OVERVIEW of The Greenwich Hotel
The Greenwich Hotel exudes so much charm. There is a “soul” to this place that you will find in few other places. The small sign marking the entry is indicative of the hotel itself…unobtrusive and unpretentious. The lobby foyer is small, but opens to a bright room with soaring ceilings, seating nooks set with couches and chairs…walls graced by artwork by one of the owners, Robert DeNiro.
Behind the lobby is the Drawing Room and behind that the outside Courtyard, both open only to hotel guests. The Drawing Room is a wonderfully dark and intimate room with an ever present fire burning, cozy sitting areas and a bar. The garden has lush foliage and patio furniture surrounded by the tall brick building.
THE ROOMS at The Greenwich Hotel
When was the last time you even noticed the door to your hotel room? Well, you will notice the distressed wood doors with a centered handle here among many other things like hand loomed Tibetan silk rugs and Moroccan tiles that make this hotel very special. I don’t know this to be true, but it seems that every time there was a construction or design decision they opted for the unique or charming over the normal and mundane. The door locking system is one I have never seen, the antique bathroom fixtures are Leroy Brooks Limited of England, the glass doors to the shower and toilet have panes in them creating the look of leaded glass, the beds, adorned with luxury linens are Dux beds. The rainfall showers have amazing pressure, the oversized towels are actually soft, room snacks (except alcohol) are complimentary, there’s a jar of candies on the book shelf and the list goes on.
Hallways leading to the rooms are dimly lit with sculpture or artwork splashed with light at the end of each hallway. Nice way to set the intimate mood.
There are only 88 rooms and each is furnished differently in a kind of shabby chic style with an eclectic blend of furniture, woods and fabrics. Our room was large and made larger by 12 foot ceilings. The closet was a French Country armoire, there was a bookshelf with books and a candy jar, an iPod docking station (they also have iPod loaners) one of the best showers I have ever encountered and nice little touches like tissues on the nightstand, McBride toiletries of the size you can take on a plane, motorized curtains and even a box with things you might need like a Daily Health Boost or…condoms.
DINING at The Greenwich Hotel
Locanda Verde, helmed by acclaimed chef Andrew Carmellini serves all meals and is a charming, laid back Italian restaurant with a delicious rustic country menu of antipastas, homemade pastas and grilled meats and fish. Wonderful wine list.
THE SPA at The Greenwich Hotel
Downstairs there’s a wonderful 1000 sq. ft. fully equipped gym, a tranquil, lantern lit pool and a Japanese inspired spa with a steam room. The area has lots of restaurants including the hotel’s new Locanda Verde restaurant which was packed during our stay.
You can leave many hotels, however good, and not think of them again. The experience at the Greenwich will linger…..you’ll find yourself remembering the drinks by the fire or coffee in the garden or the wonderful shower or the great night’s sleep. You’ll be back….
THE RATES at The Greenwich Hotel
From $625 Peak Season Weekend
WHAT OTHERS SAY About The Greenwich Hotel
Forbes Four Star Award
“Owned by actor Robert De Niro and partners, and designed by David Rockwell, this TriBeCa stunner feels like a stately country house; the distinctly different rooms feature soaring ceilings, reclaimed wood floors, DUX beds, libraries and worldly pieces like English leather settees or Tibetan silk rugs, plus baths boasting Moroccan tiles or Carrara marble; the Shibu spa and lantern-lit pool and lounge are set in a 250-year-old farmhouse transported from Kyoto, while cocktails can be taken by the drawing room fireplace.” ZAGAT