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If you've been paying attention in the slightest to this most recent season of Gossip Girl, then you'll have noticed how New York's Empire Hotel has become one of the characters, after it was bought by Chuck Bass. Now that the hotel is making appearances on TV, the real life property believes it should embrace the connection by debuting "Gossip Girl cocktails."
Concocted by the Empire's cocktail consultant Somer Perez, there are drinks for each Gossip Girl main character (even the dudes!). You can find them being served in the hotel's Lobby Bar, and each cocktail is $15. There's even an "XOXO" cocktail, with secret ingredients they'll never tell.
After the jump, the rest of the character cocktails...
No doubt aware of our Gossip Girl fixation, a tipster alerted us to the news over on Curbed—in turn, supplied by another tipster—that the New York Palace Hotel would be closing in 2010 for an entire year of renovations. “I believe that includes the banquet space as well, but am not 100% sure,” wrote the spy.
Keen to stay on top of what this could mean for the GG cast, and of course Serena, we checked in with the hotel’s publicist to get the skinny. She tell us:
There have been no decisions made regarding the renovation of The New York Palace. Management is still in the process of assessing the full scope of the project and, as such, we are not currently in a position to determine if the property will close at all. Given the extent of the research that is necessary, the planning stage is expected to take up to two years.
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We know that Sean Macpherson was traveling in Bhuktan last week but we sincerely hope he made it back stateside to watch himself on the last night's episode of "Gossip Girl."
In the episode, Sean played himself--a New York City hotelier--who Chuck Bass approaches with his nightclub plans (and tries to retrieve a Patrick McMullan photo of Sean.) Interestingly, Sean's hotel on the show was The Empire Hotel but we all know that he's the man behind The Bowery, The Maritime, The Lafayette House and The Jane Hotel as well as the restaurant, the Waverly Inn.
In the end, Chuck Bass thought, why own a nightclub in a hotel when you could buy the whole hotel? And that's exactly what plenty of young men with too much money probably did during the heyday of the hotel industry, guest services be damned. Seriously, Chuck Bass a hotelier? Then again, he does have the love and devotion of Blair Waldorf. We'll have to see how this turns out.
You'll know you've really made it as a celeb when hotels in your hometown begin to create packages with you as the theme. Leighton Meester must be jumping up and down in her Tory Burch flats nowadays knowing she is officially a superstar: the ever-creative package-wizards at the Marco Island Marriott have created a girlfriend getaway with the Gossip Girl actress, a Marco Island native, as the inspiration.
For $219 per person per night (based on a two-night stay), you can grab your girly pals and book the Gossiping Girls Getaway, which includes:
· One Gossip Girl Season One DVD set per guest
· A few gossip tabloids in-room to keep up with the hot goss
· Two tickets to the nearby Off the Hook comedy club
Now, unfortunately, you have to be 18 to get into the Comedy Club (unlike on GG, the laws are not overlooked for well-dressed, sassy minors in the real world). And also, we're assuming that whoever is performing at this comedy club is going to make a legitimate effort to kick up some trouble between you and your girls you know, to ensure some real drama goes down.
The package is available through December 22nd and can be booked here.
Celebrities they really are just like us. On weekend beach getaways, they, too, find themselves sleeping through the sunny Miami morning and rolling out of bed sometime after the noon hour, looking sorta dazed and probably vaguely aware that they were supposed to check out of their room several hours earlier.
The spotted-everywhere-lately celeb couple was in Miami for the weekend so Jessica could host a party during Miami Fashion Week. According to People, the two were caught this weekend hangin' in a cabana by the pool sipping champagne and then Gossip Girls (ha) snapped these shots of the two of them emerging from their room after supposedly sleeping until 3:00 pm.
Perhaps they were just up late "gossiping" the night before. Ain't nobody judging here.
And with rooms starting at $345 (at the very, very least), we hope they at least got to check out late.
[Photo: Gossip Girls]
Gossip Girl here. With two of our favorite Upper East Siders abandoning Park Avenue for palm trees out on the left coast that is, Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass) and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr) canoodling at the Hollywood Roosevelt at what hotspots might we expect to find the likes of the other Gossip Girl-ers? Where are Lonely Boy, Little J, Queen B., Nate and Miss Serena?
It seems at least one more cast member has made a big trip of her own and done the unthinkable: gone below 14th Street. Serena would never go so far downtown well, not without Lonely Boy, at least.
