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All About That Basil: Go On a Basil Cocktail Crawl at These NYC Hotels

August 13, 2014 at 5:38 PM | by | Comments (0)

It's no secret that we love drinking in hotels here at HotelChatter. In fact, hotels might be our favorite "local." So all this week and next, we'll be pouring out some drinks for you during our second Hotel Cocktail Week(s) -- newly-expanded because there’s just so many drinks to share. We'll be posting quirky cocktails, boozy trends, unique menus and even recipes so you can recreate your favorite hotel drink at home. We expect everyone will be getting a bit tipsy over the next couple of weeks! But don't forget to tip your bartenders, in this case, us.

You can’t beat basil this year as the herb of choice in hip cocktail bars the world over, and nowhere more so than in New York. Join us on a basil bar hop as we hit some of the coolest hotel bars this side of the Atlantic.

1) We’ll start at the nautically-themed Maritime Hotel, found in the Chelsea on the edge of Meatpacking District at 363 West 16th Street. La Bottega trattoria and lounge serves the basil-rich La Primavera cocktail.

La Primavera
1.5 oz Tanteo Tropical tequila
5 oz Canton ginger liqueur
1 oz simple syrup
1/4 oz lime juice
3 basil leaves

Combine ingredients, shake well and pour.

Cost to imbibe at the hotel: $14
Cost to stay at the hotel because you've imbibed too much: $425

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These Five New London Hotels Are All Heading for Shoreditch

August 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

We’ve been heading east so often recently to scope out the latest London hotels news that we thought it was time to do a quick roundup of what we have on our radar in the Shoreditch (and Shoreditch-adjacent) area. Here are five new hotels that are likely to open their doors in the next few years, though some we’d be much more inclined to put our money on than others.

1. M by Montcalm Shoreditch: is it happening? Looking at the construction we saw just weeks ago, we’d say yes, but timing we think will be late spring to summer next year. From a brand perspective, who knows at this point, whether Montcalm will stick or Virgin or someone else swoops in and picks it up, we’ll have to find out. Location is just north of Old Street roundabout.

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Gansevoort's VIP Lounge Needs a New Logo

February 26, 2014 at 10:38 AM | by | Comments (0)

Calling all party people who have day jobs as graphic designers. Gansevoort Hotels is hosting a design contest for a new logo for their traveling VIP lounge called Goodnight Gansevoort.

This after-hours pop-up will be appearing at "some of the hottest parties, festivals, and events around the world" and thinks of itself as a "lifestyle standard for the young, bold, and beautiful. Already, Goodnight Gansevoort has worked the Sundance Film Festival and some parties in Toronto.

And now it wants a new logo from some of its potential lounge attendees. You can submit your design on Twitter or Instagram by sharing your logo design with the hashtag #GoodnightGansevoort or on the Gansevoort NYC's Facebook page here.

Public voting will be done on the logos and from those, Gansevoort will choose the winner. The prize includes not just having a logo that all the party people will see but also a three-night stay for two at a Gansevoort of your choice in NYC. Break out the Photoshop now!

[Screengrab: Facebook]

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Gansevoort Or Not, This Is Achenbaum's New London Hotel

Where: 45 Curtain Road, London, United Kingdom
January 6, 2014 at 8:46 AM | by | Comments (0)

Michael Achenbaum’s new hotel in London’s Shoreditch may not have an official name yet, but we can show you where it will be, what it looks like today and (most likely) will look like once it’s finished in 2015.

In fact, the above rendering even has a name (“Hoxton Suites”) on the façade, but we won’t take that to mean much for the moment: construction has barely started, and besides, if Achenbaum decides to go with something other than Gansevoort, we’d like to think it would be something more imaginative than Hoxton Suites? What’s more, the same rendering exists with the words “Bravo Shoreditch” where above it says Hoxton Suites, so make of that what you will.

