Eventi NY, NY = non-event

September 15, 2010

The Kimpton chain has a new hotel in New York City called Eventi. The hotel is not quite finished being built—no bar yet, a half-constructed restaurant, and a severely undertrained staff. But somehow they have generated a bit of buzz?! Kimpton’s marketing machine is outstripping their actual operational performance. That’s a bad sign for a growing chain.

I decided to try Eventi to see if I could avoid the Marriottization of 70Park. Nope.

My “executive suite” is over-named and under-sized. Here’s a shot of the non-bed room of the suite (which must me less than ten feet wide). Calling this room a suite is pushing it even by NY standards.

I was not pleased with the room, and the staff didn’t really care. In fact, it’s not clear that they are even paying attention to their Kimpton in-touch data at all. None of my preferences were acknowledged, for example…not even a morning paper.

There is good news about the Eventi on the shower front. My all marble bathroom was of higher quality than the “suite” and is sizable for NY. There’s a little cubicle for the toilet. It’s a mystery why a marble toilet cubicle gets a plastic toilet seat, but it does, and it’s a common enough phenomenon out there in hotel land.

The shower itself is very nice with two showerheads in its design (one a ceiling soaker), but not quite enough water pressure to work properly. Nevertheless, it’s a nice shower with a little bench and an open feeling.

As always it is difficult to capture the bathroom in bits with a camera.

In final analysis, the Eventi will not make my list of top hotels in its current state even if it is around the corner from the corporate apartment. Three showerheads and a non-event for this place.

5 Responses to “Eventi NY, NY = non-event”

  1. […] 6, 2010 After my unsatisfying stay at Eventi, I decided it was back to 70Park on my most recent trip to NY. 70Park has a checkered past with […]

  2. […] in Las Vegas at the Palazzo, they use a different vocabulary from most other hotels (except one in NY I seem to recall). Here, a “suite” is just a bigger than usual rectangular room. […]

  3. […] forgot the irony bit. Guess where I am headed tonight…back to the Eventi in NY. What a ridiculous circumstance. Hey Linda, call ahead for me please! Like this:LikeBe the first to […]

  4. […] my first stay at the Eventi happened before the hotel had been debugged. It was just too new and not comfortable in its own […]

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