Last week, I was invited to be in a video at Condé Nast in New York City that I hope to share more information about with you soon! I was in the city during the beginning of New York Fashion week and also Fashion’s Night Out! During my visit, I stayed at the beautiful new Dream Downtown Hotel by father and son hoteliers Sant and Vikram Chatwal in a partnership with Wyndham (Dream D.C. is set to open in 2012). I had a wonderful experience and the decor of the hotel was simply gorgeous – modern and inviting. The hotel is in a former Maritime Building (originally designed by famed architect Albert Ledner) between Chelsea and the Meatpacking district.
I loved all of the attention to detail throughout the hotel. The Dream Downtown Hotel is complete with a restaurant, gym, pool, poolside restaurant, private screening room, and Marble Lane- a restaurant and bar inside. There is even a club and lounge – a penthouse called Ph-D with amazing views of the city (had a blast there with my friend Liz- I must say). When I entered the room where I was staying for the first time, the lighting was perfect and there was soft surrealist music playing throughout the space – even in the shower. The bedding was extremely plush and each room has a dream dictionary for guests to use throughout their stay.
The rooms are loft style – spacey and airy. W magazine wrote, “‘It’s your true one stop shop. You can spend not only a whole night there, but a whole weekend,’ says Noah Tepperberg of TAO & Strategic Group, who has done something of a full circle with the opening of Dream—one of his first ventures, Suite 16 ten years ago was just one block away.” There’s an array of tantalizing textures- tiles, mesh, glass, sterling, and wall cutouts that add even more dimension to the space. However, the mix of traditional cowhides, leather, and metallic draperies add an unexpected dose of warmth.
LOVED that the bathroom products were all ETRO – amazing!
The bathroom was perfect. The tiling was simply gorgeous and I loved the mesh shower curtain. The bathroom products were from ETRO, an added bit of luxury and Italian flair. The Dream robes were an added comfort and I couldn’t have felt more at home and incredibly pampered at the same time.
The lobby of the Dream Downtown is open and glamorous- with striking lighting and plush metallic fabrics. With the expanse of lush greenery seen through the windows, the modern space remains inviting – a haven in the city. The pool is equally beautiful, with a see-through bottom which is visible on the ceiling of the lobby.
Currently, the hotel offers the Marble Lane Steak Joint and Bar, the Pool bar lounge and beach club, the destination rooftop bar and lounge – Ph-D, and the new restaurant Romera New York, a 65-seat high-concept restaurant, featuring innovative cuisine by the acclaimed neurologist-chef, Dr. Miguel Sánchez Romera (where Daphne Guinness hosted an intimate dinner last week). I am so grateful that I had the experience to stay in this lovely new Manhattan hotel. It was certainly fun, luxurious, and offered a wonderful location in the city. I would certainly stay here again on a return visit!