The Beekman is a 287 room Thompson Hotel located near Manhattan’s Financial District.
Originally called Temple Court and built in 1881 in the American Queen Anne style, the rich architectural history of the building guided the design of the hotel. From its distinctive exterior, to the beauty of the dilapidated Victorian interior found inside, The Beekman is a hotel with provenance and its new interior scheme compliments this story.
Photography by James McDonald
The design showcases a lovingly worn and authentic aesthetic, as alongside the original architectural detailing, the interior is stripped back to its purest form and focuses on quality finishes, rich materials and a carefully curated selection of furnishings.
Tom Colichhio at The Beekman exudes a classic downtown aesthetic, as the iconic red bricks are left exposed and the ductwork open above. Furniture is composed of banquettes in grey leather and mohair velvet upholstery, alongside dark stained timber chairs with burgundy leather upholstery and antique brass nail head details. Providing a contrast to this industrial look, restaurant goers will be drawn to the multicoloured stained glass windows in an abstract patchwork of green, red, blue, purple, and yellow squares.
On entering the lobby, guests walk across the black and white hexagonal-patterned, marble mosaic floor and head to the reception desk upholstered in a patchwork of colourful rugs and adorned with a dark, antiqued timber top - creating a novel use of pattern and texture.