Wayfarer TV exclusive: inside Four Seasons New York Downtown, re-opening November 30

by James Wilkinson

One of Manhattan’s most stylish properties, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is set to re-open on November 30, 2020 after an 8-month hiatus.

Recognised this year by Forbes Travel Guide as one of only three hotels in NYC with ten stars across the hotel and spa, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, which is just four years young, will once again open its doors, offering the ultimate Downtown experience to the local neighbourhood, New Yorkers, domestic and international travellers.

“We are thrilled to once again be opening our doors and welcoming our guests back,” said Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown General Manager, Thomas Carreras.

“While this year has proved challenging in many respects, we have used the time wisely to further cultivate our guest offerings and guest experience and make property enhancements.

“With the health and safety of our guests and team members being our utmost priority, we have also used this time to focus on our already stringent hygiene and cleanliness standards, further enriched by our Lead With Care program.

“To celebrate our re-opening, we have curated a variety of experiences designed to appeal to a range of guests.

“Whether you’re a New Yorker looking for an overnight city staycation, you’re driving in from any number of major US cities just a few hours away, or you’re visiting us from another part of the country or the world, we look forward to welcoming you and ensuring your experience is exceptional,” Carreras said.

With Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown opening its doors from November 30 onwards, guests can now enjoy a full service experience at the Hotel including an array of health and wellness offerings at The Spa and casual, sophisticated dining at CUT by Wolfgang Puck.

In one of the most popular episodes of series 2 of Wayfarer, host James Gregory Wilkinson is in Manhattan and he heads into Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown and catches up with General Manager, Thomas Carreras.

To view the episode, click on the YouTube image at the top.


The best way of getting to New York in comfort and style.

A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner


United Airlines flies daily to New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport from across the globe, with many aircraft now featuring the airline’s new Polaris Business Class suite.

Each United Polaris Business Class suite-like pod (available on selected Boeing 777, 787 and 767 aircraft) features direct access to the aisle, a 180-degree flat-bed that measures 6’6” and 23 inches wide with infinite seat recline options and one-touch lumbar support, ample storage, multiple surfaces that enable passengers to dine while working, universal A/C power as well as 2-USB ports, a 16-inch high-definition entertainment screen, electronic privacy dividers for seats in the center of the cabin, mood lighting and an illuminated ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign.

Additionally, a new marble-topped bar unit offers customers in business class a place to grab a mid-flight drink or snack.

The airline says this new seat “represents the latest in the continued roll-out of United Polaris, the airline’s most significant product transformation in more than a decade, featuring a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travellers”.

United is fast becoming one of the world’s leading airlines for business and luxury travellers, thanks to the new Polaris suites, as well as new lounges and routes across the world.

In an exclusive interview, United Airlines’ Director of Premium Services, Alexander Dorow, talks to WAYFARER Host and Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, in Chicago about the new Polaris Lounges across the United States, the new onboard product in Business Class and Premium Plus and much more.

To view the exclusive interview, click on the image below.



Address: 27 Barclay Street, New York, NY, 10007
Tel: +1 646-880-1999
Website: www.fourseasons.com/newyorkdowntown
Instagram: @fsnydowntown