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Chatwal's Dream Downtown hotel in New York opens

Last updated on: June 17, 2011 16:08 IST

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Dream Downtown hotel in New York City was inaugurated on June 15 with several key officials, diplomats and socialites in attendance.

Located between two of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in New York, Chelsea and the Meat Packing District, the avant-garde, lifestyle hotel offers 316 guestrooms, multiple innovative dining venues, an expansive rooftop lounge, a beach club and extensive fitness facilities with spa services.

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Dream Downtown is the brainchild of hotelier Vikram Chatwal, who employs a design philosophy that is contemporary yet surreal, chic and serene yet whimsical.

Dream Downtown is Vikram Chatwal Hotels' flagship property in New York City.

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New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (3rd from right) inaugurated the $300-million project Sant Singh Chatwal's Dream Downtown hotel in New York City on June 15.

Also in the picture are Daman Chatwal (left), Sant Chatwal (2nd from left), India's Permanent Representative to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri, his wife Lakshmi Puri, and Consul General of India (New York) Prabhu Dayal (extreme right).

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Dream Downtown also ushers in the Dream brand, pairing chic-cool influences with modern elegance, cosmopolitan glamour, avant-garde design and excellent service, says a statement from the hotel.

Mermaids in the pool also entertained the guests.

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Following a multi-million-dollar renovation of an iconic Albert Ledner building, Dream Downtown's modernist facade houses loft-inspired guestrooms and suites.

One of the suites at the hotel.

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Some of the design elements include a heated pool with a translucent bottom visible from the ceiling of the lobby lounge.

A dancer at the inaugural ceremony of the hotel.

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Sant Chatwal and Vikram Chatwal  with some models during inauguration of the $300 million Dream Downtown hotel.

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The fashion-forward lifestyle hotel offers 316 guestrooms, multiple innovative dining venues, an expansive rooftop lounge, a beach club and extensive fitness facilities with spa services.

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The hotel has its own mini beach, a Presidential suite inspired by Andy Warhol's factory with a film projector and an outdoor hot tub.

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The hotel also has a rooftop nightclub, an outdoor terrace, and ports that offer a stunning view of the Empire State Building.

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The hotel's opening was marked by the attendance of scores of celebrities and guests who were entertained by stilt walkers, mermaids in the pool, human candles and disco balls, Ivy girls, Gogo dancers, human fish, and various other acts spread throughout the property.

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The hotel's opening was marked by the attendance of scores of celebrities and guests who were entertained by stilt walkers, mermaids in the pool, human candles and disco balls, Ivy girls, Gogo dancers, human fish, and various other acts spread throughout the property.

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Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal, Priya Sachdev and Vikram Chatwal at the inauguration of Dream Downtown hotel.

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The party really kicked off during the VIP portion of the night at PH-D Rooftop Lounge where grinder girls a la Lady Gaga and fire throwers, performing on the adjacent rooftop of the presidential suite, entertained the invitees.

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It took almost four-and-a-half years to complete the hotel. 

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The poolside at Dream Downtown hotel. The pool area has its own bar and also check-in area for guests that separates them from the hotel's overnight guests.


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