We visit Manhattan frequently for business and pleasure, and normally stay at the same hotels (one of the HK gems). I had received an email offer from Kimpton, so we decided to give Eventi a try, as we planned to be in Chelsea for most of our stay.
The room was clean and well appointed, but the bedroom was THE SMALLEST we ever experienced in NYC. There was barely enough room to walk on either side of the bed. I am NOT exaggerating! In addition, the closet was so small that a small duffel or 20 inch carry on could not fit. Hangers barely made clearance when you closed the closet door. Our bags (we travel light and pack only the essentials) had to be stored on the chair squeezed tightly in the corner of the room.
The bathroom was HUGE... clean, nicely sized, marble doorless shower, Etro amenities (LOVE!), plenty of towels! It's too bad they did not reduce the size of the bathroom (and entry way) to make the bedroom less claustrophobic.
The wine hour was completely disorganized. It was evident that the clueless female staff member directing people had NO IDEA who were real guests or just people just off the street. Trust me, we confirmed that a majority of the people in attendance were NOT hotel guests. THIS WAS A RED FLAG SAFETY ISSUE FOR US! She just herded people like cattle into the area. The set up was just so bizarre! We (along with the other couple we were with) refused to wait in line ten minutes for a glass of wine. We just paid for our wine in the lounge. $$$ Also, it would have been nice to grab a few bites of cheese from the table to enjoy with the wine we PAID for, but a few "non GUESTS" loaded overflowing plates and left nothing. The staff said they could not replenish?!? The whole experience was chaotic and rogue.
The staff was distant and not at all friendly like we had experienced at the Palomar in Philly.
The coffee service in the lobby was empty our entire stay, so we just walked to Starbucks. That is unacceptable, especially early morning!!! Epic fail!
Overall... again, the room was clean, but with all of the other choices in Manhattan, the negatives outweigh the positives at Eventi. Unless the room rate was irresistible to make up for the shortfalls, we most likely will not return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eventi – a Kimpton Hotel redefines what it is to be a Manhattan hotel. Eventi is an experience as much as a destination. The Eventi Hotel's historic Chelsea neighborhood near the New York theater district, artful surroundings, intimate accommodations, dynamic meeting spaces and signature Kimpton hospitality combine into something extraordinary.Located near world-renowned art galleries and vibrant nightlife, Eventi puts you within easy walking distance of Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, Macy's and entertainment venues.Just steps outside our boutique Chelsea hotel you will find those special things that make Manhattan so exciting. ... more less
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