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Joie de Vivre Hotels has announced Hotel 50 Bowery – the company’s first New York City location – will be opening this winter. The hotel aims to celebrate Chinatown’s past, present, and future with its design and amenities.
Guests can enjoy a taste of Chinatown through three different culinary concepts by Chef Dale Talde and his partners at Three Kings Restaurant Group: Rice & Gold, a contemporary Asian restaurant located on the lobby level; Goldie’s, a cellar-level lounge serving dim sum-style bites with live entertainment; and [email protected], an aptly named 21st-floor rooftop bar.
The design of Hotel 50 Bowery comes from the roots of its location: artwork by local artists Lowell Boyers, Simone Shubuck, and André Saraiva adorn the walls of the guestrooms, while The Gallery, a permanent exhibit from the Museum of Chinese in America, complete with resident curator, Herb Tam, will exhibit remnants of previous location occupants, which include taverns, gambling dens, and vaudeville and motion picture theaters.
All rooms above the ninth floor offer views of Lower Manhattan, which are enhanced by the hotel’s outdoor public spaces on the second floor and rooftop. The hotel will also offer 1,900 square feet of indoor function space, perfect for intimate events catered by Chef Dale Talde. The Gallery, Boardroom, and five unique suites have natural light, city views, and modern furnishings for meetings and events.
Wimberly Interiors led the design of the hotel, weaving in influences from Chinese and Manhattan culture. Poured concrete and exposed brick in the lobby are punctuated by Asian-influenced furniture. Guestroom corridors reflect an old Chinese village at night with large, bold artwork from Beijing-based graffiti artist Dake Wong. Guest rooms and suites will use materials like subway tiles, with colors inspired by traditional chinaware like blue and white.