Luxury in Lower Manhattan
Conrad New York leaves a memorable first impression. The atrium lobby is a showstopper with its 13-story, blue-and-purple Sol LeWitt mural — the respected artist’s largest work — reflecting azure hues onto the two-tiered, cable-and-aluminum sculpture by Monica Ponce de Leon.
The 463 suites take a more understated but still elegant tone, but the spacious accommodations have another visual element: views of Battery Park and the Statute of Liberty.
Art and views aside, another standout feature at the New York hotel is its proximity to a variety of the Big Apple’s popular attractions, including the World Trade Center, the Financial District, the Brooklyn Bridge and the National September 11 Memorial Museum.
Families and couples will love the home-away-from-home feel, foodies will want to try the seasonal New American cuisine at Atrio Wine Bar and Restaurant and business travelers will appreciate that the hotel is adjacent to the headquarters for Goldman Sachs (which also owns the building). Though the hotel’s masterpiece just may be its 16th-floor rooftop bar with vistas of the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor.
Our Inspector’s Highlights
• The Conrad makes contemporary and modern art a core feature of the property with a 2,000-piece collection. One standout is German artist Imi Knoebel’s Mennige (Polygon) at the east entrance. The abstract piece looks like cherry-red rectangular forms in freewheeling motion.
• In a city known for cramped quarters, it’s a refreshing to find suites where you can spread out. The Conrad is the only all-suite hotel in Lower Manhattan.
• Be sure to check out the Conrad’s rooftop terrace bar, Loopy Doopy, and order the Prosecco & Ice Pop. The clever cocktail features a boozy icicle topped off with chilled bubbly or rosé, and the flavor changes monthly.
• With 30,000 square feet of space, Conrad New York boasts the largest hotel event venue in Lower Manhattan. Even more of an incentive to throw your event here: the catering is from celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group (which includes esteemed restaurants like Gramercy Tavern and The Modern).
• For nearly two decades, Salvatore Anzalone housed his barbershop in a basement below Goldman Sach’s trading floor. When the finance company moved to Battery Park, it found a spot for him within the New York City hotel, where you can now get a haircut or a hot shave next to his loyal traders.
Things to Know
• Conrad New York offers a serene city respite any time of year, but is a particularly ideal stay during the Fourth of July (the rooftop terrace is a perfect perch for viewing the fireworks) and the busy holiday season (this Lower Manhattan hotel offers a reprieve from busier areas, like Rockefeller Center).
• There’s no onsite spa, however plans are being made to offer in-room treatments in 2018. For now, you can turn to Conrad’s concierge, who can make you an appointment at one of the notable spas in nearby Tribeca.
• Download the Hilton Honors app to check in and select a room from your phone, and then use it as a digital key.
• Some of the spacious accommodations afford views of the Hudson River, the Statute of Liberty and Liberty Island.
• Each suite comes with a separate living area and bedroom, while some offer sleeper sofas and connecting rooms, which makes them fitting for families.
• State-of-the-art technology allows you to control climate, lighting, room entry and the flat-screen TV, all with the touch of a button.
• Light and airy spa-inspired bathrooms offer luxurious rain showers, plush robes and separate water closets.
• The closest and most notable attraction to Conrad New York is the National September 11 Memorial Museum, which sits directly across the street from the Battery Park hotel.
• Shopaholics don’t have to head uptown to find retail nirvana. High-end brands like Burberry, Gucci and Saks Fifth Avenue all have locations within Brookfield Place, right next door to the Conrad.
• Take in a movie without ever leaving the property. Simply stroll through the hotel lobby and up a few floors to the Regal Battery Park Stadium 11 theater, which houses 11 screens and plush reclining stadium-style seating.
• Foodies with a taste for some causal dining will want to visit the nearby Hudson Eats food court to try local favorites like Mighty Quinn’s BBQ, Umami Burger and Dig Inn Seasonal Market. For something a little more gourmet, Del Frisco’s Grille and celebrated chef Jose Garces’ tapas outpost Amada are both within Brookfield Place.
• Popular neighborhoods such as Tribeca, Soho and the Meatpacking District are a short walk or taxi ride from the luxury hotel.