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Yesterday, I stopped in at the Eventi Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel, on Sixth Avenue and 29th Street in Manhattan. The hotel was beautiful and the staff charming. I explained to the woman at the front desk that I’d like to see the fitness facilities at the hotel. She quickly made a call and we were joined by O’Neill who escorted us to the fitness area of the hotel. After a quick viewing of the facilities, we were invited to join the hotel at its wine hour in its bar/restaurant area, the Humphrey.
Now, I’m a big fan of Kimpton hotels and I love their wine hours, so I immediately said, “thank you, yes, I’d love to.” The hotel offered a cabernet sauvignon, a chardonnay and a white sangria as well as a platter of cheese and crackers. The cab was delicious.
And then I looked out the window! Oh my – this must be the best place in NYC to see the Olympics! Outside the hotel, in a public space adjoining the hotel, was an enormous TV screen showing the Olympics. How cool!! Here are some photos I took while drinking wine and watching the Olympics at the Eventi:
This was so much fun. And its not just the big screen! According to an article on NBC New York’s website entitled A Guide to Watching the Olympics in New York City:
The Eventi Hotel … in Manhattan, will present ongoing events each day during the Olympics, including Opening and Closing Ceremony viewings on a big screen in the hotels outdoor plaza. Among the events and games that will be open to the public are Beer Olympics (beer slides, keg stands, quarters, beer pong, arm wrestling), Astroturf Wars (tug of War, croquet, horseshoes), neighborhood-wide scavenger hunts, and movie screenings of Olympics themed films (Chariots of Fire, Cool Runnings).
So, if you are in New York City, or will be visiting New York during the next two weeks, and you want to catch the Olympics in a New York way, I urge you to stop by the Eventi or its public space to see this sight!
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