Gossip Girl here. When our favorite Upper East Siders abandon their Park Avenue perches and go west for the sun, at what hotspots might we expect to find the likes of S., Lonely Boy, Little J, Queen B., Nate and, perhaps most importantly Chuck Bass?
Predictably, when removed from their hotel-centric NYC world of Palaces and Hudsons, Manhattan's young fictional elite (well, their real-life counterparts) manage to find their way to, predictably, the Hollywood Roosevelt.
Oh, poor, poor Nate on Gossip Girl. He's gotten himself caught between a rock and a hard bitch -- and we're not so sure it's going to be so easy for him to get out with his pretty, pretty face unscathed this time.
On last night's Gossip Girl episode, NYC suffered a citywide blackout, annoying Jenny got fired from her internship because for being exceptionally annoying, Serena and Dan got stuck in a confined space and were forced to confront their relationship issues, and it would seem that Blair's boyfriend Lord Marcus (or, "Lohhhd Mahcus") is maybe gay. That's pretty much what we gleaned from the episode, though you can check out a much more detailed recap and analysis over at our super-perceptive brother site Jaunted.
Back to Nate: he's gonna get screwwwed by someone at The Mercer Hotel.
Marcus and Blair in the Hudson Hotel library.
He's sleeping with her, she's his ex's boyfriend's mother; then she walks in on them rolling around on the floor and exclaims "oh my effing God" and the ruthless exploitation of someone's desire to keep her dignity and marriage intact begins.
Ah, just another day in the lives of Manhattan's elite, as depicted flawlessly on the Best. Show. Ever. If you missed last night's Gossip Girl episode, jump on over to our brother site Jaunted, where they've done a bang-up job of breaking down the series of plot twists and mind-blowing web of toxic sexual entanglements for those of you who don't understand why any "well-preserved" 38-year-old duchess would end up in the arms of a high-schooler (nobody had to answer that question for us; he's Chace Crawford. Um, hello?)
This week, the gang was all over the Hudson Hotel: on the rooftop, in the library...our thoughts after the jump.
[UPDATE: The hotel has changed the luxury car service from four hours to one hour.]
Because living like the Gossip Girl fixture, Serena Van der Woodsen, at the Palace Hotel in Manhattan might take some serious liquidating of bank accounts, there's a much cheaper (although still expensive enough to impress your friends) package available at the Upper East Side's Franklin Hotel.
The package includes two nights in an executive king guestroom, a $100 gift certificate to Henri Bendel (which Jenny could like totally use!), a $100 gift certificate for dinner and drinks at the Mansfields Hotel's M Bar (we say arrange a meeting with Chuck Bass there), admission for two at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art (you know, lunchtime on the steps), a "Gossip Girl" Guide to NYC, and luxury car service for up to four hours. (Take it to meet Dan in Brooklyn!)
Have mom and dad or your very own real-life Nate Archibald pony up the $999 for the package which is available through October 2008. Visit the Franklin Hotel website to book. Note: Seven day advance booking is required.
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Thanks to major media hype about the new CW show Gossip Girl, we totally tuned in to get the scoop. In truth, we only got about 20 minutes into it because we drank a bottle of wine at dinner. Not unlike many Upper East Siders.
Anyways, props to The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz for once again producing a show mostly full of white people. Also, these teens are doing stuff we didn't do until well into our 20s like drink martinis and buy clothes at Henri Bendel's. Actually we still have not done the latter.
Since we didn't watch the full episode yet we won't give it a critique. But we will say that we cringed at Nate Archibald's line (and name), "Do you ever get the feeling everything is all planned out for us? And we're gonna end up like our parents?" Snore.
What is of note is that the main character Serena van der Woodson and her dysfunctional family live at the Palace Hotel. Serena and her BFF-turned-frenemy Blair Waldorf (yes, the names of these characters suck) grab a drink at the Palace Hotel and reminisce about dancing on tables "at Bungalow" which we assume is nightclub Bungalow 8. Mind you they share these stories over some martinis at the bar. Last time we checked no one made virgin martinis (Virgintinis? Ew, gross.)
Now that our hangover is going away, we'll tune in for the rest of the episode. Or not. However, we fully expect the sales/marketing team at the Palace to put together a "Gossip Girl Package" by the next episode.
· Television Premiere Travel: Gossip Girl Parties In New York City [Jaunted]