The Greenwich Hotel in TriBeCa is a luxury pad with the elegance and ease typical of Lower Mahattan and Greenwich Street, owned by Hollywood star, Robert De Niro. Magical hotels are created when born of a dream, a vision and commitment to, one day, build something that tastes of neighbourhood heritage with a distinctive signature. The Greenwich Hotel is just a place whereby trying to decide which is your favourite sofa, picture, carpet, or room for that matter, is going to be soo deliciously difficult.
It took 5 years to "make" The Greenwich Hotel into the luxury desinger hotel that it is today. If you relish in the delights of handcrafted products that foster traditional methods, skills & materials – you’re gonna feel the shared passion here - for it’s brimming with all of those things that evoke the feeling of being “comfy”, familiar, verging on the almost romantic.
Orchestrated pieces of brick, salvaged woods, furniture, frames, books, luxury carpets, designer cloths, glazed tiles - all have a story to tell at The Greenwich Hotel, their purpose of being present forming an imaginative menagerie of comfort. Skilful direction and vision has captured the essence of that "continental country house", pleasantly unpretentious and firmly rooted into its home, this is The Greenwich Hotel TriBeCa, New York.
The Greenwich Hotel was conceived with privacy and serenity in mind and the resulting open-air courtyard gardens and drawing rooms, complete with fireplace and bar, are for residents and their invited guests only. This private resident's oasis is a bit of a secret on the New York scene.
Food is serviced by the hotel's partner restaurant of fame, Locanda Verde, headed by Chef Andrew Carmellini.
This insanely popular casual dining room is obviously also open to house guests - but as a resident, have them bring food to you in the stunning resident-only courtyard gardens - an oasis for the birds and celebrities. Breakfast features all the classics - extensive bakeries with healthy smoothie add-ons.
The menu of Locanda Verde is that of an urban Italian Taverna serving soul satisfying dishes that are heartfelt - including the signature "My Grandmother's Ravioli" - to die for.
As you would expect from a luxury venue like The Greenwich - room service is a given.
Shibui, in Japanese, means “a subtle and unobtrusive approach”. This is the aptly named spa & pool at The Greenwich Hotel.
Entering this spa is like leaving New York behind you completely, a hidden sanctum of verde tones, ancient bamboo, hemlock floors and low-to-the-ground sofas creating an elemental encounter through strokes of genius.
The moody lantern-lit pool shimmers with all things peace, housed in a 250-year-old-barn of Japanese dark barn timbers - shipped in from Japan and assembled without using one single screw or nail. There are 5 treatment rooms and an Onsen - traditional Japanese soaking bath - as well as a fitness, yoga & Pilates studio. Signature treatments from the likes of New-York Red Flower, a hotly followed organic-eco cosmetic company help echo the essence of Shibui - Bamboo Glow, Oxygen Awakening or the Vitamin C + C. From the moment of wearing the Japanese robes and slippers you enter this blissfully tranquil world - before returning to the real one upstairs, another also a sanctum in the buzz of New York's TriBeCa.
Philip Truelove is the archetypal Englishman in New York, a legend in the industry; an icon in creating that eclectic home feeling that few hotels achieve and that orchestrates the impression the hotel was always here.
Working closely alongside Hollywood actor & owner, Robert de Nero, Philip is the quiet force behind the scenes, adding the touches that make all the difference, and he knows a thing or two about celebrity management.
“In a city of mayhem, I like an oasis that is both calming yet invigorating, stylish yet unpretentious – a true hotel”.
Truelove (what a lovely name too) is a pioneer of creativity that is wonderfully subtle – you don't even notice the smart looking staff – that’s a Philip touch.
Close to Soho, West Village & Meatpacking districts, The Greenwich Hotel sits in New York's creative & artistic hub of TriBeCa, in downtown Manhattan. Brick fronted former warehouses turned outposts of fashion, art, eateries, boutiques and spacey lofts don each block.
The Greenwich is on Greenwich St. corner N Moore St. and Franklin St. home to Thom Browne with trendy Hudson St., home to Nobu Next Door, and Mr. Chow. There is a vibe to this neighbourhood that is still very much authentic, with an edge of boho rawness that creates its own scene.
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