In a nutshell: Polished, unapologetically fashionable luxurious lodge in New York’s consistently evolving enterprise district.

The neighbourhood

Downtown New York, the town’s bombastic monetary district, is not abandoned when the markets ring the closing bell. Prior to now 5 years the neighbourhood has been nearly fully revitalised: first with the shiny One World Commerce Heart, a swaggering skyscraper with the very best views on the town, which stands on the website of the previous Twin Towers and towers over the highly effective 9/11 memorial; then with the subterranean Westfield shopping center, beneath the extremely Instagrammable bleached-white Oculus. Simply opened in 2018, a brief stroll alongside Fulton Avenue is the brand new South Avenue Seaport district, stuffed with shop-lined cobbled streets and Pier 17, which overlooks the lights of Brooklyn. 

The 4 Seasons New York Downtown is ideally positioned for the monetary corporations of Downtown, but it surely’s additionally on the cusp of stylish Tribeca. A quick stroll away are the ferries connecting Manhattan to outer islands.

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The look 

Though the constructing appears outdated, it’s really a super-modern skyscraper within the model of a 1920s grand one, designed by postmodern architect Robert A.M. Stern, who’s behind a collection of skyscrapers in Manhattan. That’s the surface. Inside are excessive ceilings, the odd piece of important-looking sculpture and lashings of heat gold, silver and brown – that is very a lot a 4 Seasons property. 

The Robert A.M. Stern-designed skyscraper homes the 4 Seasons New York Downtown (4 Seasons New York Downtown)

The vibe

Calm, skilled, stylish. The downstairs bar, hooked up to Wolfgang Puck’s CUT and designed by Jacques Garcia, makes issues full of life after 6pm; however for the remainder of the time the environment is as muted as its elegant decor.

Mattress and bathtub

The baths fill in two minutes (4 Seasons New York Downtown)

Rooms and suites are huge (for New York requirements) and suitably plush, with leather-based banquettes and cosy armchairs decked out in tasteful browns, golds and petrol blues. Modern wood desks (if you’re on) are subsequent to good bronze glass cupboards holding the minibar and Nespresso espresso machine (if you’re off). Crisp linens deck the king-size beds – that is the place you’re presupposed to have an excellent evening’s sleep earlier than a busy day of conferences, in any case.

The bogs are nearly as huge because the rooms themselves. However the jewel within the crown are the deep baths, overlooking the home windows, that are an actual deal with after a protracted day.

A number of the swankier suites include outside balconies with spectacular views over Downtown Manhattan.

Foods and drinks

Wolfgang Puck’s celebrated steak restaurant and lounge CUT is downstairs – the chef’s first outpost in Manhattan – and unsurprisingly is in style for enterprise lunches and breakfasts. Breakfast for lodge visitors is taken in-room, which is way extra fulfilling than it sounds, given how spacious the rooms are.

Swimming pools, spas and public areas

The 75-feet lap pool at 4 Seasons New York Downtown (4 Seasons New York Downtown)

The extraordinarily well-kept (but in addition extraordinarily shallow) 75-foot-long pool opens at 6am and even at the moment there’ll often be a couple of visitors getting of their morning laps. Not a swimmer? Loosen up on one of many surrounding loungers, draped in comfortable towels and in shut proximity to stacks of magazines.

The health centre is open 24 hours, whereas the in-house spa has three resident healers, who can curate a variety of aware experiences, however the actual deal with is the 5.5 hour “Royal Ritual”, which incorporates champagne and a caviar facial.

Nuts and bolts

Room rely: 189 rooms and suites. There are an extra 157 residences hooked up for longer-term visitors.

Within the rest room: A beneficiant provide of toiletries from Florence-based perfumer Lorenzo Villoresi.

Wifi: Freed from cost

Minibar expenses: N/A

Incapacity entry: Sure.

Pet coverage: Canines and cats that weigh lower than 11kg are welcomed.

Backside line

Neatest thing: The deep baths, which take solely two minutes to fill fully. Plus, they arrive with eye-popping views out over the architectural oddities of the Downtown skyline.

Worst factor: Exhausting to search out one – if pushed, maybe the marginally muted environment.

Good for: Second- or third-time leisure visitors to New York, who need to discover a distinct space to the standard Midtown; or enterprise visitors searching for one thing a bit of extra polished.

Not proper for: Don’t come on the weekend anticipating it to be raucous – it’s at its coronary heart a graceful property catering to the Wall Streeters.

Instagram from: The CUT bar, which at evening glows a really elegant neon purple to gentle up the terrific collection of costly spirits.

Room price: From £327 in a superior room.

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