Published on : Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Open just a few months, the all-new Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown has quickly become the preferred address for visitors to Lower Manhattan thanks to its welcoming accommodations, unique hotel features and unparalleled service. Among its 189 light-filled guest rooms and suites, seven specialty suites are proving to be particularly popular.
The Royal Suite is the pinnacle of cosmopolitan style, spanning an entire side of the 24th floor with views in three directions. Several of the corner Gotham Suites have a rarity in New York hotels – walk out terraces on the 23rd and 24th floors. Finally, there are the Tribeca Suites with apartment-like layouts and amenities that feel far more like a home than a hotel.
Designed by acclaimed New York architect Robert A.M. Stern, the all-new 82 storey building was envisioned to blend seamlessly into the skyline, as though it had always been there. Indeed, with 157 private residences occupying the upper floors, the ambiance is distinctly residential. Art-filled interiors are by Yabu Pushelberg, the Soho and Toronto-based designers known for their fresh aesthetic and exacting attention to detail, coupled with Four Seasons dedication to creating environments that anticipate every guest need, including a desire for flexible space they can make their own while in residence.
The Royal Suite
Inspired by the gracious apartments of the city’s elite, the 2,400 square foot (223 square metre) Royal Suite spans the entire east side of the 24th floor. Residents and their guests enter through a formal foyer, with living spaces to the left. A corner living room has two seating areas, a blue onyx fireplace and a custom oak bar topped with imported stone from India. Off the ten-seat dining room, a large butler’s pantry with its own staff entrance is perfect for family meals, or entertaining clients. Down the gallery-like hall, a separate library/media room can host private screenings or game nights, and there’s also an executive-style office and a powder room.
At the far end is the lavish master suite, with a corner bedroom featuring silk wallcoverings, walk-in dressing area and five-piece bath. The space can be separated from the rest of the Royal Suite and even has its own entrance for complete privacy. Additional bedrooms can be connected to the suite for families or those travelling with staff.
Special services for Royal Suite guests include airport transfers via limousine or helicopter, butler service, complimentary private bar and confirmed seating at CUT by Wolfgang Puck.
The Tribeca Suites
The two Tribeca Suites offer an atypical layout across 1,220 square feet (113 square metres) on the 23rd floor. The master suite is self contained, with sofa by the window and private bath. The living area, which opens onto an outdoor terrace, is decorated in the manner of a chic Manhattan apartment, easily transforming from a cosy romantic retreat to a family room, or a sophisticated setting to welcome friends or associates for cocktails. A separate dining room can become a spacious work area or seat six people for a meal, and a well-equipped walk-in pantry makes entertaining effortless.
The Gotham Suites
The coveted Gotham Suites – there are just four of them – occupy corner positions on the 23rd and 24th floors with glittering city views in two directions. With 725 square feet (67 square metres) of beautifully appointed living inside, two of the Gotham Suites open onto private 40 square foot (3.7square metre) terraces high above the urban din of Lower Manhattan.