When boutique hotelier Ian Schraeger reopened The Gramercy Park Hotel in 2006, it quickly emerged as the new hot spot for New York’s rich and glamorous. With a bohemian-inspired design seamlessly blending the old (velvet, wood, antiques) and the new (artworks by Warhol, Basquiat and Haring; celebrities mingling in the Rose Bar), the Gramercy Park Hotel reestablished itself as a New York City institution. (Decades ago, Humphrey Bogart was married here, and the bar was a favorite haunt of Babe Ruth). Today, it continues to draw New York’s notables. Not only is The Rose Bar still popular with a see-and-be-seen crowd — a party here in April drew the likes of Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, Lucy Liu, Penn Badgley and Susan Sarandon — but the new Danny Meyer restaurant Maialino, which opened this year, is currently one of the hottest restaurants and the city (you’ll have to wait weeks for a reservation).
Curious to take a peek behind the velvet curtain? Oyster is currently offering rooms for 20% off, with rates starting as low as $340/night.
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