Perspective New York: 5 Reasons to Stay at the Maritime Hotel
December 2, 2014
During our trip to New York last month, we stayed at the Maritime Hotel, which left a lasting impression on all of us. From the rooftop Cabanas to the porthole-window rooms, this place thought of everything! We couldn’t get over the incredible Maritime Hotel design, which was truly inspirational.
The cabin-inspired rooms of the Maritime Hotel provided the perfect getaway. Cool porthole windows, natural wool carpets, custom teak wood desks, Japanese fabric headboards, along with custom beds and linens are the norm for the standard hotel room. In the bathrooms, you’ll find green penny tile and marble, oversized towels, bathrobes, waterfall rain shower fixtures, and soaps and such from C.O. Bigelow — NYC’s oldest apothecary.
For the ultimate experience, there’s also the rooftop penthouse with vistas you have to see to believe. Again, the rooms are so similar to that of a luxury ship, you’d half expect the floors to gently sway to the rhythm of the sea!
This was the amazing view from our room:
Right off the Hudson River, the Maritime Hotel is located on the Lower West Side in the heart of Chelsea. Sandwiched between the Meat Packing District, Greenwich Village, and the Garment District, Chelsea was once the center of the motion picture industry, before World War I. Now, it’s taken over as an arts hub with galleries galore, including the Rubin Museum of Art, New York Live Arts, and the famous Joyce Theater. Also full of amazing cafes and exciting nightlife, we couldn’t ask for a better place to be stationed than the trendy ‘hood of Chelsea.
You haven’t truly experienced New York City until you’ve escaped the city’s hustle and bustle to a seemingly secret rooftop. Called The Cabanas, the hotel’s rooftop is an oasis from the city life below. Heat lamps, oversized blue-and-white cushions, tropical wallpaper, and wicker lanterns provide lush surroundings that put you in the vacation spirit no matter the time of year.
Though there’s plenty of great food to be had everywhere in Chelsea, it’s also nice to know you don’t have to leave the hotel for every meal. We loved dining at the Maritime’s La Bottega. From breakfast to brunch to dinner, it has it all. The cuisine is all Italian, with even the brunch menu featuring delicious caprese frittatas, truffled eggs on Tuscan toast, and baked eggs in pomodoro sauce. We were thrilled with the breakfast fruit and yoghurt alone.
The Main Event
Of course, the reason we ultimately stayed at the Maritime was because of the Perspective New York event. The beautiful space at the hotel was the perfect place to celebrate Sunbrella, but the company was especially extraordinary. What a fun time we had!
What NYC hotel is your favorite?