New York’s Tribeca District will soon have a beautiful new addition in the form of Hôtel Barrière Fouquet’s New York. The luxury property is owned by Caspi Development and operated by Barrièrewill and marks a new era for the family-owned hotel group as it will be its first US-based property.
Combining the charm of Parisian life with the laid-back atmosphere of Tribeca, Hôtel Barrière Fouquet’s New York boasts a cosy and stylish setting in the heart of one of the most coveted neighbourhoods within The City That Never Sleeps.
The new luxury hotel is Barrière’s first property in the US and features 97 Rooms and Suites set over eight floors, each decorated by the interior designer Martin Brudnizki. In addition, there will be the iconic French brasserie Fouquet’s, with a menu created by 3 Michelin star chef Pierre Gagnaire, as well as Par Ici, a vegetarian café-restaurant serving delicious dishes during the day, and Titsou Bar, which welcomes you to chat well into the night. Oh, and we shouldn’t forget the Spa Diane Barrière with its stunning pool and state-of-the-art movie theatre.
The Art déco-inspired design
Hôtel Barrière Fouquet’s New York will exude the spirit and French sense of style found in each of the Group’s properties. To create the vision, the hotel owner, Caspi Development, enlisted the services of Swedish-American interior designer Martin Brudnizki, whose studio is well known for combining tradition and modernity in a skilful way. Guests will experience an Art Déco-inspired décor and the buzz of the city that merges with the neighbourhood’s quiet residential vibe.
The hotel will embody an elegant union between Paris and New York by showcasing luxury fabrics and colours reminiscent of the subtle interiors found on the French Riviera. The Toile de Jouy wallpaper, designed exclusively for the hotel, pays homage to both cultures, with funny and original scenes unfolding before your eyes.
Exceptional culinary experiences
Hôtel Barrière Fouquet’s New York will be home to several restaurants and bars that exude the Group’s French spirit whilst incorporating specialities found in Tribeca and New York.
Fouquet’s New York: the hotel’s iconic restaurant is a reinterpretation of the timeless Parisian brasserie Fouquet’s. With its signature red décor and walls adorned with celebrity portraits taken by the renowned Harcourt Studio, chef Pierre Gagnaire has created a menu highlighting French gastronomy classics with a New York touch. Chef Philippe Orrico – who learned the ropes from chef Pierre Gagnaire – will be bringing the 3 Michelin star chef’s dishes to life.
Par Ici Café: set on the hotel’s ground floor, Par Ici Café is a vegetarian café-restaurant. With its typical French café-style tables, woven cane bistro chairs and potted palm trees that offer an elegant contrast to the red-brick façades that are so typical of Tribeca, one could almost be in Paris! The menu has adopted the slow food approach, with fresh, seasonal, and organic ingredients sourced from farms, small producers, and fair-trade cooperatives.
Titsou Bar: known as Titsou, the hotel bar nestles between Fouquet’s restaurant and the reception. In homage to the Group’s founder, Lucien Barrière, affectionately called “Titsou” by his daughter Diane, the Bar takes its inspiration from Bar Marta, the famous speakeasy at Hôtel Barrière Fouquet’s Paris. With a cosy décor, dimmed lighting, rich drapes on the windows and tented ceilings, combined with hues of aubergine, amethyst and dark green, and a lively atmosphere, the bar evokes Paris of the 1920s and 30s. Like its Parisian counterpart, the chic yet intimate bar reveals itself beyond a hidden door that looks like a bookcase.
Leading operations is Gilles Stellardo, the hotel’s General manager (above).
With more than three decades’ experience in managing many luxury properties in France and the US, Gilles has an exceptional understanding of both markets. Affectionately called Zee G by his close friends and acquaintances, Gilles is the embodiment of a French New Yorker, exuding the same style and sophistication as the Barrière brand, epitomizing the French art of living.
“We are honoured to bring the Barrière brand, a prestigious icon in the hospitality industry, to New York, creating a level of hospitality the Tribeca neighbourhood has not yet experienced”, said Joshua Caspi, Principal of Caspi Development. “We found a natural synergy between the two groups, thanks to our shared family-owned values and generations-long industry expertise. We look forward to creating a space that brings together traditional French elegance with the unique vibes of Tribeca.”
“We are particularly proud of this first Barrière property in the United States as the Hotel Barrière Fouquet’s New York is a collective project supported by the entire Group. Fouquet’s Paris is an iconic destination on the Champs Elysées, but it is also a symbolic brand that our Group, with 110 years of expertise in luxury hotels and restaurants, is successfully exporting internationally. Whether at the Louvre Abu Dhabi or now in New York, the Fouquet’s brand contributes to the promotion of France and French Art de Vivre abroad. This is one of the reasons why Barrière will continue to strengthen its international development,” added Dominique Desseigne, Chairman and CEO of Groupe Barrière.
Hôtel Barrière Fouquet’s New York will be opening by the end of summer 2022.
For further information, please refer to our site: www.hotelsbarriere.com/fr/new-york/fouquets.html.
Photography, courtesy of Matthieu Salvaing.
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