AfroPunk 2022: Stay Like a Celebrity at These 5 Hotels
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AfroPunk 2022: Stay Like a Celebrity at These 5 Hotels

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Brittni Williams
Brittni Williams Jul 21, 2022

Afropunk 2022 is just around the corner.

It’s officially festival season, and that means it’s time for one of the biggest summer festivals of the year. Yes, Afropunk is back in Brooklyn. And if you’re planning to attend, you’ll need a great place to stay.

What is Afropunk?

Afropunk is a summer festival that takes place every year to celebrate Black joy. A nod to the many subcultures in the Black community, the festival features a lineup of musical artists, including Tierra Whack, Isaiah Rashad, and Freddie Gibbs.

At Afropunk, you can find fans of many different backgrounds. If you’re looking for your tribe, it’s a great place to find like minded individuals who enjoy alternative music, art, and fashion.

When and Where is Afropunk 2022?

This year, Afropunk takes place from Saturday, September 10th to Sunday, September 11th. The weekend festival happens every year so fans can plan their visit.

The fest kicks off at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, New York. The park is the oldest in the entire Brooklyn Borough. And because of this, you can experience its rich history and authentic New York culture. In addition, Commodore Barry Park is a fantastic place to enjoy recreational activities. It’s the home of basketball and handball courts, as well as football and baseball fields. And if you want a break from the heat, cool off in its free outdoor pools.

Where To Stay For Afropunk 2022?

If you’re planning to attend Afropunk 2022, there are a number of hotels to stay at while in the city. And because New York City is a popular tourist destination, many hotels offer impeccable service and comfort. From boutique hotels to five-star luxury stays, the options are endless. Here are five New York City hotels to stay in that also host famous guests:

1. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge


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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is a hip and trendy waterfront hotel in Brooklyn. The hotel features a number of amenities and accommodations, including in-room dining, a Bamford Wellness Spa, a rooftop pool and lounge, and a 24-hour gym with group classes. And if you prefer a more private experience, you can request a personal trainer to help you meet your fitness goals. The hotel is so great that even rapper Jay-Z has been spotted there!

The hotel also hosts many special events for guests to enjoy. First, watch the sunset every Friday and Saturday for their “Sundown Sessions.” There, you can find good food, good drinks, and even better vibes as the DJ plays your favorite song. Then, you can dance the night away at “Harriet’s Night Shift,” the perfect place to enjoy music from local DJs and handcrafted cocktails.

2. Gramercy Park Hotel

Touted as “a modern take on a grand New York hotel,” the Gramercy Park Hotel is a unique destination with a stylish design and custom furnishings. Speaking of furnishings, its 185 guest rooms and suites feature hand-stitched leather-topped desks, red velvet curtains, plush Italian linens, and mahogany English drinking cabinets. And the marble vanities and premium beauty products are perfect for getting ready for the festival.

The Rose Bar is a popular attraction with celebrities like Janet Jackson and Lady Gaga. There, you could sip on handcrafted cocktails in a swanky and eclectic setting. Unfortunately, the bar is temporarily closed, but its Italian eatery Maialino is a great place to sample good wine after dinner.


3. The Mercer Hotel


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The Mercer Hotel is a beautiful hotel located in downtown Soho. If you enjoy loft living, you’ll love this hotel. Featuring 74 guest rooms filled to the brim with fabulous amenities, it’s no wonder why it’s called a “hotel and home.” And record exec and entrepreneur Russell Simmons may agree as he’s been spotted dining at the hotel before.

It’s easy to forget about working out while traveling, but not at The Mercer Hotel. Instead, the hotel offers an appointment-only gym for those who prefer privacy as they exercise. Even better, you can request a personal trainer to help you stay on top of your health and fitness goals.

To eat, their Kitchen is where you can enjoy a candlelit dinner after a full day at the fest. And to kickstart your day, try breakfast at their upstairs cafe. If you decide to sleep in, the cafe also serves lunch and even turns into a bar and lounge in the evening.

4. Hotel on Rivington

Hotel on Rivington is an ultra-luxe hotel in Lower East Manhattan. The hotel is known for its premium amenities and accommodations like complimentary coffee and wine, making it the perfect getaway in New York City. Not to mention, it’s also where rapper Jay-Z planned a birthday party for his famous friend, Fabolous.

Because the hotel is located in the heart of the Lower East Side, guests can see views of the bustling Manhattan city below. But that’s not all they can see. You can take a walking tour courtesy of Hotel of Rivington. Its concierge creates custom itineraries filled with notable landmarks and attractions. All you have to do is ask!

5. JW Marriott Essex House

For a lavish and comfortable stay, JW Marriott Essex House has you covered. Located in Midtown, it boasts incredible views of Central Park, a historic destination that attracts tourists worldwide. And with an extensive list of celebrity guests like Muhammad Ali and Duke Ellington, it’s safe to say this hotel lives up to its excellent reputation.

Southgate is a great restaurant where you can enjoy a hot meal after a long day at Afropunk. Or you can sit down for an evening drink at the bar.

Many guests enjoy the hotel’s amenities, including a fitness center, spa, convenience store, gift shop, and hair salon! And if you’re a pet owner, the pet-friendly hotel can accommodate your furry friend as well!

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