In the heart of downtown Manhattan stands a building so rich with art and culture that no two rooms look the same. Robert De Niro's 88 bedroom hotel, The Greenwich, is arguably one of the best in all of New York City, and it’s the combination of architecture, style, and overall class that has given this place such a high reputation in such a short time.
Located in the middle of TriBeCa, the eight-story building doesn't look out of place amongst its neighbors. In fact, it was designed to be that way. The face of the building is signless and the brown facade was designed by a Pennsylvanian brick maker to blend it in with its surroundings. The inside, however, is a stunning contrast; many of the doors and floors are made of old reclaimed wood, filling the air with a homey scent.
Each one of the 88 rooms is decorated individually, leaving no two looking alike. Ranging from smaller guest rooms to enormous duplexes, each features custom decorations from hand loomed Tibetan silk rugs to zebra printed chairs. All rooms are adorned with sculptures and various coffee table books, drawing influence from a vast variety of cultures. The bathrooms are designed in unique patterns of hand-laid Moroccan tile or Italian Cararra marble. Many of the suites feature incredible 30-foot windows, most of which face the Hudson and are in prime view of spectacular sunsets. The only uniform qualities the rooms share are Swedish DUX beds, flat-screen TVs, and minibars with free snacks.
What may be the most extraordinary feature, however, is the Japanese-inspired spa Shibui. Found in the teak-and-bamboo walled basement, Shibui is home to a state of the art fitness center, and the full Japanese inspired spa, which has traditional bathing, Shiatsu rooms, and a lantern lit, warm swimming pool. And if guests ever find themselves hungry, the Italian tavern Locanda Verde is open 24/7, with both a courtyard and cafe spaces.
Since it opened its doors in April 2008, The Greenwich has become an instant staple in Manhattan. It’s wonderful decor and luxury accommodations guarantee it’s guests an experience they wont forget, comforting them with the feeling of being at home away from home.
Written by: Jordan Zev Adler
Images Courtesy: The Greenwich Hotel