Distinguished 88-room hotel in Tribeca one block east of the Hudson River, owned by Robert De Niro. Dignified and reassuringly unglitzy, the property has a masculine, worldly décor. A tranquil drawing room with deep leather armchairs leads out into a delightful leafy courtyard. Deluxe Greenwich Rooms provide rainfall showers and soaking tubs; some suites have private saunas and working fireplaces. All rooms come with small libraries, Italian robes and Moroccan leather slippers.
Furnishings draw from a wide range of cultural influences, from hand-loomed, Tibetan silk rugs to English leather settees. All beds are Duxiana from Sweden. Bathrooms are designed in unique patterns of hand laid Moroccan tile or Italian Carrara marble
Locanda Verde offers a menu of Italian trattoria comfort food. Superb Shibui Spa has five treatment rooms, a traditional Japanese bath, a gym and a lantern-lit swimming pool beneath the reconstructed roof of a 250-year-old wood-and-bamboo Japanese farmhouse; private yoga and Pilates sessions available.