Hotel Review: Eventi, New York City

I am a creature of habit, especially when traveling. As much as I love discovering new things, there’s something great about going somewhere comfortable & familiar. When traveling to NYC for leisure or business, I stay in one of a handful of hotels (usually the Library Hotel or 70 Park). So when B & I decided to extend business trips to enjoy the city over the weekend for the holidays, we thought we’d try somewhere new.

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Kimpton, one of my favorite hotel brands, has several properties in the city & their Eventi Hotel is particularly well located, so we thought we’d give it a shot. Located on 6th & 30th, it’s smack between Midtown & the Madison Square/Union Square area I love. The hotel opened in 2010, the fourth of Kimpon’s properties in New York City. The 292 room hotel (including a whooping 53 suites!) has stunning, trendy design which fits in perfectly with Manhattan. The stunning new lobby, which just reopened about three weeks ago, is dark, moody & full of books.

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Staying in Comfortable Luxury

To celebrate the holiday season, we were upgraded to a Premiere One Bedroom Suite. Situated on the 7th floor, our room overlooked rooftops & water towers (such a NYC view!) & the Big Screen Plaza – a green space right next to the hotel with a giant LED screen showing movies, sporting events & holiday specials. The seating area of our suite was perfect for lounging, with a big leather club chair & two smaller high back chairs.

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The bedroom was big & comfortable with a palatial California King Bed. For someone who sleeps in a very small queen bed at home, this bed was pure heaven. The room was very user-friendly with bright, adjustable reading lights on each side of the bed & a soft throw which was perfect for cuddling up & watching the giant TV hanging on the wall.

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If you haven’t noticed, I have a thing for hotel bathrooms (probably because our house only has one very tiny bath) & this one did not disappoint. Marble for days, it featured a huge walk-in rain shower & a deep soaking tub. The double sinks felt especially luxurious. In usual Kimpton style, the toiletries were high end, the towels were fluffy &, much to my pleasure, the hair dryer was full sized, hot & fast!

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A Stylish Bite to Eat

Kimpton’s famous wine happy hour takes place every night from 5-6pm in the hotel. I was only able to attend Friday night because I left work much earlier than normal – my only complaint about this tradition is that I wish it went later into the evening, especially during the week!

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On our way out of the hotel, we stuck our head in the Eventi’s restaurant & were immediately disappointed that we hadn’t made time to visit there during our stay. Located on the second floor, this sprawling space has a covered outdoor terrace (overlooking the giant screen on the plaza – what a great place to watch football!) & a long wooden bar, which was decorated for the holidays with travel-themed decorations. I will definitely be stopping by here on future trips (because I will definitely be staying at the Eventi again!). The hotel also has a sprawling veranda on the fifth floor, looking straight down 6th Ave. Unfortunately it was closed for the winter, but I have high hopes for the space – & its views of the new One World Trade Center building – during the warmer months.

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Kimpton Rocks Again

The highlight of our stay was Kimpton’s legendary customer service. We were constantly greeted with smiles & great customer service. While the Eventi isn’t my normal Kimpton hotel in NYC, it will definitely be high on my list in the future. Next time, I want to splurge & stay in the Eventi Suite, which has a giant wall of books in the living room & a balcony with sweeping Manhattan views.

If you go, know…

– If you’re there for a special occasion, ask at the front desk to see if there are upgrades available or if you can get a better view. I overheard several guests at check in being upgraded (we were upgraded as well).

– Bring your workout clothes because this ain’t your typical hotel gym! It’s one of the larger hotel gyms that I’ve seen in quite a while.

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– While there isn’t an in-room coffee maker (one of my biggest hotel pet peeves!), there is fresh coffee in the lobby each morning. If Kimpton coffee isn’t your thing, there’s a Gregorys Coffee (a great local chain) right across the street.

– One of the reasons I’m so in love with the Eventi is its dynamite location. 20 minute walk to Union Square (& the ever fantastic Union Square farmers market), 5 minute walk to Herald Square, 10 minute walk to Times Square, & a 5 minutes (or less) walk to the 1/2/3 & N/Q/R & 4/5/6 subway lines. It’s also a very easy walk to Penn Station, which is hugely helpful when you’re dragging a suitcase to the train.

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One Response to Hotel Review: Eventi, New York City

  1. Robert January 21, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

    Christina,
    I enjoyed reading your review. I have always loved my stays at any Kimpton. I have wanted to stay at The Eventi, and will book it for my next trip. they have the best customer service anywhere.

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