A historic Manhattan edifice, retooled for the 21st century.
Architect Randy Gerner helmed the restoration effort for the Beekman, ensuring every detail was attended to: Bannisters and railings were carefully raised by four inches (to accommodate the increase in average human height), and discontinued tiles were sourced from a fourth-generation tilemaker. It was well worth the effort. The building’s iconic nine-storey atrium and skylight have been lovingly preserved, Victorian wrought-iron banisters and all. Designer Martin Brudnizki envisioned interiors to match that grandeur, honoring the building’s old-world vibe with antique furnishings and custom leather headboards, while still managing to mix in contemporary elements. The hotel-wide culinary program is managed by the celebrated chef Tom Colicchio’s Crafted Hospitality company, which stocks the in-room bar carts with all the necessary ingredients for an elevated cocktail. Colicchio is also behind Fowler and Wells, one of The Beekman’s two restaurants. The other, Augustine, is helmed by Keith McNally, the restaurateur behind the wildly successful France-meets-New York institutions Balthazar and Cherche Midi. Already, the Beekman is rejoining the ranks of Manhattan’s elite nighttime haunts.
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