Financial markets are dark, threatening places full of primal modalities: fear, speculation, uncertainty and greed. Should your business in the Financial District be either in the stocks, or simply in the surrounding streets, then you best stay in lodgings where impersonality is a foreign concept.
Once an uncomely Holiday Inn, the eighteen-story building now housing Gild Hall was renovated and rejuvenated by Thompson Hotels to make space for one of the very few Lower Manhattan lodgings with personality. With a lobby of antler-shaped chandeliers, plush leather couches and wooden bookshelves—and books—galore, the homey, almost hunting lodge appeal of Gild Hall is apparent immediately after stepping in. And with rooms equal parts rustic and deco, you’re promised a reprieve from the manic energy only a few streets away.