Sleeping in Tribeca has always been trendy, so why stop now? As one of the cities über expensive places to live, the star sightings aren’t all that infrequent. The buzz of buildings going up and others being renovated is part of the bustling scenario that makes so many of us adore NYC. Directly in front of The Frederick hotel, which is located on the corner of Broadway and Chamber Street, is a private park being privately renovated so that the public can enjoy the great outdoors. Isn’t that quaint? We love that.
The nicely appointed rooms of the hotel would be the last thing to force you out onto the streets of New York, but we all know those streets are why most visitors come to town. The décor of the new lobby and guestrooms aims to express the building’s history through eclectic design elements from different eras, creating an artful mix of old and new. The intermingling of Mid-Century Modern and Art Nouveau creates a retro look and feel to the hotel’s entrance and newly opened bar, conveniently located just off the lobby. The curved wood-paneled walls, as you enter the hotel, won’t let you get lost. They subtly wend their way from lobby to the retrofitted Art Deco inspired bar. As many of New York City’s greatest cocktail spots tend to do, this new space transports you back in time and holds your attention there, if only for the evening.
Should you decide to linger a while longer, we recommend checking in for a few nights. The historic boutique hotel is set up so that you won’t want for much more than what’s just outside its doors. To prove my point, there’s a walking tour that highlights some of the neighborhood’s history and current stance that makes Tribeca what it is today. Although The Frederick is newly rebranded and reimagined, it holds the title of Manhattan’s longest continually running hotel, having first opened its doors in 1845. That’s such a cool bit of history, and you get to sleep here!
Offering 130 fully redesigned guestrooms and the addition of a three-story Serafina Italian restaurant, in addition to The Frederick’s unveiling of its brand-new lobby lounge and specialty cocktail bar, it appears that this hotel with a past has an even brighter future. Here’s a Swellegant tip…the hotel will soon unveil “bedtime stories” written by local New Yorkers available in all guestrooms. Check in this spring and be one of the first to read one. You can’t get closer to the best a city has to offer than curling up with a good one of these.