After a lot of great stays at Kimptons across the country we were really hoping the Eventi would really be their flagship in quality and service. I'm glad to say the Eventi really lived up to everything we could hope for.
I didn't pick the Eventi for it's location, but when I was looking on how to get to the hotel, I may as well have chosen it for it's great location. The best part is it is literally 2 blocks from Penn Station, so no need to grab a cab or hop on the subway after Amtrak. Also means it's easy to catch just about any train to the rest of the city. During this visit to New York we had to do some shopping in the garment district and the Eventi was also just a quick walk over.
Once we made it to the hotel, we were quickly greeted by Stephen at the front desk. He was amazing. He was excited to hear about how we were doing and really was glad to hear us use the magic code word for the summer. Each time we came and went during our stay, when he was at the desk, he greeted us and asked us how we were doing. We really enjoyed having Stephen there to help us out and it really felt like he cared about making sure we had a great stay. At checkout the gentleman at the front desk was also great. He double checked to make sure we enjoyed our stay and made check out super quick. At both check out and check in I was thanked for my loyalty as an IC member, which is always a nice, simple touch. To go along with that simple touch, came an amazing set of welcome amenities. We got a great bottle of wine, delicious snacks and to top it off, we even got a bottle of champagne. This was really great after a long day of work and traveling to the hotel.
I had booked a Premier One Bedroom Suite and really didn't expect an upgrade as the only upgrades were named specialty suites, but I don't think I could have wanted much more from our room. We were given a suite on the top floor and while we didn't have the exciting Empire State Building view, it was still great to be so high up and look down on the other buildings. The room itself was set up really well. There was a long entrance way, which put us away from the hall and helped keep the bedroom quiet and that's always nice. The room is full of darker wood and furniture. It all worked very well together with the lighting and simple art pieces. One thing my girlfriend really liked were all the nice reading lamps on the bed and chair. And one thing I really liked is that it was a real suite. None of that executive room with a sofa dividing the space and calling it a suite. The living room was separated from the bedroom with a solid door, which just added to making the bedroom quiet. All over the suite there were plenty of outlets. I really like the outlets that Kimptons are adding next to the beds and the Eventi has this set up in a very classy fashion, built right into the bedside tables.
The bathroom was spacious, especially considering we were in NYC. The toilet had it's own little room, which is also always a nice design feature. The bathroom is full of marble and was well lit, making getting ready in the morning and evening easy for both of us. The only very minor complaint is that the shower was a bit small. This is probably due to sharing some space with the bath, but it was all set up very nicely. Overall it may not be the best bathroom we've ever had, but was easily one of the best in NYC.
The entire hotel was very clean, which is not surprising for a Kimpton. One really nice part about the cleaning at the Eventi was the housekeeper left us a little note thanking us for the tip and for staying at the Eventi.
Like usual for a weekend stay we enjoyed some in room breakfast one morning. Ordering was easy and it arrived a little before they said it would. The person who brought our breakfast was friendly and handled our small problem perfectly. The eggs on my girlfriend's order did not come as ordered and he immediately went to fix it and came back up after just a few minutes.
Overall the Eventi really seemed to take all that Kimptons stand for and do it perfectly. Every staff member seemed like they honestly wanted to help us and make our stay great. It's obvious that Kimpton is really empowering their employees to have the freedom to provide their guests with a great experience. There is no doubt in my mind that we'll be staying at the Eventi next time we're in NYC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kimpton Hotel Eventi redefines what it is to be a Manhattan hotel. Kimpton Hotel Eventi is an experience as much as a destination. Kimpton Hotel Eventi's historic Chelsea neighborhood near the New York theater district, artful surroundings, intimate accommodations, dynamic meeting spaces and signature Kimpton hospitality combine into something extraordinary.Located near world-renowned art galleries and vibrant nightlife, Kimpton Hotel Eventi puts you within easy walking distance of Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, Macy's and entertainment venues. Just steps outside our boutique Chelsea hotel you will find those special things that make Manhattan so exciting. ... more less
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