But Gansevoort's not stopping there. Taking all precautions, the hotel has also decided to photoshop pictures of you with Santa Claus. And provide you with a "friend for the day" (it's exactly how it sounds). Or, even, if that glum mood just won't pick up, to offer a Compliment Concierge that will shower you with praise throughout your entire stay—by the end of which, no doubt you'll be positively elated.
If not slightly stuck-up.
The "SAD" package, which was announced earlier this week, isn't cheap. Those who are truly on board with the idea of pay-per-ass-kiss ("You're so pretty," "I wish I had as much style as you," "My, your houndstooth coat perfectly matches the furniture in our lobby!") will have to cough up $10,000 a night at either property.
No fair! When The James hired a tanning concierge over the summer, that service was completely free of charge, so long as you were actually a guest of the hotel.
Of course, there are some for whom a simple Vitamin D facial would suffice. If that's the case, save your credit card and just book a treatment at the spa ($100-$300).
Or just stare at the sun for a while. It won't tell you how good you look, but it'll probably do the trick.