September 18

INSIDE THE NEW ROBERT A.M. STERN DESIGNED FOUR SEASONS DOWNTOWN OPENING THIS WEEK IN NYC

Architect Robert A.M. Stern has created a new, 82 story skyscraper soaring 926 feet above the historic streets of Lower Manhattan – the new Four Seasons New York Downtown Hotel and Residences on Barclay Street, which begins welcoming guests this week.

Two story lobby of the new Four Seasons Downtown.

Two story lobby of the new Four Seasons Downtown.  Photo Thirty Park Place

Downtown’s tallest residential building is home to the city’s newest luxury hotel.  Stepping inside the new Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, the frenetic pace of life and work in Manhattan transitions to a moment of peace and calm.

The two-story lobby layers architectural elements in response to the ever-evolving downtown atmosphere and landscape. Throughout the interiors. designed by Toronto and Soho-based Yabu Pushelberg, the aesthetic combines varying textures to create spaces that are distinctly modern, and immediately welcoming.

Cashmere-like wool carpeting invites rest while the eye takes in original artworks displayed against rare wood walls and woven metal screens.  Brushed bronze accents and textiles in muted jewel tones invite casual socializing, while a dramatic suspended staircase tease the one-of-a-kind spaces above.

The Rooms

The incomparable Four Seasons Downtown bed.

The incomparable Four Seasons Downtown bed. Photo Thirty Park Place

In each of 189 guest rooms – including 28 suites – Yabu Pushlberg created a comfortably familiar, ‘welcome home’-style sanctuary.  Simply unequaled…

Beckoning from the centre of the room is a signature Four Seasons Bed, customizable to individual preferences and dressed in pillowy crisp white linens beneath a pale headboard framed by full height paneling.  On either side, evoking an eclectic residential aesthetic, one bedside table is topped by a bronze lamp, while the other is lit by a wall sconce.

At an average spacious 400 square feet and range up to the 2,400 square foot Royal Suite, each accommodation is intelligently designed to adapt to your individual needs. A living space with sofa, leather chair and multi-use table can become a easy workspace, a casual dining area, or a cozy spot to curl up with a book or movie.  A private pantry and mini-bar is stocked with a unique neighborhood collection of food, beverage and amenities – ready for on-demand snacking or entertaining. The ultimate technology and task lighting are throughout; even in the bathroom.  The spa-inspired, marble-lines bathroom features an elliptical freestanding tub and separate shower, as well as a wall-to-wall mirror above the over-sized vanity.

The Spa

The Four Seasons Downtown pool - a true luxury for any New York City property and a rarity for a hotel.

The Four Seasons Downtown lap pool – a true luxury for any New York City property and a rarity for a hotel. Photo Thirty Park Place

Like a mini-resort hidden in the midst of one of the world’s busiest neighborhoods, the Spa at Four Seasons is a mecca of pampering and results-focused therapies.  Here, Yabu Pushelberg has lightened the palette with white tay wood walls and floors of oak and travertine.  Each of seven treatment rooms – including a luxe couple’s suite – is purposefully dressed in soothing organic lines.

Two-story windows line the 75 foot lap pool – an extremely rare commodity in New York City accommodations.  Guests can choose to relax in loungers inside, or out on the secluded sundeck adjacent to the Spa.

Inside one of the Four Seasons Downtown rooms.

Inside one of the Four Seasons Downtown rooms designed by Yabu Pushelberg. Photo Thirty Park Place

Dining

The opening of Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown marks a milestone in the career of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck, who is opening his first restaurant in Manhattan within the property.  Puck’s popular steakhouse concept CUT by Wolfgang Puck – first introduced at Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel – will be accessed via the Hotel or its own entrance around the corner on Church Street.

Check back here and on SiriusXM for a first-hand experience at the hotel coming soon.

Reserve now for your holiday and winter easy weekend getaways.  The property is a quick ferry ride from New Jersey but a world away vacation.  When you make your reservation, also visit JuddFoundation.org for a  rare and memorable tour of the SoHo artist’s building.  One of the many special things about this new hotel is the location – at night and weekends this area is completely different. It’s a gift to yourself to experience this area when it’s not acting as the financial hub of the world. Visit FourSeasons.com.

Imagery courtesy Thirty Park Place.

Richard@TheBPlot.com

THREE MINUTES EVERY WEEK = SOMETHING WORTH TALKING ABOUT

THREE MINUTES EVERY WEEK = SOMETHING WORTH TALKING ABOUT

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