Four Seasons now has a second home in New York City with today’s opening of Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown.
“Downtown New York has been reborn as the most vibrant neighborhood in city,” says Peter Humig, General Manager of the all-new hotel. “It’s no longer simply a business district. You can feel the energy the minute you arrive, and we are proud to be in the heart of it.”
Located in Tribeca just steps from Wall Street, the World Trade Center and the stunning new Oculus, it’s also close to designer shopping in Soho, nightlife in the Meatpacking District and the relaxed tranquillity of the city’s waterfront.
The 189-room hotel was designed by Soho and Toronto-based design studio Yabu Pushelberg and occupies the first 24 floors of much larger tower designed by famed architect Robert A.M. Stern.
Upon entry into the two-story lobby at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, layers of architectural elements respond to the ever-evolving urban landscape just outside. Feet rest on cream-colored travertine and 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 socializing, while a dramatic suspended staircase hints at the gracious gathering spaces above.
Rooms are tastefully appointed as one might find in a private home with light blues, grays and taupes, providing a backdrop to a technologically advanced guest room that is filled with natural light. Marble bathrooms and deep soaking tubs help complete the design elements that one would expect at Four Seasons. Rooms are spacious by NYC standards, starting at 400 square feet and going as large as 2,400.
The Room Service
We’re normally not ones to gush about in-room dining, but it’s a special experience at this hotel. For those who need a working meal or a quiet night in, an innovative new concept for restaurant-style dining has been conceived by Executive Chef Shaun Acosta, with his 24/7 culinary team showcasing seasonal bests from local purveyors. Chef’s menu allows guests to order whatever they like, whenever they like, and gone is the old-style utilitarian tableware, replaced by Chef’s hand-selected pieces by local artisans.
The Food and Beverage
The hotel tapped Wolfgang Puck to bring his first-ever restaurant to Manhattan, an additional location of his famed CUT steakhouse.
The Spa and Fitness
The Spa at Four Seasons is a sanctuary of wellness and pampering in the heart of the city, with results-driven therapies featuring European brands. For the first time in America, Swiss-based Dr Burgener brings a concept that is part rejuvenation, part relaxation backed by study in the science of skin. The Spa is also the only place in New York to experience facials by Omorovicza of Hungary.
A state-of-the art 6,000 square foot fitness center lets guests get fit with a view. There’s also a large 75-foot indoor lap pool is surrounded by restful lounge furnishings and flooded with natural light, and an outdoor terrace, a rare indulgence in Manhattan.
Rooms start at $599. We can’t wait to make a trip.