The edgy décor is a departure from the Four Seasons’ classic oversized floral arrangements and traditional luxury. Instead, asymmetrical displays, mixed metals and eccentric patterns exude contemporary style and modern elegance at the property that just opened in summer 2016.
Still, the signature Four Seasons trademarks remain — like thoughtful amenities and a friendly staff who always remembers your name. Here are five other reasons to keep Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown on your radar.
The royal treatment
Perched on the 14th floor is the hotel’s most luxurious suite. Measuring 2,400 square feet (massive by Manhattan standards), the Royal Suite comprises half of the entire floor.
Booking a stay in this palatial space guarantees you the royal treatment from the moment you touch down at the airport. Choose between a helicopter or limousine transfer to the hotel (inclusive in the $12,000-per-night room rate). A private butler welcomes you to the luxurious space, which features a media room, private office and sizable dining area for up to 10. Since the dining room begs for entertaining, the culinary team and executive chef will gladly help plan a dinner party and design a custom menu for the occasion.
But the Royal Suite’s pièce de résistance is its opulent master bathroom, which boasts heated floors and towel racks, an in-mirror television, an enormous deep-soaking tub and a steam shower. The suite also includes a complimentary bar as well as a pair of 80-minute massages.
Restaurant-style room service
Although the hotel is home to Wolfgang Puck’s new (and remarkable) CUT steakhouse, there is an option for those who can’t bear to leave their posh quarters (or take off the cozy Four Seasons bathrobes) — the hotel’s restaurant-quality room service.
Your meal begins with a white tablecloth and fresh, seasonal amuse-bouches, which change daily. Delicacies like salmon tartare, caviar and seaweed salad further tantalize the palate. Executive chef Shaun Acosta continues the foodie fun with a menu that features classic New York staples like pastrami on rye and prime burgers.
For health fanatics, there are just-pressed juices, farm-fresh salads and even vegan and gluten-free options.
Our top pick is the tagliatelle Bolognese (some of the best we’ve had in the city), which is prepared tableside, so you get it piping hot.
The Four Seasons brand is extremely family friendly, welcoming kids of all ages (plus, children under 18 stay for no additional charge). The Tribeca hotel greets little ones with a special welcome amenity (delicious treats and games) and there are even child-sized, monogrammed robes for an adorable family photo opp.
For the tiniest VIPs, the hotel offers cribs and rollaway beds at no extra charge. Parents can pack light and take advantage of complimentary items like bathtubs, high chairs, strollers, bottles, Honest Organic diapers, wipes and toiletries already being on hand. The property also provides childproofing items for parents’ peace of mind.
And to give the adults a night out on the town, the Manhattan hotel will arrange babysitting services.
The internationally inspired spa
The Spa at Four Seasons is the place to escape the frenetic energy of the city. And much like the melting pot that makes New York City so wonderful, the spa incorporates wellness treatments and healing remedies from around the world.
The spa features therapies by Omorovicza, which utilizes the mineral-rich thermal waters of Hungary combined with mineral cosmetology for real results. It is also the only facility in America where you can book services using Dr. Pauline Burgener’s innovative skincare line. Burgener, a Swiss biologist by trade, concocts many of the natural products in her own personal lab.
We recommend going for the transformative green caviar facial, which involves a Vitaskin Ultrasound that infuses skin with green caviar and gold to restore and leave your complexion looking flawless.
A touch of the tropics
It’s not easy to take an indoor pool and make it feel like you’re outdoors basking in the sunshine, but the Four Seasons has done just that. The gorgeous pool room, with its two-story windows, is bathed in natural light.
Relax on oversized chaise lounges and go for a swim in the 75-foot lap pool. While you’re doing the backstroke, enjoy the underwater music. You also have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center and terrace — both flaunting sweeping views of the Oculus and the World Trade Center.