Located in TriBeCa, the hotel is a great jumping off point for all of downtown, including the East and West Village and SoHo but as the surrounding area is mostly residential, one also feels a bit away from the fray.
All 88 bedrooms are individually decorated and feel almost turn of the century with reclaimed oak floors, handsome antiques and beautiful tiled bathrooms - ask for a high-floor room for a view over the Hudson river.
The common areas (many are reserved just for guests) are very cozy and quiet, almost like a private club (the drawing room has a charming fireplace), and are perfect for a business meeting or quiet drink with a friend full of leather sofas, old books, and tucked away corners.
Eating and drinking
The Italian restaurant, Locanda Verde, is one of New York’s current hotspots - it can get really crowded on the weekends - the food here is some of the best in the city.
The discreet and intimate guests-only spa, Shibui, is also a centerpiece to the property with a soaking tub and gorgeous pool using repurposed wood beams from a Japanese farmhouse.
The place is a testament to smart management with great service no matter if the client is famous or not, and the perfect balance of feeling like one is staying in a fashionable hotel but also one that one can really relax in.
Who stays there
De Niro’s cronies to clients looking for a comfy New York base, guests doing business on Wall Street, and well heeled Americans and Brits looking to explore downtown.
Pros & Cons
- Maybe a little too far downtown for some