Kimpton Hotel Eventi

Midtown, New York

The hotel

It may sit in one of the world’s priciest zip codes, but the radically revamped Kimpton Hotel Eventi has taken over an entire block of Manhattan – proudly showing off that fact with a wall of street-level windows giving passers-by glimpses of its dining and drinking venues. Of course, as a guest, you get to experience the glitzy world beyond those windows (and beyond the view-grabbing floor-to-ceiling windows in every guestroom). Part chic hotel, part art gallery (both in keeping with its artsy Chelsea address), its new lobby feels more like a designer’s living room thanks to the fashion-forward furniture, coffee table books, and warmly lit artworks. And, within four blocks of the Empire State Building, The High Line, and Macy’s, there’s no shortage of dining outside, but Chef Laurent Tourondel has made ‘dining in’ a must, with his Italian-influenced and industrial-styled L’Amico and The Vine.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On 6th Avenue, 3 blocks from Penn Station. Easy access to Midtown, West Village and a stone’s throw from Macy’s and Madison Square Gardens. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 60 minutes.

Hotel information

292 rooms with floor to ceiling windows. All with air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, complimentary WiFi, iHome docking station, mini-bar* and dual fixture marble rain shower. Standard King Rooms are 275 sq ft with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are 300 sq ft and are located on the corner for maximum natural light with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

City View King Rooms are 275 sq ft and offer fantastic views of Midtown Manhattan with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

City View King Deluxe Rooms are slightly larger than the City View King Rooms at 300 sq ft also offering fantastic views of Midtown Manhattan with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Queen Queen Rooms are the largest room type at 325 sq ft with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

L'Amico (Italian-influenced American restaurant). The Vine (bar serving light bites). Complimentary morning coffee and tea bar. Hosted evening wine hour in lobby. 24-hour fitness centre. In-room blow dry hair services*. Spa*. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary bikes. Complimentary WiFi. Valet parking $50 plus tax, per day for standard vehicles and $65 plus tax, per day for large vehicles (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

One person must be aged 18 years and over in each room at check-in.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, cool hotel

Jan 26, 2020 MbSanabria Boston, MA

We stayed here for a weekend for a gymnastics meet and hotel was great location to Penn Station and to meet. Very cool vibe, great onsite dining, nightly wine cocktail hour, and in-room tech amenities all merit great review. One big negative - shower - water pressure for all three of our showers was so poor. Not sure if it was our room, but it… Read more
We stayed here for a weekend for a gymnastics meet and hotel was great location to Penn Station and to meet. Very cool vibe, great onsite dining, nightly wine cocktail hour, and in-room tech amenities all merit great review. One big negative - shower - water pressure for all three of our showers was so poor. Not sure if it was our room, but it would make me question staying here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent location and great vibe !

Jan 20, 2020 kkhiani Mumbai, India

This hotel is located in the heart of manhattan! Kimpton is a great trendy hotel, we had an amazing stay from the time we checked in. Checked in by an enthusiastic host, who explained the hotel facilities and also the wine hour in the even and other services as well. The hotel lobby was really buzzing, they have a fantastic italian restaurant and… Read more
This hotel is located in the heart of manhattan! Kimpton is a great trendy hotel, we had an amazing stay from the time we checked in. Checked in by an enthusiastic host, who explained the hotel facilities and also the wine hour in the even and other services as well. The hotel lobby was really buzzing, they have a fantastic italian restaurant and a fabulous bar! In new york you hardly would stay in the hotel, but one could easily do that here instead of venturing out. The room was moderately big,clean and great size bathroom. The bed too was comfortable. I used the gym too which was great, overall it was a great stay ! Kudos to the team I am definitely coming back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating No bad apples here in the Big Apple

