The restaurant is the work of Danny Meyer and his celebrated Union Square Hospitality Group, which has been the recipient of over 20 James Beard Foundation Awards. He also created the food and beverage concepts for the hotel’s in room dining and the Rose Bar. The Gramercy Terrace provides amazing views of the Manhattan skyline and a comfortable place to gather with friends, grab a drink and plan out your day or weekend.
Checkout the below guides for the best things to do near the Gramercy Park Hotel New York, created by local New Yorkers.
Start your perfect lazy Sunday off at Penelope's on Lexington. With brunch dishes like Nutella French Toast and Biscuits and Gravy . . .
Lady Mendl's is a real hidden gem, delicious tea served in a beautiful classic New York townhome . . .
Whether you’re a local or just visiting there’s tons of great shops, parks, restaurants and museums to explore . . .
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Maialino is one of those spots that leaves you wondering how you are going to be able to eat anywhere else . . .
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