How To Have The Perfect Staycation At Gramercy Park Hotel

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When you need a break from traveling but still want to indulge in lavish and luxury over the weekend, look no further than the Gramercy Park Hotel!

This 190-room landmark is located directly on the prestigious Gramercy Park, and has been home to creative minds and distinguished guests for almost a century.

Designed by artist Julian Schnabel, Gramercy Park Hotel is a modern take on a traditional grand New York hotel, comprised of custom-designed, handcrafted furnishings and rotating collection of 20th century artwork, including masterpieces from Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst. Every room in Gramercy Park Hotel features unique luxury amenities — imported Italian linens, exquisitely designed furnishings and luxurious beauty products.

Whether dining at Danny Meyer’s acclaimed Italian eatery Maialino or enjoying specialty cocktails under the soaring ceilings of the exclusive Rose Bar, Gramercy Park Hotel delivers exceptional guest experiences. And with a rooftop terrace providing stunning views and a key to Gramercy Park, Manhattan’s only Private Park, guests have access to the very best that New York City has to offer.

Let’s take a closer look at what truly sets Gramercy Park Hotel apart from the rest.

Have a drink at Rose Bar
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If people watching is one of your favorite activities then Rose Bar is the spot for you. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this low-key A list hotspot while sipping on a cocktail (or two). The swanky interior pairs perfectly with the hotel aesthetic and emits a dark and sexy vibe.

Dine at Maialino
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Located on the bottom level of Gramercy Park Hotel, Maialino captures the true essence of a Roman trattoria, with a menu combining the feel and cultures of both Rome and New York.

This hotspot is known to fill up quickly, so make sure to book a reservation!

Embrace the artwork

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In June the hotel’s Rose Bar has switched out its artwork from Damien Hirst to vibrant works by David LaChapelle (fearuring iconic photographs of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton – who was famously turned down at the door of Rose Bar when it first opened in 2006; Tupac, Lil’ Kim, etc.).

Many people don’t know this but GPH features an impressive collection of contemporary art throughout that belongs to the owner, Aby Rosen who is one of the biggest modern art collections in the world. Currently the collection in the hotel is worth $50 Million and features everything from Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol, Botero and more. 

Take a stroll around Gramercy Park

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Get access to the iconic and mysterious Gramercy Park! Manhattan’s only private park is exclusive to local residents and Gramercy Park Hotel guests, making it a place of intrigue for all who pass by its tree-lined boundaries.

Tour the city via bicycle

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Through a collaboration with Martone Cycling Co., you can find their custom chic and beautiful “Gramercy Red” bikes out front of the hotel. These bikes are available for guests to take and cruise around the city.

Check out Rose Bar on the Roof

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Rose Bar on the Roof offers neighbors and guests alike the chance to take the panoramic views of Midtown, the Chrysler Building, and the Empire State Building. in full sight. Typically reserved for private events, the Rose Bar team will open the roof on certain dates this summer for a series of programming meant to introduce attendees to the stunning surroundings upstairs, replete with a walk through a series of Andy Warhol portraits, Damien Hirst paintings and a room crowned with over 4,400 lightbulbs

Rooms at the Gramercy Park Hotel start at $425/night; for more information, please visit their website here.