W Downtown is the newest of the W hotels in New York City, located downtown in the city’s bustling Financial District, rubbing shoulders with the Statue of Liberty, NYSE and 1 World Trade Center (Freedom Tower). Power wheel and deal at BLT Bar & Grill, or be seen cozying on the scene at the hotel’s sleek and chic Living Room Bar & Terrace. Got the boardroom blues? Unleash your inner Gordon Gekko at SWEAT® Fitness Center. Welcome to the ultimate urban extravagance in 217 rooms and 58 floors. Explore the signature W bed, innovative technology, fantastic in-room entertainment and fantastic Munchie Box on a whim, as the hotel’s Whatever/Whenever® makes all big city dreams come true.
Features and Amenities
Rooms at the W Downtown come in three sizes – Wonderful, Spectacular and Cool Corner. All rooms feature a kind of contemporary luxury that really gets down to business with large windows from which you can see the extensive extent of the New York cityscape. Inside, futuristic lighting and a recessed, continuous LED light along the headboard wall accentuates the ribbon and highlights a reflective metallic wall covering–recreating a bright lights, big city serenade just for you. Work those connections and multi-task in the multi-functional work area set up with High Speed Internet Access and dual-line cordless phones.
If all work and no play leaves you feeling rather blah, get your rah rah on with our state-of-the-art entertainment system starring a 37″ LCD flat screen TV with DVD player, perfect for that viewing of New York Stories and AM/FM radio with iPod docking station so you can jam out. For all your other culturally aware media needs, pick something hip from the W Library, available from Whatever/Whenever®. Before you press play, don’t forget a delectable delight from the Munchie Box or a cool cocktail from the minibar. That illusionary 3D effect you see around furniture, as if they are melding out from the walls? That’s the innovatice, intricate millwork detail specially designed for the room.
For bedtime pleasures, snuggle up in the signature W bed, invitingly adorned with 350-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, goose-down comforter and pillows. Bath time is bodacious with a walk-in shower featuring a rainforest shower and cheeky peek-a-boo frosted glass wall set against snakeskin reflective porcelain tiles. Pamper yourself with the ultimate uber-unwind when you indulge in Bliss® Spa sinkside six bath amenities, before calling it a wrap in ultra-plush signature W bathrobes.
With commanding views of the memorial and city as well as water views to the east, west and south, the hotel’s landscaped urban plaza introduces more open space downtown—this is too good to be true real estate. The spectacle continues inside, beginning with the Anemone Chandelier at the entrance designed by renowned UK light sculptor Bruce Munro. With 1,260 individually hung glass droplets illuminated via fiber optic projectors, the lofty double-height space is further accentuated with black mini mosaic-tiled walls and polished black granite floors. As a frosted translucent bridge spans overhead, the reflection of the glass light sculpture onto the black floor is elegant and stunning.
Climbing your way to the top of New York’s social ladder begins at W Living Room Bar & Terrace, where cocktail cozying and scene-making schmoozing are always in fashion. Keep up with the fast pace of the city by staying in shape at SWEAT® Fitness Center. With a complete WIRED® Business Center, P.A.W. —Pets Are Welcome™, the Acura Experience and Whatever/Whenever® at your service, all the comforts of home and more are here in our deliciously deluxe escape, where we’re in the business of empire-sized dreams and pleasures.
When you’re alone and life is making you lonely, you can always go W New York – Downtown. With natural waterfront views and minutes from the Statue of Liberty, 1 World Trade Center, the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street and Battery Park—all in Manhattan’s most rapidly revitalizing neighborhood—it’s easy to wear a New York state of mind and never leave.
Powered by the Financial District, you won’t have far to go if you’re here to make it in business with more national and international headquarters than any other square mile in the world—it’s a global undertaking of world domination right at your doorstep. Look up the Freedom Tower, part of the World Trade Center memorial site complex, and feel the inspiration from having one of the country’s most important landmarks in the neighborhood. For more of that liberating feeling, see how being in New York City can feel like the top of the world when you climb up the Statue of Liberty, or delve into the histories and stories of Ellis Island, the former gateway to the New World.
Make yourself at home at the home grounds of the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Giants and Jets, where you’ll see some of the world’s top superstar athletes make their moves in landmark stadiums. Whether you start your day running in Battery Park, 25 acres of green space overlooking the New York harbor or end your evening with dinner in chic Tribeca or nightspot-hopping in the Meatpacking District, fill your downtown day with jaunts and sojourns to South Street Seaport, Chinatown, Little Italy and SoHo. Strolling the streets is like a real-life museum with glimpses into the city’s history and presence, with plenty of world-class institutions, churches and other sights if you want to take it all in. To get to other parts of the island, just hop on the subway which easily brings you to areas such as Times Square, Chelsea, the Upper East and West Sides and Midtown. Bridges, parks, restaurants, bars, off-Broadway theaters, and more, so you don’t stop till you drop.
With everything barely minutes from W New York – Downtown, welcome to always being the center of the universe no matter where you go, whether you’re visiting for business, pleasure or happily blending the two.