I often try and stay in Meatpacking when I am over in NY as I'm a member at Soho House but can never get a room there (or - to be fair - afford their rates!)
This is a good place with a great location - really convenient for what I wanted. I love the meatpacking and being able to head to fab places for lunch, walk on the highline, do a little shopping there or the west village. It's what makes the difference for me when I am away from home.
For me it's all about location in cities whether work or play and this definitely has that.
I stayed in the Park Ave Gansevoort a year ago but I'd say in comparison with that I'd say this one feels just a little worn around the edges. Old & tired and a little past it.
It just isn't that welcoming - I get that the door men/bouncers need to be there because the top floor turns into a night club - but when I've stepped off a 7 hour flight I'd really like someone to open the door, offer to take my luggage and be just a tiny bit friendly (receptionist was trying to be too 'cool for school'). I don't think it's too much to ask when you're paying these rates.
I couldn't get up to the pool for a morning swim (it was already after 7am) because they block the elevators and everything just felt too difficult and too geared towards maintaining it supposedly "cool" reputation.
Perhaps I'm past it and don't 'get' it but I think it needs to cater to hotel guests in their mid 30s more and not a bunch of prom kids screaming down the corridors at night! I should like this hotel but I didn't!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC Hotel, with breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views of New York City and sunsets over the Hudson River, is the first and only luxury, full service resort in Manhattan’s vibrant Meatpacking District. Gansevoort Meatpacking offers a chic retreat from the urban metropolis that redefines the world of luxury accommodations. ... more less
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