Sometimes, if even for one beautiful moment, rooftop drinking season and hot cocktail season may intertwine like vines in a pumpkin patch on a clear, sunny day. And the Gansevoort Hotel’s recently refreshed rooftop bar is hanging on to the former and getting a head start on the latter. Its Take it Outside tipple mixes mezcal, triple sec, chai tea, steamed oat milk and agave syrup into a warming, boozy bev.
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For authentic omakase miles from Japan, look no further than Kissaki. Located on the Bowery with a second outpost on the Upper West Side and a specially curated menu at the Gansevoort Rooftop, the intimate restaurant is ideal for a date night of primo sushi and sake. We recommend the 16-course flight for $150, because why not?
But new places by the score are bravely taking the plunge to replace them. Since indoor dining was restored in February, debuts have included posh-Indian Sona, ultra-lux Le Pavillon, revived Southern-American classic Gage & Tollner, Japanese-influenced Cantonese Cha Kee, omakase-heaven Saishin (on the Gansevoort Hotel rooftop, no less), Peruvian-themed Contento, Turkish-tinted Greek Iris and just-launched, Southeast-Asian fantasy Wau.
At the corner of Ninth Avenue and 13th Street, the Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC is a short stroll away from the art galleries of Chelsea, the brasserie-style restaurants of the West Village, and the smart boutiques of the Meatpacking District. Highlights include the 45-foot-long, heated rooftop swimming pool with underwater lights; the Duplex Penthouse Suite with a wall of windows looking out towards the Hudson River; on-site restaurant The Chester; and the service, which is remarkable for a boutique hotel.
When this Gansevoort first opened in 2004, it was the heyday of the Meatpacking District’s transformation from a hub of meat packing and processing warehouses to Sex and the City-anointed “It” neighborhood status. As such, the hotel quickly became the epicenter of cool, the preferred hangout for rooftop pool parties and bottomless Cosmopolitan-fueled brunches. The popularity of the hotel soon led to similarly social Gansevoort outposts in places like Miami and Turks & Caicos. But by 2020, only this Gansevoort remained—and it was looking a little tired. Following a multi-million-dollar renovation unveiled in mid-2021, you’ll now find a casual-cool clientele—including some grown-up regulars from back in the day—lounging alongside pieces by such artists as Banksy, Hassan Hajja, Frank Stella and Mick Rock.
This just-below-14th-Street staple has been home to the in crowd since its birth in 2004, when it helped the Meatpacking District go from forgotten to fashionable. Seventeen years later, the hotel recently reopened its doors after a rooftop-to-basement facelift. Included in the makeover is a new look for each of rooms along with Mirror workouts. What remains the same, however, is the swanky rooftop pool and bar where the who’s who hang. Only now, they can enjoy the 360-degree view while savoring Michelin-rated sushi at the newly opened Saishin pop-up.
The Meatpacking District pioneer has reemerged with a new look and grown-up attitude—though it’s still a place that celebrates fun.
Sushi was something I gave up during the height of the pandemic last year. The thought of raw seafood — even if it was from a favorite restaurant — traveling from one borough to another wasn’t appealing (or affordable). Dining at a tiny sushi counter wasn’t an option in most cases. Enter Saishin by Kissaki, a pop-up sushi restaurant with rooftop views at the Gansevoort hotel in the Meatpacking District. The omakase experience here — though not inexpensive at $150 for 15 courses, it’s still a relative bargain compared to many over-the-top menus at some of the city’s best sushi restaurants — reminded me how much I missed quality sushi. Our parade of dishes started with a briny Kumamoto oyster topped with a lobe of buttery sea urchin. Next came pristine cuts of tuna, saba, salmon, and other fish I lost track of because I was too busy looking at the skyline views and thinking how good it felt to be dining out again.
Following a multimillion-dollar renovation, the iconic Gansevoort Meatpacking is inviting New Yorkers to experience the grown-up Gansevoort, featuring two new restaurants — European-inspired Coffee + Cocktails, and pop-up Omakase bar, Saishin, in partnership with Kissaki.
While enjoying 360-degree views of Manhattan, visitors at this Meatpacking District hotel can order from a poolside menu with summery dishes like a caprese grilled cheese or the roasted chicken salad with mixed greens, heirloom tomato, baby corn, and hearts of palm. The drink list is filled with classic cocktail options.
