EVENTI Hotel by Kimpton in New York City | Chelsea, New York | Fresh, young, comfortable, welcoming and friendly… this are the words first came to my mind when I checked in at the EVENTI Hotel, their fourth property in New York city. Located right in the center of Manhattan, close to the main tourist attractions and steps away from the happening of Chelsea, Helll’s Kitchen and Meatpacking District. Skyrise boutique hotel by Kimpton Hotels. [tab name=’> CM Experience’]
My friends and colleagues from DNA Magazine were staying there, and I help them with the logistics of their New York event which took place at Bar Basque – by China Grill Management, one of the three food areas of the hotel. So I said, well this is the best timing ever to stay over for a night and review their service. And so I did. !!! (photo above is from The Veranda)
The Veranda, is where EVENTI Hotel has its FREE daily hosted evening wine hour during the summer, every evening for great wine and the company of other guests. Great excuse to socialize and mingle, downloading your stories of the day’s events and adventures, meeting other guests, and transitioning into a night out, while enjoying the great views of New York from the 5th. floor open terrace of the EVENTI Tower. A Reflection Of Bill Kimpton’s Personal Style.
During my stay, I was lucky to enjoy one of their Suites, on the 21st. floor, with panoramic views of Manhattan. Rooms are very comfortable, with wood floors, lots of natural light, cozy design in a dark brown and grey palette. Bathrooms are huge for New York city standards, I would say almost 25% of the size of the room. Suites have both a a bathtub and a separate shower. Bathroom amenities are by ETRO Milan.
Be aware that if you are a member or join their InTouch loyalty program, you get lots of benefits during your stay at EVENTI or any other Kimpton Hotel. Free WiFi and 15% you minibar consumption. How does that sound to you. !!!! two very good reasons to be loyal right.
Other amenities you MUST try during your visit to the EVENTI Hotel are: The Spa @ Eventi. With a full menu of treatments. The Spa’s 3 treatment rooms are located on the 5th floor, across from the complementary fitness center. The Spa @ Eventi features eco-friendly Kerstin Florian products which are fantastic. The “Rock N Relax” stone message is one of their signature treatments. CoreSentrik, which is a unique and innovator wellness class experience. CoreSentrik combines the focus, the flexibility and balance of yoga with the deep abdominal strength, the breath control and alignment of Pilates. Classes are offered to all guests Tuesday-Saturday from 7:00am-8:00am, at The Veranda unless there is a function or due the weather. Their newest offering is having bikes available for guests to rent. The bikes are free of charge for guests, and promote a healthy lifestyle while being a eco friendly way to tour the city!
A chain committed to the environment, diversity and LGBT rights. Kimpton Hotels have been recognized again and gain for their efforts in creating a diverse and inclusive environment in all their hotels and restaurants. Kimpton was honored as one of Fortune‘s Best Places to Work For in 2009.. Kimpton was recently listed as one of the best companies to work for by The Advocate magazine, a magazine geared towards the LGBT market. The Human Rights Campaign has given Kimpton 100% on the Corporate Equality Index for five consecutive years. So this are all great reasons so support them back right. Do you drive a Hybrid Car, then while staying at the EVENTI Hotel, get USD10 off your parking. Pet Friendly hotel. Red Ribbon Campaign: Use Rate Code RRC when booking your next stay and they will reward you with a 15% discount, and donate $10 per night to a local HIV charity.
I only have one negative (constructive) comment and it hast to do with the Customer Service by the night shift Receptionist/Concierge. She had a big attitude and was very unfriendly, which you would not expect at all from this hotel. We came to her to ask for help booking our bar and restaurants for the night, and she didn’t deliver at all. In the end, I am almost a local here in New York and managed myself to make all her NOT POSSIBLE to YES POSSIBLE. But my main concern is, what if you are a tourist (like my two friend along with me), willing to try the best that New York has to offer, and trust me in this city is all about who you know. You would expect that the concierge of a hotel like EVENTI would assist you and have the right contacts. Well if it would have been for her, we would have missed all this amazing places. An the attitude, was on top of everything the most annoying part. At least say not with a smile and give me alternative options.
