Tribeca, New York City
The Greenwich Hotel
Discreet downtown bolthole
What it is
A stylish but private hotel in a low-key neighborhood.
What it isn't
Centrally located, especially for first-time visitors.
What we think
Better known as the hotel that Robert DeNiro owns, the Greenwich is a surprisingly low-key option in the interesting (but quiet) neighborhood of Tribeca. The hotel is very private and intimate, with only 88 rooms and suites and a small lobby (an additional drawing room and courtyard are reserved for guests only). The interiors reflect DeNiro's global travels: Moroccan tiles, Tibetan rugs, antique rice paddy hats, French provincial furniture. It's all authentic with a lived-in elegance, and the generously sized rooms convey a residential vibe. The basement pool is a quiet show-stopper: adjacent to the small spa, it's lit by lanterns and surrounded by wooden beams salvaged from a 250-year-old Japanese farmhouse. Another standout is Locanda Verde, which showcases chef Andrew Carmellini's deft hand with Italian cuisine.
You're here because
You appreciate a little privacy in a city that is so distinctly non-private.
In the brick-lined courtyard dripping with ivy, you take a bite of burrata from Locanda Verde and a sip of Verdicchio, enjoying the quiet retreat from the Manhattan thrum.
Restaurants & Bars
Locanda Verde - Casual Italian tavern
The Drawing Room- our guest only lounge, featuring a woodburning fireplace, is home to a private bar and courtyard.
Central Park - Be sure to stop at the Central Park Zoo!
BEAST Speedboat Ride - It goes all the way to the Statue of Liberty! Make sure you buy a poncho first...
Color Me Mine - Paint your own pottery studio
Tribeca, the wealthy neighborhood of lofts and designer storefronts just north of the Financial District. It's ideal for downtown meetings and high-end shopping, but less convenient to Midtown's museums and theaters.