Hôtel Americano – Chelsea Hotels

Known for their high design sensibility in their native Mexico, Carlos Couturier and Moises Micha are bringing their vision to Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood with the new Hôtel Americano.  Perfectly located in the middle of Chelsea’s art gallery district, the partners are celebrating both their love of contemporary art and their passion for Manhattan.

New York can be overwhelming for visitors. In our hotel, guests feel safe, and they feel comfortable,” says Micha. “We have this Latin American approach, so that you’ll feel the warmth.”

Set in a former parking garage, the hotel’s industrial façade & soulful interior sets it part from others in the neighborhood.  The 56-rooms feature Mexican touches, including an outdoor rooftop pool that becomes a hot tub in winter, along with very New York-style details like iPads in every room that are full of recommendations for the best local galleries, restaurants and shops.

Room amenities include Samsung LED Pro-Idium TV, Alessi ‘Optic’ alarm by Joe Columbo, free WiFi in all rooms and public spaces, iPad’s featuring updated listings of the city’s best culture, dining and wellness options; guest directory; concierge program; curated music and virtual gift shop, wooden platform beds inspired by Japanese ryokans, 400 thread count European cotton percale bedding, oversized Turkish bath towels and Japanese Imabari washcloths, Hôtel Americano custom Sharps bath products, custom Alpaca throw blankets, 24-hour room service served in bento boxes and select rooms featuring fireplaces and deep soaking tubs.

Hôtel Americano has really kept in mind what the surrounding neighborhood atmosphere is; local-produced bikes are available for guests to use to explore the High Line and Hudson River Park. Embracing Chelsea’s world-class art galleries, its multicultural residents, and its industrial past, the Hôtel Americano allows guests to feel as if they are a part of the local scene from the moment they arrive.

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For the foodies, there is a street-level restaurant with outdoor terrace serving breakfast lunch and dinner, a lobby café & to-go bar serving Intelligentsia coffee & fresh squeezed juice, a rooftop bar & grill that will be open year-round, as well as 2 bars located on the lower-level.

Other amenities include: outdoor rooftop pool, terrace, & cabanas, Manhattan-made Bowery Lane Bicycles for guest use.


Hôtel Americano will be accepting reservations beginning in September 2011.


Dream Downtown – Meatpacking District Hotels

Situated on the border of Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, Dream Downtown is in the middle of New York’s most thriving neighborhoods.  From the glass-bottomed terrace pool to the whimsical design, this boutique hotel maintains the trademark of glamour found in Vikram Chatwal Hotels, while adding chic & modern elegance throughout.  Renovated from the iconic Albert Ledner building, the circular windows in the brick façade of Dream definitely set the building apart.

The 316 loft-inspired guestrooms and 16 suites feature state-of-the-art technology, breathtaking panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, Deluxe rooms with direct access to beach club and pool deck, Juliet balcony rooms available and Duplex Presidential Suite with private outdoor hot tub to unwind in (available July 2011).  Every room features 350-Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Bed linens, allergen-free bedding options, custom Etro toiletries, pet-friendly rooms, bathrooms with recessed audio speakers, in-room automation, WiFi, LED TV and On Demand access to hotel gift boutique (Fall 2011).

Dream Downtown provides its guests with a complete onsite offering of amenities and services, including twice-daily housekeeping, concierge services, WiFi and hard-wired internet, 24 hour in-room dining, 24 hour fitness center and treament room, 24 hour business center, dog walking service and valet parking.  Even better, Dream offers concept dining by Miguel Sanchez Romera, a lobby restaurant & lounge operated by Strategic Hospitality, a beach club and an expansive destination rooftop lounge offering dramatic views of the resplendent New York City skyline. (During their soft opening, limited services will be available.  Please contact the hotel for further details).

Opening July 2011, Romera New York, a 65-seat restaurant, will provide guests with the opportunity to experience the signature style of holistic haute cuisine from award-winning Chef Miguel Sanchez Romera. His knowledge of neuroscience, dietetics and art have produced some of the most innovative culinary techniques practiced today. We invite you to experience what critics have described as “the most unique cuisine in the world.”

