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Hotel Giraffe

Hotel Giraffe is a luxury hotel located in New York City. The hotel has won many awards such as "Best Boutique Hotel-2007" according to CitySearch.com. It also has 72 guestrooms and an event space on the 12th floor. Barna Restaurant is located on the bottom floor of the hotel.

Location

Hotel Giraffe is located at the Northeast corner of Park Avenue South and 26th street. Many Zagat top-rated eateries(Eleven Madison park, Tabla, Union Square cafe, and Gramercy Tavern) are within walking distance of the hotel.

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Ownership/Management

Hotel Giraffe is part of HKHotels, a hotel collection that is owned by Henry Kallan. There are four hotels within the HK Collection; The Hotel Giraffe, The Casablanca, The Library, and The Hotel Elysee.

History

Hotel Giraffe opened its doors as an operating hotel in 1909. Hotel Giraffe has been upgraded several times in the last decade. Henry Kallan, the owner, re-opened the Hotel Giraffe again in 2000 with a different modern European style.

Architecture/Design

Architect Stephen Jacobs and his wife, interior designer Andi Pepper were in charge of the design of the building when Henry Kallan opened Hotel Giraffe in 2000.

Accommodations

Guestrooms at Hotel Giraffe are each inspired by the rich lavish colors and textures of the Modern Period. Hotel Giraffe offers 73 guestrooms, including 21 suites. Accommodations are offered in two categories, superior and deluxe. Guestrooms, only seven to a floor, boast 10' ceilings, antique-rose velveteen upholstered chairs and ottomans, black and white original photographs from the '20s and '30s. All the guest rooms are equipped with the following amenities • Flat Panel television • Mini bar and safe in each room • Down Blankets • 100% Egyptian cotton linen • Signature bathrobes • Slippers • Hairdryer • iHome MP3 Dock / Alarm Clock Radio • Complimentary bottled water upon arrival • Iron/ Ironing board • Signature Hotel Giraffe umbrella

Dining

Barna Restaurant is located on the lower level of Hotel Giraffe. The restaurant takes care of all the Hotel's room service.

Meeting Facilities

The Piano suite with Park Avenue Terrace and the Roof Garden can each be rented separately for smaller events, or together for larger events. The Piano Suite can accommodate up to 30 people conference-style, up to 40 for a seated dinner, or up to 65 for a reception. The entire Penthouse can accommodate up to 125 for a reception.

Recreation

Hotel Giraffe offers complimentary services such as: • Concierge Service • Restaurant, bar and room service • Same Day Laundry /Dry Cleaning • Business Services • Transportation/Airport Service • European Style Deluxe Continental Breakfast, served each morning • Cappuccino, Cafe Au Lait, Espresso, Cookies and Whole Fruits served all day, each day • Wine and Cheese complimented with live piano music available Monday through Saturday, 5:00pm - 8:00pm • Selection of Local and National Newspapers • Wireless Internet throughout the hotel • Use of DVD, Video and CD Library Moreover guests may relish the use of complimentary passes to the nearby NY Sports Club.

News and Media

Hotel Giraffe was just recently featured in Sex and the City: The Movie. The Piano Suite was transformed into Mr. Big's apartment. "The penthouse at Hotel Giraffe stood in for "Big's" apartment in the film; other scenes were shot in this European-style hotel as well. To coincide with the film, the Hotel is now offering a "Divas Only Weekend."

References and Sources

  • Hotel Giraffe Official Hotel Giraffe Website. [2008-06-16]
  • Hotel Giraffe in Sex and the City Movie MSNBC.com[2008-05-27]
  • Owner Henry Kallan names new Hotel after Favorite Animal New York Times [1999-11-07]
  • Review of Hotel Giraffe New York Magazine [2008]
  • Sex and the City Movie Mail on Sunday.com [2008-05-30]
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