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Gansevoort Founder Michael Achenbaum Now Planning a Hotel in London

December 16, 2013 at 6:17 AM | by | Comments (0)

UPDATE: Michael Achenbaum of the Gansevoort Hotel Group has partnered with Douglaston Development, SUSD and Hondo Enterprises to develop this new hotel but a name has not been selected at this time. So it may not be a Gansevoort branded hotel. But we hope it is, for the rooftop pool party's sake.

Gansevoort Hotels may have crapped out in Las Vegas but they've already got their sights on a new city--LONDON.

In this news report on tech firms investing in London, there was a little tidbit that said the Gansevoort Hotel Group (not a tech firm obviously) "will develop a new £60 million hotel in Shoreditch that will cater for East London’s entrepreneurial community, creating at least 150 jobs."

Shoreditch is clearly a hot neighborhood, with an Ace Hotel and a Soho House (called Shorditch House) already in place. So it makes sense that Gansevoort Hotels would open up here. But will it actually happen? If so, when? We put in a line to the Gansevoort's PR reps and they confirmed the project to us.

Keep reading below for all the details!

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These Hotel Rooftop Bars Don't Stop for Winter

November 19, 2013 at 12:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

Refinery Hotel
The Refinery Rooftop is partitioned into three sections: indoor, outdoor and indoor/outdoor. We can't wait to watch the snow falling against the retractable glass roof over the indoor-outdoor section while sipping a new fall cocktails by resident spirit sorcerer, Alex Ott -- we like the Fall Spice Margarita.

Gansevoort Park
The Gansevoort Park Rooftop features a 40-ft indoor/outdoor heated rooftop swimming pool with wrap-around terraces, indoor/outdoor fireplaces and striking city views of the Empire State Building. For the truly winter-averse, the Park Lounge offers an indoor retreat floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Park Avenue.

Gansevoort Meatpacking
The partying at the Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge at Gansevoort Meatpacking never stops -- not even in the freezing winter thanks to its indoor/outdoor terrace with retractable glass roof.

The James
A truly year-round destination, Jimmy at the James has cozy fireplaces to keep you warm -- before or after making use of the private rooftop pool and outdoor showers.

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Once Again, Gansevoort's Plans to Head West Are Squashed

October 21, 2013 at 8:48 AM | by | Comments (0)

Over the weekend, major, major, MAJOR hotel news happened--The Gansevoort Las Vegas, which was to be built from the remains of the Strip's Bill's Gambling Hall, was officially dropped by Caesars Entertainment. As VegasChatter reports, the why of it all is pretty messy. (When is it ever clean?)

Essentially, Caesars is eager to bring a new casino to Massachusetts but in doing their background checks, Massachusetts was not impressed with Caesars' Gansevoort project, namely because of an investor with alleged ties to the Russian mob. So Caesars, in an effort to appease Massachusetts, dropped the Gansevoort partnership. Buh-bye. Wipes hands.

So now, what will happen to the boutique hotel, which is currently under construction? Word is that it will move ahead with a new name (The "Real" Caesars Palace perhaps?) but the 188 sexy hotel rooms along with a rooftop nightclub and pool area created by Vegas club king, Victor Drai, and a restaurant from Food Network's Giada De Laurentiis will remain.

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Viva Gansevoort: NYC Party Hotel to Bring Brand to Vegas

Go To The Hotel's Web 
  Site Where: 3595 S Las Vegas Blvd [map], Las Vegas, NV, United States, 89109
March 18, 2013 at 3:06 PM | by | Comments (0)

After striking out in Miami and long after ditching plans for an LA location, Gansevoort Hotels has landed in a pretty spectacular place--Las Vegas. Specifically, the old Bill's Gambling Hall on the Las Vegas Strip.

On Friday, it was announced that Caesars Entertainment, the parent company of Caesars Palace, Paris Bally's, Bill's and a bunch of other casino hotels, would be turning Bill's into the Gansevoort Las Vegas. USA Today reported:

The Old West-style casino hotel, which closed last month, will reopen in January as the Gansevoort Las Vegas, with rates starting at $249 a night. The building's currently in the midst of a $185 million renovation that will transform the guest rooms, casino space, restaurants and public areas into stylish, upscale spaces.

