New York City is experiencing a huge hotel surge at the moment, with most developers flocking to Lower Manhattan to fuel the newest boom. Check out these 10 hotels during your next stay here, or if you’re just looking for a relaxing NYC escape.
Written by Arielle Crane
Located in the heart of NYC’s New Downtown is the luxury Beekman Hotel, a highly anticipated newcomer by the Thompson Hotels that’s slated to open in May. This 287-room property has an impressive storied history – it was the first site of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in New York and later a library where Edgar Allen Poe frequented – with a nine-story atrium and gorgeous pyramidal skylight. It’s been an architectural landmark since the early 1800s and its reincarnation is sure to be a hit. That plus two restaurants by Tom Colicchio (Gramercy Tavern) and Keith McNally (Balthazar, Cherche Midi) will make this place a bona fide must-visit.
5 Beekman St, New York, NY 10038
855 523 3562
Riff Hotel Downtown
Rock n Roll lives on in the Riff Hotel’s newest venture: Riff Downtown. If it’s anything like its Chelsea sister, this boutiquey, music-themed property will be a trendy haven for the budget-conscious. Located right by the World Trade Center on 102 Greenwich Street, the hotel will have 36 loft-style rooms with exposed brick and black-and-white designs. As an ode to it’s new West Village locale, the hotel promises to build a speakeasy style bar – something its owners think the village is missing at the moment – but in the interim guests can enjoy the fully equipped kitchenettes in each room. Book a room once it opens in March, or just mosey on over in the Spring and enjoy the hotel lobby’s complimentary tea, coffee and enviable decor.
102 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10006
212 766 8888
Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
Also bursting onto the New Downtown scene will be the Four Seasons Hotel, opening sometime this Spring with private residences as well. Bringing luxury and elegance to this blooming creative area, the hotel will feature 185 guest rooms and interiors by the internationally renowned design firm Yabu Peshelberg. The hotel will also boast a full-service spa, indoor pool and Wolfgang Puck’s CUT restaurant and bar. It’s a can’t miss spot located right on Barclay Street and will be the tallest residential tower in the area.
27 Barclay St., New York, NY 10007
212 350 6500
The Redbury Hotel
Los Angeles lifestyle company sbe will be debuting The Redbury Hotel in NYC’s NoMad this Spring. Formerly the Martha Washington Hotel, this new renovation will be led by notable Creative Director Matthew Rolston who was tapped to design the company’s Hollywood and South Beach locations. The 265-room hotel will incorporate the city’s ‘Tin Pan Alley’ aesthetic into it’s already pleasing edgy vibe (re: The Redbury Hollywood) and will keep the property’s initial restaurant concept ‘Marta’ open on the ground floor. Plus, the hotel will be sharing the same amenities as sbe’s new SLS Park Avenue hotel slotted to open this Summer, for a fully enhanced experience.
29 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016
844 257 8752
Tommie Hudson Square
Located right on Hudson Square will be tommie, a new hotel brand by Commune Hotels & Resorts. It’s a property that exudes the Tribeca attitude, meant for young, like-minded travelers who are able to personalize their stay by hand-picking their in-room experiences through the hotel’s General Store. It’s a 325-room hotel equipped with mini work stations and rain showers in each room, plus beautiful wooden furniture. Creative collaborations and meetings will run abound in this place as it offers various public spaces for yoga, corporate meetings and a lounge serving craft beers. Drop in and feel inspired.
231 Hudson Sq., New York, NY 10013
212 342 7000
The Williamsburg Hotel
The eight-story, 150-room Williamsburg Hotel is coming to Wythe Avenue later this Spring, stylishly replete with a rooftop pool, three bars and several rooms with balconies overlooking the Manhattan skyline. If that’s not attractive enough, the hotel is also slated to introduce the neighborhood’s first grand ballroom with capacity for 400 and a water tower bar paying homage to the neighborhood’s rich history. Designed by HWKN Architects, The Williamsburg Hotel will have a brick, glass and steel exterior and an equally beautiful interior with floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s a grand feat, one that might give the Wythe hotel a run for its money or at least an exciting, dynamic addition to the block.
96 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
William Vale Hotel
Competing for fame in Brooklyn’s most desirable neighborhood will be Williamsburg’s newest William Vale Hotel. Nestled right in the heart of Brooklyn’s most creative community, the hotel plans to appeal to patrons both young and old with a more luxurious feel than the rest of the neighborhood’s hospitality offerings. The property is resort-themed with an intent to become Brooklyn’s premier spot for weddings, corporate parties, business meetings and large events in its 20,000 square feet event space. Business and international travelers alike can enjoy best-in-class amenities including a rooftop garden and pool. It’s lower floors are made up of commercial and retail offices which will no doubt offer a promising addition to this much talked about hospitality space.
111 N. 12th St. Brooklyn, NY 11249
SLS Park Avenue
The much buzzed about SLS Park Avenue hotel will be opening this Summer, featuring 190 rooms and Philippe Starck-designed minimalist interiors. Its arrival has been highly anticipated since 2013 after it secured $109 million in new financing with promises of a trendy basement bar, sleek rooftop lounge and the opening of The Bazaar restaurant by James Beard award-winning chef Jose Andres. The hotel is on 444 Park Ave S. right in the heart of NoMad, a neighborhood experiencing a huge hotel boom at the moment. It’s sure to be a hotspot especially as a neighborhood newcomer this Summer.
444 Park Avenue, NY, 10016
Firmdale Hotels will be opening the Whitby Hotel on 325 W. 45th Street this April, unveiling 86 rooms and suites across 15 floors. The same team opened the popular Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo and this sibling hotel will feature a similar aesthetic and structure. The hotel will be home to a huge state-of-the-art cinema as well as an entire top floor two-bedroom suite with two terraces and exquisite views of the city. After the success of its Crosby Street location, this is one hotel to keep an eye on.
325 W. 45th St, New York, NY 10013
Making a home in NYC’s Turtle Bay on June 1st will be the much talked about Bernic hotel. It’s a super chic spot sprinkled with murals of iconic cityscapes by artist Ian Sklarsky in each guest room. The decor matches nicely with the floor-to-ceiling windows and Apple TVs inducing a modern, sleek vibe. The hotel has 96 guest rooms – complete with private balconies – and the Allora restaurant and rooftop lounge featuring a special Northern Italian-American menu. Be sure to check out this neighborhoody spot that’s located steps away from NYC’s venerable institutions like the UN Headquarters, Times Square and the Chrysler Building.
145 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017
212 754 9700