Close enough to the Chelsea art galleries, restaurants and the High Line, as well as the Meatpacking district, you really never need the neighborhood to get the New York experience.  Meatpacking’s cobblestone streets are full of boutiques and chic eateries, including French eatery Pastis, Diane von Furstenberg, Scoop NYC, Theory and Alexander McQueen.

The Maritime Hotel – Chelsea Hotels

The Maritime Hotel is a luxury New York hotel located in the city’s Meatpacking District, right on the cusp of Chelsea. Once the headquarters for the National Maritime Union, The Maritime Hotel made its striking debut in June 2003 in the revamped the building, using its nautical architectural elements, most notably the 5-foot porthole windows overlooking the Hudson, and expanding on them with perfectly conceived details, such as the cabin-like teak furniture.

Among the hot spots, not to mention the cool lobby with a fireplace, are the lovely, in-demand sushi restaurant Matsuri, the Japanese-themed nightclub Hiro and the less formal bar and trattoria, La Bottega, which extends outside into 6,000 square feet of patio seating. Factor in the party cabanas on the terraces and the Maritime has the most outdoor space of any hotel in Manhattan.

Features and Amenities

Rooms here resemble luxurious ship cabins, with burnished teak paneling, sea-blue drapes and bed accents, and large porthole windows that face the Hudson River skyline. In keeping with the nautical conceit, the rooms are compact, but well-designed, with built-in furniture, so that all the necessities like storage space, work desk and TV (flat-screen) easily fit into the small space. You’ll find custom beds with Japanese fabric headboards, 20” flat-screen TVs, as well as a waterfall showerheads in the green-tiled bathrooms. Two terrace suites, which have outdoor showers, are also available. Wireless internet is available throughout the hotel. While there is no gym, guests are given passes to the nearby New York Sports Club.

The hotel is perhaps best known for its entertaining spaces, which is no mistake – the owners are nightlife impresarios Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson. There are two dining options at the Maritime: La Bottega and Matsuri. La Bottega serves the freshest rustic Italian cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant provides room service to the hotel, as well as takeout and delivery for native New Yorkers. Matsuri, however, is one of the hotel’s crown jewels, an expansive Japanese eatery that’s positioned underground at the hotel. Tadashi Ono, the hotel’s chef, offers up cuisine that’s inventive and delicious; despite the restaurant’s vast size, table spaces feel intimate and cozy. The restaurant also boasts a large bar with innovative cocktails. Matsuri also has an entire room dedicated to sake, aptly named the Sake Room.

One of the most impressive spaces at the Maritime Hotel is the Hiro Ballroom – an enormous space often used for concerts and parties. The ballroom boasts 20’ barrel vaulted ceiling, giant paper lanterns and has a large bar spanning one side of the room and beautiful banquette seating on the other side. The event possibilities are limitless, from seated dinners with dancing, to cocktail receptions, fashion shows, conferences, live music and DJ performances, product launches, and more. The Ballroom has a state-of-the-art audio and lighting system along with DJ booth, DVD player, projector and a 16’ x 16’ screen. The space also boasts a full service kitchen which can be used to cater events. Downstairs from the ballroom, you’ll find the Hiro Lounge, a more intimate version of what’s found upstairs. The two can be combined for large events.

Another impressive feature of the Maritime is the hotel’s many cabana spaces. The North Cabana, located on the rooftop of La Bottega Trattoria, is the perfect venue for indoor/outdoor events all year round.  A sun roof encloses the fully heated outside space during the winter months and has a working fireplace. Meanwhile, the South Cabana, which is located on the rooftop of La Bottega Caffe is a mirror image of the North Cabana, without the enclosure.


