New York City just got a new boutique hotel in its Financial District neighborhood. Her name is The Wall Street Hotel and she’s bringing style to an area not known as trendsetting due to it being the physical locus of the stock market.
The Wall Street Hotel breathes new life into the century-old Tontine building. Interior Designer Liubisha Rosa of Rose Ink Workshop created a polished, approachable, and radiant space. It feels welcoming and homely at first entrance: a white-marble check-in desk, plus cloudy-beige, muted browns, and oat-like tones occupy the reception area, evoking a soothing environment that quietly manages to catch the eye; then, a few steps forward to the elevator waiting area, exquisite wallpaper casts an Italian farmland landscape shaded in varied grays.
Right off the reception area is the open-all-day Lounge on Pearl, which boasts a double-heightened ceiling that spaciously ensconces a rich palette of jewel tones & luxe textiles. A soft yet colorfully painted New York City skyline dresses walls. At first, you might think the lounge’s vibe is ritzy and old-world, but then you start second-guessing upon first eye contact with the zebra- and leopard-print furniture lining tables.
Separate from the lobby, and if looking for more than light bites and cocktails, make sure to head to the hotel’s French Brasserie, La Marchande. It’s run by Michelin-starred chef John Fraser — needless to say, you’re in for an ambrosial meal when dining here.
Exactly 180 rooms & suites span the premises. Fitting sofas, eclectic objects, original artworks, plus fashion books pair with palettes of cloud grey, steel blue, and celadon. Luminous wallcoverings look down at tufted headboards, which are inspired by Mother of Pearl; a sea-stemming tribute to the hotel’s owners, the Paspaley family, who have a storied history in pearling and oyster cultivation.
Important figures who greatly impacted the area are namesakes for the hotel’s suites: Thomas Edison, for his work in installing the vicinity’s first electrical power grid; Andrew Carnegie, whose name is stamped on the steel beams providing structural support for the building; and George Nesbitt, who helmed a printmaking shop on site back in the 1800s.
All in all, if you’re headed to NYC’s FiDi neighborhood and looking for an elegant hotel where you can rest your head at night, The Wall Street Hotel serves as a great option.
- Location: New York City, NY (Financial District in Manhattan)
- Rating: Five-Star
- The Vibe: An unimposing elegant hotel with both storied and modern touches, right in the heart of FiDi.
- Food + Drink: The Lounge on Pearl serves light bites, cocktails, and coffee. It feels calm inside, making it, if you ask us, the perfect place to post up and read the New York Times. There’s also French brasserie La Marchande on-site, which is helmed by Michelin-starred chef, John Fraser.
- Amenities: Fitness center, Spa Services, Terrace, Business center, Valet parking
- 5 Nearby Attractions: Wall Street, Trinity Church, Charging Bull, Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Seaport District
- Any Personal Neighborhood Recs? Yes! A short walk away is the Seaport District, which is replete with cute coffee shops, cafes, and a handful of boutiques. There’s a great NYC-based bookstore called McNally Jackson — it’s two floors and even has a small coffee shop so you can read and sip an espresso simultaneously. The Brooklyn Bridge is only 13 minutes away, so definitely walk across that at some point. And lastly, grab oysters over at Dorlan’s Tavern & Oyster Bar on Front Street.
- Rooms: 180 rooms & suites that are soothingly elegant and freckled with unique wallpaper (there’s one in particular we love, which has a bunch of monkeys on it).
- Pricing: Rooms start at $542/night.
- Closest Airport: LaGuardia Airport