The Beekman is quirky, eccentric and fun. And full of history. A theatre built on the site hosted the first performance of Hamlet in the USA back in 1761. Edgar Allen Poe published his paper The Broadway Journal from this location. Ralph Waldo Emerson gave lectures to members of the Mercantile Library which was also headquartered here. Opened as a hotel in 2016, the current building dates back to 1881 as one of New York City’s first skyscrapers. It was an office building for most of its life. Big sections were closed off in the 1940’s because of changes to the fire codes, including the fabulous atrium, which remained hidden for decades. It became a landmark property in 1998 but was abandoned 2 years later. It was 15 years before the British Architect, Martin Brudnizki started renovating. This member of the Thompson Hotel Group maintains a wonderful boutique feel for a relatively large property .The Beekman is an eclectic unique masterpiece, mixing historic details with edgy art, bespoke & vintage furniture. The gorgeous lobby has a mosaic tiled floor, couches around the edges and a wooden check in counter draped with Persian carpets. The rooms, former offices, have a vintage feel. All come with high ceilings, wooden wardrobes, hidden minibars, marble bathrooms and oak floors. The Bar is decorated with plump sofas, fringed lamps and a long glass case stuffed with curios…books, travel memorabilia, and chachkas. It has great cocktails. And is a wonderful place for breakfast. The area around The Beekman, Lower Manhattan, is sometimes overlooked by tourists…it is a hub for new trendy restaurants, beautiful historic buildings and independent shops.
Number of Rooms: 287
Sweet Suite: Turret Penthouses come with the amazing 400 square foot terraces overlooking the city. The suites are spread over 2 floors with 40-foot ceilings and fireplaces. They are truly magical cottages in the sky.
Favorite Thing: The 9-story atrium with the fantastic pyramid skylight at the top. The original wrought iron balustrades, the bar at the bottom, the history behind it all…a fantasy for the Instagram age but built in 1881.
Near By: Brooklyn Bridge, World Trade Centre, Wall Street, South Street Seaport, 9-11 Museum, Oculus transport hub/mall, east river clock
Amenities: pet friendly, free wi-fi, fitness centre with Peloton studio, valet parking, alley car theater bar, Clefs d’Or Concierge
The Beekman is a Hyatt Prive property. If you book with me you will get special extra amenities.