Jan 20, 2020 Electricwarrior London, United Kingdom

Wow!! Mrs.Electric and myself are lucky enough to have been around. And Mrs. Electric knew that I had a certain birthday coming up so she became very busy behind my back and booked some flights. And so ( to my intense surprise ! ) I found that we were going to spend my special birthday in New York for 8 nights. We flew out on 24th December and… Read more
Wow!! Mrs.Electric and myself are lucky enough to have been around. And Mrs. Electric knew that I had a certain birthday coming up so she became very busy behind my back and booked some flights. And so ( to my intense surprise ! ) I found that we were going to spend my special birthday in New York for 8 nights. We flew out on 24th December and flew back to Blighty on the evening of 01/01/2020, arriving rather reluctantly at London Heathrow at around 07.25 a.m. We both researched where to stay in New York very carefully. We have been in bed ( so to speak!) with the IHG brand since , I think, 1991 and I am currently a Spire Elite Ambassador, without the attitude that some seem to adopt when they get there. Indeed, I refer to myself as being a 'Spire Elite Ambassador Thingy Whatsit Whatever'. Because life is too short to take this sort of thing seriously!! And also it gives the management and staff a clue that they can joke with us. Kimpton became part of IHG approximately 3 years ago. And of all the IHG properties in New York, our Intuition kept us returning to look at the Kimpton Eventi. And so we hit those buttons and booked 8 nights here. ...and we absolutely 100% ADORED it!!! It was the darker colours of the lobby area that enticed us here initially. Neither of us are particularly formal. We love our music and arty things and casual is the way that we feel most comfortable. And this hotel can adapt to casual or formal at the drop of a hat. They do it all! We were greeted on checking in by Malek who was informative, welcoming and immaculately presented. We looked around as he did his thing and it was like coming home.Everything was so...comfortable. We were escorted to our room by a great guy named Kirk , who also brought our suitcases to the room. We got along so well, it was like we had known him for ages.And we hope that the things we spoke of get sorted. This was, in actual fact, a preview of how great the rest of the staff were going to be. We had a corner room and we had a view of the Empire State Building out of the side window. Incredible! The Room.... we loved our room too. If you want a gleaming neon lit vibrating bed in an over the top 21st century monstrosity of a room, then you will not find it here. What you WILL find is a good relaxing room in calm colours. There is also a tablet ( No, not medicinal ones, I have plenty of those, sadly!) next to your bed where you can order food etc. There ARE a few signs of wear and tear and so there should be. It IS a hotel room after all!! The shower was a big walk in job and even I managed to put away my heavy rock persona and showered every day. It was nice!! Breakfast is available at extra cost. We sampled it one morning and it was fine. It didn't wow us, to be honest, but the breakfast room was quite full each morning. We are not really breakfast people. So usually we opted for complimentary coffee in the lobby area every morning which is served with a variety of types of milk. There is also hot chocolate and squirty cream. My doctor would kill me if he saw what I did to my body each morning...lol. And that gorgeous half and half milk? To a guy who has to have skimmed milk here in the U.K., it tasted like Christmas, birthday, and New Year rolled into one. Oh, hang on...it was....haha. Location of the Hotel is superb. It is also pet friendly so you get the chance to meet other animal lovers and their pets too. Excellent.The on site restaurants are The Vine, and L'Amico. L' Amico was our choice for New Years Eve and the food was superb. Wine. You will have to suspend belief on this , but every day between 17.00 and 18.00 complimentary wine is served. Yup. You read that correctly!!! It isn't always served in the same location within the hotel and I note that other reviewers found this to be a problem. We thought that it was great fun!! It's nice quality too. If wine is not your thing, there is a lovely alternative which is a sort of warm cider with a shot of bourbon.Or water if you respect your livers more than we do...haha.( in actual fact i only drink on holiday or at concerts). The manager and staff. Collectively and individually superb. These are the ones who looked after us so wonderfully.....Malek of course on reception. Kerry, our room attendant (lovely!) Tatiana, who although she didn't service our room personally, has to be one of THE funniest Russian ladies I have ever met, Amanda ( manager of rooms), Anastasia at breakfast ( more edible than even the food!), Ana ( general cleaning duties. A lovely lady),Jeannie( room servicer). On reception , and in no particular order...Diane, Jennifer, who became more and more funny as the stay progressed.( I still want her hair!!!), Paulina( those wonderful nails and rings...), Jennifer ( South Korea),, Celine and Mary Lyn, and the wonderful Dallin who served wine a couple of times. Rafaela, Stephenson, The two managers who hosted the wine session on New Years Eve were also fantastic. And finally...Kevin from concierge. What a remarkable man. Mrs.Electric and I shared so many conversations with this Gentleman. An incredible man. Talented too. Without these wonderful people the Eventi would be just a building. Everyone who works here is instrumental in bringing the hotel to life every day. And New York? Adorable. It was only our second time here ( the first being in March 1993 when I was younger, healthier and slimmer, and the whole world was a different place....). People had told me that New York isn't a friendly place. RUBBISH. We found everyone to be very warm and friendly and funny too. I think that you reap what you sow. If you walk around with a spindle in a personal place, then that is how you will be treated. We loved our time here and we loved the Eventi. Take a chance with people. Plant a little humour seed when you engage with them. And you will be astonished at the humour tree that will grow before your very eyes. Will we return to the Kimpton Eventi? YES. Of course we will. Because there are no bad apples here either. Be nice to the staff. Their job is brutally hard. And why not join the IHG rewards club while you are at it! Well done!! Read less
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Jan 17, 2020 K5861SHtimt

First morning, Awoke to hammering from construction in rooms. Called front desk first morning. They said what hammering.... Talked to desk manager, he said he would check in to it. Did not hear back. Came back in afternoon to smell of paint/glue. Had to open windows in 30 temps to air out rooms. Mini fridges warm, called, said they don’t work… Read more
First morning, Awoke to hammering from construction in rooms. Called front desk first morning. They said what hammering.... Talked to desk manager, he said he would check in to it. Did not hear back. Came back in afternoon to smell of paint/glue. Had to open windows in 30 temps to air out rooms. Mini fridges warm, called, said they don’t work anyway and are unplugged. Dirty hand towel. Bathroom light not working. Would have left but wife and daughter didn’t want to repack. Groundhog Day next morning. Hammering first thing in morning. Kevin desk manager said would check into it... Said manager in meeting and would call, never did..... Kevin said would give us $100 credit. I would give them $100 for a little peace and quiet. Awoke 2nd morning to no heat in either room. “Breaker Off”. But Brrrr in a 28 degree morning. Read less
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Jan 14, 2020 stefaniefarra Los Gatos, California

My room literally had no heat in the middle of winter. I wasn’t able to be moved to another room unless I downgraded so I bared it until the next day when I was moved to a “suite”. Literally the smallest bedroom I’ve ever been in. It was super noisy and bright from outdoor lights. I called to say I wasn’t happy and wanted my previous room type and… Read more
My room literally had no heat in the middle of winter. I wasn’t able to be moved to another room unless I downgraded so I bared it until the next day when I was moved to a “suite”. Literally the smallest bedroom I’ve ever been in. It was super noisy and bright from outdoor lights. I called to say I wasn’t happy and wanted my previous room type and was told I couldn’t move until the next day (when I was checking out) so I just sucked it up. Fast forward to 2 am and I couldn’t sleep. I called the manager and pleaded to be moved to a different room and they refused. Finally she allowed me to move to my no heat old room as long as I’d be out I time for the hvac workers to come in the morning. Like really?! I actually got engaged at this hotel and now I think it’s one of the worst stays in a hotel I’ve ever had. Never been contacted about it as well. Read less