Spotted: seven stunning and exquisitely dressed young guys and girls scheming, shopping, and of course, gossiping. Where, you ask? At The New York Palace Hotel –the home to much of the notoriety taking place on the set of the hit series “Gossip Girl.”
While most of us settle into our fishbowls on a regular work day, Blake Lively, Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley, and Leighton Meester are among the lucky few who get to call this luxury hotel in New York City their office.
The New York Palace Hotel is the exquisite stage and host to the drama that unfolds on “Gossip Girl.” The hotel’s timeless courtyard, trendy GiLT Bar, The Madison Room, and The Library have all been featured on the series.
During the first season of the show that offers an inside view to the lifestyles of the rich and spoiled, Serena van der Woodsen (played by Blake Lively) and her family lived in one the four Triplex Suites at The New Palace Hotel. Each of the signature Triplex Suites has an exclusive, spacious rooftop terrace with spectacular views of the Big Apple’s skyline and feature wood-burning fireplaces, all in the heart of Manhattan no less.
As the rumors flow and the drama unravels, Gossip Girl’s characters sip martinis at GiLT Bar and elect The New York Palace Hotel as their choice location for wedding celebrations and controversial fashion shows. Which comes to no surprise as this New York luxury hotel offers the finest in colonial grandeur and modern affluence around.
The Palace’s 805 rooms and 88 suites are renowned for their unrivaled character, breathtaking views, and spaciousness.
The New York Palace Hotel is now part of the Dorchester Collection and is known for adding a modern 55-story tower to the historic landmark, Villard Mansion. The hotel is known for its excellent service and being able to cater to international guests with ease.
If you want to feel like the characters on Gossip Girl, be sure to stay for an extended period in the tower. It’s perfect for longer stays and comes with free internet.