Between Manhattan’s West Village and Chelsea, the Meatpacking district is the city’s former slaughterhouse neighborhood which runs from south of West 14th Street to the Hudson River. There are no skyscrapers here, only small buildings, cobblestone streets and brick warehouses that have been converted into art galleries. Considered an ill-reputed neighborhood in the 1980s, it is now one of the city’s trendiest quarters. Galleries, luxury showrooms and creator boutiques have replaced the slaughterhouses. A few rare meat wholesalers have stood their ground and are now adjacent to luxury hotels and fancy restaurants. Recently, the unused former elevated railway line was transformed into a promenade with benches and vegetation. This High Line which dates back to the 1930s is now a green park with a panoramic view of the Hudson River. Ever since the neighborhood was rehabilitated, it’s not uncommon to see wealthy New Yorkers coming downtown to enjoy the lively nightlife. Although limited to a few streets, the Meatpacking district is constantly on the move with the trendiest restaurants, bars and nightclubs in the city. Meatpacking has become one of the places to see and to be seen in the Big Apple.
The 14 floors of the Hotel Gansevoort, at the corner of 9th Avenue and 13th Street dominate the Meatpacking district. Designed by the architect Stephen B. Jacobs and decorated by Andi Pepper, the same famous duo that created the Giraffe Hotel, the Plaza Athénée of New York, the Mansfield and the Library. The Gansevoort is in perfect harmony with the neighborhood’s elegant boutiques and restaurants. The bright glass columns of its façade give the impression of a building that is supported by light. Lighting plays a major role in all of the hotel’s spaces. In the hall, the ceiling lights are oriented differently throughout the day to create a changing atmosphere. Behind the glass walls of the mezzanine, there is a computer controlled choreography of colors, and in the rooms, the glass doors of the bathroom are lit from the inside, giving the room a special tint.
Ecru, sand, brown, anthracite and a few touches of violet are the predominant tones in the rooms, which have gray and black marble bathrooms. Chic and modern, the rooms all have large bay windows opening onto the Hudson River and Manhattan. Some of the rooms also have balconies.
In the penthouse, which redefines the concept of urban luxury, a fireplace and large sofas enable guests to totally relax after a long day of shopping or touring. Popular with guests for its calm atmosphere, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s in direct contrast to the lively and exciting nightlife of the quarter. It’s not uncommon therefore, to run into Lindsay Lohan or Nicky Hilton at the Gansevoort.
The swimming pool on the top floor regularly welcomes the “Brangelina” family consisting of Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their children who come here to enjoy the magnificent garden and the exceptional view of the city.
This chic retreat has two restaurants. The Plunge, adjacent to the pool and the Tanuki Tavern on the ground floor, an elegant Japanese restaurant where it’s also possible to simply have drink before going out on the town.
Representing the height of refinement, the entire staff is dressed in Hugo Boss outfits. Elegance is pushed to the limit in this Big Apple mythical hotel.
Four stars / Design / Magnificent views / Manhattan / Rooftop loft / Oyster & sushi bar / Outdoor grill / Rooftop Bar + Lounge / Provocateur Lounge + Café / Lobby Bar / Spa / Fitness center / Rooftop pool / Landscaped terraces / iPod dock in rooms / Nintendo Wii for children
Open all year
186 rooms and 23 suites and one penthouse
Double occupancy from 422 euros
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - New York
18 Ninth Avenue
New York, New York 10014
Paris - New York: approximately 8 hours
Paris - Los Angeles: approximately 12 hours
The United States is located in six time zones
- Eastern Standard Time: - 6 hours
- Central Standard Time: - 7 hours
- Mountain Standard Time: - 8 hours
- Pacific Standard Time: - 9 hours
- Alaska Standard Time: - 10 hours
- Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time: - 11 hours
Due to the immensity of the country, all of the world’s climates are present.
Valid passport and no need for a visa for visitors possessing a biometric passport. (cf. http://french.france.usembassy.gov/niv-exemption.html)
An ESTA form (Electronic System Travel Authorization) must also be filled out in advance. https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/)
No vaccinations required
The U.S. dollar (USD)
Numerous secondary languages, especially Spanish
Be the first to write a reviewwrite a review
Book by phone
+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).