Slotting right into the classic industrial façades of New York’s hip Tribeca area, in a building constructed from hand-moulded bricks, Robert de Niro’s Greenwich Hotel is all about discreet luxe with a rich, thoughtful design – featuring plush details like Carrara marble, Moroccan tiles and Tibetan silk rugs – that comes together to create a warm, lived-in and homely feel.
The double-height Greenwich and N. Moore Penthouses with their 9m skylights come complete with a kitchen stocked with groceries on arrival, two sixty-minute spa treatments, two personal training sessions per stay, a pressing service on day of arrival and a price tag to match. For a more economical option, the standard rooms are surprisingly spacious for New York and are still finished with opulent details.
Service is understated discreet, with the competency of a well-established hotel.
The 250-year-old bamboo farmhouse that was transported from Kyoto and transformed into the hotel’s Shibui spa and indoor pool is a must-visit. Go for the signature Drunken Lotus massage, which uses hot sake-soaked towels to release tired muscles. Don’t miss out on a postprandial tipple of grappa at Locande Verde’s Parisian-style bar, while rubbing shoulders with the city’s elite.
Understated luxury for those in-the-know, looking for a discreet getaway in a great neighbourhood, steps away from some of New York’s best restaurants, bars and shops.
Date visited: March 2019