Like the neighborhood itself, the Tribeca Grand Hotel knows how to be subtle and yet luxuriously sleek—a mix of clean classic lines with ripe explosions of color and style. Hip without the flashy hype. The simple red brick façade decorated with signature cast-iron detailing was created by Hartz architect John Prince, inspired by the materials that describe the Tribeca area. The hotel understands that taste is as much a question of where as it is how, and this explains why the ultimate luxury hotel sits so perfectly among its neighbors.
Inside, however, the feeling is purely religious and just a little bit decadent. The super-spacious central atrium, originally designed by Larry Bogdanow of Bogdanow Partners Architects, offers an airy vaulted core reminiscent of grand cathedrals as well as Hitchcockian mid-20th century public buildings like the old Penn Station or the Singer Building. A mix of mystery and lush precision defines the designer interior.
Recently reworked by designer William Sofield, the atrium plays host to one of the most happening scenes in town—the downtown-necessity Church Lounge. Here lively organic colors in the vein of Frank Lloyd Wright serve as the perfect backdrop for leisurely drinks and late cocktail gatherings for both guests and New York players. A true lifestyle hotel is as elegant in the day as it is seductive at night—a key ingredient of the Tribeca Grand atrium.
The hotel’s ultra-modern guestrooms work as cool counterparts to the warmth of the central atrium. Form certainly follows function, allowing for luxurious minimalist havens that are as much urban hideaways as rest points for work, leisure, and socializing.