The Greenwich Hotel NYC: a luxury boutique in the heart of Tribeca
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It’s hard to describe the style of The Greenwich Hotel NYC luxury boutique. If pressed, I’d say it’s a mixture of Japanese and European influences. The entrance to the hotel is simple, without grandeur, and typical of the non-descriptiveness you find in Tribeca. Inside, however, is a completely different story.
The lobby is somewhat oriental in feel, with its grid ceiling panels, square lanterns, luxurious rugs and folding screen. The furniture, however, is more European in taste. Plush armchairs and sofas in bold colours of emerald green, stripey blues and tan leather, fill the space perfectly. Sprawling plants and flowers add the minute detail of a home-like feeling. All in all, the first impression is a good one.
For readers unfamiliar with New York City, Tribeca is a neighbourhood in the downtown area. It also happens to be my favourite haunt when I’m back in town. Independent boutiques, great bars, restaurants and intimate coffee shops — it’s a glance of local life at its finest.
Tribeca is also the place where many celebrities happen to live. That said, don’t be surprised if you spot a famous face at the local coffee bar. It’s an actually fitting location, as one of the co-owners of The Greenwich Hotel NYC is the American actor Robert De Niro. Skip the lines for some of the best NYC attractions, by booking one of these guided tours.
Accommodation types at The Greenwich Hotel NYC luxury boutique
Deluxe King Room
There are 88 rooms and suites in total, which like most boutique hotels, no 2 rooms are alike. Take the Deluxe King Room. Room sizes in this category start from 300sqr ft, which is a generous size for a hotel room in New York. Enjoy a perfect night’s sleep in a king-size bed and freshen up in the walk-in rain shower. If possible, book a room overlooking the courtyard. A quarter of the rooms in the hotel are courtyard facing, and it’s a tranquil way to wake up in the big city.
1-bedroom corner suite
The 1-bedroom corner suite is the room to book if you’re looking for an extra slice of indulgence. Our suite was street facing, so we walked into a room with plenty of natural light. All the furnishings, not just in this suite, are residential, and they constantly update the pieces. What is consistent in every room are the amenities: complimentary refreshments, minibar and Wi-Fi. My favourite feature of the 1-bedroom corner suite has to be the sauna. Yes, this luxury boutique hotel has several suites, with its very own sauna.
Decked out in lavish Italian Carrara marble, the bathroom in this suite is a dream come true. There’s an extra deep soak tub in a marble–enclosed alcove, as well as the walk-in rain shower. The toiletries are just as bespoke as the furnishings. US-based company, Red Flower Ocean, exclusively provide all the hotel’s toiletries, which are guaranteed to make bathtimes a luxury affair.
“All the furnishings, not just in this suite, are residential, and they constantly update the pieces. ”
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“Decked out in lavish Italian Carrara marble, the bathroom in this suite is a dream come true.”
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“A quarter of the rooms in the hotel are courtyard facing, and it’s a tranquil way to wake up in the big city.”
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The Greenwich Hotel NYC drawing room and courtyard
It’s hard to find anything negative to write about the hotel’s drawing room and open-air courtyard. It’s somewhat of a treasure in New York. These places are strictly for members, and no photos are allowed —hence there are none to show you!
Along with being a place to relax, guests can dine in both areas. Personally, I recommend taking breakfast or coffee in the courtyard; it’s a quiet and green way to start the day. The striking elegance of the lobby extends to the drawing room, with a fireplace to give it a homely feel.
Locanda Verde restaurant
Open to the public, Locanda Verde is the hotel’s restaurant, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. An Italian casual dining tavern, hotel guests always have 2 spaces reserved in the drawing room or courtyard.
Opt for the lemon ricotta pancakes for brunch, or the lamb meatball sliders for dinner. Vegetarians and vegans aren’t forgotten here, and the extensive wine list is detailed and superb.
Shibui Spa at The Greenwich Hotel NYC luxury boutique
You can find the spa on the lower ground floor, and it’s really a world away from the outside. Dim lantern lighting welcomes you the second you step outside the elevator, preparing you mentally for some ultimate unwinding.
Its philosophy is all about balance. Balance between modern and tradition, and the balance between nature and the urban jungle. Their practitioners treat their work as an art form, skilled in both ancient and modern healing techniques.
Every treatment at the Shibui Spa has been specially designed. Take the Pore Perfecter facial using Patyka products.
This treatment is designed to refine skin texture and decongest pores, by clarifying and oxygenating the skin. The result is skin that’s deeply moisturised and leaving you with a healthy glow.
“Dim lantern lighting welcomes you the second you step outside the elevator, preparing you mentally for some ultimate unwinding.”
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The Greenwich Hotel NYC spa facilities
Don’t leave the Shibui Spa without trying its other excellent amenities.
Along with a heated swimming pool, there’s a traditional Japanese soaking tub, and Japanese Yukata robes for guests to wear.
In case you’re missing your daily workout, The Greenwich Hotel NYC also has a well-equipped gym for hotel guests. It’s on the lower ground floor, where they offer morning yoga classes to start the day on an energetic note.
The Greenwich Hotel NYC, 377 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013
Nearest metro stations: Franklin Street, Canal Street; Taxi from JFK International Airport: 1 hour
What do you think about The Greenwich Hotel NYC? Have you been here, or is it somewhere you’d like to stay? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you.