Hotel 50 Bowery Offers Travelers a High-Rise New York City EscapeAuthor:Michelle Konstantinovsky
When it comes to New York City accommodations, the most coveted destination description is likely “urban oasis.” Most travelers partaking in the hustle and bustle of The Big Apple are looking for some serious R&R off-hours, and Chinatown’s Hotel 50 Bowery offers just that. Located in the midst of restaurants, shopping, and galleries, the modern property features an on-site art exhibit and some stunning panoramic views from a glass-enclosed rooftop deck. As Joie de Vivre’s very first hotel in New York City, Hotel 50 Bowery’s prime location puts it within walking distance of Soho, the Lower East Side, and Tribeca.
Art is an integral part of the hotel’s charm, and original pieces are plentiful. Local artists Lowell Boyers, André Saraiva, and Simone Shubuck created the work in the property’s rooms, while Beijing-based painter and stencillist Dake Wong created the art for the corridors. Joie de Vivre partnered with Exhibition A, the renowned source for contemporary art founded by fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and gallery owner Bill Powers, to curate and produce the property’s permanent art collection.
The artistic touch extends to the hotel’s cuisine too—chef Dale Talde is at the helm of 50 Bowery’s two dining spots is known for blurring cultural lines and earned a reputation for mixing Filipino, Vietnamese, Thai, and Japanese tastes in his Brooklyn restaurant, Talde, and in his 2015 cookbook, Asian-American. The Crown, Hotel Bowery 50’s 21st floor rooftop bar serves up Asian-inspired cocktails and globally-inspired small bites, all overlooking a stunning skyline views. On the hotel’s ground floor, Rice & Gold features Asian-American fare with influences from China and the Philippines, as well as Mexico, Bangladesh, Iran, Jamaica, India, and more.
The hotel’s 229 guestrooms and suites themselves also reflect the variety of cultures that have influenced the vibrant neighborhood. The bathrooms feature subway tiles in the bathrooms to pay homage to turn-of-the-20th-century Manhattan, while the blue and white palette in the bedrooms suggest hints of Chinese porcelain. The hotel’s gallery also features artifacts on loan from the nearby Museum of Chinese in America, along with found treasures from the location’s previous occupants, like gaming dens, vaudeville halls, and a German beer hall.
Hotel 50 Bowery is located at 50 Bowery, New York, NY. For more information or to make reservations, call 855.464.6201 or visit https://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/new-york/nyc/hotel-50-bowery-nyc.