Surrounded by some of the city’s most notable landmarks and between the East and Hudson Rivers — architectural gem, The Beekman, features an impressive 287 rooms with custom-designed oak beds, Carrara-marble tiled bathrooms, curated art and luxurious sateen Sferra linens; there are 45 suites and penthouses with terraces that overlook One World Trade Center, the Woolworth Building, and City Hall Park.
Located at 5 Beekman Street, the building’s façade has been an official New York City landmark since 1998 — the building itself, Temple Court, was one of Manhattan’s first skyscrapers built in 1883, and a long-abandoned favourite for the city’s urban explorers. A Thompson Hotel, architects Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel oversaw the overall design, with Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS) in charge of the interiors — bringing the storied building (and its ornate atrium, sealed from the public for almost 70 years) back to life.
Acclaimed restauranteurs Tom Colicchio and Keith McNally (of Balthazar fame) bring award-winning fare to the Lower Manhattan property, Colicchio having created a menu of New York classics at signature restaurant Fowler & Wells, whilst McNally’s brasserie is a more casual affair. Drinks are served in Colicchio’s Bar Room; craft cocktails to be supped underneath the jaw-dropping nine-story atrium and pyramidal skylight.