Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gramercy Park Hotel, New York.

No one understands how a New York hotel should be like Ian Schrager (co-founder of Studio 54) . After all, he is the largest private hotelier in New York and also the man who created the boutique hotel genre.

The Gramercy Park Hotel itself is also a legend. It is next to Gramercy Park which is one of the few private parks left in New York. Firstly, it was build by famous developers, Bing and Bing in 1925, then there are the celebrities who lived out of the hotel. Some notable guests include Humphrey Bogart, Joseph P. Kennedy, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Madonna and David Bowie. In 2003, the hotel was sold to Ian Schrager who collaborated with artist and film maker, Julian Schnabel to re-design the hotel.

I love the Haute Bohemian feel of the hotel. The bright colours, the art pieces selected for the hotel (pieces were by Andy Warhol, Richard Prince and Damien Hirst to name a a few), the cocktail of old and new, luxury and simplicity, bold colours. It's almost something that would have come out of a 21st century storybook. It houses a private rooftop club, looks like a gentleman's club of sorts. It has a retractable roof and beautiful views of New York City.

Apparently, it has paved the way for a whole new genre, the art hotels. All in consent, say Aye!


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