The Ginger connection? Well...
The "in-house" restaurant is called... "Ginger's"! Yep, THAT Ginger! Here are some photos they took, mainly of...well, pictures of Ginger and Fred!
Pretty dang cool, eh? Well, I went to the hotel website to check out any additional info... the quite arduous link is: http://doubletree1.hilton.com/en_US/dt/hotel/LGASFDT-Doubletree-Guest-Suites-Times-Square-New-York-City-New-York/dining.do;jsessionid=40AEF9D61AD82E3BBDD5A6D5EE38076C.etc61
What I found is as follows, in text and pics:
Gingers is the hotel’s new restaurant on the 5th Floor, that pays tribute to “The Roaring Twenties” when Broadway was in full swing with light-hearted musicals. These shows produced enduring standards from legends such as Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin, and launched the careers of actors, singers and dancers such as Ginger Rogers, who, at the age of 19, was chosen to star on Broadway in Girl Crazy. Open for breakfast, lunch and pre and post-theater dinner, Gingers is exotically decorated with Asian accents and offers an extensive menu with signature dishes and a la carte specialties.
Ginger's Restaurant is open for:
Pretty snazzy place... should have had a bit more pink, tho, dontyathink? Well, it's hard to work that into any 'modern motif', I suppose... as if I know ANYTHING about interior design, y'all... AND, pretty sure they serve beverages a bit stronger then 'Ginger Ale'... oh well... wonder if they have a soda fountain? :-]
Another thing, as nit-picky as it may be, Ginger starred in "Girl Crazy" in 1930 (hence, NOT technically 'The Roaring Twenties"...although, one could argue since there was no year "Zero", 1930 was actually the tenth year of the decade of the 1920's...or am I delving WAY too far into this??? )
ANYWAY, there appears to be some VERY cool pictures in the place, and I dig the 'logo', too... it is kinda hard to see, but the second picture in the 'first set' of pics above has Ginger leaning on the 'G'...which appears to be from the following pic... well heck....OK, 'pop' trivia question - what movie is the (totally devastating) pic below from? I WANT to say 'Professional Sweetheart', but...
SO, if you are ever in NYC, be sure to check this place out, take pics if allowed, and try to 'obtain' something with the logo on it... thru proper channels, of course... in fact, a menu from the place would be pretty nice!
Keep It Gingery, y'all!
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