I got another tour of the just-opened Conrad New York hotel yesterday afternoon, and this time I was allowed to take photos. It looks very nice—a world different than the Embassy Suites, although my main memories of that hotel were lots of big groups and noisy kids (including my own relatives). Moving the lobby up to the second floor was a stroke of genius, even if I’m not entirely sure about the crazy stairs. (The stairs in the rear, leading to Goldman Alley, are on different planes; it’s hard to explain—I didn’t take a photo—and a little woozifying.)
The restaurant, Atrio, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The liquor license extends to the lobby, so it may turn into a post-work hotspot. The menus are here (the PDFs turn funky for me, but maybe they’ll work for you).
As for the rooftop bar, named the Loopy Doopy after the Sol LeWitt mural in the lobby, it’s due to open in May. And Salvatore’s, the barber shop that Goldman Sachs carved out space for, is already open.