We first stayed at this sexy hotel in 2000, the year it opened for business. At that time, Tribeca Grand Hotel was one of the coolest hotels in New York City. When we passed by recently, we noticed some big changes outside and had to discover for ourselves, just what was going on.
The Roxy Hotel: New name up in lights
The Roxy Hotel name blazes across a new marquee. An electric destination for music, film, art, and style, The Roxy Hotel is the new incarnation of the iconic Tribeca Grand hotel. The infamous name has a glittering New York history, from the spectacular 1920s movie theater to the legendary ‘90s dance club. Now, tapping into the city’s collaborative culture and partnering with local icons like Paul Sevigny, Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee, Blackstones Hairdressing, and nightlife purveyors Vito Dieterle and Joseph Schwartz, The Roxy is reenergizing the lower Manhattan experience. This is the place to be.
Wake up to a stellar city view
The 201 newly renovated sleek and sexy guest rooms in this luxury boutique hotel have spectacular views of World Trade Center and the surrounding neighborhood of Tribeca. Emerging with fresh design custom furnishings and retro light fixtures, the rooms include new amenities such as Fretté bathrobes and modern technologies like Roku.
Make yourself at home
While a complete redesign of The Roxy Hotel’s 201 guest rooms will round out its transformation in early spring 2016, the real action is shifting to the luxury boutique hotel’s large public spaces, movie theater, jazz clubs, coffee bar, and styling salon carved from onetime conference space and meeting rooms. The new ground floor layout is outfitted with an elevated stage and flanked by tiered-banquette seating, offering prime perches for live jazz and blues performances five nights a week.
Only the best food and beverage will do
Chef Joseph Abbruzzese, formerly of the Breslin, will take over the all-day kitchen at The Roxy Hotel’s ground-floor eatery to introduce an original modern-American concept with locally sourced and organic food. Menu highlights include Lobster and Guancial Bucatini, Grilled Rib-Eye and Baked Conchiglie Pasta served with Lamb Ragu. Nightlife fixtures Jeremy Oertel and Natasha David (The Donna, Nitecap) will create the craft cocktail menu with drinks reminiscent of great hotel bars with contemporary twists on classics such as the Gibson and Julep.
Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee: As the only hotel to offer the brew, The Roxy has exclusively teamed with Jack’s, which enjoys selective partnerships with lifestyle brands like Rag & Bone. New York’s favorite homegrown coffee company will be coming home to The Roxy with an intimate coffee bar serving its organic, fair-trade coffee drinks and organic baked goods. Founder Jack Mazzola worked as a bartender at The Roxy Hotel’s sister property, The Soho Grand, during its opening, before starting his company in 2003.
Non-stop nightlife abounds
The Django: A new jazz club from scene makers Vito Dieterle and Joseph Schwartz, who ran Tribeca’s lauded Silver Lining club. Inspired by classic Jazz Age Parisian boîtes – but with brilliantly curated music and craft cocktails – The Django features jaw-dropping design details including vaulted ceilings, hand-picked Dieterle and Schwartz vintage lighting fixtures from antique markets, and artisan touches all complimenting a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system.
We never wanted to leave.
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