Opened in February of 2007, The Bowery Hotel is a leader in the revitalization of the Bowery neighborhood and is a timeless New York landmark. From a gracious welcome at the door, to a roaring fire and hand-picked antique furnishings in the lobby, as well as high-tech room accessories, The Bowery Hotel brings the opulent warmth of a classic European hotel to New York’s most intriguing neighborhood.
With impeccable details personally overseen by proprietors Eric Goode and Sean MacPherson, The Bowery updates Old World hospitality with smart amenities and original touches. Goode and MacPherson are hospitality veterans whose current portfolio includes New York’s ultra-stylish Jane hotel and wildly successful Waverly Inn restaurant.
Service at The Bowery Hotel blends genuine friendliness with New York efficiency as the staff is trained to truly listen; almost any request is possible. The hotel’s logo, a dandy in a red waistcoat and top hat, reflects the neighborhood’s rakish past, but also its stylish present, with the doormen wearing the signature red jackets, black top hats, and black pants in tribute.
The hotel lobby is an antidote to minimalist corporate hotels as the public space is full of artful, seductive details that hint at a storied past. The space is complete with handmade dark-wood paneling along the walls, antique furnishings hand-picked by Goode and MacPherson, a cozy fireplace, an outdoor patio, and an artisan mural depicting 19th century NYC scenes. The atmosphere is genial, unhurried, and casual - ideal for lingering and socializing.
From the lobby, Moorish arches lead to an elevator bank capped with a textured Venetian plaster ceiling. Inside both elevator cabs a printed weather forecast greets guests each day.
At check-in, guests receive metal room keys linked to lavish, oversized red tassels. Inspired by keys in classic Italian hotels, the tassels provide a warm, whimsical alternative to plastic key cards at most hotels. They set the ideal tone for guest rooms, which pair sensual touches with high-tech details for absolute comfort. Crisp and inviting, the rooms themselves recall classic New York living spaces. To make guests feel even more at home, Goode and MacPherson reviewed placement of every switch, electric socket, and light fixture in the rooms.
Adjacent to The Bowery Hotel is Gemma, serving rustic Italian fare in a rustic, relaxed environment surrounded by wooden tables and candelabra chandeliers. Reservations are available for guests exclusively, though Gemma is open to guests and non-guests.
Since partnering in 2000, Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode have opened several hotels and restaurants in New York City, including The Bowery Hotel, The Jane hotel, The Maritime Hotel (including Matsuri restaurant, La Bottega restaurant, and Hiro nightclub), The Waverly Inn, The Park Restaurant and The Lafayette House.
Unique among hoteliers in New York, MacPherson and Goode design, build out, and operate their own properties. Their holdings reflect an obsessive attention to detail and an appreciation of what makes travel experiences memorable.
The Bowery Hotel | 335 Bowery | New York | NY 10003 | USA
Telephone: +1 212 505 9100 | Fax: +1 212 505 9700
Image Credits: Annie Schlechter, Gregory Goode & The Bowery Hotel