Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ian Schrager 's Gramercy Park Hotel in NYC

Ian Schrager is the creator of the boutique hotel.
He started this trend with his late business
partner Steve Rubell who created Studio 54 in
the 70's and 80's. Their first hotel, Morgans Hotel,
was opened in 1984 and first introduced the
concept of Boutique Hotel to the world. The
Gramercy Park Hotel is one of his latest of a
long successful string of boutique hotels and is
really quite something.

The chandelier in the lobby is quite dramatic.

One of their one room suites. Bold contemporary colors
are mixed with traditional furnishings to create very
classy rooms.

A fire place in one of their penthouse suites.

Love the tufted blue ottoman!

Green and Red can be quite great
as a pair outside of Christmas.

The beautifully appointed bathrooms.
Love the black marble.

The painting in the bar area is very outstanding.

Hotel rooms start from $545-$750 USD and go up
depending on the time of year. One can dream.
Otherwise, we can always take inspiration from
this hotel without it costing a dime.

And of course stay tuned for the second
part on this wonderful boutique hotel.


annechovie said...

I really enjoyed this post, Karen. Ian Schrager does an incredible job with taking the hotel to a whole new level. Love all the color and the anti-generic decor. I have been to the Hudson in NYC, but would love to stay at the Gramercy Park at some point.

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acaligurl said...

the joy (& beauty) of your blog is it takes me away to such lovliness!

Alkemie said...

Hi Anne, I'm so glad you enjoyed this post as much as I did putting it together! Their use of color really pleasantly suprised me.

Acaligurl - Thank you so much for kind words. It really makes me happy to know you enjoy the posts!

M&Co said...

Ohhh stunning! Love the colors, and the mood!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

I see red, I see red, I see red!! ( do you know that song?)

Anyway -red happens to be my favorite colour and this is one funky hotel - let me guess, is your favorite colour green, purple or pink?