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The best hotels in Tribeca are luxurious while embracing the edgy and hip vibe of this famed warehouse district that is home to the see and be seen crowd. When considering where to stay, you can’t go wrong with one of these fashionable properties.
Situated where SoHo meets Tribeca and the West Village, Trump SoHo New York offers both convenience and a luxurious Four-Star environment. Despite the name behind this hotel, you won’t find any gilded glitz. In fact, the Trump Soho New York boasts more of a subdued vibe (think wood, metal, Venetian plaster) conducive to the residential lofts in the surrounding neighborhood. The modern and sophisticated guest rooms and suites feature furnishings designed exclusively for the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel by Fendi Casa. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase fabulous landscapes of the city — just remember the higher you go in this 46 story high-rise, the better the view. Forget about calling the front desk when you’re in need of something. The Trump Attaché (a.k.a. butler service) can take care of everything from stocking your in-room fridge with goodies to cleaning up your temporary home away from home. If you’re looking to fit in with the well-heeled crowd in the area, make your way to the 6,000-square-foot outdoor pool deck (complete with cabanas and a waterfall no less) and sexy Bar d’Eau (try the Spicy Margarita served with red peppers), available only to hotel guests and members. Take a magic carpet ride and lounge with the rest of the beautiful people in one of the private hammams you’ll find in The Spa at Trump SoHo — one of the only spas in the city to have such facilities. The stunning mosaic-tiled rooms have heated marble slabs to execute authentic Turkish and Moroccan rituals such as the Luxe Glow Henna and the Balancing Ayurvedic Massage.
With actor/director Robert De Niro at the helm, a stay at The Greenwich Hotel is anything but cookie-cutter. Global accents like Moroccan tiles, Tibetan rugs, repurposed Japanese lumber and Parisian antiques adorn each of the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel's 88 guest rooms. We think it’s hard not to get a dose of wanderlust — especially if you book the 2,000-square-foot Greenwich Suite, which also features 30-foot skylit windows, two master bedrooms and a wood-burning stone fireplace. The voyage continues in the Shibui Spa, where a trip to the lantern-lit swimming pool housed under the roof of a 250-year old wooden and bamboo Japanese farmhouse offers an experience of a lifetime.
There’s no denying that the Tribeca Grand Hotel has an edgy-yet elegant vibe that pays homage to the city that never sleeps. Need proof? The cozy Church Lounge located in a soaring atrium space just off the lobby is home to an international roster of DJs that play into the wee hours. Some of the suites even look out over the lounge making it feel as though you’re a part of a non-stop party — which is fine by the type of guests who choose to stay at this chic hotspot. If you are looking to buckle down and do something a bit more constructive, the lower level is home to a 100-seat theater for private movie screenings. Or, lose yourself in an iStudio, decked out with the latest Apple technology, including G5 computers with film, photo and sound-editing software.
With high-end retailers at its doorstep, the Hotel Gansevoort definitely knows how to keep up with the Jones’. The 186 spacious, light-filled guest rooms boast lofty nine-foot ceilings, generously sized bathrooms, state-of-the-art technology, plush beds and — in some cases — killer views of the Empire State Building and the Hudson River. Guest or not, the real draw of this Meatpacking District hotel is Plunge, a restaurant, bar and lounge offering 360-degree views of the city. If you’d like to take a real dip, a 45-foot-long outdoor, heated pool — surrounded by glass — is available year-round. There’s also an exhale mind body spa on the premises (a popular New York retreat), boasting 5,000-square-feet of space dedicated to a 24-hour fitness center and spa offering everything from transformational massage therapies (reiki, shiatsu, Thai therapy) to facial and nail treatments. If you’re in need of a little balance (who isn’t), sign-up for one of exhale’s proprietary mind body classes.
There’s nothing ordinary about The Standard, which resides in two recently constructed Modernist towers near the High Line elevated parkway in the Meatpacking District. The luxury hotel is sister to the L.A. property with the identical namesake, so you can expect the same sleek and stylish design throughout. Guest rooms feature minimalist furnishings, spacious baths and cutting-edge technology, but stay in a suite like the Empire and you’ll be also be treated to a fully-stocked wet bar, luxurious living room, seating area with a dining table for four and a window-side deep-soaking bathtub offering sweeping views of (what else)the Empire State Building. If you’re looking for an alternative (and super fun in our opinion) dining experience other than the bistro favorites at the Standard Grill, grab a stein and schnitzel at Beirgarten, the traditional German restaurant on the premises.