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.
Throughout the Hotel: Accommodations Features and Guest Services
All suites, including the 15 Hudson Suites and 6 Four Seasons Executive Suites as well as all room accommodations, incorporate numerous thoughtful details. At-one’s-fingertips technologies include multiple power and USB outlets throughout, large tv screens that can connect to personal devices, in-mirror televisions above the bathroom vanity, in-room iPads for accessing Hotel services, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The lighting design is equally intuitive – lights are dimmable to suit one’s mood, and task lighting at bedside allows for comfortable reading or document review.
The fully-customisable Four Seasons Bed lets guests choose their preferred firmness, and a pillow menu is available. Dressing areas have custom-designed three-way mirrors, while bathrooms offer both a free-standing oval bathtub and a separate shower. Complimentary toiletries are by Florentine perfumer Lorenzo Villoresi.
All accommodations have the new Four Seasons MyBar concept: more than a mini-bar, guests can choose from an array of beverages and locally-made snacks as well as everyday needs such as phone chargers and moisturiser. Equipped with a Nespresso machine and Bodum tea kettle, cups and barware, MyBar has everything the busy traveller needs for self-serve refreshments or entertaining guests.
All Four Seasons guests enjoy twice-daily housekeeping, complimentary overnight shoeshine and newspapers, and same day laundry services.
Four Seasons Takes In-Room Dining to New Heights
Ever checked the room service menu only to find that what you want isn’t available at that particular time? Not at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, where the menu is literally 24/7. In the City That Never Sleeps, timezone-hopping travellers are often on their own clocks, so if one needs a full breakfast in the afternoon, or craves filet mignon or perhaps a plate of expertly-prepared cacio e pepe in the middle of the night, satisfaction is just a click or call away.
Meals arrive in minutes, served on proper china with table settings in the style of the city’s best restaurants.
And There’s More: Exclusive Amenities at Four Seasons Downtown
Frequent travellers to New York City know that finding a hotel with a pool is nearly impossible, let alone one that offers serious swimmers a workout and affords indoor fun for the kids. Bucking the norm again, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown boasts a glorious 75 foot (23 metre) lap pool against a wall of windows surrounded by comfy loungers, with a qualified lifeguard on duty during selected hours.
The sumptuous Spa – open to both hotel guests and day visitors – is the first in the city to feature Omorovicza and Dr Burgener products. There are seven treatment rooms, and therapies can also be arranged in one’s room or suite. There’s a fully-equipped, always-open fitness centre, and Four Seasons is happy to provide suggested jogging routes and point active guests in the direction of skating rinks and other recreational facilities in Lower Manhattan.
Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is also home to CUT by Wolfgang Puck, the celebrity chef’s first outpost in Manhattan, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks.