Kimpton Hotel Eventi
What We Love
- Floor-to-ceiling windows in every room make the most of the skyline views
- Super pet-friendly; treats and water bowl in the lobby
- Farm-to-table American fare in The Vine restaurant
What To Know
- Surrounding area doesn't have a lot of action, but you’re a short walk to Chelsea and Midtown
- WiFi isn't free unless you join the Kimpton loyalty club (just register your e-mail address)
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This glass-and-steel tower on a roaring stretch of Sixth Avenue is easy to spot for its rows of neat shrubs and constantly revolving doors. Inside, the enormous lobby is kept cozy with carved wood panels, red marble floors, and a genuinely welcoming staff. The check-in desk is in front of a giant red velvet curtain, from behind which peeks a tiny bit of a Renoir-like painting of a blushy female nude—a coy touch that’s echoed across the property. Ride up the elevator and the playful artwork fades into a very Manhattan palette of grays and blacks. Japanese panels and doors line one side of the 292 guest rooms, each of which has kingsize beds, cushioned headboards and wall-to-wall windows that open the room up to the city. The signature restaurant, The Vine, serves farm-to-table American fare (eggplant caponata crostini, Yellowtail crudo, wood oven roasted chicken etc.) in its pretty indoor-outdoor dining room. The 1,000-square-foot fitness center is open round the clock and outdoor group fitness classes are available occasionally. There’s also a full spa offering massages, facials and even jet-lag recovery. This being a Kimpton hotel, kids and pets are welcomed with personalized gifts and amenities.
In the Area
While the hotel’s immediate vicinity isn’t the prettiest, you’re a short walk from all the restaurants, galleries and nightlife in Chelsea and the lights of the theater district Times Square. For a dose of retail therapy, take your plastic downtown to Meatpacking and hit Diane von Furstenberg’s flagship and such designer stores as Yigal Azrouel, Carlos Miele and Alexander McQueen. If you’d prefer more culinary indulgences, head to Chelsea Market and gather picnic essentials among the cheesemongers, lobster purveyors, bakers and gelato makers before checking out the sunset views of the Hudson from your perch above the city on the High Line, a park built on elevated railway lines.
How to Get There
Let me start with the Wine Hour (between 5-6pm on the 4th floor). Val and Victoria hosting the wine bar were beyond amazing. They greeted us right away and within 10 minuets, I felt like I was chatting with old friends rather than a couple people I just met. They offered recommendations for everything from lunch the following day to the best little bars for our night out. I honestly can’t say enough good things about Val and Victoria. They truly made us feel welcomed. And truthfully, it’s this kind of friendliness that we experienced since check in. Vanessa helped get our rooms situated and coordinated our check in. And she couldn’t have been more helpful or more polite. She was an excellent communicator for when we could expect to check in, and then called us (as promised) as soon as our room was available. We’ve been here for about 10 hours and I would whole heartedly recommend this spot to anyone (especially if you can make the happy hour. Vick and Val are legends!)
The Eventi is a great Chelsea hotel conveniently located close to MSG. The two restaurants are very good, and the bar has a cool vibe. Our suite was very nicely appointed, however, the bed was somewhat uncomfortable.
We stayed at the Kimpton eventi for 4 nights in December. We arrived at 10.30pm to the hotel and it was full of a Christmas party. The hotel was also at full capacity and the room I booked wasn't available so they upgraded us to a suite for the night. The next day we moved to a room on the 14th floor with amazing views of the city and the empire state building.
This hotel is in a great location and the food/drink was brilliant.
It has a great vibe to it and every member of staff we met were polite and helpful but a special mention to Marilyn and Francisco who always went above and beyond to help us. We would love to come back to this hotel. It's got everything you could need. Thank you for helping make our stay so memorable.
Our stay at another Kimpton property was once again a great hit. We chose this Kimpton for it's awesome location, walking distance to so many of NYC's attractions, Bryant Park, Soho, Chelsea Market, ect and they are incredibly pet friendly. We arrived pretty early around 11am since we had lunch reservations nearby. Luckily, they allowed us early check in with a room on the 12th floor with awesome views of the Empire state building. We drove in with our car and was able to valet park overnight for $50. Once we got our pup settled into the room, we headed out to grab lunch and explore all the city holiday decorations. We walked to Bryant park and Rockefeller center. We were celebrating our babymoon, and the staff left us cupcakes and delicious chocolates with a handwritten card. It was a small but wonderful gesture that we greatly appreciated. I also love the Kimpton toiletries. Paraben free and smells so good. One thing to note is that this Kimpton is on a very busy avenue and the windows do not seem to be soundproof. From the 12th floor we heard honking all day and night. Luckily, I was so exhausted from the day that I slept like a rock, but if you are a light sleeper, be aware. We made reservations for brunch at L'amico which is one of the restaurants on the premises. The Vine is another one of the restaurants available. The interior of both restaurants looked amazing and were packed at all hours of the day. Reservations highly recommended. The lemon ricotta pancakes were amazing and I would definitely come back for them. However, I just noticed on the reviews that they offer a breakfast bufet for $30. That would have been good to know. I don't believe anyone informed us of this at the front desk. Also they offer wine between 5-6 on the 3rd floor.
Stayed here on a recent work trip. Check-in was a breeze. Room was very nice. Comfy bed. Big shower. Plenty of closet and drawer space. Lobby was a great place to grab a drink at the bar and chill. Also, lobby has fruit infused water most of the day and coffee/hot chocolate with marshmallows in the morning. Conference rooms were plenty big as well.