LUXE Loves: The Beekman, New York

LUXE Loves is the regular feature where we spotlight our all-time favourite places in the world. From spiff boutique stays to the finest diners, dapper drinkers and swooniest shops… welcome to the crème of our curated cohort.


What:

The Beekman


Where:

Downtown Manhattan


Why We Love It:


While charming, old-world atmos and vintage aesthetic may reign supreme at The Beekman’s dramatic Downtown quarters, there’s nothing out of date about Gotham’s coveted new flop-spot.


Now dwarfed by granite, glass and steel neighbours, the Queen Anne-style, turreted Temple Court building was one of New York's first skyscrapers when it debuted in 1881.


Today, the majestic residence is home to 287 Martin Brudnizki-designed chambers mixing aged oak floors, plush velvet upholstery, and a melange of pre-loved antique furnishings juxtaposed with bespoke decor pieces (peepers peeled for the ceramic Foo Dog serving as a table lamp base, and the Art Nouveau table skirt hushed behind the minibar), vibrant lashings of colour and lush Carrara marble ensuites.


The real star, however, is a show-stopping, nine-storey, Victorian-era atrium towering above decadently plush lobby-lounger The Bar Room, and surrounded by filigreed railings and mosaic-tiled floors.


Once you’ve ogled the manor’s magnificent centrepiece (or lack thereof!), float into one of the hotel’s stellar on-site diners to continue the sensory spectacle. Opulent, chandeliered Fowler & Wells pays homage to classic NYC via oysters Rockefeller and lobster salads conjured by pan-man Tom Colicchio of Top Chef fame, while restaurateur Keith McNally’s Augustine peddles hearty Gallic portions in a romantic brasserie.


123 Nassau St. +1 212 233 2300. thompsonhotels.com


CONTRIBUTOR

Liv Berry



Liv left behind the lanes, arcades, and wide-open plains of Melbourne for the concrete jungle of Hong Kong, joining the team at LUXE after a stint at Swire Hotels. 

  • Liv LOVES... Escaping the city, sailing the seas of the Gulf of Gokova, unspoiled beaches in southern Sri Lanka
     
  • Liv LOATHES... Smartphone syndrome, turbulence

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