I love living uptown but we are seriously lacking in the hotel department. That’s why I’m very jealous of the new hotel, Nine Orchard, that just opened downtown.
DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners has transformed a 12-story Lower East Side Beaux-Arts landmark building into an elegant hotel and culinary destination. Originally built in 1912, the former Jarmulowsky Bank Building has been lovingly restored and reimagined for travelers and locals alike and guests check in where bank tellers once stood below a souring vaulted ceiling.
The 116-room hotel is located at the corner of Orchard and Canal Street and is surrounded by cultural institutions, animated neighborhood streets, and some of the city’s most exciting shops and restaurants.
“New Yorkers, myself included, have been waiting for years to see if and when it would come back to life,” chef Ignacio Mattos, who spearheaded the food and beverage offerings at Nine Orchard, told Vogue. “It’s a true, inspiring demonstration of craftsmanship—and it just feels so good to spend time within those walls.”
Mattos describes the Corner Bar as “the perfect place to have a quiet breakfast, only to come back in the evening for a quintessential New York night. The Lobby Lounge is about grandeur and opulence: just look at those high ceilings and all that ornamentation. The idea here was very much to embrace that old-world sophistication, while encouraging an atmosphere that feels celebratory and contemporary.” In September, a third space, Amado Grill, will join the hotel’s offerings.
I can’t wait to make a pilgrimage downtown to check it out.