The New York Palace hotel is the setting that is most shown in seasons 1 & 2. While having their home renovated, this was a temporary home to the Van Der Woodsen’s. The Palace Hotel is owned by Chuck Bass and his father Bart Bass, who called this hotel home as well. It was also the venue for Lily and Bart’s wedding at the finale of Season 1. It also holds the bar where Blair and Serena met for drinks in the first episode and is the location of the Bass’ charity brunch.