Written on 13th January 2015

Luxury Hotel Spotlight: The Greenwich Hotel

Robert de Niro's hip Greenwich Hotel boasts beautiful bedrooms and luxurious added amenities. The hotel's great Tribeca location has cobblestone streets that make you feel like you are in an old European city. However, one of the most unique and amazing features of the property is definitely the new, one-of-a-kind Penthouse suite. Read below to find out everything we love about this amazing sanctuary suite!

The NEW TriBeCa Penthouse


This room is also known as a sanctuary high above the corner of Greenwich Street and North Moore Street.  The TriBeCa Penthouse was created by Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt and Japanese architect Tatsuro Miki, in close collaboration with the hotel’s partners Ira Drukier and Robert De Niro. The 6,800 sq ft suite was inspired by the TriBeCa neighborhood’s industrial past fused with the ancient Japanese aesthetic of Wabi.

The Penthouse design incorporates the philosophical beliefs of Wabi: beauty found in imperfection and authenticity; Artempo – where time becomes art; and poor materials that are rich in spirit.

Sustainable design is echoed throughout the interior and exterior space. Materials like stone, steel and reclaimed wood were carefully selected and thoughtfully utilized in every area of the penthouse.

The Penthouse offers a large open floorplan with multi-purpose living spaces, including a separate living room and drawing room, a full sized chef’s kitchen, three fireplaces, two and half bathrooms and three bedrooms. The private outdoor gardens on two levels span over 4,000 sq ft and feature a spa pool and dining for 18 guests.

Penthouse Details


The Drawing Room includes a comfortable seating area and features glass doors leading out to the lower terrace gardens. Opposite wall in the Drawing Room features a natural stone slab fireplace and passage to exterior terraces.

The Living Room has a custom stone fireplace and seating area with oversized sliding doors leading out to the lower terrace gardens and a staircase to the upper terrace gardens.

Artwork in the Living Room is an original piece created specifically for the space by Axel Vervoordt and Tatsuro Miki. The iron fire grate has been made from joist hangers utilized in the original structure of the Louvre Museum.

The large Master Suite features a king-sized bed, walk-in closet, fireplace and glass door leading out to the lower terrace gardens. A 19th century walnut tabletop was repurposed for the Master Bedroom headboard.


The en suite Master Bathroom features intricate stone floors, a custom bathtub and separate shower. The framework for the soaking tub and the double basin sink was crafted from a 17th Century stone water trough weathered and smoothed by time.

The Second Bedroom, with a king-sized bed, shares access with the third bedroom to a large bathroom featuring a steam room with rain shower and Japanese soaking tub. Each bronze door handle has been shaped from a clay mold of Axel Vervoordt’s hand in different positions.

Each bronze door handle has been shaped from a clay mold of Axel Vervoordt’s hand in different positions. The ceiling is lined with wood planks salvaged from the nearby Union Square Farmers Market.

The 4,000 sq ft private multi-leveled terrace includes lush gardens with wisteria-wrapped pergolas, multiple seating and dining areas, a spa pool, a large gas grill, and an outdoor wood-burning fireplace. The copper gourd hanging lanterns were crafted from the original roofing of the building.

Rooms & Suites


The Greenwich has 88 Rooms and Suites, and no two are alike. The furnishings all come from a wide range of cultural influences…from handloomed, Tibetan silk rugs to English leather settees. All beds are Duxiana from Sweden.

Bathrooms are designed in unique patterns of hand-laid Moro laid Moroccan tile or Italian Cararra marble.

Modern technology complements the hotel’s old-world charm. Rooms feature high-definition flat screen TV’s, iPod docking stations, and complimentary wireless internet. DVD players, laptop computers, faxes, and pre-loaded iPods are available upon request. Pet-friendly rooms are available upon request at no additional charge.

For more information or to book your stay at the amazing Greenwich Hotel, contact your dedicated Travel Executive today!

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