Once a 1920s movie theatre, a 1990s iconic NYC dance club and a famous 15 year old designer hotel – this is a quintessential New York story, one of rich and trendy evolutions. What was previously the Tribeca Grand has reincarnated into the all new Roxy. Designer Briana Stanley has engineered the entire property into a palace of retro cool, taking a vintage, “let me enter tain you” theme and unashamedly pulling this DNA through the lobby, public spaces and its 201 guestrooms. We got straight into the vibe as soon as we stepped through the doors – a champange welcome ensured our travel woes melted away and the expansive atrium space provided the ‘wow factor’ to give a great first impression. The hotel’s rooms all huddle around this central space that boasts a cocktail lounge, jazz club, cinema foyer and coffee bar, dotted with inviting leather sofas and pool tables – clearly designed to create a convivial, hip and happening atmosphere. Our room was a little on the small side, and the open atrium meant that all from outside could be heard, being particularly loud at happy-hour (you had better like jazz music), but alas – we didn’t come to New York City just to stay in our room.