New York visitors can get a taste of downtown living with a visit to this five-star hotel, which is walking distance to sites like the World Trade Center complex, Brookfield Place, the Seaport District, and Battery Park. Available here are 189 rooms and suites, all of which are outfitted with deep soaking tubs, TVs in bathroom mirrors, signature beds, and state-of-the-art creature comforts (from a Lutron system that controls lights and curtains to iPads for room service orders, housekeeping needs, and concierge requests). When dinner time strikes, visitors needn’t go far— the property houses CUT by Wolfgang Puck, where the modern-day steakhouse menu features dishes like Austrian white asparagus “gratin,” Kurobuta pork chop with golden raisin moustarda, and Japanese Wagyu beef. Be sure to catch some laps at the 75-foot indoor heated pool before a visit to the spa’s sun terrace, an urban oasis in and of itself.
An Inspiring Welcome to New York
Just a block from the World Trade Center, at the crossroads of the Financial District and Tribeca, a gleaming tower houses this newly minted Four Seasons. It’s a glamorous home-away-from-home with opulent suites conceived by lauded design firm Yabu Pushelberg to feel like an upscale residence. Indeed, the hotel features a slew of reasons to stay in, including a Wolfgang Puck restaurant (his first in Manhattan), a tranquil spa, and a lap pool. But the concierge is also full of recommendations to encourage you to venture out to experience some of the latest and greatest that New York has to offer—and we guarantee you’ll uncover some downtown discoveries of your own.
The Appeal of the Hudson Suite
For full neighborhood immersion, nothing beats staying in one of the Four Seasons Downtown’s Hudson Suites. Each of these extraordinary residences—one on each of the 7th to 22nd floors—overlooks the Oculus, a striking symbol of the rebirth of lower Manhattan. Each intimate Yabu Pushelberg-designed oasis is arrayed with original artwork, swanky conversation pieces like bronze coffee tables, oval soaking tubs (plus a separate steam shower), and mosaic bathrooms walls. It’s arranged to make travelers feel completely at ease, with amenities that include a pantry and refrigerated bar, in-mirror TVs, a leather armchair, and a stylish working desk.
The Downtown Waterfront
One of the most gratifying stories for New Yorkers living downtown has been the revitalization of the city’s waterfronts—and guests of the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown can also easily reap these benefits. Hudson River Park, a 500-acre ribbon of parkland along the west side rife with walking and cycling opportunities (like the Greenway Bike Trail that heads all the way north to United Nations Park) provides a serene antidote to the city’s high-energy bustle. Battery Park is the jumping-off point for ferries to the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island, while on the East River, you can wander the cobblestone streets of the transforming Seaport District, which will soon debut a Jean-Georges restaurant and seafood market inspired by the original Fulton Fish Market.