Decorating & Design

October 1, 2013

Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel

While on a recent working trip to NYC I was lucky enough to stay at the Gansevoort Park Avenue. I often find myself leaning toward the pre-war architecture of some of Manhattan’s smaller boutique hotels, but the Gansevoort has opened my eyes to a different NYC experience. Located at 29th and Park Avenue, this newly built 249-room hotel is a short walk to one my favourite food meccas in the city, Eataly.


The lobby of the Gansevoort Park Avenue really sets the tone for the entire experience. Bold, energetic, clever and glamorous really really sum it up. Like most hotel lobbies, this three-story space is a hub of activity, but also an incredibly chic place to take advantage of the free Wi-Fi!

I have to admit, this lobby is ‘a whole lot of look’ but I think the fact that they really went for it makes it work. Hot pink, tufted upholstery, and bold, black and white chevron floors altogether — why not? It’s certainly memorable!

The guest rooms carry the same aesthetic as the lobby but in a more peaceful and relaxing way, using bold hues as accents to a more neutral backdrop.  I really love the intense sapphire blue and fuchsia pink together and how they give this room so much life. Would I hang hot pink drapes in my own bedroom? No. But it’s a total rock-star move to hang them in a hotel room where guests won’t tire of them so quickly.

My favourite thing about this room has to be the size of its window. I’ve never stayed in a NYC hotel room with this much natural light, and of course it offers a great view of this incredible city.

Photo credits:
1-4. Joel Bray