NYC - Meatpacking District: Hotel Gansevoort
LED lightboxes, which shift in color from night to night, help create an aura around the exterior and ground floor of this 14-floor Meatpacking District hotel. The airy lobby is decorated with a Matisse-inspired rug, mohair paneling and eel-skin columns. On the 15th floor roof is Plunge, a trendy lounge with a retractable glass top, and a 45-foot-long heated swimming pool with underwater music and lighting.
The 187 rooms have nine-foot ceilings and are furnished with a pull-out sofa, feather bed and hypoallergenic down duvet, plasma-screen TV, CD/DVD player and complimentary Wi-Fi connection; all suites include larger TVs and desks, in addition to two small step-out balconies. Bathrooms are granite ceramic, with a custom marble and stainless-steel sink, temperature-controlled shower and Molton Brown toiletries. In keeping with the luminous aesthetic, the closet and bathroom doors glow with berry, green, indigo or rose light.