But wrapping up, the overall experience was great, just with this little last glitch that has to do mainly with services and it was only one isolated event, that I must say did not replicate at all in any other area of the hotel. I have not mentioned at all the food and beverage areas of the hotel, since this time I have no time to experience them, but I have been many times before to Bar Basque, by China Grill Management and I can say it is amazing. See my previous post on Bar Basque. More info about the restaurants at EVENTI Hotel on the SPECTS tab of this post. CM
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EVENTI Hotel by Kimpton
851 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States
EVENTI Hotel is perfectly located for exploring Chelsea and all its art, history and energy. Manhattan’s century-old flower district is just a block from our boutique hotel. A lush oasis of flowers, plants and more spill out onto the sidewalks and brighten even the gloomiest day.
From its famous art galleries to the infamous Chelsea Hotel, from the Chelsea Piers to Penn Station, this neighborhood offers you a rich cultural experience, and it’s a treasure trove of shopping, dining and entertainment possibilities.
Macy’s flagship store is only about five blocks away. Macy’s is the second largest department store in the world and an icon in popular culture. Sponsor of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the store has starred in film and song, most famously in the 1947 classic Miracle on 34th Street. There are also more intimate luxury boutiques throughout the neighborhood, making Chelsea a shopper’s dream come true.
Chelsea may be best known, however, for its arts community. It has become a global center of contemporary art. The West Chelsea Arts District houses nearly 400 art galleries and countless artist studios. The People’s Improv Theatre, Joyce Theater, The Kitchen, TADA! Youth Theater and Dance Theater Workshop offer exciting performance art, while Madison Square Garden, Manhattan Center and Jacob Javits Convention Center showcase large events. Art museums and public parks, such as Hudson River Park, the elevated High Line and the new public plaza adjacent to Eventi, round out the scene.
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Eventi Hotel brings you Manhattan. Live and in person. This skyrise boutique hotel is a destination in itself, one that will completely transform your New York experience. Located in Manhattan’s historic Chelsea neighborhood, Eventi puts you close to everything: the theater district, the garment district, Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, and all the museums, shopping, dining and nightlife you could ever want.
Dining in Eventi is all about the foodie factor. Two of hottest dining destinations are in our plaza and on the second floor of the hotel. FoodParc features the ultimate in chichi street food. And Bar Basque focuses on contemporary Spanish cuisine that highlights seasonal and sustainable ingredients.
Reap the Rewards of Loyalty. Personalized room preferences and welcome amenities for Kimpton InTouch Guest Loyalty Program members.
Hosted evening wine hour – join us every evening in our lobby living room for great wine and the company of other guests
Fitness center is second to none: 3 elliptical trainers, 3 treadmills, 2 stationary bikes, 1 dual adj. pulley, 1 lat pulldown, 1 chest press, 1 seated leg press, 1 multi-adj. bench, Three tier dumb bell rack, Yoga props, mats, and balance balls
In-room spa services – feel free to book in advance
Pets welcomed with open arms
Kimpton’s EarthCare program takes recycling and environmental responsibility to heart, including discounted parking for your hybrid vehicle
Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet for Kimpton InTouch members.
Check in: 3:00 pm, check out: 12:00 pm
Accommodation: Welcome to one of Manhattan’s most sophisticated designs: your room at Eventi. The décor reflects both the city’s vibrant energy and the Chelsea district’s sense of history. Each of our 292 guestrooms and 53 suites brings extraordinary style and comfort to life. Richly-colored stripes serve as accents to the hip sophistication of each room’s monochromatic palette. Floor to ceiling windows let in plenty of natural light. Custom-made Frette linens invite you to spend time in a reclining position. Enjoy original artwork, marble baths and Kimpton’s signature approach to hospitality when it’s time to retreat from the city’s energy.
37″ LCD flat-screen TV with cable access / iHome sound system docking station with alarm clock / In-room safe big enough to hold your laptop / Expansive bathroom counters with room for both of you to spread out / Thick, cozy animal-print robes to snuggle up in… grrr / The Kimpton Bed with plush top for a sinfully good sleep / Ultra-luxurious Frette linens for your triple-sheeted bed / Fully stocked honor bar with gourmet and organic options / Recycle at home? Recycle on the road. Kimpton’s EarthCare program is dedicated to eco-consciousness that doesn’t compromise your enjoyment or experience ./ Left it at home? Our Forgot it? We’ve got it! service is to the rescue with toiletries and travel essentials / Sweeping city views
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