Romancing Luxury at the Famed Gramercy Park Hotel

A great hotel should be more than just a building: it should exude originality, romance, art, luxury and have a personality of its own. When the Back Bay Shutter Co. started looking for a hotel for its NYC Sweepstakes, they discovered that the Gramercy Park Hotel would be more than a great hotel, it would enrich the entire experience with its history, luxury and individuality.


Rich History

From the time it was built in 1925, the Gramercy Park Hotel gained notoriety for its luxurious  and unique style, attracting tourists and celebrities alike. Had you visited in the late 1920s or early 1930s, you could have attended Humphrey Bogart’s marriage to Helen Menken, or had a drink with Babe Ruth at the famous hotel bar. In the 1970s, the hotel became such a hub for rockstars that Cameron Crowe demanded Almost Famous be shot in the lobby.

In 2006 the hotel was renovated by boutique-style hotel mastermind, Ian Schrager, making it what it is today: a veritable masterpiece of a hotel.

Bohemian Boutique meets Modern Luxury

All you have to do is walk through the front door to realize that a stay at the Gramercy Park Hotel will be unforgettable. The lobby exudes a modern elegance that suggests such bohemians as Edith Wharton and O. Henry would’ve been at home there. Each hotel room is decorated in warm jewel tones accented with velvet-upholstered headboards, tapestry-covered chairs and custom designed furniture. The adjacent Jade and Rose bars combine fine art and cocktails by displaying one of the finest hotel collections of art, including pieces by Warhol and Basquiat.


Forbes calls Gramercy Park Hotel’s restaurant, Maialino, “An ode to a Roman Trattoria… perfect.” It’s easy to see why. From the moment you walk in, you feel like you’ve taken a step into Italy. Every detail exudes Italy right down to the blue-check tablecloths — just wait till you’ve tasted the food. Whether you have the roast suckling pig for dinner (Maialino translates to “Little Pig”), or ricotta pancakes for breakfast, Maialinowill seduce your mouth with the best flavors of Italy.

Personality abounds at the Gramercy Park Hotel. From discussing a Warhol painting while having a drink, to dining at Maialino or simply relaxing in your room, your stay will be an out-of-this-world experience you’ll never forget.

Enter the Back Bay Shutter Co.’s NYC Sweepstakes to win a two-night stay at this hotel and more!

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