"Deluxe guest house" might be a more apt description of Robert De Niro’s latest property, which has the vibe of a large villa somewhere between Marrakech and Milan. Rooms are spare and comfortable, appointed with down-filled leather settees, kilims and oriental rugs, and furnished with small libraries of art books. Exquisite Moroccan tile or Carrara marble envelops the bathrooms with walk-in showers, while the main spaces feature wood-plank floors (beautiful but unfortunate for those staying under heavy-footed guests). Many rooms overlook the charming courtyard just off the comfortable drawing room, while suites boast perks such as fireplaces. The centerpiece of the subterranean, Eastern-inspired Shibui Spa is the low-lit pool, set within the frame of a 250-year-old Kyoto farmhouse. Guests get priority reservations at the hotel's hot restaurant, Locanda Verde.
|Venue name:||Greenwich Hotel|
377 Greenwich St
|Cross street:||between Franklin and North Moore Sts|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Franklin Street|
|Price:||$525–$775 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|