Inside Joie de Vivre’s First New York Hotel

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Joie de Vivre Hotels has announced that the opening of its first hotel in New York City, Hotel 50 Bowery, will take place this winter, as well as the boutique property’s executive team. 

The 229-room hotel in Chinatown will aim to celebrate the location’s past, present and future through its design and amenities, as well as three different culinary concepts by Chef Dale Talde and his partners at Three Kings Restaurant Group

Guest rooms will display artwork by local artists Lowell Boyers, Simone Shubuck and André Saraiva, and all rooms above the ninth floor will offer views of Lower Manhattan. The hotel will also have outdoor publicspaces on the second floor and rooftop. The Gallery, a permanent exhibit from the Museum of Chinese in America, will offer insights into the local area’s history from resident curator Herb Tam. The exhibit is adjacent to a 5,000-square-feet outdoor space, the Atlantic Garden, named after the historic beer hall that occupied the site in the 1850s. The hotel will also offer 1,900 square feet of indoor function space, with events catered by Chef Dale Talde. The Gallery, Boardroom and five suites will offer natural light, city views and modern furnishings for meetings and events.

The three dining outlets by Chef Dale Talde will include a 220-seat, contemporary Asian restaurant, Rice & Gold, which will be located on the lobby level; Goldie’s, a cellar-level lounge serving dim-sum-style bites with live entertainment inspired by its opium-den theme; and a 21st-floor rooftop bar, named [email protected], which boasts sweeping views of the skyline. Talde has been a three-time cheftestant on Bravo’s Top Chef and released his first cookbook, Asian-American, in 2015. 

Executive Team

General Manager Karin Kopano and Director of Sales and Marketing Deirdre Yack will lead the hotel’s executive team. 

Kopano began her career in Miami with Morgans Hotel Group’s Shore Club, and was part of the team to open Hotel Victor, the boutique debut from Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. She then earned the role of hotel manager for Miami’s Gansevoort Hotel, where she oversaw general operations, developed company-wide service standards, and created a management training program to mentor aspiring hospitality professionals. With proven leadership skills, Gansevoort called upon Kopano to open and take the general manager position of its flagship hotel on Park Avenue in New York City. After five years, she relocated to The Hamptons to open Baron’s Cove before returning to Manhattan to oversee strategic development and serve as day-to-day leadership for Hotel 50 Bowery.

Yack started her career at Le Parker Meridien where she spent six years developing feeder markets for the AAA Four Diamond property. During this time, Yack also committed three years to the United States Air Force Reserves, undergoing basic training and devoting weekends to the military. Additional sales positions were held with Omni Berkshire Place, The Regent Wall Street, and Denihan Hospitality Group. She then joined Highgate Hotels in 2009 to launch the Hilton Fashion District. With a number of additional openings under her belt - including Hyatt 48 Lexington in 2011 and The Lexington New York City Marriott Autograph Collection in 2013 - as well as a return to Denihan in 2014, Yack brings more than two decades of sales experience to Hotel 50 Bowery.