Spend a decadent long-weekend in lower Manhattan without ever venturing
northward. Petula Clark was right: things really are better downtown.
The Meatpacking Districts Hotel
Gansevoort is 187-rooms of urban-minimalist chic. We love the
custom-designed stainless steel sinks and nine-foot ceilings. Be sure to
ask for a river-view corner suite with balcony so you can watch the
nightlife unfold below. Rooms from US$395. Hotel Gansevoort, 18 Ninth
Ave., New York, 212-206-6700, www.hotelgansevoort.com
sip, swim & spa
Swim a lap or two in the Gansevoorts heated rooftop pool followed by a
skyline massage in your own private cabana with a 360-degree view
(US$180-$250). Then, head downstairs for a Fiji Water Pedicure (US$65)
at the hotel spa-by-day, lounge-bar-by-night.
G Spa & Lounge, 212-660-6733.
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carters hotspot The Waverly Inn
harks back to the days of speakeasies and secret knocks. Tuck into an
organic meal by the fireplace and pretend not to notice Sean Lennon and
Uma Thurman sitting at the next table. The Waverly doesn’t have a phone
so youll have to show up in person and hope you pass inspection.
The Waverly Inn & Garden, 16 Bank St., New York
Jeffrey New York
is died-and-gone-to-fashionista heaven. This chic mini-department store
carries clothes, shoes and accessories from the likes of Alexander
McQueen, Prada and Helmut Lang. We spotted Famke Janssen perusing the
Jeffrey New York, 449 W. 14th St., New York, 212-206-1272, www.jeffreynewyork.com
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