Manhattan's first full-service luxury hotel in the ultra-trendy Meat Packing District gets its name from the Dutch; "gans" meaning goose and "voort" meaning ahead, which implies that this hotel is ahead of its game. And it certainly is. Anchored on the corner of Ninth Ave. and 13th Street, the Hotel Gansevoort is in the center of the hip and stylish historic Meat Packing District. The swanky digs boast 187 stylish rooms on 14 floors, a 45-foot heated rooftop pool and lounge, a spectacular spa, and hot-spot neo-Japanese restaurant ONO. Not to mention the lofty nine-foot ceilings and amazing views you get of the city from every room. Keep your eyes and ears open Torontonians -- a Hotel Gansevoort is set be opened in Canada's largest city in the near future.
This hotel is nothing short of urban sophistication at its best. One-third of the rooms have balconies and many have bay windows to allow you to soak up the city lights. Classy and minimalist, the rooms feature a colour palette of neutral, greys and rich blackberry shades. Throw in elegant sheets and plush pillows in contrasting colours, lavish leather detailing, slick and modern dark wooden furniture, textured walls, and the latest in technology and you have an uber-glam oasis in the city.
One look around the Meat Packing District is all you need to find the inspiration of the Hotel Ganesvoort. Architect Stephen B. Jacobs kept with the neighbourhood's architectural traditions of meat warehouses and created a building clad with zinc-coloured metal panels, glass balconies and projecting bay windows. For the interior, designer Andi Pepper gathered inspiration from stylish boutiques, such as Stella McCartney, Theory, Alexander McQueen and Catherine Malandrino's flagship stores -- all within walking distance of the hotel. Get the look
Here are some pieces that will help you recreate the luxe look of the Hotel Gansevoort at home.
Pottery Barn sheets
These bed sheets are an absolute must. The contrast between the creamy colour of the sheets and the dark detailing and furniture will give you an instant urban vibe.
Morgan duvet cover & sham in espresso, Pottery Barn, $39 - $229 potterybarn.com
Restoration Hardware throw
Top off your new sheets with a soft and cozy throw at the foot of your bed. Nothing says hotel style like a perfectly made bed with plush pillows, sheets and blankets.
Luxury plush throw, Restoration Hardware, $39 restorationhardware.com
Texture is a key element in this sophisticated room, so don't forget to add some interest to your floor. This neutral rug's woven texture makes a plain floor look rich.
Egeby beige rug, Ikea, $99 ikea.com/ca
Crate and Barrel desk
A rich, dark wooden desk is all you need to house your flat screen TV and laptop to help achieve a minimalist look.
Kyoto Kona Desk, Crate and Barrel, $999 crateandbarrel.com
Decorium office chair
Forget the swivel office chair. This chair offers a touch of class to the dark finished desk, plus comfort.
Arm chair, Decorium, $699 Decoruim.com
The Brick chair
Create a nook next to your window with a clean and elegant chair, perfect for gazing out at the view with a cup of coffee before your start your day.
Sage accent chair, The Brick, $299.97 thebrick.com
Future Shop TV
Your stylish urban room wouldn't be complete without a flat screen TV, just big enough to sit on your desk.
Sony Bravia Flat-Panel LCD HDTV, Future Shop, $1749.99 futureshop.com