Joie de Vivre’s 50 Bowery Hotel Launches Next Week with Talde Restaurant Complex

Posted on: May 8th, 2017 at 5:00 am by

A fresh round of delays has previously pushed back the opening of the Joie de Vivre-operated hotel at 50 Bowery. The initial projection was January, then March. Now, launch is pegged for next week.

Marketing materials advertise May 16 as the grand opening to the public.

In the meantime, there is still plenty of work needed in this final stretch. On street level, crews hustle to complete the entrance and lobby.

There are 229 rooms at the 22-story Hotel 50 Bowery, and it’ll cost near $300 per night to lodge here.

As previously reported, Chef Dale Talde and his partners at Three Kings Restaurant Group will operate an assemblage of three high-profile establishments at 50 Bowery, including the responsibility of food and beverage to guests at the hotel. The main restaurant, Rice & Gold, will feature “Asian-centric” menu. Expect dishes like Arroz Caldo, Pancit Palabok, Thai Fried Chicken and Pho Soup Dumplings. Below the dining room, as you might guess, is the token lounge, The Green Lady. According to the website, the hangout offers live music and entertainment. Both open later this summer.

Crowning the 22-story monstrosity is The Crown, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner based on a “street food-inspired menu” with cocktails.

Photo: Three Kings Restaurant Group

Also located onsite is a semi-permanent annex for the Museum of Chinese in America, which occupies the “Breezeway” space for the next three years. Its new exhibit, upon opening, is called “The Heart of Chinatown.”

The Hotel 50 Bowery is a project that dates back to at least 2010. However, it wasn’t until last September, when the public relations arm of Joie de Vivre Hotels actually announced their forthcoming arrival on the Bowery. A blinding fact (quite literally) that locals had known since before the 22-story glass building even rose from its pit at 50 Bowery.

The site itself is historic, and turned up several artifacts from that era. Both developers and preservationists had previously tussled over architectural remains. The latter believed the iconic colonial-era Bull’s Head Tavern was beneath the project site; contractors also uncovered a cache of artifacts – bottles, plates, and oyster shells – that apparently date back over 150 years. However, there is still debate as to whether the tavern that George Washington frequented existed on this spot.

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