Back in 1881, the building at 5 Beekman Street was an early skyscraper in Manhattan’s “hot” financial district. Throughout the years, many development attempts have failed at this amazing location… until last summer when The Beekman finally opened after it was bought by Thompson Hotels.
Much love was given to this dilapidated building which, thankfully, maintains many of the original features. Among our favorites were the cast iron brackets of sculpted dragons (the inspiration behind the hotel’s logo), a gorgeous atrium surrounded by cast iron railings and a gigantic, geometric glass skylight.
Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects have created the space as intimate and familiar. Comfortable seating areas throughout the lobby were specified by interior designer, Martin Brudnizki. The warmth has permeated the hotel with walnut furniture, along with heavy fabrics such as mohair velvet and leather throughout.
Often times a trip to NYC is vacant of the familiar “feeling of home”… not the case if you book a room at the beautifully reimagined Beekman. We invite you to see for yourself!