Even Andre Balazs Loves the Fiat 500

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The list of Fiat 500 lovers continues to grow. Not only do a few hundred New Yorkers have Cinquecentos already, but the Fiat 500 is practically the Obama car, and at least one 500 was spotted inside Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s compound. And herewith is the tipping point: Andre Balazs is smitten with the tiny car.

As Stan D’Arde—yes, that is the name of the hotel’s pseudonymous social media specter—tells us, there is a special deal going on out on the East End:

What I’ve done for you, my little Stan D’Auto lovers is create a weekend package to end all packages (aside from my own, bien sur!)

For the next three Fridays, I have arranged for the 11am flight to Shelter Island be made available to you for only $350 one way.  With all the money you save on the flight, you can buy me countless martinis when you arrive at Sunset Beach just in time for lunch.   I’ve also accommodated for every single passenger to have their very own FIAT® 500 or FIAT® 500 Cabrio once they’ve finished dining!

Yes.  You heard me correctly.  That’s eight FIAT® for eight passengers.  All yours for the weekend!  Just make sure to get it back to Sunset Beach in one piece!

How long before Kanye or Chelsea Handler start driving one? And the real question: How does it handle on the Meatpacking District’s cobblestone streets?

mchaban [at] observer.com | @MC_NYC Even Andre Balazs Loves the Fiat 500