Pursuitist presents an exclusive sneak preview of the all-new Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. As construction is concluding and the property is opening late summer, the new Four Seasons Hotel is now taking reservations for arrivals beginning October 17, 2016. Hotel exterior video by Pursuitist, interior imagery provided by Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown.
Soon, New York will have two Four Seasons Hotels. The second location in Lower Manhattan will house the 185-room Four Seasons Hotel as well as 157 Four Seasons Private Residences. The Robert A.M. Stern-designed building will feature a luxurious spa and fitness centre, event spaces, and the New York City debut of CUT by Wolfgang Puck, the celebrity chef’s first restaurant in Manhattan.
“In a city that always surprises, there’s a kind of renaissance happening in its oldest area. No longer simply a business district, Downtown New York is being reborn as a place where people not only work, but they live,” Peter Humig, General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, told Pursuitist.
“A new layer of community is emerging amid the neighbourhoods we already know so well including Tribeca, Soho and Wall Street. Exciting new architecture has taken shape, cultural institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art have opened alongside the area’s art galleries, new shops and restaurants are launching every week, and businesses are moving back to Lower Manhattan,” adds Humig.
In a timeless tribute to the city’s distinctive early 20th century architecture – the iconic Woolworth Building shares the same city block – architect Robert A.M. Stern has created a new, 82 story skyscraper soaring 926 feet above the historic streets of Lower Manhattan.
Stepping inside the new Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown on Barclay Street, the frenetic pace of life and work in Manhattan transitions to a moment of peace and calm. The two-story lobby layers architectural elements in response to the ever-evolving urban landscape that surrounds it. Feet rest on soft wool carpeting as the eye takes in original artworks displayed against rich wood walls and woven metal screens. Brushed bronze accents and fabrics in muted jewel tones invite casual socialising, while a dramatic suspended staircase hints at the gracious gathering spaces above.
Throughout the interiors designed by Toronto and Soho-based Yabu Pushelberg, the aesthetic combines varying textures to create spaces that are distinctly modern, and yet immediately welcoming.
Like a mini-resort hidden in the midst of one of the world’s busiest locales, the Spa at Four Seasons is a sanctuary of pampering and results-oriented therapies. Here, Yabu Pushelberg has lightened the palette with white tay wood walls and floors of oak and travertine. Each of seven treatment rooms – including a luxe couple’s suite – is dressed in soothing organic lines.
Two-story windows line the 75 foot (23 metre) lap pool, and guests can choose to relax in loungers inside, or out on the secluded sundeck adjacent to the Spa.
For more information, visit: Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown.
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