Visiting New York? Your to-do list is incomplete without a stay at Hotel 50 Bowery Advertisement

Visiting New York? Your to-do list is incomplete without a stay at Hotel 50 Bowery

Nestled right in the heart of Chinatown

By ELLE team  April 26th, 2018

One of the best reasons to travel is to experience the local culture first-hand. And when you’re in the Big Apple, you know there’s no escaping its history — from being touted as the cultural capital of the US to being the famous city that never sleeps, there’s so much for you to discover. What better way to dive right in than to stay at one of the best neighbourhoods in New York? Located at Manhattan’s Chinatown district, Hotel 50 Bowery is your gateway to exploring the city, starting right from the culturally rich spirit of Chinatown.

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Stroll through the hotel’s gallery to catch an exhibit titled Heart of Chinatown that delves deep into the destination’s past. Investigate Chinatown’s core streets: Bayard, Bowery, Canal, Doyers, Elizabeth, Mott and Pell as you examine the artefacts that were unearthed while constructing the hotel: taverns, a gambling den, and vaudeville and motion picture theaters that go all the way back to the 1700s.

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Step away from the exhibit, and enter the Atlantic Garden, an outdoor space that pays homage to the historic beer hall that once stood at the exact spot in the 1850s. Guests can also lounge here at their own leisure.

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Expect everything from your rooms to the décor to be reminiscent of Chinese culture — you will spot the traditional Chinaware shades of blue and white as well as subtle touches of Asian heritage.

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And for unobstructed views of the beautiful Manhattan skyline, all you need to do is book a room above the ninth floor.

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However, nothing satiates the soul like a good ol’ meal. Head to Rice & Gold, Hotel 50 Bowery’s signature restaurant, to whet your appetite with a contemporary Asian-centric cuisine, with dishes like Thai Fried Chicken and Pho Soup Dumplings.

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Fancy live music? Then The Green Lady, the hotel’s parlour lounge, will be right up your alley. Finally, bring in the night at The Crown, the hotel’s rooftop bar and lounge located on the 21st floor (think: a jaw-dropping backdrop of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn).

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Travelling to New York for work? Bowery Common, a semi-private and multifunctional space, is your ideal spot to conduct meetings, as is the Precious Coral Boardroom, a private area for one-on-one meetings.

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Hotel 50 Bowery is the first-ever property in New York from lifestyle boutique hotel brand, Joie de Vivre Hotels. To book a stay, or for more information, visit