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Entries in Rose Bar (3)

Sunday
Sep132009

Weekend Wrap Up: Rose, Jane and Boom Boom Room

If you were following the twaffic this weekend, you would know that we were enjoying some choice nights out on the town. If not, then we suggest you decide to follow us so you can stay up to date. But here are some hangover observations from some very late nights.

Friday evening found us at The Gramercy Park Hotel for the Rose Sessions featuring the Black Keys. We hadn't been to the Rose Bar in a good long while, and we found her to be in excellent shape. We settled into our table at the center of the room, sipping some delicious DeLeon cocktails and getting ready for the show. The room was silly packed with a glamorous crowd which reinforced our belief that when Rose Bar makes the effort, it is pretty hard to beat. The Keys came on around 12:30 and were outstanding (see for yourself), rocking the room with an hour plus set that had the walls shaking. We heard rumors that the party was headed to the 3rd Floor after the show, but we decided to call it a night.

Saturday at the Jane and going Boom Boom, right this way.

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Thursday
Mar192009

Gramercy Park Takes to the Social Networks

How tough is the hotel business these days? Multiple Little Birdys who still use A Small World forwarded this email blast they received yesterday, promising all members a buy one get one for 50% off at Ian Schrager's Gramcery Park Hotel. One LB comments, "Hotels are getting DESPERATE, even the GPH, I wonder how Rose Bar is doing these days lol?" Well, we know that Rose Bar is doing just fine, but selling $20 drinks is not going to pay off the buiding's debt service.

In other Ian Schrager news, a Little Birdy tells us that work is progressing on the first batch of Edition Hotels, Schrager's much ballyhooed partnership with Marriott. Some of the pioneer locations include Istanbul and Waikiki, certainly unique destinations to launch a global brand. More news will be leaking through the coming months, so stay tuned.

Monday
Mar092009

Happy Hour at Rose Bar?

A Little Birdy was perusing Yelp and came across this announcement, proclaiming that "the fabulous Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel NYC is now open for Happy Hour from 5-8pm." We are fairly confident that this refers to the hours of operation rather than any Buy 1 Get 1 free offer, but we hope to hear tails of unsuspecting Yelpers planning a field trip and complaining about the $18 Manhattans.