Lyrics by Louise Pyne
It’s no surprise that New York is a destination on most travel wish lists. The restaurant and shopping capital of the world, with its five unique boroughs, each offering its own ethos, this forward-thinking city offers iconic landmarks, towering skyscrapers and vibrant culture. Catch a show on Broadway, spend an afternoon browsing the elegant boutiques of Fifth Avenue, or gazing out over the city from the towering heights of the Rockefeller Building, one thing is certain: you will never be bored in the Big Apple. .
When it comes to luxurious hotels in New York’s bustling borough, travelers are spoiled for choice, but if you’re looking for something different in this cool, cosmopolitan city, The Roxy ticks the boxes. Nestled in Tribeca, one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, the hotel stands amidst cobblestone streets, converted warehouses, and iconic architecture providing a visual feast for the eyes. It is within walking distance of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, cosmopolitan SoHo, and Battery Park ferries to the Statue of Liberty.
The hotel’s name is a nod to the infamous Twenties Lower Manhattan movie theater, and the electrically lit Roxy sign that greets guests as they enter the building offers a glimpse of grandeur. vintage that runs through this fabulous boutique hotel. Guests are greeted with a warm smile and a glass of welcome bubbles upon check-in before being whisked upstairs to the gorgeous rooms that epitomize retro glamour.
Large standard rooms are steeped in Art Deco and Regency touches and offer all the usual amenities and furnishings you’d expect from an upmarket hotel, including tea/coffee making facilities, Bluetooth-enabled Tivoli radio, water free mineral water, crisp white bedding, ceiling to floor windows, Samsung Smart TV, oh and did we mention the to-die-for minibar that offers everything from pre-made cocktails to chocolate treats?
With careful attention to detail, there are 201 rooms in total and many offer sublime views of downtown New York. If you want to splash the cash, book the 2,869-square-foot Roxy Penthouse which has two bedrooms, private access to an exclusive rooftop terrace, and sprawling panoramic views. A real corner of paradise!
Food and drink
The open space on the ground floor of the hotel is dedicated to the Roxy Bar, where you can sink into comfy leather sofas, sip a signature cocktail and enjoy a few nibbles to the backdrop of live music or expert DJs. who spin vinyl.
The coffee bar serves up all the usual caffeine to get you ready for a day of sightseeing in the city, and the breakfast pancakes are fluffy and dripping with maple syrup, as you’d expect. The hotel specializes in American classics, so burgers and fries are the name of the game here, and there’s also a chic oyster bar that offers a menu of local dishes.
Where are we going to start? Music is at the heart of The Roxy, with its basement club the Django offering regular jazz nights to soulful beats that permeate the hotel’s atrium each night, the hotel is a delight for music lovers. Add a cinema showing retro films after dark, a cafe and cocktail bar, common areas where you can sit and soak up the hotel’s action, a lounge-style restaurant and a center fitness and there’s not much more you could ask for.
Address: 2 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10013, USA
Call: +1 212-519-6600
All images courtesy of The Roxy Hotel