With the winter weather upon us, it is always good to walk through the Manhattan streets and find something that provides a great amount of beauty and sophistication. Walker Hotel, located in the heart of Greenwich Village on W. 13th Street, is a perfect example of this and so much more. I checked in this past weekend to experience it all, and I’ll tell you why you should as well.
I first became aware of Walker Hotel about a month back, when I stopped in and dined at their fabulous new location inside called Society Cafe. You can read more on that here. When I was heading over to the location itself, I was mesmerized by the gorgeous lighting happening outside of Walker Hotel, and even more entranced when I walked inside.
Even though I didn’t stay there that night, it gave me a sneak preview of what it would be like to actually check in, especially when you head downstairs to a gorgeous lobby that is furnished with some comfortable and stylish couches and a fireplace to keep you warm from the bitter cold. After my scrumptious meal at Society Cafe, I made arrangements to stay at Walker Hotel and continue on my fun journey throughout this lovely location.
Walker Hotel was recently rebranded last month, which is expertly shown as the place itself seems like it had a beautiful touch up. Here is some more information about the location. Housed in a Georgian revival style building, the hotel is the first property in the Walker Hotel Collection, a new hospitality group by Bridgeton Holdings. Since acquiring the property, formerly known as The Jade Hotel, the team at Walker Hotel Greenwich Village has engaged celebrated design consultancy Pentagram to re-brand the property, and continue to raise the bar, with updated design elements, evolved programming, and elevated guest amenities.
Design played a big part into my stay at Walker Hotel, which provided me with one of their most preferred rooms on the 16th floor. Properly known as The Grove Queen, the room itself is moderately sized but comes with an outstanding view of Greenwich Village which can be delightful to look at from dusk until dawn.
Amenities run wild in this room and many others. The room features alone are enough to click on the reserve button, as they are a lot more unique than your general run-of-the-mill hotel in Manhattan. These amenities include Custom designed Makassar Ebony furniture, Art-Deco inspired decor and furnishings, Tivoli Bluetooth enabled stereos and more. These touches essentially gravitate that special feeling you want to achieve when staying in the greatest city in the world, and it allows you to enjoy all of it in one location. And yes, WiFi is included folks.
The best part about Walker Hotel is that even though you can leave to experience what else the city has to offer, they still have a phenomenal amount of things to do to make you wonder if you should head outside in the first place. Outside of Society Cafe, which is worth going to for some of the best “farm to table” food in the city, they also have a 24 hour fitness center and guest reception so you are always taken care of. It seems the rebranding has done pretty well for Walker Hotel, in that they are truly putting the custom first to ensure that they have a good time. I sure as heck did, and I guarantee you will too. I highly recommend checking in this year and beyond. They won’t let you down.
For more information on Walker Hotel, check out their official site.