The Maritime Hotel is located on 16th Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, just two blocks away from the trendy Meatpacking District. The A/C/E line, which runs up and down the west side, as well as the L line, which runs crosstown, are just a few short blocks from the hotel, making transportation around the city a cinch. Chelsea is a neighborhood beloved for its dozens upon dozens of art galleries, but it’s also chock full of great boutiques, eateries and coffee shops, too.  It’s also a bit quieter than many of the downtown neighborhoods, and out of towners who aren’t used to the hullabaloo of New York City may find the area calming, especially to go to sleep. On the tree-lined streets of Chelsea, all of the sirens and the noise of the city seem to fade away, leaving a comforting lull. The Maritime’s proximity to the Meatpacking District, a neighborhood formerly full of butchers and now full of luxury clothing retailers and chic eateries, means that you’ll never lack for a night out on the town while you’re in the city.

Eventi Hotel – Chelsea Hotels

Eventi is a luxury hotel located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. A boutique hotel with gorgeous interior design, the hotel’s decor is just as vibrant as the city itself. A neighborhood known for its art galleries, Chelsea’s energy is reflected in the luxurious accommodations found at Eventi. With 292 guestrooms and suites featuring floor to ceiling windows and original artwork, this Kimpton Hotel makes for an unforgettable stay in New York City. Eventi is notable for its pledge to sustainability – while the hotel showers guests in luxury, it also maintains a commitment to the planet.

Features and Amenities

Rooms at Eventi boast floor to ceiling windows, custom-made Frette linens, original artwork, marble baths and more combine with signature Kimpton Hotels hospitality for an unforgettable stay in one of New York City’s newest hip hotels. You’ll find 37” LG flat panel TVs, an iHome clock docking station, luxurious marble bathrooms with dual fixture rain showers, Etro spa-inspired luxury bath amenities, terry cloth robes and a fully stocked gourmet honor bar.

The one of a kind Eventi Suite boasts approximately 1,400 square feet with a fully furnished living room, 850 square foot private terrace and is located adjacent to a 3,000 square foot Veranda which can be booked separately for private events and a master suite featuring a king-sized platform bed and floor to ceiling windows. Lounge, work, meet or entertain in the spacious 850 square foot living and dining room area featuring separate entertainment area with lavish couch, coffee table, armchairs, and audio visual system.

The dining area includes a table for eight, fully stocked bar, 42” LG flat panel TV and a full bathroom. The master suite is approximately 530 square feet featuring a private balcony, a spa-inspired bathroom with dual sinks, custom art work, deep soaking Jacuzzi tub and an adjacent dual fixture rain shower, Etro spa-inspired luxury bath amenities and terry cloth robes. This room also features a 37” LG flat panel TV, iHome clock docking station and a fully stocked gourmet honor bar.

Eventi also boasts two other suites, the Viva Suite and the Live Suite – and there’s also a large screening room available for use by guests. Those who stay at Eventi enjoy personalized room preferences, complimentary internet access, and welcome amenities. There’s also morning newspapers delivered to your door, as well as coffee and tea, 24-hour room service, an on-site fitness center and on-site spa as well as a business center. The hotel boasts of 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space including outdoor terraces, hospitality suites and concierge services.

The Plaza

The hotel also boasts an enormous outdoor plaza, a public venue which showcases art and entertainment events. At the heart of these events is the Big Screen Project, a collaborative arts project, which, together with local arts institutions and independent artists, allows Eventi to present public art exhibitions on the plaza. The plaza’s giant multimedia screen displays original artwork along with other diverse programming while kiosks around the plaza enable visitors to interact with the displays and find out what special events are taking place at the hotel. The plaza’s multi-level “FoodParc” is restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow’s showcase of a series of gourmet stands and stalls, each a culinary destination on its own. From a special blended burger (No. 7 Hanger Blend) with gourmet bacons to imaginative dim sum to unique pizza bianca stacks and wraps, some of NYC’s most renowned culinary masters promise a wide variety of global offerings. Or step off the plaza into Eventi’s outstanding Bar Basque, a multi-sensory feast, complete with outstanding service, expertly crafted cocktails and an exceptional Basque menu. The futuristic setting, created by conceptual designer Syd Mead, is as delightful as the cuisine.