Offering pets and humans alike stellar views of the Hudson River and a stylish retreat within the heart of New York City, Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel has recently unveiled its upgraded rooms from a multimillion-dollar renovation. Pets can relax with their own amenities which include a dog bed, food and water bowls, toy and for an added cost, be treated to a goody bag from Beasty Feast.
The Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel has recently unveiled a multi-million dollar renovation. Amenities for humans include: new food + beverage concepts including a European inspired cafe and an omakase pop-up bar; and tech enhancements like The MIRROR, the interactive home gym, in every room.
Amenities for the pups: a pet bed, food and water bowls, a toy; and for an upgrade fee of $25, pet gift bag from local NYC pet shop Beasty Feast. Guests and four legged friends can look forward to views of the Hudson River and the new Little Island.
The just-reopened Gansevoort in New York's trendy Meatpacking District has added an expansive art collection drawn from the collection of president and founder Michael Achenbaum, including a Banksy in the lobby.
The Gansevoort Meatpacking is all grown up thanks to a multimillion dollar renovation and rebrand that includes an incredible art collection, luxe design, innovative technology, and exciting new food and beverage offerings. The hotel, which first opened in 2004 in New York City's Meatpacking District, underwent a top-to-bottom revamp during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotel now offers 186 newly renovated guest rooms, including its duplex Poliform Penthouse — the first fully designed U.S. hotel suite by Italian furniture designer Poliform.
In the Time Flies Department: It seems like only yesterday that New York’s Meatpacking District was transformed into a destination hotspot but, in fact, it’s been 17 years since the iconic Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel flung open its doors, helping to make the neighborhood one of the most highly trafficked areas in the city. Today, as the city reopens after COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, Gansevoort Meatpacking is once again fueling the neighborhood’s renaissance with a multimillion dollar rebrand and top-to-bottom renovations. Offerings include 186 renovated guestrooms; 1,700 square-foot reimagined lobby with extensive art program; the MIRROR, an interactive gym device in every guest room; multiple food and beverage venues including a sprawling European cafe, Mediterranean restaurant, and basement karaoke and bowling bar (coming in 2022); 45 sq ft heated outdoor pool; pop-up omakase sushi bar at the Gansevoort Rooftop; reimagined penthouse in partnership with Italian furniture designer Poliform; and more. Rates from $535. 212-206-6700
The Gansevoort Meatpacking District hotel is planning to open a series of new restaurants over the next year, the New York Times reports. A cafe called Coffee and Cocktails has already opened on the hotel’s first floor, and a rooftop sushi bar from the team behind Kissaki is slated to open on July 20.
As we inch our way out of the pandemic that left us essentially grounded for seventeen months, we’re suddenly acutely aware of just how much we have missed our regular trips to the great Continent of Europe. (Yes, yes – first world problems, we know.) But many who feel the same way are actually not quite ready for the rigors of post-COVID intercontinental travel just yet – and so we’re left to satisfy our Europhilia by, say, taking in the old Dutch masterpieces at the Met’s In Praise of Painting exhibition, or binging on episodes of the buzzy French comedy Call My Agent! on Netflix.
What are you doing this weekend? If you answered anything other than “drinking a cocktail on a rooftop,” you’re doing summer wrong. Fortunately, we tracked down the best rooftop bars NYC has to offer. Here’s where to find boozy ice pops, pools and breathtaking views.
Dismantle the fabricated streetside Covid Caves that popped up as quickly as the virus spread. Tear down the two-by-fours, the plexiglass windows, heat lamps and fake flowers. Surely, they served their purpose, and saved many restaurateurs from total financial ruin, but the days of eating in parking spaces looks like it’s coming to an end.
City or country. Historic or brand spanking new. Boutique or resort. Ocean or desert. The choices are many this season when it comes to the newest crop of eye-catching American hotels, especially for those in need of a domestic vacation or in search of a dose of design. Whether you’re looking to road trip it this summer or indulge in a local staycation, these 11 new hotels prove that there’s never been a better time to check out—and check in.
This hotel has been renovated with new restaurants opening and in planning stages: Coffee & Cocktails, a spacious ground-floor cafe is up and running, and Saishin at the Gansevoort Rooftop, a seasonal pop-up omakase and sushi bar by Kissaki Hospitality Group will open July 20. Next year, LDV Hospitality will install a Mediterranean restaurant at the hotel.
Manhattan's Meatpacking District, once a riotous nightlife hub, continues to reel from the pandemic. But a hotelier is pushing ahead with an extensive renovation all the same.
