The Four Seasons’s downtown branch opened this week, and the first set of residents have also been moving into the Silverstein Properties-developed luxury residences above at 30 Park Place. Designed by starchitect Robert A.M Stern, the 82-story hotel and condo building stands 926-feet tall.
The hotel occupies the lower third of the building, and is also now home to Wolfgang Puck’s first New York City restaurant, CUT. The hotel features a total of 185 rooms along with a 3,700-square-foot "royal suite." Apart from the restaurant, there’s also a bar, and other amenities for hotel guests include a full-service spa, a health club with a pool, meeting facilities, and ballrooms. The hotel amenities are spread out over the first four floors of the building. The hotel has a separate entrance at 27 Barclay Street, and the restaurant can be accessed directly at 99 Church Street.
"The opening of Four Seasons Hotel Downtown is the capstone on a banner year for Lower Manhattan," Larry Silverstein said in a statement. "This year we opened the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, along with dozens of new shops and restaurants. Downtown has fully returned as a premier place for business, and visitors are coming to Lower Manhattan in record numbers."
The condos above the hotel, which can be entered on Park Place, began closings in August, and less than a week after that, some units had begun appearing there as pricey rentals. The condo section has a total of 157 apartments, 75 percent of which have currently sold. A penthouse there on the 82nd floor claims to have the highest outdoor space in the city at over 900-feet above ground. The priciest apartment to have sold there so far was a five-bedroom apartment that was listed for $29.5 million.
Amenities available to residents in the building include a 75-foot heated indoor pool, a fitness center, a children’s play area, and a lounge all spread out over 6,500 square feet.
"Larry Silverstein in particular encouraged us with his promise to restore Downtown to its past glory," Robert A.M. Stern, said in a statement. "By combining a great Four Seasons hotel with luxury apartments, 30 Park Place is an active participant in the life of the city, significantly adding to the return of Downtown to its historic role as New York’s great neighborhood."