the Maritime Hotel – NYC

April 27, 2012

Nope, I’m not going to feel bad that I’ve blogged about this cool New York City hotel more than a few times.  It’s just so cool and now I’m staying there for my 8th wedding anniversary!  This glamorous Chelsea hotel, once the headquarters for the National Maritime Union, made its striking debut in June 2003. The owners revamped the building, using its nautical architectural elements—most notably the 5-foot porthole windows (one per room) overlooking the Hudson—and expanding on them with perfectly conceived details, such as the cabin-like teak furniture.

The rooms have custom beds with Japanese fabric headboards, 20” flat-screen TVs, a complimentary WiFi connection and dimmer lights, as well as a waterfall shower head in the green-tiled bathroom. Two terrace suites, which have outdoor showers, are also available. The guests, many from the entertainment and art worlds, are suitably stylish and keen on the hotel’s bumping nightlife scene.

Among the hot spots—not to mention the cool lobby with a fireplace and La Bottega, which extends outside into 6,000 square feet of patio seating. Factor in the party cabanas on the terraces and the Maritime has the most outdoor space of any hotel in Manhattan.

I’m crazy for this place… And I’m going next month, YIPPIE!

for more info and additional pictures “search” Maritime in the righthand column.

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