Eventi is located in what is being called North Chelsea, just blocks from Penn Station, Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building. Chelsea is a neighborhood beloved for its dozens upon dozens of art galleries, but it’s also chock full of great boutiques, eateries and coffee shops. Situated on Sixth Avenue and 30th Street, Eventi is separated from the insanity that is Penn Station and, a few blocks above it, Times Square – but finds itself in a bit of an odd place. North Chelsea isn’t a defined Manhattan neighborhood, and the streets of the area are cluttered with button sellers, wholesale importers and Garment District purveyors. That being said, there’s always a new “it” neighborhood in New York, and with Eventi’s event-focused messaging and great amenities, there’s no reason why North Chelsea can’t become the latest destination. All it takes is one great hotel to make a neighborhood good – soon the restaurants, boutiques and bars will follow. In the meantime, the hotel is centrally located, close to tourist attractions, near to public transportation, brand new and beautiful.

Chelsea Hotel – Chelsea Hotels

If there was ever a famous hotel in New York, the Chelsea Hotel would be it. It’s not as innately over the top as The Plaza, but when it comes to history and glamour, Hotel Chelsea has it made. The hotel has always been a center of artistic and bohemian activity and it houses artwork created by many of the artists who have visited. The hotel was the first building to be listed by New York City as a cultural preservation site and historic building of note. The twelve-story red-brick building that now houses the Hotel Chelsea was built in 1883 as a private apartment cooperative that opened in 1884; it was the tallest building in New York until 1899. At the time Chelsea, and particularly the street on which the hotel was located, was the center of New York’s Theater District. However, within a few years the combination of economic worries and the relocation of the theaters bankrupted the Chelsea cooperative. In 1905, the building was purchased and opened as a hotel. Owing to its long list of famous guests and residents, the hotel has an ornate history, both as a birth place of creative modern art and home of bad behavior.

Bob Dylan composed songs while staying at the Chelsea, and poets Allen Ginsberg and Gregory Corso chose it as a place for philosophical and intellectual exchange. It is also known as the place where the writer Dylan Thomas died of alcohol poisoning on in 1953, and where Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols may have stabbed his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, to death on October 12, 1978. Famous visitors and residents of the Chelsea Hotel include Eugene O’Neil, Thomas Wolfe, and Arthur C. Clarke (who wrote 2001: A Space Oddyssey while in residence). Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and the Grateful Dead passed through the hotels doors in the 1960s.

Features and Amenities

The rich history as home to greats in literature and art is reflected in the rooms that are filled with the natural light of floor-to-ceiling windows. Just the right eclectic and modern furnishings lend a sense of spaciousness. Included for today’s comfort – air conditioning, cable TV, comfortable parlors in the suites, studios with kitchenettes, full baths, work areas with desks and ample lighting. All the suites in the hotel boast ample space and all have been individually decorated. The hotel also offers a scenic private rooftop, dramatic spiraling staircase and large public spaces – all of which are often used in films and photo shoots.


The Chelsea Hotel is located on West 23rd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, in the heart of the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. It is centrally located between Greenwich Village and Midtown. From the front door of the hotel, one can easily walk to the Chelsea art galleries, the Meatpacking District, the Flatiron building, and Union Square. A short taxi or subway ride will bring you to Times Square, Central Park, Greenwich Village, Soho, and other New York City destinations.

The New York neighborhood called Chelsea takes its name from the estate of British Army Captain Thomas Clarke, who retired to the then rural area after the French and Indian Wars. He named his estate – on the west side of Manhattan near the Hudson River – after London’s Royal Chelsea Hospital for soldiers. By the 1850s the land was divided into lots and developed. Today the area is a thriving neighborhood of brownstones, tenements, tree-lined streets, restaurants, and art galleries. In the midst of all this stands the Victorian Gothic beauty of the Chelsea Hotel.