The Greenwich Hotel

A hushed hideaway in Tribeca
VERIFIED LUXURY

The Greenwich Hotel commands the cobbled corner of Greenwich and North Monroe streets in New York City’s charmed Tribeca neighborhood. Just one block from the Hudson River Greenway, its red brick facade rests among buzzing restaurants and boutiques just below Soho. In the midst of downtown vibes, the hotel is a hushed hideaway for well-knownguests.

Owned by Robert De Niro and opened in 2008, the 88-room luxury hotel was built from the ground up atop a former parking lot. A trove of top-notch talent —like Belgian designerAxel Vervoordt, who has a penchant for refashioning castles — melded wayfaring styles with lofty common areas, transporting you out of modern Manhattan.

Akin to booking a piece of art, every room and suite is designed differently, outfitted in materials like hand-laid Moroccan or Mexican terra cotta tiles, and stocked with eclectic furnishings from Italy to Japan and beyond. The result is a rich and refined look, less trendy than it is timeless.

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Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Tribeca’s thrumming streets fade as smartly dressed doormen close The Greenwich Hotel’s main doorsbehind you and you enter intoan expertly eccentric haven of 14-foot ceilings and reclaimed woods, chock-full of antiques and books that nod to the classics.
  • All of the original managers have stayed with the hotel since it opened, whichmeans each time you return, you’ll feel at homeas you’re greeted withfamiliar, friendly faces.
  • Personalization is paramount. During the holidays, the hotel’s team decorates Christmas trees for every suite while the pastry chef bakes cookies as the welcome amenity, and even includes special treats for your four-legged friends (who stay at no extra cost).
  • Stars align in the secreted garden. The Greenwich Hotel’s facilities are only open to guests, making it like a miniature Hollywood and somewhat of an exclusive hideaway for an illustrious creative class, from directors to fashion designers.
  • Primed for privacy, the luxury hotel does not have a dedicated meeting space. But The Tribeca Penthouse, a 6,800-square-foot masterpiece crafted by Axel Vervoordt and Japanese architect Tatsuro Miki, is prized for intimate events beneath its lavender-covered terraces (Jason Wu recently hosted his Fashion Week event here).

Things to Know

  • You’ll skip the wait list at the adjacent Locanda Verde, chef Andrew Carmellini’s spirited Italian restaurant, which offers its full menu to guests without leaving the Tribeca hotel. Don’t miss Carmellini’s famous sheep’s milk ricotta.
  • Book months in advance for a stay during Christmas as well as New York’s Fashion Weeks. Also be mindful of the April’s Tribeca Film Festival, which was co-founded by Robert De Niro and is headquartered just a few blocks from the hotel, making it one of the property’s busiest months.
  • The New York City hotel boasts an 85 percent repeat guest ratio, and regulars often book their favorite room in advance — the most desirable accommodations tend to face the courtyard or feature a tub.

The Rooms

  • The complimentary minibar is stocked with treats selected by the management; Uncle Jerry’s pretzels are the personal favorite of Ira Drukier, the hotel’s co-founder, while Coca-Cola is shipped from Mexico, as the team prefers pure cane sugar.
  • While the décor leans toward bespoke and antique, rooms are kitted out with modern comforts from flat-screen TVs to phone docks and cozied up with Duxiana mattresses from Sweden that promise to lull you into a deep sleep.
  • Standard rooms make the most out of 325 to 395 square feet, facing either Greenwich Street or the Courtyard. One- and two-bedroom suites provide up to 1,350 square feet with indulgences ranging from working fireplaces to private saunas and full-size amenities with an exclusive lavender scent made by NYC’s Red Flower.
  • Corner Suites overlook Tribeca’s cobbled streets through curved floor-to-ceiling windows that are beloved by brides for photo shoots.
  • Rooms are cozy and handsome, tailored to feel like your own Tribeca loft. Handpicked furnishings, from tobacco leather love seats to plush navy armchairs, are personalized with lending libraries and one-of-a-kind knickknacks.

The Look

  • The Greenwich Hotel is detailed with rich and rustic furnishings knit seamlessly together by well-traveled designers —one of which was hired to voyage abroad a for full year to source the Tibetan silk rugs peppered throughout the property.
  • The subterranean Shibui Spa transports you to Kyoto. Book a popular sake bath or simply take a dip in the pool, enclosed within a 250-year-old farmhouse brought in from Japan (a team of Japanese builders lived at the hotel while reconstructing the structure without using a single nail).
  • Every nook has stylish touches, but keep your eye out for surprising finds, like abstract expressionist paintings by De Niro’s father and mirrored glass in the Drawing Room that once hung in the original Flatiron building.
  • Common areas are flooded with natural light in the daytime, while a grand fireplace in the Drawing Room is almost always blazing for ambience— no matter the season.

Getting There
377 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10013
TEL212-941-8900
NEARBY AIRPORT(S)
LGA (30-45 min)   JFK