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We’ve been not-so-patiently waiting for the opening of The Beekman, the former Temple Court building in lower Manhattan turned luxury hotel and residences to be operated by Commune Hotels. At the start of the year, the opening was pegged with a generic “Early 2016” opening date. By May, we had sussed out that the hotel, which features an architectural gem of an interior atrium, would actually open its doors in late July.


Well, here we are in late July and lo and behold, The Beekman is now taking reservations for August 23rd and beyond. The only consolation to this devastating delay is we have more room shots to admire.

Here are a few snaps from the website:

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As the room sizes increase, so do the decor options. While all rooms boast a towering armoire, a vintage-inspired bar cart (more “Downtown Abbey”, not “Mad Men”), and Carrara marble-tiled baths, we spied different touches in the higher room categories like a rolling farm door to the bathroom, velvet couches, reading nooks, and different works of art. As for modern amenities, the Wi-Fi is, of course, free and the 47-inch TVs come with a personal DVR.

The Beekman will also be home to two restaurants from top chefs Tom Colicchio and Keith McNally. Now, we’re not ones to wish the summer would hurry up and end, but let’s just say we’re getting very excited to visit NYC in the fall now.

[Photos: The Beekman]


Juliana Shallcross
A self-confessed hotel addict, Juliana Shallcross has been reporting on hotels around the world for more than a decade. She was previously the managing editor HotelChatter.com. A good portion of her job involves sleeping in new hotels, obsessing over technology and keeping tabs on the ever-changing hospitality landscape. She's based in Los Angeles.

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