Old World Glamour Meets Modern Luxury at The Beekman Hotel
The centerpiece of Manhattan’s most dynamic and historical downtown neighborhood, the hotel is a New York staple since 1761. The heritage of The Beekman is ingrained with history’s most influential cultural icons. 5 Beekman Street’s façade is officially declared a New York City Landmark. Over the past 100 years, its unparalleled structural and architectural integrity remained.
Lovingly restored to its former glory, the historic landmark building exudes elegance and charm. Award-winning designer Martin Brudnizki enhances the intersection of classic and contemporary elements with his singular aesthetic vision.
Cross the mosaic marble threshold, and you’ll be greeted at the evocative reception space that harkens back to the golden age of travel. A patchwork of upholstered vintage Persian rugs wraps this welcoming cove adorned with antique glass lamps and a polished timber top. Let this eccentric welcoming be the first of many cherished Beekman experiences.
The heart of The Beekman is undoubtedly its nine-story atrium – an architectural sensation. Capped by a pyramidal skylight, the one-of-a-kind feature has been passionately restored, illuminating the hotel from within. The upper levels of the atrium are decorated with Victorian wrought-iron railings and balustrades and ornamented with flowers, dragons, and sunbursts. On the main floor, the atrium forms a stage where guests can gather in a series of intimate seating areas amid decadent décor.
The Beekman hotel is also an art point with a thought-provoking collection curated by Katherine Gass. The collection includes over 60 paintings, photographs, prints, works on paper, and sculptures by international and American artists installed throughout the hotel’s public spaces and guestrooms.
The art collection at The Beekman references and evokes the hotel’s location at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, near the East River and City Hall Park, and the multi-layered history felt from an eccentric past filled with literary giants, scientific visionaries, and thought- leaders of the American Romantic period who once dwelled here.
The Beekman art collection is infused with a sense of magical realism and guided by the spirit of 19th-century writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Edgar Allan Poe, a forefather of science fiction writing frequented the Mercantile Library Association when it was located at this site.