Top 3 NYC Hotels Where Met Gala Celebs Stayed Last Night
HERE ARE THE RITZY HOTELS THAT GET OVERRUN BY GLAM TEAMS AND SECURITY DETAILS ON FASHION’S BIGGEST NIGHT.
Before the stars walked the red carpet at the 2023 Met Gala, they had to get ready somewhere. Celebs attending the event typically seek out a glamorous hotel with all sorts of amenities, and, if they're lucky, it's also hosting a Met Gala after-party too.
Many Met Gala attendees chose a hotel only a few blocks away from the main event, which is hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side New York City. Some, like The Mark, have become a go-to for Met Gala attendees due to their proximity to the museum and abundance of special services for the rich and famous. Others, like The Standard, High Line, are a little further afield, but guests can wake up in downtown instead. Here are three of the top NYC hotels where Met Gala guests stayed last night.
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One of the top hotel choices for celebrities attending the Met Gala, The Mark has become so popular that it actually closes entirely to the public during the weekend of the gala, according to The National News. The hotel's lobby has become synonymous with the event's pre-party, where guests chit chat and show off their first looks before heading out.
The five-star hotel, which contains 106 rooms, is located at East 77th Street and is a short walk—not that any Met Gala attendees are walking—along Central Park to the museum. The penthouse, with its own library and private rooftop overlooking the city skyline, costs $75,000 per night according to The National News.
The Mark also boasts a caviar cafe and exclusive amenities like the vegan, sulphate-free Frederic Fekkai hair salon, a VIP shopping service with Bergdorf Goodman, and a 24/7, on-call shoeshine service from in-house butlers. It's easy to see why celebs would be keen to stay there during one of fashion's biggest weekends.
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
Nearby The Mark is The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, at East 76th Street. It's also a favorite for super VIP guests. Rihanna has booked a room during the Met Gala weekend in the past, and many celebs head to The Mark for post-Gala parties, Cosmopolitan reports. With such high-profile clientele, The Carlyle is often referred to as "The Palace of Secrets."
Two of the 190 rooms cost $15,000 per night, but most of the average rooms come in around $825 to $1,083, according to Travel Weekly. The onsite Valmont Spa is available for some last-minute beauty treatments, and celebs with furry friends need not worry about how their night will go. The Carlyle provides dog beds and bowls, treats, and spring water, along with dog walking services.
The Standard, High Line
While the official Met Gala after-party was hosted by Chanel and took place at The Mercer Hotel in Soho, The Boom Boom Room at The Standard, High Line provided gala guests like Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, Jenna Ortega, and Kiki Palmer with the chance to party into the early evening. One Vogue writer described these parties as a "veritable layer cake of celebrity. One doesn't realize just who might be amongst the throngs of guests, but the photos that arrive the next morning bring it all to light."
The Top of the Standard, with an interior design reminiscent of Studio 54's glory days, is where all the action happens. The club has panoramic views and famous DJs that spinning music all night long. It's also a place where the stars can kick back and wear more casual attire as they lounge on oversized couches or dance under glittery disco balls.
The hotel's 338 hotel rooms are a bit more wallet-friendly, with options starting at around $200, according to Travel Weekly, and each offers floor-to-ceiling views of Manhattan. For celebs who would prefer to be closer to downtown, than stuck uptown closer to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this hotel is just a short 30-minute car ride away from the main event.