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Two New York hotel brands expand their horizons

A brand new tower from Trump, and a Meatpacking marvel

Two New York hotel brands expand their horizons

July 20 2010
Maria Shollenbarger

In New York, the expansion of two local hotel brands provides an opportune excuse to get oneself into an Empire state of mind. Trump International Hotel & Tower (www.trumpintl.com; doubles from $895) – itself soon to be fresh off a $30m refurbishment spearheaded by none other than The Donald’s multitalented daughter, Ivanka – has opened a second property below Houston Street, Trump SoHo (www.trumpsohohotel.com; doubles from $449). With 391 sleekly handsome hotel rooms in a 46-storey skyscraper, the hotel radiates the signature NYC-by-way-of-Vegas Trump style: panoramic views over Manhattan, world-class dining at its Italian restaurant (pictured), a cocktail lounge, a luxury spa and furnishings by Fendi Casa.

And the Gansevoort Park Avenue (www.gansevoortpark.com; doubles from $457), which opened on July 19, is taking its Meatpacking District creds (slick design married surprisingly successfully with business-hotel service standards) to the burgeoning lower midtown business district; the rooftop pool and tri-level bar will provide a perfect redoubt from the heat of the streets.

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Hotels, New York