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For ANITA BORZYSZKOWSKA, the Gramercy Park Hotel is a literal home-away-from-home. The London-based VP of Public Relations at Gap Inc spends almost a third of her time in New York — always staying at The Gramercy Park Hotel. Indeed, Borzyszkowska is one of the Gramercy Park’s most frequent guests — with a keen eye for the hotel’s leading features and a true appreciation for its style, service and setting. As she preps for another late summer visit, Borzyszkowska shares her take on what makes GPH New York City’s top hotel hideaway.
URBAN ZEN: Gramercy Park is so peaceful you feel like you are in the countryside. It’s truly inspiring — I actually have an homage to Gramercy Park in my own garden back home in London.
HEAVEN ON EARTH: The beds at the Gramercy Park are so comfortable they’re a bit like heaven itself–as is the entire room. The rooms are so quiet they keep out the light and the noise pollution of the entire city.
SAFE HAVEN: As a woman traveling alone, safety is as important as comfort. At The Gramercy Park I feel completely comfortable being on my own.
LUXE LOTION: The Gramercy Park Hotel has the best body lotion I’ve ever tried — anywhere. The MARIO BADESCU VITAMIN E LOTION is so great; I even went to the Badescu shop and bought ten full-sized bottles for myself.
EXPERT AMENITIES: In fact, the entire amenities range is among the best I’ve ever experienced — uniquely curated by editors at Allure Magazine. The collection is truly independent — I love the fact that the hotel is not affiliated with just one single product brand.
EXCELLENT EATERY: Maialino is a fantastic restaurant — the kind of place I can visit both on my own and for business meetings. When it comes to breakfast I am nothing if not a creature of habit and Maialino offers a little something for every whim; both healthy and indulgent options. Muesli with fruit, panini with ham and cheese –these perfect croissants with perfect sugary glazing. There is really nothing like it.
CHIC CROWD: I always bump into friends and colleagues at the Gramercy Park, particularly during Fashion Week. I love bringing visiting journalists or our Gap design heads to the hotel to experience the environment.
GAL ABOUT TOWN: The Gramercy Park makes a great base to explore the rest of the city — it’s within easy walking distance to areas like SoHo or the Meatpacking District without being right in the center of all that action.
CITY CYCLIST: I also love to bike around New York and I even have my own bicycle which I keep at the hotel. They always have it ready for me when I arrive and I love to cycle along the West-side Highway or right up to the George Washington Bridge. It’s a great way to explore the city.
ART OF SERVICE: It’s the people at the Gramercy Park that really make it special — they’re friendly and helpful, intuitive and informative. They’re warm, genuine and cool– but you never feel like they’re too, too cool.
BUSINESS BASE: We’re launching a new collection of black pants for Autumn/Winter as well as expanding for the first time into Italy with a debut Gap shop in Milan. We’ll use the Gramercy Park to host international media meetings with Gap Head Designer Patrick Robinson. Like our designs, the hotel has an urban sophistication, a common sense of city style