Itinerary: The Thursday-to-Sunday Guide
So your guests have a place to stay. Now what will they do in all their spare time? Below, The luxe concierge service Quintessentially schedules an hour-by-hour, day-to-day hypothetical plan to keep out-of-town visitors entertained (and out of your hair) from check-in through Sunday brunch. When delivering the weekend’s plans to your guests, just remember to make “optional” the operative word.
DAY 1: THURSDAY
1. Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Ave., nr. 21st St., 212-475-4320
Check-in, 3 to 3:45 p.m.
Room rates begin at $500 per night.
2. Okeanos Club Spa
211 E. 51st St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-223-6773
Spa treatments, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Go to the spa for a co-ed Russian steam sauna with platza treatment. Half-day-long facility use (including sauna, steamroom, and lounge) is $50 per person.
3. Italian Wine Merchants
108 E. 16th St., nr. Irving Pl.; 212-473-2323
Private Italian wine–tasting and dinner, 8 to 10 p.m.
The private vintage room accommodates up to eight guests; the Studio del Gusto comfortably houses 20 to 125.
4. Private Roof Club bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel
After-dinner drinks, 10:30 p.m. to midnight.
Drink under a retractable glass roof; ogle art by Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst.
DAY 2: FRIDAY
25 W. 14th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-206-9200
Ladies’ workout, 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Enter with a day pass ($35) and sign up for the Body Wedge workout.
2. The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers
Pier 59, 23rd St., at the Hudson River; 212-336-6400
Guys’ outing, 10 a.m. to noon.
Hang out at the three-tiered outdoor driving range, open year-round, or take a private class (ball cards $20 to $100; club rentals $4 to $12).
342 W. 14th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-989-6282
Blow-out for the ladies, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
From $40 per person.
9 Ninth Ave., nr. 11th St.; 212-929-4844
Lunch, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Eat at a large communal table (for groups of up to 20) at Keith McNally’s French bistro in the heart of the meatpacking district.
5. Chelsea Art Gallery Tour, by Beyond Times Square
Chelsea Art Museum, 556 W. 22nd St., nr. Eleventh Ave.; museum: 212-255-0716; tour: 212-564-1001
Private tour, 3 to 5 p.m.
Take a two-hour customized tour of art galleries in Chelsea (for groups of 10; $45 per person).
The Carlton Hotel, 90 Madison Ave. nr. 29th St., second fl.; 212-889-7100
Rehearsal dinner, 8 to 11 p.m.
Host it in the upstairs open-kitchen dining room (for 10 to 120 seated; from $125 per guest for prix fixe).
From the Winter 2007 New York Wedding Guide