The place: Southern Hospitality; New York, New York
The place: The Greenwich Hotel; New York City
Celebrity owner: Robert De Niro
It’s official—Robert De Niro is the Godfather of the hospitality industry. The Oscar winner owns many properties, and they’re all Flawless. None is more stunning than the Greenwich Hotel in Manhattan’s chic TriBeCa neighborhood. No two of the rooms in this 88-room overnight spot are the same, though all come with the usual flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi; fully loaded iPods, DVD players, and laptops are all available upon request. “Bobby” also understands how the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple can be murder on your psyche, which is why he’s made the hotel’s Shibui Spa into a Zen den of release and relief. What a Goodfella!
Additionally, as co-founder of the high-end Japanese Nobu eateries, now with more than 25 locations worldwide, the actor has become an MVP restaurateur. He’s also the man behind the Mediterranean-inspired Tribeca Grill and Italian eatery Locanda Verde. Both are located within a stone’s throw of the other, which means that should you want to test drive both in one evening, no Taxi Driver is required.
377 Greenwich St., New York, NY, (212) 941-8990, thegreenwichhotel.com
(Photos courtesy of The Greenwich Hotel)