An almost two-decade hotel in New York City’s Meatpacking District is undergoing a multi-million renovation that also reflects the changes within its location.
Long before Meatpacking's cobblestone streets became one of the most highly trafficked neighborhoods in New York City, Michael Achenbaum bet on the district's future: creating the iconic Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel and credited for helping to galvanize the neighborhood to become the burgeoning destination it has been renowned to be ever since.
The hotel is renovating all rooms and public spaces, including adding a ground-floor restaurant, a rooftop bar and a heated outdoor pool.
The iconic Gansevoort Meatpacking Hotel, which is credited for putting the Meatpacking District on the map almost two decades ago, is unveiling a multimillion renovation and rebrand. The demographic of guests that partied with the legendary hotel are now returning with their children.
The initial entry to a hotel room is exciting, from the click of the lock to the opening of the door, to seeing your room for the first time. Made even more elevated is when an over-the-top welcome amenity is waiting for you. We scoured the globe for some smile-inducing offerings, sure to set the tone for your luxury stay.
This weekend, the Gansevoort in New York City's Meatpacking district will be the place to stop and smell the roses.
From June 12 to 13, L.E.A.F, the festival of flowers, is taking over the Meatpacking District for a "weekend designed to spotlight world-class floral design." As part of the event, Gansevoort Meatpacking will join in with a series of its own installations, displays, and is evening offering a package deal so you get the most out of the show.
Can you even imagine what one million flowers blossoming across the city would look like? That's exactly what the L.E.A.F. Festival of Flowers is planning on delighting you with this upcoming weekend.
The Knot Editors are experts across various topics: weddings, for one, and the parties that accompany engagements. For that reason alone, we know the absolute best bachelorette party destinations across the US. Over 90% of all women say they've attended a bachelorette party, so planning a getaway that is supremely memorable should be an objective when selecting your destination of choice.
Whether you're looking to fill up fall weekends with getaways, are planning a milestone trip for 2022, or simply procrastinated booking anything for Memorial Day weekend and are making up for it by securing a summer vacation, deals abound to make sure you don't break the bank this year. We've rounded up the top travel deals for hotels, cruises, and more—many of which end May 31, so get booking—so you can plan ahead. If you're looking for gear like luggage, camping equipment, and more, be sure to check out our guide to the best Memorial Day weekend sales, too.
Summer is prime time for rooftop bars—and imbibing from tippity-top spots with a cold drink in hand. And with a vaccinated season hopefully upon us, we’ve already started making our list of must-visit lounges in the sky, when the need for a cocktail and a light bite calls. There’s just something about toasting under the stars (or sun) with sweeping vistas that can’t be beat.
Italian furniture company Poliform has joined forces with New York’s Gansevoort Meatpacking hotel for a makeover of its Penthouse. Created in collaboration with general manager Kevin Woodard and the Poliform design team, the 1,700 sq ft duplex apartment interior design features 30 ft floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Hudson river, and a sophisticated design throughout.
Google Assistant has created a hospitality application for its virtual assistant Google Nest Hub, rolled out this summer in a handful of hotels nationally, including the Gansevoort Meatpacking hotel in New York City, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Ariz., and the Viceroy in Washington, D.C.
The Meatpacking district’s most iconic hotel, Gansevoort Meatpacking, reveals a massive upgrade and collaboration with fellow neighbor, Google.
"We’re big believers in being contrarians [and] we believe in the Meatpacking District," he said.
The neighborhood, with its cobblestone streets and low-rise buildings on the West Side of Manhattan, offers something the rest of the borough doesn't have, Achenbaum said.
Over the past few years, we've seen an increase in the availability and usage of smart home and voice assistant devices. Perhaps you even bring your own smart speaker when you travel to play music, order takeout or check your flight status. If so, you may enjoy the Google Nest Hub for a smart hotel experience.
The next time you’re wrapping up a trip (whenever that might be amid the COVID-19 pandemic), you might find yourself asking Google Assistant to check you out of a hotel. Google is bringing hands-free hospitality to hotel rooms through its Nest Hub smart displays.
Featured Bartender Donny Largotta’s Spice it Up martini, complete with a homemade pumpkin spice blend, a brown sugar rim, and coffee beans sprinkled over top.
Debuted our new rooftop space, B on Top, in partnership with our neighbor Bagatelle Group.
Painted our rooftop pool as “decidedly Meatpacking District meets Mediterranean” with “refreshing bites served between the skyscraper views.”