Occupying the original site of Temple Court, a nine-story red-brick Queen Anne structure built in 1881, the Beekman Hotel opened in 2016 to considerable fanfare, owing partly to the events that Proenza Schouler and Maison Margiela had held on-site a few years prior. The main attraction here is the building itself, originally used as a theater and later as the home of the Mercantile Library Association, whose members included Mark Twain and Edgar Allen Poe. The hotel famously boasts a picturesque nine-story Victorian atrium, framed by iron railings and topped off by a pyramidal skylight. The interior was renovated by the architects Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel and designed by Martin Brudnizki, who tracked down the building’s original tilemakers in order to add authentic finishes. The rooms, decorated to please the travel-minded, are outfitted with patterned rugs, dark-wood paneling, leather and velvet furniture, and artwork from local and international artists. Downstairs, chef Tom Colicchio runs a restaurant and cocktail bar, while the restaurateur Keith McNally, true to form, offers a French dining option, called Augustine.
The Beekman Hotel
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