The Greenwich Hotel & Shibu Spa

New York, USA

Features

  • Day Spa
  • Fine Dining
  • Going Solo
  • Pets Welcome

Spa

  • Pool
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Gymnasium
  • Personal training
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

Robert DeNiro’s exquisite downtown hotel and home from home, echoes a sumptuous private residence; 88 individually and lovingly styled rooms and suites span the red brick building.

Cosy drawing rooms with roaring fires, are dressed with ancient Tibetan rugs, opulent floral displays and eclectic antiques, and surround an enchanting Moroccan-style candle-lit courtyard.

The Spa

Shibui Spa

Hidden in the basement of The Greenwich is the Japanese inspired Shibui Spa – it’s piece de resistance being a stunning lantern-lit swimming pool. Facilities include a shiatsu room, traditional Japanese room, a wet room, treatment rooms and a mani/pedi suite.

The philosophy of the Shibu Spa is one of balance – between the traditional and the modern and between nature and the city. To enter Shibui is to be embraced by wood, water and stone – much of it with a storied past – and treatments are rooted in the same simplicity and reverence for nature. The products used are plant-based and, whenever possible, organic.

Spa Facilities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Relaxation lounge
  • Changing areas with steam & rain showers
  • Five individual treatment rooms
  • Traditional Japanese soaking tub
  • Personalised spa concierge service
  • Complimentary tea, water and dried fruits
  • Lulitonix juice blends
  • Japanese Yukata robes
  • Red Flower shower amenities
  • Spa retail boutique

Spa Products

To Stay

Furnishings in the 88 individually designed rooms and suites draw from a wide range of cultural influences.

Rooms are dressed with beautiful Tibetan silk rugs and leather sofas. All beds are Duxiana from Sweden and bathrooms are designed in unique patterns of hand-laid Moroccan tile or Italian Carrara marble.

To Eat

Locanda Verde – The bustling corner restaurant has been welcoming New Yorkers and travellers morning, noon and night since 2009 with a warm, cosy atmosphere, a passionate Italian spirit and heartfelt home cooking.


Getting There

377 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013 USA

+1 212 941 8900

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly directly to JFK and Newark.

Lisa BrownBy Lisa Brown

Just a block from the Hudson river, bang smack in the centre of New York’s uber-cool Tribeca neighbourhood, The Greenwich – A Leading Hotel Of The World – is a hub for A-listers, fashionistas and well-heeled explorers of The Big Apple.

Robert DeNiro’s exquisite downtown hotel and home from home, echoes a sumptuous private residence; 88 individually and lovingly styled rooms and suites span the red brick building. Cosy drawing rooms with roaring fires, are dressed with ancient Tibetan rugs, opulent floral displays and eclectic antiques, and surround an enchanting Moroccan-style candle-lit courtyard.

As I arrive a familiar face strolls past. I couldn’t possibly say who. This place is far to discreet for name dropping.

Shibui Spa

Hidden in the basement of The Greenwich is the Japanese inspired Shibui Spa – it’s piece de resistance being a stunning lantern-lit swimming pool. Facilities include a shiatsu room, traditional Japanese room, a wet room, treatment rooms and a mani/pedi suite.

The philosophy of the Shibu Spa is one of balance – between the traditional and the modern and between nature and the city. To enter Shibui is to be embraced by wood, water and stone – much of it with a storied past – and treatments are rooted in the same simplicity and reverence for nature. The products used are plant-based and, whenever possible, organic.

Practitioners, who are experts in ancient as well as contemporary healing techniques, approach their craft as art with devotion, dedication, and compassion.

The fitness area is more than 1000 square feet. It’s design has been integrated to fit the concept of Shibui, serenity, with old hemlock floors and hidden lights, coupled with the most state-of-the- art equipment.

The Treatment

My customised Elemental Harmoniser Facial began with a consultation to discuss any skin issues and concerns. A deep cleanse and light exfoliation followed, then came a natural peel from Elemental Herbology’s brilliant (fragrance free) botanical and mineral-infused range. A rich active mask restored hydration, before I enjoyed a deeply relaxing facial massage. My previously lacklustre skin looked radiant! Brighter, plumped, with a healthy rosy glow. Very impressive!

Other Treatments

Fall & Winter – The cold weather ritual is designed to warm your body and bring your skin back to a nourished state, starting with a circulation-boosting body scrub of rich mango and shea butter, Himalayan salts and Ho Leaf. Once fresh skin is revealed, a thermal clay infused with botanical winter oils is applied and wrapped. As it sets, your scalp is treated to a luxurious massage. The treatment is completed with a 60-minute massage of sweet almond oil infused with May Chang, peppermint and thyme.

Bamboo Glow – Designed to soften, firm, and hydrate your skin with the body treatment is inspired by the textures and fragrances of Japan. A vigorous bamboo and gingergrass scrub is followed by a private shower with yuzu sea algae wash. Next, sip a Yuzu Spa Tonic while soaking in a hinoki mint mineral bath in the ofuro tub. Once fully relaxed, your body is treated to a 60-minute, moisture-binding massage infused with bergamot, vetiver, and wild, Japanese lime.

To Stay

Furnishings in the 88 individually designed rooms and suites draw from a wide range of cultural influences. Our top floor suite (with partial views of the Hudson river) was dressed with beautiful Tibetan silk rugs and leather sofas, in front of a cosy real fire. All beds are Duxiana from Sweden and incredibly comfortable and bathrooms are designed in unique patterns of hand-laid Moroccan tile or Italian Carrara marble. Our suite had a walk in shower and deep tub complete with a generous supply of Red Flower products.

Modern technology complements the hotel’s old-world charm. Rooms feature high-definition flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations and complimentary wireless internet. DVD players, laptop computers, faxes, and pre-loaded iPods are available upon request. Pet-friendly rooms are available upon request at no additional charge.

To Eat

Locanda Verde – The bustling corner restaurant has been welcoming New Yorkers and travellers morning, noon and night since 2009 with a warm, cosy atmosphere, a passionate Italian spirit and heartfelt home cooking.

Try the black bass al vapore with pesto broth, shrimp polpettini, or the garlic chicken, followed by the to-die-for Tiramisu.

Don’t Miss

A trip to Tribeca Greenmarket, every Wednesday and Saturday morning.