A new luxury spot in Lower Manhattan
189 Rooms / 28 Suites
Standing 82 stories tall just a block from the World Trade Center, the new Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown helps usher the rebirth of Lower Manhattan post-September 11.
Like many things in the immediate vicinity, this property is brand new, opening in September 2016 as the second New York City hotel from the Four Seasons brand. All of the windows have breathtaking views of the city and that includes the nearby Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus, a $3.9 billion art structure in the World Trade Center Transportation Hub that was created as a tangible expression of neighborhood resiliency.
The area is heavy with shopping options, such as the Westfield World Trade Center (Dior, Caudalie, Tumi), Brookfield Place (Gucci, Jo Malone, Burberry) and Soho boutiques. There are also eateries in every direction serving pizza, pasta, seafood and anything one can imagine.
The Tribeca hotel has 24 floors’ worth of rooms. Accommodations span from 400 to 2,400 square feet and are equipped with the tech perks you’d expect (55-inch smart TVs, Bose stereos, iPad to request services, in-mirror televisions in the bathroom), hardwood floors, plush sofas and leather chairs.
The rooms showcase a soothing yet sophisticated palette of grays, tans and light blues and purples. Accents of bronze and leather add a slightly masculine look.
The marble bathrooms come with oval deep-soaking bathtubs and separate showers, heated floors as well as floor-to-ceiling mirrors.
You’ll relish Four Seasons’ customizable beds, where you choose whether you want a plush, firm or signature mattress topper. When hunger hits, peruse the minibar, which is filled with hyper-local food and drinks from around the neighborhood.
Renowned designer Yabu Pushelberg did the room interiors and also gave a modern, chic flair to the rest of the hotel. Tidal wave marble walls add striking visuals, as do a display of gilded books in the lobby and an eye-catching suspended staircase.
One place where Four Seasons Downtown shines its spa. White taywood walls and oak floors set the scene, with seven different rooms offering services like the Luxury Green Caviar, a skin-revamping treatment, and the Executive Recharge, a quick 25-minute head, shoulders and neck massage that’s ideal for on-the-go businesspeople.
Swiss skin-care brand Dr. Burgener makes its American debut in the spa, which also is the only place in New York for Omorovicza of Hungary facials.
There’s a massage room, a room dedicated to microdermabrasion, a manicure/pedicure room and even a eucalyptus steam room. The Lower Manhattan hotel also houses a 75-foot long heated pool and a fitness center with a stretching apparatus, several elliptical machines and personal coaches to help guide you through all of the equipment.
Another reason to visit is the hotel’s restaurant. Puck is the first New York City outpost owned by famed chef Wolfgang Puck. The 86-seat dining room (there’s also a private dining room which can seat 31 guests) and a 32-seat lounge have a supper club feel.
With ruby colored chairs and dark walls accented with gold, Puck harkens back to a different era. That energy is also reflected in the menu: the restaurant serves classic steakhouse fare highlighted by its Japanese Wagyu beef.