Hotel Gansevoort converts lobby into 24-hour lounge

NEW YORK CITY Hotel Gansevoort is breathing fresh life into its lobby, transforming it into an inviting social hub with a relaxed vibe. The redesign transforms the lobby into a 24-hour space with a lounge, a café with sidewalk dining and a vintage billiards table.

The lounge design has a 1970s-style decadence. Leather cables create a seductive filter between the lounge area and the hotel check-in area. Rust-stained galvanized panels and cream leather wrap the walls and columns, adding a warm texture in contrast to the modern hotel.

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The centerpiece is a vintage 1950s Brunswick pool table, situated in the heart of the lounge and destined to attract guests from models to moguls. The furniture, a mix of comfortable leather pieces, natural woods and porcelain light fixtures incorporated into a ceiling hung leather art sculpture, gives the space a comfortable, yet elegant ambiance. The lobby extends outside to a Parisian style sidewalk café, giving guests the ultimate people-watching spot in one of New York’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

Adjacent to the lobby lounge is the Carte Blanche Café, open from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m., Carte Blanche offers “classic café fare with serious flair.” Carte Blanche reflects a bustling kitchen and bar with exposed stainless steel, offering indoor and outdoor café seating with clear views onto the cobblestone streets and a lobby bar designed for lounging. Dining extends outside to the covered sidewalk with a spacious raised teak deck wrapping the corner, located at the epicenter of the Meatpacking District. Whether dining inside or outside, guests will be entertained by nightly DJ talent on a sound system designed by Infinite Audio.

The overall project’s design team includes Michael Satsky of Lily Pond and Provocateur fame, Jeffrey Chodorow of China Grill Management, Lionel Ohayon of Icrave and Michael Achenbaum of Gansevoort Hotel Group.