Don't get me wrong - the hotel is beautiful - trendy, funky, delightful. Our "premier one bedroom suite" was large by Manhattan standards, featured lots of marble in the bathroom and floor to ceiling windows in the bedroom and main parlor room. But what made this hotel special for us was the staff. O'Neil, Victoria and Kevin were particularly terrific. But everyone - from Kirk who brought in our luggage to the housekeeper who went out of her way to get me ice when I could not find a machine...well, let's just say they "get" customer service. I don't get to stay in such lovely hotels often, but when I have, the staff is not always as good as the folks at Eventi. They made our stay spectacular!
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We were on the 12th floor, and yes the building creaked in high winds (50 mph one day we were there). But otherwise, I could barely hear the traffic and could not hear folks in nearby rooms - which is what usually keeps me up in city hotels. I slept like a rock the two nights we were there.
The hotel is about 5 blocks south of the Empire State Building, and even closer to Macy's. It's an easy walk to just about any subway line you may want to get to. One day O'Neil gave us a "VIP" card to the Empire State Building that let us by-pass at least an hour's worth of the line!
O'Neil was great about letting me use the front desk computer one day when I was getting frustrated by my touch screen on my iPhone. Victoria also helped me solve a related ticket printing problem.
There is no breakfast included...just complimentary tea and coffee, and a wine hour from 5-6. The chardonnay was not that good, and the only non-alcoholic beverage for my teenagers was water - a disappointment for them. The tea, however, was delightful and coffee drinkers seemed to plow through pot after pot of coffee from what I could see.
I got a "reasonably good" deal on a just-after-Christmas rate, but was unable to take advantage of the free parking offered here on Trip Advisor as a result. If you self-park in the lot under the hotel, it's $57 a day for an SUV. If you let them valet it, the price goes to $65 for an SUV. I was disappointed when I realized I was not getting free parking...O'Neil gave me a $30 credit just out of the goodness of his heart as a result.
I say "reasonably good" deal, but trust me, it was very expensive. If you have the money to spend on a place like the Eventi, do it. Make sure you ask for O'Neil. :)
- 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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