When walking up Park Avenue South in Manhattan at about midnight, I noticed a long line of well-dressed people waiting to go into the entrance to the Gansevoort Roof Top. 

This was quite interesting to me as this sleepy street, typically suited for residential and business, was now transformed to a social happening destination.  In speaking to those on line, I was told that the Rooftop was 3 floors with a sun deck and pool (the pool reserved for guests of the hotel, shucks).  The new name for this trendy area of town “NoMad”  (North of Madison Park).   However, as the line was long and I was returning from a hot Bachata/Salsa Dancing night with Legs Diamante, I decided to return the following day.

When I made my journey to the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel, upon entering the lobby, I found a three-story atrium showcasing striking black and white zig zag granite floors, modern herringbone sleek chairs, oversized green love seats, and slick white chairs. 

 Resident above the lobby was a dramatic aubergine chandelier.  At the far end of the room was an impressive oversized fireplace.  Upon speaking to the concierge I found this cool trendy hotel, just opened in 2010,  was architected by  Stephen B. Jacobs Group with the Interior Design by Andi Pepper (Steve And Andi are an husband wife team).  Fantastic artwork throughout the hotel was by Deborah Anderson.

After spending some time appreciating the lobby, I entered the elevator and was whisked up 20 floors.  When the elevator door opened I stepped into a trendy bar showcasing a fantastic view of Manhattan.  

After enjoying a cool drink I adventured around. Walking to the west side of the floor I found the signature rooftop pool for sunbathing and swimming reserved for guests of the hotel.  Walking back towards the middle of the floor I saw a large open area providing a view of a second bar on the floor below.  To the left I ventured into the “Blueroom” which featured stylish décor, dancing girls on the walls / tables and an outside deck with a view and fireplace.

I then walked up a short flight of steps to be treated to an open air deck featuring a relaxing city-escape.   Speaking to the bartender, I found out that although primarily for hotel guests during day this relaxing haven in the evening becomes a popular Manhattan post-work drink destination and at night a hot spot featuring progressive music from prominent deejays that the evening before I had seen the line of people waiting to attend.   

Providing numerous floors, indoor outdoor all weather options, the blue room, open-air terraces, Gandia Blasco sun and lounge seating, alfresco fireplaces, and seductive city lights overlooking the sparking lights of Gotham,  this stylish hip place the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel Rooftop is definitely SalsaGeorge worthy.  Five panama hats!

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