Pizza elitists can argue over the best slice in the city until the cabs come home, but to many, it’s always been the iconic triangle on Avenue of the Americas and Church Street. For the action-seekers, attention-getters, rabble-rousers, the Roxy Hotel and its surrounding neighborhood have long been a hub of creativity. Consider that steps away, in 1978, the Mudd Club was the nexus of the city’s underground music and art scene with a gallery curated by Keith Haring. The Talking Heads were performing at Tribeca’s Ocean Club. Then came the era of Keith McNally’s still-open Odeon, catering to the movie and financial people colonizing Soho and Tribeca’s bevy of lofts.
The Tribeca Grand was the first major hotel in an area home to boldface celebrities and a dynamic mix of restaurants, shops, financial institutions and thriving independent film companies. Envisioned by Soho Grand Hotel owner Leonard Stern to be a sister property, Tribeca Grand long thrived.
In 2015, it was time for a second act. The name Roxy Hotel Tribeca was born, a name with its own scintillating New York history. Evoking the spectacular 1920s movie theater and the legendary ‘90s dance club, the Roxy is an electric destination for music, film, and art. Guest rooms were renovated and uniforms by Craig Robinson give a wink to the past, yet are modern and uniquely Roxy. And with new venues like Paul’s Cocktail Lounge, The Django jazz club, Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee and Blackstones Hairdressing, the hotel continues to be the pioneer it was born to be.