Charlie Cooksey spends two days soaking in the luxury of Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown.
Downtown Manhattan, New York, is famous for its bustling energy and locals that are always on the go due to its 24/7 lifestyle. Manhattan is often synonymous with New York State as most think of this neighborhood as the epitome of New York, and it’s easy to see why.
While the city may be buzzing, the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is a luxurious respite to enjoy a relaxing stay in the heart of the city. This 5-star luxury hotel is located in the financial district, a few blocks from the iconic Woolworth Building, Central Park, North Cove Marina, and Wall Street. It features 157 private apartments, 24 floors dedicated to hotel rooms, and a modern, sleek design that creates a plush feeling. This hotel is often frequented by business travelers, though it is also ideal for families and solo travelers.
Upon arrival, I was stunned by the property’s appearance and greeted by the helpful and friendly staff. Check-in was incredibly smooth. I was able to head to my room earlier than the expected time as it was ready for me two hours prior to my arrival. This fit perfectly into my schedule as I was ready for a much-needed rest and relaxation period before exploring the busy streets.
I met an accommodating gentleman at the check-in desk who lit up after I mentioned I was visiting Miami after my trip to NYC. He told me he was from there and created a list of every location I should check out as he is very familiar with the city.
This is not my first time staying at a Four Seasons Hotel, so I’m familiar with their level of service and cleanliness. Previously, I’ve stayed at the ones in Bahrain, Dubai, Lebanon, Bali and U.K. Each one is immaculate and something I personally regard highly; well-equipped with a Nespresso machine. My first activity was making a cup of coffee, settling onto the corner sofa, and FaceTiming my mother in England to show her my room and stunning view of New York City.
I was delighted with the room overall. It had a large amount of space and was very comfortable. The bathroom was modern and spacious, making me happy to call this room home for two nights.
There was excellent technology throughout the room, including a flat-screen tv, with nearly everything controlled by a tablet next to the bed. This made it convenient to do anything from ordering additional Nespresso capsules and complimentary water bottles, breakfast from room service, extra pillows, and more. I felt this system was seamless, easy-to-use, and responsive to anything I needed. As far as convenience during the pandemic, it was a great addition to the room as it allowed for minimal contact.
In the morning, I had a delicious breakfast delivered to my room. I ordered the “Big Apple,” which was very tasty.
Their onsite restaurant features a nature-inspired décor with African acacia trees and windows that allow plenty of sunlight to shine through, appropriately named “The Garden”. Their onsite bar called “Ty Bar” offers a cosmopolitan atmosphere with options to sit nearby the fireplace or at the bar while sipping curated cocktails.
I received a tour from Kristi, the head of Marketing and PR which allowed me to explore the property and all its available amenities. The gym was well-equipped and kept very clean.
The globally inspired spa offers treatments for solo travelers and couples with the option to spend time in the sauna and steam room. There’s also a pool available onsite with a swim-up bar and poolside service, creating a luxury feel. Other room amenities include, but are not limited to, a jacuzzi, minibar in the room, hair salon, indoor lap pool, and pet-friendly rooms.
New York is an exciting place to visit in the summer. The days are longer, there are plenty of fun festivals to attend, and the temperatures are pleasant. It’s well worth considering a stay at the Four Seasons Hotel, New York during your next trip for an elegant stay with luxurious amenities, spacious rooms, an indoor pool, accessible Manhattan room options (like the Liberty Suite), and exceptional guest reviews.
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