The Greenwich Hotel
Tribeca, New York City
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.
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.
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