NEW YORK -- The company that brought us the trendy SoHo Grand will
open the 203-room TriBeCa Grand at 2 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth
Ave.) late next month.
Billed as "the place to meet" for the plugged-in, sophisticated
traveler, the hotel promises to offer everything from 24-hour
concierge and room service to Internet access via data ports and
televisions with wireless keyboards.
Emanuel Stern, president of Hartz Mountain Industries, owner and
developer of the TriBeCa Grand and SoHo Grand, said, "Just as the
SoHo Grand provided a gathering spot in Soho where none existed
before, I believe the TriBeCa Grand will be the 'town square' of
Architecturally, very little was done to the building's
exterior, whose small-scale brick facade and cast-iron detailing
blend with the surrounding architecture.
Inside, however, slipper chairs and loveseats covered in soft
leathers and suedes; illuminated columns, and a cool-burning
candlelight fireplace combine Victorian touches with contemporary
Rooms, which are painted in subdued blues and creams, feature
near-floor-to-ceiling windows, platform beds dressed in Frette
linens, wing chairs and a lacquered, wrap-around desk/vanity.
Amenities include a Bose radio/CD player; TV with VCR and Web
access; a fax machine/copier/scanner; a cordless dual-line phone
with data port and voice mail, and an iron and ironing board.
For business travelers who need more space than their room
affords, the hotel offers a 98-seat private screening room, two
conference rooms with capacity for 75 people theater-style and
There is no formal restaurant at the TriBeCa Grand. Instead, the
atrium lounge offers continuous beverage service and dining in a
setting that can be reconfigured to diners' wishes.
The interior design team devised a seating pattern in the atrium
lounge that mixes low lounge furniture and cocktail tables with
cafe-style tables and chairs.
According to management, the menu features more frequent and
lighter meals instead of the traditional breakfast, lunch and
dinner, although guests can still order a multicourse meal.
A pathway near the bar leads down several steps to a club-like
room that's available for private dining and entertaining and also
serves as a breakfast room for guests only.
As at its sister hotel, guests of the TriBeCa Grand can sign up
for the Grand Guest program, which rewards repeat guests with a
guaranteed rate, room preference and special amenities and
Room rates will range from $399 to $549. Suites will sell for
$649 to $1,499.
Phone: (877) 519-6600 or (212) 519-6600