Launch Your Own Hotel Takeover With the GEM Hotel Midtown West
Have you ever dreamed of taking over an entire hotel, just like those kids in Hotel for Dogs or like Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez? Well, now you can do it without having to set up a makeshift animal shelter or get all nationalistic and chummy with the military. That’s because the GEM Hotel Midtown West is “inviting” guests to takeover all of its 39 rooms. The Hotel Takeover offer is available in January and February 2010, which gives you ample time to save the $5,000 you’ll need for one night of playing hotelier. (Or you could just put it on your “Dear Santa” list.)
The five grand is the starting rate (it's based on dates and availability) but that works out to about $128 per room per night, and you also get complimentary high-speed Internet access, bottled water, and Wolfgang Puck coffee. The GEM has a mix of King and Duo-Double rooms to house your friends, but you’ll want to book yourself into the Terrace Room, so you can get some “fresh air” (the hotel is located near 10th Avenue and the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel.)
Or you could just stay inside and lather up with the Gilchrist & Soames bath goodies.
To book, call (212) 823-0858. And if a hotel-wide takeover is just, you know, totally too ridiculous, you can always take over a single floor at one of the GEM Hotels instead. Also available in January and February, the floor-takeover rates are: $516 per floor per night at the GEM Hotel Midtown West, $1000 per floor per night at the GEM Hotel Soho, and $2590 per floor per night at The GEM Hotel Chelsea.