| Photos courtesy of The Greenwich Hotel

Tribeca is one of New York City, Manhattan Island’s priciest neighborhoods. Trendy boutiques line the cobblestone streets and celebrity residents like Beyoncé and Robert De Niro own upscale lofts refurbished from old industrial buildings. The Greenwich Hotel lies nestled in this desirable neighborhood near art galleries, shops, and famous restaurants.

Lobby at The Greenwich Hotel

Distinguished Décor

The Greenwich Hotel offers 88 distinct guest rooms, and no two are the same. Furnishings and decorations come from a wide range of cultural influences from hand-loomed Tibetan rugs to handmade Italian terracotta floors. Rooms boast oak floors, Dux beds, stocked refrigerators, HDTV, iPod docking stations, free wireless internet, specially designed bath products, and small libraries.

Courtyard Collanade at The Greenwich Hotel
Courtyard Collanade at The Greenwich Hotel

Superb craftsmanship and natural materials are celebrated throughout The Greenwich Hotel from the leaded glass windows and reclaimed oak beams in the lobby to the French doors that lead to the courtyard filled with potted plants and trees and chairs and tables all set beneath latticed vines.

Locanda Verde Restaurant at The Greenwich Hotel, Downtown NY

Distinctive Dining

The Locanda Verde restaurant serves Andrew Carmellini’s take on Italian breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Begin the day with Locanda Verde’s crisp-cooked bacon, rich coffee, and lemon ricotta pancakes with blueberries and lemon curd topped with syrup.  The Shibui Spa features a lantern-lit swimming pool and lounge under a reconstructed 250-year-old wood and bamboo farmhouse roof. This beautifully decorated space offers guests a quiet and serene ambiance.

Hotel patrons are welcome to use the 1000-square-foot fitness center, relax in the drawing room, dine in the lush courtyard, and enjoy the 24-hour concierge service and iPads loaded with local neighborhood guides. This five-star boutique hotel excels in service.

New York City area by The Greenwich Hotel
Photo courtesy of Tracy Beard

Alluring Attractions

The Greenwich Hotel is near a multitude of New York City landmarks and the nearby neighborhoods of SoHo, West Village, and the Meatpacking District. Take Chamber Street across the West Side Highway to Hudson River Park and River Promenade or walk to the tip of the island and spend some time in Battery Park, a 25-acre public park facing the harbor. Wandering about is the best way to see this part of the city, and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum rests 1.1 miles south of The Greenwich Hotel.

The 9/11 Memorial is open to the public seven days a week. It stands at the site of the original Twin Towers at the former World Trade Center complex. The Memorial features two massive waterfalls, reflecting pools, and more than 400 trees designed to inspire and encourage a spirit of hope. The “Survival Tree,” a Callery pear tree that survived the September 11, 2001, attack was removed from the rubble and cared for by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation for nine years before being replanted at the Memorial in 2010. This tree is a living symbol of the resilience of our country.

The 9/11 Museum recreates the story of 9/11 through artifact collections, interactive technology, and narratives that bring visitors back to that fateful day. Walking through the building guests relive the sights and sounds of the horrible terrorist attack. Recorded phone calls from those who died on the plane that crashed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, words from firefighters that saved lives, and news announcements are played at the different exhibits throughout the museum. Memories of fear and sadness intermingle with one of heroism and faith.

Ghostbuster movie fans must visit the fire station featured in the movies. Look for the Ghostbuster logo on the sidewalk at 14 North Moore Street: “Who are you gonna call?”

After working up an appetite wandering lower Manhattan, savor an incredible meal at any one of these delicious restaurants: The Tribeca Grill, Sarabeth’s Tribeca, or Banks on the Hudson River. New York City’s second Eataly is in the area offering everything from delicious takeout food to sit-down fine dining.

Fabulous Festival

Depending on each year’s schedule, April or May is a fantastic time to visit New York City for the Tribeca Film Festival hosted in the Tribeca neighborhood. This festival showcases a wide variety of independent films, and celebrities from diverse industries attend to get a firsthand look at what is new in the film industry.

New York City’s train #1 is a straightforward way to get to the Tribeca neighborhood. Exit the train at Canal Street, Franklin Street, or Chambers Street to begin exploring the area.

The Tribeca neighborhood is still a relatively undiscovered tourist destination. Book a stay at The Greenwich Hotel and discover the charming upscale side of Lower Manhattan. To assist with your trip planning check out the volumes of valuable information about New York City at NYC The Official Guide.