On a charming corner of Greenwich Street in TriBeCa, the Greenwich Hotel is a sophisticated downtown Manhattan property owned by actor Robert DeNiro. Since opening in 2008, this boutique hotel has earned a reputation for its discretion (only a small sign signals the entrance), offering the type of service and privacy that attracts celebrity guests. No two of the 88 rooms are alike; the design is unfussy, and pleasantly understated. Keep an eye out for abstract expressionist paintings by Robert DeNiro's father, Robert DeNiro Sr., throughout the hotel. Spacious bathrooms—finished in Moroccan tile or Italian Carrera marble—are a highlight of the rooms. Start your stay with a swim in the lantern-lit swimming pool before sipping a pre-dinner cocktail in the guests-only drawing room, complete with a fireplace. The hotel is also home to neighborhood favorite Italian restaurant, Locanda Verde.
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TriBeCa is a relaxed downtown neighborhood with cobbled streets and interesting boutiques such as Matt Bernson Shoes. Nearby dining options include wine bar and wine shop Maslow 6, cozy restaurant Smith and Mills, and refined Greek food at The Greek. Hudson River Park is a short walk away, and both SoHo and the Financial District are within easy walking distance. Owned by actor Hugh Jackman, Laughing Man is a favorite neighborhood coffee shop, and Aire Ancient Baths is a hidden-away bathhouse.
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Rooms: From $550. 72 rooms, 16 suites. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options:Locanda Verde is a TriBeCa institution helmed by chef Andrew Carmellini. The open kitchen, with its wood-burning oven, turns out Italian-influenced dishes, including house-made pastas such as pappardelle with lamb Bolognese and mint. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (plus 24-hour room service), guests can grab a table or seat at the bar any time of day. The Drawing Room and Courtyard is a private, stylish space for guests only; many guests start the day with fresh pastries, coffee, and a newspaper in this cozy, parlor-like space. Spa and gym details:The spacious fitness center is open 24 hours. The Shibui Spa is a Japanese-inspired retreat with a swimming pool and lounge. There are four treatment rooms including a shiatsu room, a traditional bathing room with a large tub for Japanese bathing rituals, a wet room with a shower for wraps and scrubs, and a treatment room for facials.
Who's it for: Design-conscious travelers looking for a discreet hideaway or an artistic, romantic retreat. Our favorite rooms: No two rooms are alike at the Greenwich Hotel, but some have extra-deep soaking tubs (Greenwich, some Deluxe Greenwich) and private saunas (Studio Suite). The Fireplace Corner Suite has a working fireplace, flanked by comfortable leather chairs. Room service: Since a table at Locanda Verde can be hard to come by, guests can take advantage of room service. Locanda Verde will deliver dinner straight to your room.