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CitizenM Times Square Isn't Happening 'Til 2013 (And Other News)

October 23, 2012 at 9:00 AM | by | Comments (0)

There's tons of New York hotel news flying around this week and we don't have time to give each and every story the love and attention it may deserve, so you will have to settle for some news briefs.

· CitizenM Times Square Is On Track For Summer 2013: European-based budget hotel chain CitizenM have been circling for a while now on a yet-to-open CitizenM Times Square property on 50th and Broadway. At the beginning of 2011, we were told the brand was shooting for a 2012 opening in Times Square (which obviously never happened). Now, CitizenM executive Michael Levie tells USA Today that construction is well underway, and that the 24-story, 240-room tower is set to open by next summer. What else? The company is also planning a second NYC location in Soho, set to open the following year.

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Chris Brown Sneaks Into, And Back Out Of, Rihanna's NYC Hotel

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  Site Where: 420 Park Avenue South [map], New York, NY, United States, 10016
October 3, 2012 at 1:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

Just one day after multiple sources say they caught Rihanna and Chris Brown canoodling at Meatpacking District nightclub Griffin, the troubled pair seem to have elevated their relationship status from "it's complicated" to "we're sharing a hotel suite."

On Tuesday evening, photographers caught Brown sheepishly exiting the Gansevoort Park Avenue, which, as we know, is where Rihanna likes to stay whenever she's in NYC. While not exactly the most luxurious digs in the city, those dark interiors make it easy to sneak around unnoticed.

Or at least, that's probably what Chris Brown was hoping...

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2nd Annual New York Hotel Week Now On Sale

September 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM | by | Comments (0)

Ok, it’s clear that advanced planning can be a good thing in the hotel world when it comes to new properties. It can be important when you’ve got plans to stay at a New York City hotel where rates can be outrageously high.

Sure, we tout the wonderfulness of last-minute bookings using apps like Hotel Tonight if you’re the footloose and fancy-free sort. But, if you crave a bit more structure, take advantage of the Second Annual “Hotel Week” on January 4 – 20, 2013. During this time you can score New York City hotel rooms for $100, $200 and $250 at more than 20 hotels. Although we liked the list a bit better last year, there's still some great deals here considering some of these places normally charge more than $500 a night!

And guess what? You can book NOW. The codes below are live for the hotels on sale. The catch? The stay is for, in the words of the Dreamgirls song, “One Night Only”. But we say there’s nothing to stop you from hotel hopping if you’ve got the chops and plan your neighborhoods right. Sure, it'll be winter, but that's never stopped people from visiting the city!

Here’s a sample of what’s on sale. You’ll find the full list of hotels here soon. But click on our links now for the lowdown on these properties:

POD 39 and 51
Rate: $100
How to Book: Call 212-355-0300 and mention “Hotel Week”

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Your Guide To the Hotel Blogs That Are Killin' It These Days

September 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM | by | Comments (6)

"Room 100," a lifestyle blog by Thompson Hotels just won an award. Why should you care? Well, there are a growing number of these artsy e-narratives, which attempt to embody the specific culture of their respective hotels—and which are essentially modern versions of the outdated hotel magazine.

We've covered a few of 'em in the past. But seeing how they're all going off and winning awards, we figured now would be a good time to recap and re-examine few of our favorites, starting with...

GANSEVOORT: Just like at the hotels themselves, the Gansevoort Hotel Blog (a Tumblr, in case you were wondering) is all about image, with the blog's homepage a pastiche of pretty looking vignettes—a ballroom, a Porsche, and the odd Gansevoort event promo—lifted from various places around the internet. It won't tell you anything about the hotel, but it'll give you something to talk about when you get there.

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