|Venue name:||Conrad New York|
102 North End Ave
|Cross street:||at Vesey St|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St; E to World Trade Center; R to Cortlandt St; 2, 3 to Park Pl|
Sophisticated Hilton offshoot Conrad has taken over a former Embassy Suites Hotel facing Battery Park City’s riverside Nelson A. Rockefeller Park. West-facing rooms have views of the Hudson, but there are also striking sights within the art-rich property. Sol LeWitt’s vivid 100-by-80-foot painting Loopy Doopy (Blue and Purple) rises above the check-in desk in the dramatic 15-story, glass-ceilinged, marble-floored lobby, and guest quarters are adorned with pieces by contemporary lights Elizabeth Peyton and Mary Heilmann, among others. Offsetting the creative display, the style is coolly understated in the all-suite property, featuring contemporary furnishings and a neutral color scheme with lots of blond wood. A Nespresso machine stocked with a selection of coffee capsules, and marble bathrooms featuring products by cult British brand Aromatherapy Associates are indulgent touches. Above the rooftop bar (open May–Oct, weather permitting), which offers panoramas of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty, is an herb and vegetable patch providing fresh produce for the North End Grill next door.